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Terrain
Road

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support
Neutral

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Use
Daily running

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$120
Weight
Men: 12.2oz
Women: 10.2oz
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

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.

Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Several runners admired the cushioning system of the Asics Gel Fortitude 7.
  • It is unbelievably comfortable as based on several comments.
  • A significant number of runners loved the traction the Asics Fortitude 7 provides.
  • The shoe is a bargain for its price.
  • Some runners were pleasantly surprised by the Fortitude 7’s relative flexibility.
  • Adequate ground feedback is another great asset in this shoe, according to a few runners.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe is quite heavy, said a few users.
  • Mainly limited as a sturdy training partner.

Bottom line

The Gel Fortitude series finds a unique place in the hearts of neutral runners with flat feet. With better ground feedback, tons of comfort, and unbelievable overpronation measures, runners with flat arches, inflexible feet, or fallen arches are on their way to more fun on the road in the Fortitude 7.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 145 ratings

5 star
69%
4 star
17%
3 star
2%
2 star
3%
1 star
1%

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Expert Reviews

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92 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 by Salt Marsh Running • Jason Saltmarsh • Level 4 expert

    I enjoyed a smooth ride, even while crushing acorn caps beneath my feet

  • 100 / 100 by Runner's Goal • Runner's Goal • Level 1 expert

    It's a spacious shoe that provides excellent support, as well as maximum stability.

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Updates to Asics Gel Fortitude 7

  • The Asics Gel Fortitude 7 features an updated midsole, adding new technologies for a more reliable cushioning. The enhanced midsole now have an improved shock-absorption characteristic and deliver an efficient energy-return for a well-cushioned, resilient ride.
  • Another significant update is the upper built. It is now engineered to deliver an enhanced breathability and comfort. It features the Maximum Support Last to accommodate those with wider foot and those who wear orthotics.
  • Another new feature is the ComforDry Sockliner that provides an enhanced cushioning. With its odor-free attributes, the foot is well ventilated and dry all throughout the run.

Asics Gel Fortitude 7 size and fit

The Asics Gel Fortitude 7 is available true to size. The forefoot is significantly wider than the previous version. This version comfortably accommodates runners with orthotics and those with wider foot. The heel and midfoot remains unchanged. Available widths are D for the men’s and B for the women’s.

Outsole

The outsole of the Gel Fortitude 7 uses the brand’s DuraSponge outsole that delivers flexibility and enhanced cushioning. The high-abrasion resistant rubber in high wear areas delivers durability and protection from the damaging properties of the road.

Midsole

The shoe uses the full-length SpEVA midsole that enhances energy rebound and gives added midsole durability. It matches well to the rearfoot and forefoot gel cushioning that attenuates shock for a smoother foot transition all throughout the running cycle. The Guidance Line and Guidance Trusstic System give additional support and enhance gait efficiency while delivering structural integrity in the midfoot.

Upper

The upper built of the Asics Gel Fortitude 7 features a seamless construction that delivers not just a breathable environment but also prevents irritation. The Asics’s maximum support last delivers a wider forefoot platform for wide-footed runners and those with orthotics. It also gives added cushioning and soft underfoot feel.