Facts

Terrain
Road

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
Stability

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.

Use
Daily running

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.

Triathlon
Price
$140
Weight
Men: 9.4oz
Women: 8oz
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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:

6 reasons to buy

  • Many runners appreciated the Engineered Mesh upper, which delivered breathable coverage that’s lightweight and responsive.
  • The seamless construction allows runners to wear it without the use of socks, essentially preventing skin irritation.
  • The Elastic Laces were welcomed by many testers because it helped them wear the shoe quickly without fumbling with the shoelaces.
  • The colorful designs of the men and women’s versions were well-received.
  • The 11th version of the Gel Noosa Tri is lighter than the previous iteration.
  • A lot of reviewers noted that the durability of this running shoe was dependable.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few runners noted that it was a bit narrow in the toe area because they felt their small toes hitting the lateral edge of the shoe uncomfortably.
  • Some did not like the upper unit because, to them, it looked as if it were made of plastic.
  • There were testers who felt that it was ½ size smaller than their usual choices.

Bottom line

A popular series continues to thrive with the Gel Noosa Tri 11 from Asics. This new version features an updated upper design, a more comfortable set of exterior & interior fabrics, and a more lightweight nature than its predecessor. It’s a solid choice for daily training for those who have over-pronated foot motion.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 343 ratings

5 star
74%
4 star
13%
3 star
5%
2 star
3%
1 star
3%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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88 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 by Muscle Mad TV • Muscle Mad TV • Level 1 expert

    I've never had a pair of Asics before, but I know now why people always talk about Asics when it comes to ride. Very comfortable, very light.

  • 87 / 100 by Real Life Reviews • Real Life Reviews • Level 1 expert

    If you're an Asics fan, you're gonna absolutely love this shoe. If you haven't worn Asics before, I think it's really worth a try. It's a very, very good shoe.

  • 88 / 100 by Fix My Walk • Moira Benister • Level 1 expert

    The Asics Gel-Noose Tri 11 shoes are undoubtedly great in many aspects. As long as consumers are capable of finding the precise size, they’ll love them.

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Updates to Asics Gel Noosa Tri 11

  • The upper unit has been altered in the Gel Noosa Tri 11. Now, this model features lesser seams, making sure that the wearer is free from irritation and discomfort even when wearing it without socks.
  • A Bunion Window located in the medial side of the forefoot section guards the big toe from irritation and abrasion.
  • Material overlays have been significantly reduced as this model makes use of a printed overlay system. It blends in with the upper fabric, maintaining the customizable fit while reducing the overall weight of the shoe.
  • Rubber grip tabs are found on the tongue and heel areas. They assist the athlete when wearing or removing the shoe as the rubber can hold on well to the skin of the fingers. It’s a practical add-on that’s ultimately useful.
  • A Propulsion Plate in the forefoot area enables the runner to push off more effectively during the toe-off phase. Forefoot strikers are the ones who will benefit from this feature.

Asics Gel Noosa Tri 11 size and fit

The Gel Noosa Tri 11 has a standard running shoe length. Those with a medium-sized heel, mid-foot and forefoot areas can acclimate well to the dimensions of this model. The toe section of this version is slightly narrower than that of the Gel Noosa Tri 10. Its semi-curved shape traces the natural curvature of the human foot, so the runner won’t feel an uncomfortable tightness in the rear or mid-foot sections.


Outsole

The AHAR or Asics High Abrasion Rubber is a high quality carbon rubber material in the heel area that offers durable protection against wear and abrasion. It shields the shoe from scratches or the debilitating effects of use.

The DuraSponge outsole is a blown AHAR material that provides additional cushioning and some flexibility. It is essentially a unit that helps runners push forward more efficiently during the running cycle.

The WET GRIP design enables the outsole unit of the Asics Gel Noosa Tri 11 to provide effective traction even on wet surfaces. The runner can run with confidence over dry and wet roads.


Midsole

The Gel Cushioning System is made from gel that’s derived from silicone. It offers shock absorption when landing the foot on the ground, thus reducing discomfort and enabling better steps ahead.
The Solyte foam is a high quality, full-length mid-sole material that’s lightweight and responsive. It’s a, durable layer that delivers reliable cushioning for a variety of activities.
The Dynamic DuoMax system reduces the rate of over-pronation by leading the foot to a more balanced position. It essentially helps the wearer achieve a well-balanced transition from the heel to the toe during the gait cycle.

A Propulsion Plate made from a hardened unit was added to the forefoot area. Its job is to release stored energy during the activity and propel the runner forward for a more efficient and agreeable toe-off phase.

The Impact Guidance System and the Guidance Line give the foot a more balanced gait during running, essentially working with the rest of the stability system to keep the runner comfortable and balanced when running or when standing idly.


Upper

The Seamless Upper makes the runner comfortable while wearing it without socks. It gives a next-to-foot comfort that’s responsive and irritation-free. Less material overlays ensure that this type of construction continues to maintain a comfortable environment for the runner.

Breathability and lightweight support are handled by the Engineered Mesh in the upper and the Perforated Sock Liner, found on top of the mid-sole unit. Air is continually introduced to the inner section of the shoe, keeping the foot cool and dry.

The use of printed overlays significantly reduces the weight of the upper unit. Though Material Overlays are still found near the collar area, most of the upper is now secured with overlays that act as if they’re part of the mesh upper.

Elastic Laces does away with traditional loop lacing and allows runners to wear the Gel Noosa Tri 11 and adjust the laces with just a few pulls. There’s no need to tie the laces. The elastic material stays fastened, thus keeping the inconveniences of having untied laces at bay.