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
11.3 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“Asics continues to masquerade the Kayano 19 as a serious support shoe for the flexible foot but the newest Kayano still favors cushioning and a nice upper over any legitimate attempt at moderate to...” Read expert review
Theo Clyatt
Running Expert
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Asics Gel-Lyte 33-2 is a a very good shoe that was engineered to help runners improve their running form. We're glad that Asics introduced a different take on the natural running debate.” Read expert review
Ruggero Loda
Founder and Publisher, Running Shoes Guru
Weight
13.25 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“Excellent all purpose stability shoe that runs well on both trails and asphalt and isn’t afraid to tackle adverse weather conditions. Probably best suited for cooler weather running.” Read expert review
Theo Clyatt
Running Expert
Weight
11.9 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Trail
“A soft, protective trail shoe that is well suited for beginning or occasional trail runners.” Read expert review
Daniel Cho
Running Expert
Weight
11.14 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“A well-cushioned shoe for trail and mountains” Read expert review
Mark Melnykowycz
Running Expert
Weight
12.38 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“A highly cushioned trail shoe for non-technical trail runners.” Read expert review
Mark Melnykowycz
Running Expert
Weight
11 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“A great shoe for anyone looking for premium soft cushioning” Read expert review
Daniel Cho
Running Expert
Weight
10.4 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Asics Blur33 2.0 is a good, simple, lightweight neutral trainer that suffers from a tight fit in the toe and heel slippage.” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
11.2 oz (M); 8.7 oz (W) oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Asics Cumulus 14 makes for a great long run shoe with ample cushioning and support. As the miles stack up through marathon training, they have held up well, and are a good everyday shoe. They’re...” Read expert review
Courtney Roy
Running Expert
Weight
9.3 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“Amazing breathability and water release properties, good race shoe for moderate trails, tread pattern a little soft for mountains and muddy runs.” Read expert review
Mark Melnykowycz
Running Expert