19 users: 4.8 / 5
Terrain: Road
Heel to toe drop: Men 10mm / Women 10mm
Arch support: Stability

Verdict from 9.1 hours of research from the internet

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 runners also used the shoe for gym workout.
  • True to size.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some users noticed that the shoe wore out quicker than expected.
  • The shoe is slightly expensive.

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. Some users admired the shoe's sizing and versatility. Though some users thought that the shoe is poorly made, many fans would still recommend it because it is comfortable and supportive.

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  • 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 helps 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.

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.

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.

Just like the popular Asics Gel DS Trainer 24, the shoe's midsole utilizes the Duomax Support System, a dual-density midsole system that is designed to provide added support and stability. The stability 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.

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.

Size and fit

True to size based on 11 user votes
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