DiscontinuedUpdate: Asics Gel Equation 8
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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 10.4ozWomen: 8.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 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.
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
- The Asics Gel Equation 7 is the next generation in a series that has given great service to runners. It delivers reliable cushioning, breathable coverage, and even mild stability, though its price is expensive. Through its efficient technologies and features, runners get to experience great running sessions on the roads. It even has an appealing look, which caters to contemporary runners.
- The upper unit of this neutral running shoe makes use of a mesh material that is able to keep the foot covered comfortably at all times. The open construction enables air to easily enter the foot-chamber in order to keep the foot cool and dry. Stitched-on overlays provide security to the foot, while also improving the structural integrity of the upper.
- The mid-sole unit features a full-length foam that’s meant to provide cushioning to the entire foot. It has a plush nature, but it doesn’t feel stiff or unwieldy. Impact shock is even absorbed by a helpful unit placed in the rear section of the platform. It’s helpful because it’s actually where foot striking commonly occurs.
- The outsole unit of the Asics Gel Equation 7 features the AHAR®, one of the most trusted outsole compounds on the market. It shields the mid-sole from the potentially harmful effects of surface friction and continued use. Flex grooves allow the foot to move more naturally through the gait cycle. Toe-offs are much more efficient because of them.
The Asics Gel Equation 7 has a regular running shoe length. The sizes that are available for it are able to adhere to the standard measurements for men and women. The widths of this shoe are medium and wide, which means that it can accommodate many types of feet. Its semi-curved shape allows the natural shape of the foot to acclimate well to it.
Same as with the outsole of the popular Asics Gel Cumulus 20, the Gel Equation 7 uses the AHAR® or the Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber. It is a high-quality material that’s placed liberally all over the external sole unit’s surface. It protects the platform from being affected by wear and tear. It also gives surface traction, which is greatly important.
Flex grooves are cut at the forefoot section of this shoe’s outsole. It helps when it comes to providing freedom for the foot to toe-off more effectively.
High-quality Ethylene vinyl acetate makes up most of the cushioning system of the Asics Gel Equation 7. This full-length foam is efficient when it comes to providing support to the entire foot. It even attenuates shock during the landing phase, making sure that each step is as comfortable as possible to the wearer.
The Gel® Cushioning System which can also be found in the shoe's updated version, the Gel Equation 8, is a gel-like unit that’s added to the heel area. It absorbs shock when the foot strikes the ground, easing the landing forces and keeping the foot engaged to take each step with comfort and confidence.
The Trusstic System® provides structural integrity to the mid-sole while providing mild support to the arch of the foot, which reduces the pronation.
The breathable mesh upper makes the coverage comfortable and airy. It allows air to enter the shoe, circulate, and keep the interior ventilated, thus providing a cool and dry environment. It doesn’t feel firm or stiff when it covers the contours of the foot.
Synthetic overlays are stitched onto the fabric of the Asics Gel Equation 7. They provide an aesthetic flair to the façade, but their purpose is to assist in wrapping around the foot in a snug and secure manner. Connected to the lacing system, they adjust with the tightening and loosening of the shoelaces.
A soft, in-shoe feel is afforded by the breathable fabric lining, which is non-irritating. The plush tongue and collar help in keeping the foot in place and preventing accidental shoe removals.