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
10 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Asics GEL-Excite 7 follows in the footsteps of the previous successful six shoes on the Excite line created to bring value and comfort. The use of GEL cushioning with AMPLIFOAM ensures a...” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
10 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Asics GT 1000 9 is a budget friendly stability trainer that delivers. Loaded with many features, they are worth every penny of their affordable price tag.” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
9.5 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The ASICS NOVABLAST is a lightweight/maximal (I think this is an oxymoron) road running shoe that offers a comfortable ride that is noticed mile after mile.  I plugged away chunks of miles...” Read expert review
Jeremy White
5k, 10k and Half Marathon Expert
Weight
8 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Asics Gel DS Trainer 25 is a shoe that gives just the right amount of support with outsole traction that rivals trail shoes.  It is complemented by a knit upper that feels and fits...” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
9.1 oz.
Drop
5 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The EvoRide is huge stride forward for ASICS in the current running shoe war. It’s firmed rocker midsole make it solid daily trainer, but its prepped to go faster.” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
10.5 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Asics Alpine XT 2 is a good, not great, option for new trail runners. While it transitions well from dirt trails to paved surfaces, the shoe lacks comfort or other amenities that even novice trail...” Read expert review
Henry Howard
Ultra runner and certified running coach.
Weight
8 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“Asics iterated on their DYNAFLYTE line to include a redesigned upper while keeping their original goals of supplying a fast and light trainer for athletes ready to push their limits.  Not...” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
11.2 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Asics Gel Venture 7 is a solid budget trail shoe that does the basics without taking any risks. Solid construction and simple designs mean this shoe should last for many trail runs and hikes.” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
10.3 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The ASICS GlideRide is a welcome departure from their established, but stale, running shoe line. This new technology uses different layers of foam and a rocker shape to create a bouncy and efficient...” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
10 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Asics GT 2000 8 is a staple everyday trainer. It has moderate support, is moderately priced, and offers a moderately stable ride. It's not a bad shoe, but it's also not a breakthrough one either.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert