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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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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.

Price
$90
Weight
Men: 10.5oz
Women: 9.1oz
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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 8.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

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.

3 reasons not to buy

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

Bottom line

The Asics Gel Patriot 7 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.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 144 ratings

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4 star
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2 star
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50 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 50 / 100 by Men's Running • Isaac Williams • 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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Updates to Asics Gel Patriot 7

  • 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 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.

Asics Gel Patriot 7 size and fit

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.

Outsole

The outsole of the Asics Gel Patriot 7 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.

Midsole

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.

Upper

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.