If you haven’t yet noticed, ASICS has been making a big push on the US market over the past few months, and this latest release only adds to their value. At 7.8oz, the Asics DL Light 5 offers players another option when it comes to lightweight boots, even if it doesn’t match the lightest on the market. The official colorway for this release is Pearl White/Navy/Metallic Silver/Limeade.
Personally, I am loving the clean-cut design and the soft K-Leather vamp featured on this release. Add in the overall lightweight nature and they seem like an absolute no-brainer! One of the ways in which Asics has reduced the weight of the boot is in the tongue, which feature a breathable mesh. Another area where Asics has cut back is in the addition of a low-profile 12 stud design. Through testing other Asics boots (the Lethal Tigreor, most recently) I can tell you that there is a lot of quality in how they are constructed, so I expect no different from these. As usual, I will be looking to get a pair for review.
For me, the biggest selling point on these boots is the price-point, with Asics choosing to give them a very attainable $150 retail. Too often, companies choose to hike up the price simply because they can place their creation in a specific bracket and right now there are not many other lightweight boots on the market that can match the DL Light 5 in price. It is refreshing to have an option for players that is not over the top.