Asics has announced the launch of the Glideride 2 and Evoride 2, the newest editions to its Energy Saving Series of running shoes. The Glideride 2, which builds on the previous Glideride model, features new gender-specific tuning, with a lower density foam for a softer feel underfoot for female runners. In addition, a newly engineered 3D-printed mesh is said to deliver an improved upper fit and added comfort. Around 20 percent of the shoe’s upper is made with recycled material. Building on last year’s Evoride shoe, the Evoride 2 features an updated design with a lower density Flytefoam material, which is said to make it more lightweight and with an even softer feel than its predecessor. Both the Glideride 2 and Evoride 2 are based on Asics’ Guidesole technology, which uses a specially-designed angled midsole to provide extra support at the ankle. The Glideride 2 and Evoride 2, both available for men and women, were launched globally on Feb. 5.