DiscontinuedUpdate: Asics Gel Evate 3
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: 11.2ozWomen: 9.4oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 13mm
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: StandardWomen: Standard
Updates to Asics Gel Evate 2
- The Asics Gel Evate 2 features a set of technologies that work in tandem in order to bring great performance and efficacy to the runner. The high quality foam units provide responsible cushioning; add-ons to the mid-sole assist in achieving a better running gait; the upper cover system wraps around the foot with ease; and even the outsole does well in shielding the neutral running shoe from wear and tear. It’s an efficient running companion.
- The mesh material that’s used in this shoe is one that has an open construction. It allows air to seamlessly enter the interior chamber in order to keep a well-ventilated environment for the foot. Synthetic overlays add a bit of aesthetic flair to the face of the shoe, but they’re also meant to help the fabrics in wrapping around the foot. Secure coverage is what this section offers.
- The foam technologies that are at play are very efficient at their jobs. A full-length foam has a responsive nature that allows the runner to feel a springiness to each step. Energy is given to the toe-off phase, making the runner more enabled to run in a speedier way. Impact shock is provided attention because gel-like units in the forefoot and rear absorb the landing force, making each step more agreeable and less taxing to the wearer.
- The outsole unit uses two different rubber technologies that do specific purposes for the runner. The heel area of the external sole unit uses abrasion resistant rubber to shield it from the harmful nature of the asphalt; the front section uses blown rubber to add a bit of cushioning to the forefoot, which is helpful when transitioning to the toe-off phase.
Asics Gel Evate 2 size and fit
The Asics Gel Evate 2 has a standard running shoe length. The sizes that are available for it follow the regular measurements for men and women. Its semi-curved shape allows the natural shape of the foot to acclimate well to it. The width is medium, so it accommodates those with medium sized feet.
AHAR® or Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber is placed in the rear section of the external sole unit. It is responsible for shielding the mid-sole from impact forces, friction, and surface contact. It doesn’t peel off easily, so it stays efficient even after many uses. This same reliable outsole material is also used in the popular Asics Cumulus 20 running shoe.
DuraSponge® is blown rubber placed in the forefoot section of the Asics Gel Evate 2’s outsole. Aside from bringing durable protection against wear and tear, it adds a bit of cushioning, making the forefoot liftoffs more comfortable.
The FluidRide® is a full-length foam unit that employs cushioning mechanics, as well as bounce-back properties, which help the runner get more out of their performance. It doesn’t have a heavy weight, so it won’t feel as if the mid-sole is dragging the runner down. This midsole material is continuously used in the shoe's updated version, the Asics Gel Evate 3.
The Gel® Cushioning System is a silicon-based unit that’s responsible for absorbing shock during the landing phase, making each step as comfortable as possible. It’s placed in both the heel and front sections of the mid-sole, making it very agreeable to the runner.
The Guidance Trusstic System® and the Guidance Line® are two mid-sole systems that assist the foot in achieving a more balanced and efficient gait when running. The mid-foot area is given support, thus reducing under-pronated foot motion.
Durable mesh material is used in the upper as its main fabric. It has a breathable nature, so it accommodates air infiltration to make the interior cool and dry for the foot.
Synthetic overlays that are stitched onto the upper fabric secure the foot in a snug wrap. Connected to the lacing system, these overlays make the coverage as customizable as possible.
An external heel counter known as the Heel Clutching System™ locks the heel in place, thus preventing accidental shoe removals.
The ComforDry™ Sock Liner is a removable insert that adds a bit more cushioning immediately to the underfoot. It has anti-microbial and anti-moisture properties, which help in keeping the interior clean and dry.