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: 11.1ozWomen: 10oz
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: NormalWomen: Normal
- Asics introduces an awesome trail shoe that can also handle ice or snow. The FujiSetsu GTX features super aggressive lugs with more than a couple of spikes in them. With substantial and multi-directional lugs working with the spikes and the Gore-Tex waterproofing membrane, runners can do their runs regardless of the weather or the terrain.
- The midsole utilizes nothing less than the iconic Gel cushioning system that effectively disperses shock. Providing superb responsiveness is Asics’ top of the line midsole-the Solyte foam.
The Gel FujiSetsu GTX has a medium fit that should work well for most runners. It has decent real estate in the heel and forefoot while the midfoot is exceptionally snug, without being uncomfortable. Medium is the available width of this shoe. Sizing is standard with options for the men’s from 6 to 14 while the women’s are from 5 to 12.
The outsole on this Asics trail running shoe uses extremely aggressive lugs all over the outsole with spikes in the center of some of these lugs. Asics designed the lugs with a good spacing for the lugs to shake off mud. All kinds of quick and sudden changes in direction are also easily achieved through this kind of outsole. The Solid Rubber in the outsole offers reasonable durability. A rock protection plate just above the outsole shields the foot from pointed objects and the brutal trail.
The lightweight and responsive midsole foam called the Solyte is Asics’ answer to the need of runners who want a really dynamic run without adding weight to the shoe. This midsole material is also used in the shoe's updated version, the Gel FujiSetsu GTX 2. It is lighter than standard EVA or the company exclusive SpEVA with the same durability and resiliency. The silicon-based gel is an award-winning technology that is renowned for its ability to effectively absorb and then disperse shock.
The breathable mesh in the upper is also abrasion-resistant. It is flexible enough to hug the runner’s foot with still enough support. Doing the majority of the support are the synthetic overlays, which also give the shoe a very smooth and sophisticated look. Just below the mesh is the Gore-Tex waterproofing membrane that fights off water, snow, and slush. An anti-gravel tongue helps keep trail debris off.