Update: Gel Noosa Tri 11
Arch support
Daily running
M: 280g | W: 235g
Heel to toe drop
M: 9mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 20mm | W: 20mm
Forefoot height
M: 11mm | W: 10mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.


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.


We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

10 reasons to buy

  • The color schemes that are available made the Asics Gel Noosa Tri 10 visually appealing to contemporary runners.

  • Many users stated that they have received compliments while wearing this shoe because its neon façade stood out.

  • This shoe felt adequately lightweight for those who have tried it.

  • The breathable upper fabrics didn’t let the feet of a consumer get too hot while performing.

  • A tester noted that the materials used for this model were sturdy and long-lasting.

  • According to a reviewer, the cushioning system gave a bouncy quality to each step.

  • The Gel® technology in the mid-sole absorbed shock responsibly, wrote a number of runners.

  • The outsole rubber was appreciated by many because it afforded excellent grip on the asphalt.

  • A majority of runners felt that the Gel Noosa Tri 10 fit perfectly around their feet, giving a snug and secure coverage that didn’t become too tight.

  • According to testers, wearing this running shoe for longer periods of time didn’t cause any discomfort or muscle/joint pain.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners thought that the 10th version of the Asics Gel Noosa Tri was ½ size smaller than their regular choices.

  • Others felt that the forefoot area was a bit narrow, making it uncomfortable for their toes to splay naturally.

  • After only five months of use, the upper fabrics near the forefoot area tore off on a tester.

  • The collar sat too high on the ankle of a tester, rubbing against it uncomfortably.

Bottom line

Many runners found the Asics Gel Noosa Tri 10 very enjoyable. They were satisfied with its colorful design and its lightweight nature. The cushioning systems and supportive components in this model also received appreciation. On the flip side, there were testers who questioned its durability and its sizing schemes. But this road shoe was generally well-received, especially by those who needed stability.

World wide, Gel Noosa Tri 10 is in the top 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, Asics, is the 2nd most popular.

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84 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 90
    Runner's WorldLevel 5 expert
    by Runner's World
    A light, stable ride.
  • 80
    Motion Control Running ShoesLevel 5 expert
    by Motion Control Running Shoes
    If you are a triathlete looking for a running shoe that can help you feel fast and provide you with stability and support, then the ASICS GEL-Noosa Tri 10 would be the one to consider.
  • 80
    Zachary RodastiLevel 3 expert
    by Active Gear Review
    When striding out long, the heel toe transition became really smooth and enjoyable – when striding short and using a forefoot strike, the shoe felt a bit out of sorts, and almost clunky.
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Updates to Gel Noosa Tri 10

The major update of the Asics Gel Noosa Tri 10 was found in its midsole. It comes with a lighter Solyte midsole material that still delivers right amount of cushioning and added durability.

Gel Noosa Tri 10 size and fit

The 10th version of the Asics Gel Noosa Tri has a standard running shoe length. It can accommodate runners with regular foot measurements. Its semi-curved shape adheres to the natural shape of the human foot. It is available in standard widths for men’s and women’s version.


The shoe features the Asics’ Wet Grip Outsole element which is made from both organic and non-organic components. This element is specifically designed to deliver reliable traction even on wet surfaces. The Trusstic System is also added to reduce the weight of the sole without affecting the shoe’s integrity. The Durasponge Outsole element also gives added durability.


A lighter Solyte midsole material is used in this use. It is specifically added to the shoe to deliver reliable cushioning. It also gives added durability without adding to much weight. It works perfectly with the brand’s notable rearfoot and forefoot gel cushioning system that is design to attenuate shock and deliver a smoother heel-to-toe transition. Guidance Line midsole technology is also used in this shoe to improve gait efficiency.


The Asics Gel Noosa Tri 10 has a seamless upper construction that is designed to minimize blistering and irritation. This works perfectly with the elastic laces that allow runners to put on the shoe easily and securely. The glow-in-the-dark prints give added visibility while running on low lights.


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