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
11.7 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Trail
“Nice light shoe for basic trails, minimalist with some heel cushion, soft sole isn’t good for alpine mountain rocky runs.” Read expert review
Mark Melnykowycz
Running Expert
Weight
12.9 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Motion Control
“A heavy, slow but still very serviceable maximum protection shoe for average width feet. ” Read expert review
Theo Clyatt
Running Expert
Weight
12.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“It's a lot of value for your money: nice fit, solid stability and a breathable upper are its best points, the lack of forefoot cushioning might make you opt for the bigger sister GT 2170” Read expert review
Ruggero Loda
Founder and Publisher, Running Shoes Guru
Weight
12 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“A uniquely engineered shoe that runs smooth and quiet but lives in the shadow of its big brother.” Read expert review
Theo Clyatt
Running Expert
Weight
11.25 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“Excellent option for the runner who wants less shoe than a conventional trainer but does not want to sacrifice cushioning. ” Read expert review
Theo Clyatt
Running Expert
Weight
12 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“Asics could lose some fans of this shoe by making it more neutral than its predecessor. Look here if you desire high-end fit and feel without much added support.” Read expert review
Theo Clyatt
Running Expert
Weight
12.1 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“Asics again delivers an outstanding everyman shoe that does a good job combining stability and cushioning in a daily trainer platform.” Read expert review
Theo Clyatt
Running Expert
Weight
10 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“Overall a fantastic trainer/racer for the neutral runner that wants a pure road running shoe that's extremely flexible, lightweight yet cushioned enough to put in some serious mileage.” Read expert review
Andy Farnworth
Running Expert
Weight
11.9 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“While the Kinsei 4’s may be a great choice for runners who don’t mind spending a bit more on their shoes, they just aren’t the ideal shoes for me. They’ll stay in my rotation for short runs...” Read expert review
Courtney Roy
Running Expert
Weight
10.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“As a runner that needs some stability for my overpronation, especially on training runs, the DS Trainer 16 is a shoe that perfectly fills the gap between my heavy supporting high-mileage shoes and my...” Read expert review
Ruggero Loda
Founder and Publisher, Running Shoes Guru