Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Price
$130
Weight
M: 272g | W: 238g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

The good

  • A large number of runners swear by the comfort level of the Gel Attract 4.

  • The durability of this lightweight shoe is impressive, as noted in some comments.

  • It is well worth the investment, according to many users.

  • A very breathable upper ensures a cool and dry run.

  • The interior is lined with soft and plush fabric for excellent next-to-skin feel.

  • The Asics Attract 4 is very flexible.

  • Mobility and a more natural running form is enhanced by the low-cut design.

The bad

  • A significant portion of reviews observed that it is at least half a size smaller.

  • The stitched protection in the toe box gave a few runners some hot spots.

Bottom line

Charming runners, especially those with minimalist inclinations, is easily achieved by the best features of the 4th edition of the Attract. It is a light trainer with decent arch support, low-cut design, and excellent mobility that makes natural running a foregone conclusion. It can handle short or long distances with ease. The shoe is an excellent option for those who want a minimalist approach, but with decent cushioning and support all over.



World wide, Gel Attract 4 is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Asics, is the 2nd most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 921 shoes


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Updates to Gel Attract 4

Asics practically brings back every feature of the past model in the 4th version of the Gel Attract. What is most visible in the update is the new mesh with compression-like fit that hugs the foot in comfort. The upper has enhanced adaptability and molds itself well to the foot of runners.

The Asics logo also forms part of the midfoot overlay network. This time around, it has a more substantial role as it is directly connected to the heel overlay that holds the rear from unnecessary movement.

The new AHAR+ compound is utilized to enhance the durability of the outsole, particularly in high-impact sections.

Gel Attract 4 size and fit

Comfortably snug, which is very much like the prior version, best describes the fit of the Attract 4. Runners with narrow to medium requirements in their footwear should be very comfortable in the dimensions provided by this shoe. Standard or medium is the available width of the shoe. Sizing is a little off to the smaller side of standard shoe length. Sizes are from 6 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.

Outsole

The durability of the outsole is improved by the introduction of the AHAR+ rubber. It is an improvement of Asics’ original and tough as nails carbon rubber that is usually placed in high-wear areas. Giving the shoe superior flexibility are the numerous forefoot grooves, which cap off the significance of Guidance Line or vertical groove that spans the heel to the forefoot.

Midsole

The Asics-exclusive SpEVA midsole foam is innovatively used as a last in the Attract 4. It is directly connected to the outsole and the upper, which helps with the foot-wrapping fit of the shoe. The SpEVA handles the cushioning of the shoe. Adding cushioning, underfoot protection, and support is a molded EVA sockliner. It conforms to the foot rather nicely and can be interchanged with custom orthotics.

Upper

The upper is a minimalist style with a new upper that has better stretch to fully adapt to the runner’s foot. Breathability is guaranteed by the open mesh while the synthetic overlays lock down the midfoot and the heel. The moderately padded tongue and collar offer step-in comfort while the 3M reflective materials allow runners to run in low-light areas in safety. Asics’ award-winning Gel Cushioning System is fitted in the heel and forefoot for shock-absorbing features and responsiveness.


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