Summary

We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The Asics Endurant fit perfectly around the feet of many runners.
  • The mesh material of the upper unit gained praise for being breathable.
  • Several consumers felt that the mid-sole unit was soft and agreeable for their feet.
  • The general durability of the shoe was lauded by those who have tried it.
  • Purchasers liked the visual aesthetic of this product.
  • Some users were able to use it for casual purposes and they wrote that it remained efficient.
  • A good number of consumers described this shoe as comfortable.
  • There were testers who thought that it had a suitably lightweight disposition.
  • Many runners thought that it was affordable.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The upper unit tore apart after only a month of use, reported a consumer.
  • A user complained that the materials featured in this shoe looked cheap and flimsy.
  • The cushioning system wasn’t as responsive or comfortable as several testers expected.

Bottom line

Many runners were appreciative of the Asics Endurant and its features. For them, it was good at what it had in store for them. Mostly, the design, the price and the majority of its components favored well to them. It’s a road shoe that worked well, according to neutral runners. But there were complaints about its cheap-looking parts, it’s apparently flimsy cushioning system and its questionable durability.

Facts

Update:
Terrain: Trail
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 8.9oz | Women: 7.6oz
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Release date: Jun 2017
Brand: Asics
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $60
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Purple
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Trail running shoe
A top rated Asics running shoe

  • The Asics Endurant is a neutral running shoe created for the road. It has a sporty design that’s prevalent in many shoes of its ilk. On its façade is a mesh material that accommodates airflow. Covering the mesh is a set of stitched overlays, which make the coverage feel more secure.
  • A full-length midsole material carries the foot responsibly through the gait cycle. It makes sure to attenuate impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle and lift the foot back up with responsive energy. A cushioned insole is added right above the main foam unit.
  • The outsole unit of the Asics Endurant makes use of a rubber compound to protect the rest of the mid-sole from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. Flex grooves and diamond-shaped micro-trenches make this section of the shoe more agreeable to the natural movement of the foot as it goes through the running gait.

The Asics Endurant features standard measurements when it comes to length. It is available in sizes that most runners consider as typical. The available width for both the men and women’s versions is medium. It accommodates the runners who have medium sized feet.


A durable rubber compound is used for the outsole unit of the Asics Endurant. It responsibly delivers traction, which is essential for control over the surfaces.

Flex grooves and diamond-shaped mini-trenches ensure the platform’s flexibility. Such a design enables the natural flexion of the foot as it transitions through the gait cycle.


A full-length foam unit is used for the mid-sole of the Asics Endurant. It carries the foot responsibly through the gait cycle and protects it from impact during the foot-strike.

A cushioned insole is put right above the main mid-sole foam material. It adds a bit more cushioning for the foot.


A mesh material with an open construction is utilized for the upper unit of the Asics Endurant. It accommodates air into the foot-chamber, thus giving a cool and dry environment for the foot.

Synthetic leather is stitched onto the upper unit, creating an overlay system that helps in locking the foot in place. It also makes the façade more durable.

The padded tongue and collar provide cushioning to the top section of the foot. They also prevent any accidental shoe-removals.

A protective toe cap shields the forefoot from potentially abrasive surfaces and debris on the roads.

Comparison

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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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