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: 10.9oz
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: 23mmWomen: 22mm
Forefoot heightMen: 13mmWomen: 12mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
- Asics’ durable and reliable line for entry-level runners introduces a few changes in the Galaxy 8. Breathability is sure to go up a notch in this neutral running shoe as the mesh is more open and have bigger holes than the past version.
- A new moisture-wicking interior is utilized for the first time in this series. Runners, especially the novice ones, are definitely going to love this new feature as it makes the run more comfortable and lessens the chances of getting blisters.
- The numerous forefoot overlays have been lessened to a great degree. It also means that there are fewer stitches with the removal of those extra overlays. With one stroke, Asics made the upper lighter, more flexible, and reduced the risk of irritation in the toe box.
The Galaxy series continues to accommodate runners of different foot types. Hence, the 8th version of the Asics Galaxy has a generous heel and forefoot rooms. A snug midfoot and superb toe box volume are added benefits of this shoe like the past version. It has a standard fit and sizing. Available widths are D, B, and wide. Sizes are 7 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 12 for the women’s.
The outsole is very basic featuring adequate rubber treads. Asics includes the really tough AHAR carbon rubber in the areas prone to wear and tear which is also the same reliable outsole used in the popular Asics Gel Nimbus 21.
A full-length EVA gives the shoe sufficient cushioning and protection. The heel gets superior shock-attenuation features as the most popular Asics technology-the GEL cushioning system, is fitted in this section. For better torsional stability without adding weight, the popular Trusstic or plastic shank is located in the midfoot.
The upper construction of the Asics Gel Galaxy 8 is focused mainly on support and comfort. The mesh upper is supported by synthetic overlays to provide a close wrap on the shoe. Inside, there is a removable sock liner that adds to the underfoot comfort. A technology called Inner Layered Material by Asics wicks moisture away in the interior. There is a basic lacing system, padded tongue, heel collar and reflective elements to improve low- light visibility.