They’ll enjoy an extra bouncy ride in the ASICS GT-1000TM 2 PS athletic shoe. This kids’ sneaker has a sleek, breathable mesh and synthetic upper along with a host of performance features to keep them smiling on the playground and beyond. The lace entry and hook-and-loop strap ensure a snug fit.Even more rearfoot GEL cushioning than the first generation GT-1000TM teams up with durable DuoMax support, which responds to different levels of pronation. The padded tongue and collar cushion around the ankle. The ASICS GT-1000TM 2 PS running sneaker has a blown rubber outsole, featuring AHAR in key wear areas for added durability without significantly increasing weight. In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase ‘Anima Sana In Corpore Sano,’ which, when translated, expresses the ancient ideal of ‘A Sound Mind in a Sound Body.’ Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. Today, ASICS offers a full line of performance-driven athletic shoes and technical active sports apparel and accessories dedicated to bringing harmony to the body and soul.