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
8.7 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Roadblast is a superb and lightweight new running shoe from Asics. Responsive Flytefoam in the midsole, and a comfortable gender specific upper keep feet airy and fast on short to mid distance...” Read expert review
Sarah Dean
5k Runner, Personal Trainer
Weight
7.4 oz.
Drop
7 mm.
Category
Racing
“The Asics Hyper Speed is more reliable than ever as a trustworthy racing flat that can withstand mile after mile of your half marathon and 10k workouts or races.  True to form, the new Hyper...” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
11 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Asics Gel Nimbus 23 is a stable, every day trainer with a squishy underfoot feel that shines during easy paces.   Version 23 has been updated with a filled-in arch area and a sleeved...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
99 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Dynablast is a good lightweight trainer that offers a classic ride. Despite some fit issues its comfortable cushioning and durability make it a great choice for daily runs” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
9.9 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Kayano Lite, a premier stability trainer, is a different take on the tried and true ASICS Kayano line. It delivers all that a Kayano does but in a bouncier, lighter and more eco-friendly version.” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
10.3 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Stability
“The ASICS GT 2000 9 is a moderate stability trainer. It is a durable and stable trainer but its shortcomings prevent it from being an excellent one.” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
6.6 oz.
Drop
9 mm.
Category
Racing
“The MetaRacer is Asics’ first foray into the world of carbon-plate racers. The MetaRacer is effective as a race shoe for distances as short as 5k, but it truly outperforms traditional racing flats...” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
11.4 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Stability
“The ASICS Kayano 27 is a premier stability trainer built to last. They are a well balanced shoe that provides excellent stability no matter the distance or the pace.” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
9.2 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The ASICS Cumulus 22 is a running shoe that offer good support and good comfort. I liked them.  They were not flashy but that does not mean that they were not a reliable shoe. Will they be my go...” Read expert review
Jeremy White
5k, 10k and Half Marathon Expert
Weight
9.7 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Gel-Nimbus Lite line of shoes from Asics takes the tried and true comfort of their regular Gel-Nimbus shoes and somehow manages to reduce the weight to the level of a shoe that some could even...” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer