Asics® Matflex 7

The expected release date for the Asics Matflex 7 is July 3, 2023.

The Asics Matflex 7 will have the following features & updates:

  • Asics will improve the Gum rubber outsole for better traction and durability. However, it will still be quite flexible.
  • The uppers will have an improved mesh design for breathability with more durable reinforcements in all the key areas.
  • There will be the regular EVA sockliner and cushioned midsole.
  • You can also look forward to some new colors and designs that will be made available.

Previous Models of the Matflex:
The Asics Matflex 6 release date was on February 1, 2021.

Latest Version of the Asics Matflex




  • The recommended price, according to manufacturers, for the new Asics Matflex 7 will be around $60.
  • The new Matflex 7 will be a more minimalistic design, but the price will still be quite affordable.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The New Asic Matflex 7 will be designed in a minimal style.
  • It will offer excellent flexibility and will be more suited to neutral pronators and arch types.


  • The new Matflex 7 will be designed for indoor flooring and wrestling rings.
  • It will not be the best option for outdoor and trail surfaces.


  • The new Asics Matflex 7 will be a wrestling and boxing shoe specifically.
  • The whole design will equip you for these specific sports and arts.


  • The New Matflex 7 will have a much more durable outsole this time.
  • Additional reinforcements planned on the uppers will also improve durability and flexibility.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • The Asics Matflex 7 will offer a comfortable and snug fit.
  • The lace-up system will allow you to adjust the fit as needed.


  • The Asics Matflex 7 will only be available for men.
  • The new model will be a weight of around 255 grams which is quite light but still stable.

Elevation of the Asics Matflex 7

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • The heel height will be a more solid 5 millimeters.
  • This height is a low heel height ideal in most wrestling shoes.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • There will be a solid sole on the new Matflex 7 with a forefoot height of around 4mm.
  • This forefoot height will be quite low because it will be a wrestling design shoe.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • The heel-to-toe drop will be around 1mm to zero as this will be a minimalist design wrestling shoe.
  • The solid sole will be more flexible and grounded.

Components of the Asics Matflex 7


  • The outsole will be an improved Gum rubber design that will provide optimal traction.
  • The outsole will also remain quite flexible.


  • Because the Matflex 7 is a wrestling shoe, there will be minimal features in the midsole this time around.
  • The regular EVA midsole and sockliner will help provide comfortable cushioning that will allow enough flexibility in the sole.
  • There will also be an improved interior mesh lining for keeping your feet dry and comfortable.


  • The New Asics Matflex 7 will have improved flexible mesh uppers with synthetic reinforced areas.
  • They will be durable synthetic materials around the toe and heel area for abrasion resistance, as well as around the lacing holes.
  • The design will remain the same, with an ankle-length and a fitted snug fit.
  • You will be able to lace up your new shoe to get a more comfortable fit.


About the Author

David Alegeta

David is a long-distance hiker, a writer and an editor whose favorite topics include backpacking and trail running. He is an adventure athlete who covered over 20,000 miles. He frequently speaks to groups about the benefits of proper footwear and has written numerous articles on this subject. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his family.