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: 13.3ozWomen: 10.8oz
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.
Heel heightMen: 28mmWomen: 28mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mmWomen: 18mm
WidthMen: normal, wide, wideWomen: normal, wide, wide
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Updates to Asics Gel Forte
- The Asics Gel Forte features the brand’s Personal Heel Fit (P.H.F.) wherein an increased amount of memory foam is strategically placed in the heel and on the sides of the collar to improve durability and give added comfort and cushioning.
- It also features the heel clutching system that delivers an improved support and creates an enhanced heel fitting environment for a more comfortable fit and enjoyable ride.
Asics Gel Forte size and fit
The Asics Gel Forte is true to its size. It has a snug fit on the heel and midfoot area while the forefoot is a bit wider, giving more rooms for the toes to move comfortably. This shoe fits well to those with normal foot measurements and those with slightly wider foot. The Gel Forte is available in different widths – standard, wide and extra wide.
The outer sole uses the ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) that gives maximum durability on high wear areas. The DuraSponge Outsole in the forefoot gives added durability and cushioning when necessary.
The shoe uses the brand’s Rearfoot and Forefoot gel cushioning that attenuates shock on impact and delivers a more responsive ride. It works perfectly with the Solyte midsole that provides a lightweight and soft underfoot cushioning.
The Dynamic DuoMax and the Impact Guidance System controls the movement of the foot and reduces overpronation, delivering a smoother heel-to-toe transition.
The Asics Gel Forte has an open mesh upper that delivers maximum comfort and breathable coverage. It matches well to the Personal Heel Fit system that offers foam lining in the heel collar for a more customized fit.
The shoe has a heel clutching system that wraps the heel comfortably for a secure fit. The discrete eyelets are engineered to disperse lace tension and give added comfort and secure fit.