Summary

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7 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviews praised the Patriot 7’s snug fit without being restrictive.
  • Breathability shines through in the Gel Patriot 7, according to a large number of runners.
  • Asics enhanced the cushioning in the shoe for better support and shock absorption.
  • Durability remains to be a huge asset of the Asics Patriot 7.
  • It has sufficient flexibility, remarked a few runners.
  • Reflective material is found in the shoe.
  • It has an affordable price.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few runners noted that the Gel Patriot 7 is a bit narrower compared to other shoes from Asics.
  • For others, the arch was too rigid and stiff, causing some discomfort.

Bottom line

The Asics Gel Patriot 7 is a lightweight and affordable stability road running shoe. It ticks the list of practically everything runners of all levels will look for in a training partner. It has superb durability and excellent support. To top it off, the price is just approachable and agreeable.

Facts

Update: Asics Patriot 10
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Stability
Weight: Men: 10.5oz | Women: 9.1oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Overpronation
Arch type: Medium arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 24mm | Women: 23mm
Forefoot height: Men: 14mm | Women: 13mm
Brand: Asics
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $90
Colorways: Black, Blue, Multi, Pink, Purple, Silver, White, Yellow
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50 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 50 / 100 | Men's Running | | Level 1 expert

    Ultimately, experienced runners may find the Asics a bit too clunky, but new runners looking for a workhorse of a shoe need look no further.

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  • The Asics Gel Patriot 7 is an improved version with several enhancements on designs and construction. Among the features that are updated in this version is its upper with a more breathable material.
  • The cushioning is also enhanced with its full-length EVA Solyte foam midsole. The cushioning system is also combined with a single layer of foam that gives the protection throughout the arch. There is a cushioning unit in the heel area for added cushion and for heel protection.
  • This Asics running shoe is also designed with the Trusstic System, which provides the foot with torsion control for a more natural movement.
  • The fit and comfort are improved as well with updates on the upper construction. The new synthetic leather for the upper is combined with the mesh materials for comfort and breathability while keeping the foot in a snug fit feel all throughout the ride.

The Patriot 7 is designed in standard size. It is snug fit with a roomy toe box and hugged heel area. It is ideal for narrow to medium footed runners. This shoe is available in medium widths for both men’s and women’s version.

The outsole of the Asics Gel Patriot 7 same as with the popular Asics Patriot 10 is made from the AHAR+ technology with rubber material in thick sole for better shock absorption, flexibility, durability, and added cushioning. This shoe is not only meant for comfort but also for support.

The midsole of the Asics Gel Patriot 7 have the Gel cushioning system and the Solyte midsole in full length foam. This system provides the softness as well as the protection against shock while maintaining the durability and flexibility of the shoe. Responsiveness is also given attention to help novice and new runners learn and enjoy the art of running, even in low to middle mileage. The plastic Trusstic System spreads out to the medial foot and to the sides of the foot, thus providing the torsion control needed to run faster in a supported way.

The upper of this shoe comes with the usual breathable open mesh material common to Asics line of shoes, but this one is enhanced with the synthetic leather for comfort, support, durability, and snug fit. It prevents the foot from injury, irritation, and abrasion. The inner part has the California Slip Lasting for added comfort and softness, and this is stitched to the upper EVA board for stability and durability. The padded collar also adds comfort.

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