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Terrain

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 / 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.

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.

Price
$130
Heel to toe drop
Men: 10mm
Women: 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.

Width
Men: normal
Women: normal
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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 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Most of the testers mentioned that the Gel Innovate 7 is a comfortable shoe.
  • Some runners were impressed by the good support the shoe provides.
  • The cushioning system gained positive feedback from users because it efficiently attenuates shock during impact.
  • The Innovate 7 is a versatile shoe; few runner also used the shoe for gym workout.
  • True to size.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some users noticed that the shoe wore out quicker than expected.

Bottom line

Design for everyday and short runs, the Asics Gel Innovate 7 is great for overpronators. It delivers a good combination of comfort, cushioning and performance.


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4.8 / 5 based on 19 ratings

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Updates to Asics Gel Innovate 7

  • The Asics Gel Innovate 7 features the Duomax Support System that is strategically placed in the midsole to improve stability and support. It is designed to give runners enough amount of cushioning all throughout the run.
  • The Asics’ notable rearfoot gel cushioning is also used in this shoe. It attenuates shock during impact and help runners achieved a smoother heel transition.
  • Placed right under the arch is the Trusstic System technology that is engineered to enhance gait efficiency and at the same time keeping the structural integrity of the shoe.

Asics Gel Innovate 7 size and fit

When it comes to sizing, the Asics Gel Innovate 7 is available in standard running shoe length. It has a medium fit from the heel to the midfoot and has enough room in the toe box. Asics offers this shoe in standard D and B widths. Sizes available are 5 to 15 for men’s and 6 to 12 for women’s.


Outsole

The Gel Innovate 7 has a solid rubber outsole. The sole unit is designed to deliver reliable traction while running on the road and durability on high wear areas.


Midsole

The midsole utilizes the Duomax Support System, a dual-density midsole system that is designed to provide added support and stability. The shoe also made use of the brand’s rearfoot gel cushioning system that efficiently absorbs shock during landing and allows a smoother transition. The shoe’s Trusstic System enhances gait efficiency and maintaining structural integrity.


Upper

The Asics Gel Innovate 7 has a breathable upper mesh coverage that keeps the foot well-ventilated. It has a padded tongue and collar for comfort and secure fit. For added comfort and stability, the shoe has California slip lasting in which the stitches are directly attached to the midsole. Lastly, it has a removable sockliner to accommodate orthotic and it is molded according to natural shape of the foot for additional comfort.