Founded in Japan in 1949 and originally known as Onitsuka, the name Asics is an acronym for the Latin proverb “Anima Sana In Corpore Sano" meaning "You should pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body". With the those words deep at the heart of the company, it’s no surprise that Asics have a rich history of creating athletic footwear for a variety of sports and hobbies. Among those sports, Asics have developed running shoes for a variety of running styles alongside functional running clothing. So whether you’re pounding the pavement in your road running shoes, or exploring off road in your trail running shoes, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Asics. .