Asics Running Shoes Reviews

Asics is the Japanese giant of running shoes. The Asics name is an acronym of the latin motto "Anima Sana in Corpore Sano" which is "Healty Mind in a Healty Body". Founded in 1949 by Kirachiro Onitsuka. Asics makes some of the most popular running shoes worldwide, from the cushioned Cumulus and Nimbus to the stability Kayano and GT series. Asics' lineup of running shoes is impressive: being the focus sport for the company, they have plenty of options to fit many different runners.

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Weight
8.10 oz.
Drop
7 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The ASICS Magic Speed 2 is a training companion best suited to uptempo runs and races. It has a stiff, full-length carbon-TPU plate for fast transitions and a ride which is on the firm side. It offers...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
9.5 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Road
“The ASICS GT 1000 11 is a premium shoe at an affordable price point. It provides a light, stable ride that can be appreciated from a wide range of skills and experience. ” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
8.9 oz.
Drop
9 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The ASICS Novablast 3 is a polished daily trainer which is best suited to relaxed, easy runs. Its midsole has been upgraded to FF Blast+ foam so it loses a bunch of weight and gains some extra...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
10.1 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The ASICS Gel Cumulus is a great choice if you are looking for a plush, versatile everyday trainer. It’s not made for speed sessions but does well for all other running workouts. You will get your...” Read expert review
Olivia Yoder
Ultrarunner, personal trainer and soccer coach.
Weight
7.20 oz.
Drop
5 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The ASICS Metaspeed Sky+ is still one of the top-tier marathon racers. It has a great combination of propulsion, cushioning, efficiency and stability. ” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
9.35 oz.
Drop
5 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The ASICS GlideRide 3 is a max-cushioned, luxurious neutral trainer which excels at long, slow runs. It has deep cushioning and a rocker which provides a gentle “forward tipping” sensation with...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
9.80 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Stability
“The ASICS GT-2000 10 continues as a basic, reliable, light-stability shoe, updated with the times yet without boasting the latest and greatest tech or feel. It takes a little getting used to, but this...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Fast Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
9.20 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The ASICS Gel-Nimbus Lite 3 is a lightweight, max-cushioned trainer for relaxed runs. It has a smooth, stable ride and is both softer and more flexible than most of the max-cushioned trainers on the...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
10.2 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The ASICS Gel-Nimbus 24 is a super soft max cushioned trainer with a versatile ride. It has an onslaught of new updates, the biggest one being the addition of FF Blast+ foam in its midsole. ” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
10.10 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Kayano Lite 2 is a lighter and more eco-friendly version of ASICS premier stability trainer. They have made small tweaks to improve an already fantastic shoe. They are built to provide light,...” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.