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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WeightMen: 13.5ozWomen: 11.4oz
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: Normal, X-WideWomen: Normal, Wide
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It has maximum cushioning, which makes it a good choice for heavier-weight users and for those who put in long distance training miles.
- The Asics Gel Fortify features an improved upper. It comes with the new maximum support last that accommodates runners who wear orthotics and those who have high foot volume. Another update is the BioMorphic Fit Upper that is made from stretchable material, reducing irritation and blisters.
- It also features the new FluidRide midsole that delivers maximum underfoot comfort and protection. It attenuates shock efficiently and offers a solid rebound for a more responsive ride.
The Gel Fortify is available in standard running shoe length. The heel, midfoot and forefoot are of standard measurements, providing a snug fit to those with medium or slightly-wide foot. This shoe is available in standard B width for women and D for men.
The outer sole of this Asics running shoe uses the brand’s notable outsole technology. Just like the popular Asics Gel DS Trainer 24, the Gel Fortify utilizes the Asics High Abrasion Rubber in the heel area for maximum durability and in the forefoot is the DuraSponge that is made from durable blown AHAR compound. The DuraSponge delivers flexibility and responsive cushioning.
The Gel Fortify uses the FluidRide midsole that offers maximum blend of energy-return and solid rebound. It delivers reliable cushioning with added durability without adding weight.
It also uses the brand’s notable forefoot and rearfoot gel cushioning that attenuates shock during impact and delivers efficient energy-return for a more responsive ride.
The Dynamic DuoMax is another Asics technology that reduces overpronation by controlling the foot’s movement for a smoother heel-to-toe transition. The Guidance Trusstic System and Guidance Line gives necessary support and flexibility for an enhanced gait efficiency.
The upper of the Asics Gel Fortify uses an open mesh for maximum breathable coverage. It features the biomorphic fit upper that reduces buckling and reduces irritation. The ComfoDry sockliner is anti-bacterial in nature, keeping the foot free from moisture and odor. Lastly, the heel clutching system provides added support and enhanced heel fitting. The maximum support last provides more width and depth to the midfoot and forefoot, comfortably accommodating those with high volume feet and those who wear orthotics.