Facts

  • Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
    $70
  • Weight
    Men: 7.3oz
    Women: 6.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 21mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 11mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Feb 2018
  • Special editions
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Summary

We spent 6.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Most of the wearers praised the lightweight construction of the Asics Comutora.
  • The Comutora is very affordable, said some happy customers.
  • A few purchasers admired the soft, stretchy fabric in the shoe’s upper.
  • A significant number of users claimed that the shoe is very comfortable.
  • Several reviews mentioned that the shoe is durable.
  • Many wearers confirmed that the shoe is true-to-size.
  • Some medium-footed runners took note of the impressive fit of the Asics Comutora.
  • A few users with plantar fasciitis mentioned that the Asics Comutora provided them enough support, they said the shoe is very comfortable.
  • The shoe has a good design perfect for casual days, said a few comments.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A few wearers mentioned that the forefoot of the Comutora has a narrow fit.

Bottom line

The Asics Comutora has been a successful release. The shoe provided runners with a good balance of cushioning, comfort, breathability, durability, and impressive design. A little to no problem has been encountered about fit. Overall, the shoe is a good option for runners who are looking for an affordable yet reliable running partner.

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Expert Reviews

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Updates to Asics Comutora

  • The Asics Comutora is equipped with an Ortholite sock liner which provides premium underfoot comfort. It also aids in moisture and bacteria management, keeping the runner’s foot dry and free from bacteria that causes foot odor.
  • On the upper is an internal elastic sleeve called Mono-Sock Technology Fit System. Its main purpose is to deliver a sock-like fit. With this sleeve, runners can feel more secure and can have a more confident run because the fit feels customized on foot.

Asics Comutora size and fit

Runners will be able to get the Asics Comutora in the usual running shoe lengths. The same goes for the width. It is only available in standard widths – B – medium and D – medium for women and men respectively.

Outsole

The outsole is made up of a durable rubber which sufficiently protects the bottom of the runner’s foot. The rubber was designed with a tread pattern that’s composed of circular designs and several flex lines and grooves to allow the foot to flex naturally. This tread design is also mainly responsible for the traction delivered by the outsole.

Midsole

The cushioning on the Asics Comutora is made with a material called EVA which is short for ethylene-vinyl acetate. This material affords the midsole its lightness and flexibility. EVA also attenuates shock accordingly without compromising its delivery of the right amount of responsiveness.

To aid in locking the heel down in place, Asics slightly extended the EVA midsole. This design doesn’t stabilize the heel completely, but it does its job in minimally immobilizing the heel, so it doesn’t move laterally while the runner is in motion.

Upper

The upper was designed with seamless construction to minimize the chances of irritation on the skin. Since there are no traditional stitches and seams, the upper appears minimalistic yet stylish.

Inside the shoe, there is an elastic sleeve which replaces the traditional tongue. Asics calls this the Mono-Sock Technology Fit System. It hugs the foot in all the right places, providing a comfortable, customized and secure fit.

Breathable mesh is the main material that makes up the upper. The spaces between the threads of this material allow air to easily pass through, keeping the foot dry as it reduces hot spots. Mesh also has elastic characteristics which complement the internal sleeve structure, further enhancing the fit on the foot.

Synthetic overlays were added on the sides of the upper to help with minimally locking the midfoot. Just like the extended midsole, it doesn’t lock the middle of the foot in place, but it does provide a bit of structural strength to the upper.

For extra cushioning, a special insole called the Ortholite Sockliner was placed on the platform. This insert doesn’t just provide premium comfort, but it also has anti-bacterial properties and is highly absorbent. Runners don’t have to worry about foot sweat and odor when wearing the shoe for extended periods of time.