Who should buy the Asics Gel-Preleus

More of a spunky athletic sneaker than a proper running shoe, the Gel-Preleus is ready to take you places with a combination of zest and flair. If it's sending waves on your radar, you must be:

  • A huge fan of the early-2000 original.
  • Someone looking for a super-comfy sneaker that sells for no more than 100 dollars.
  • A collector of dad kicks, especially those that don't weigh a ton.
  • Desperate for an Asics pair that projects more flamboyance and less tradition.

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Who should not buy it

If you prefer something that provides a worn-in feel right from the start, trade the Gel-Preleus for the Asics Gel Lyte III. You might also be better off sporting sock-like sneakers if you've had enough of tongues that just won't stay put.

The Asics Gel-Preleus' new identity

Back in the early 2000s, the original Gel-Preleus was launched as a kick built primarily for running. Now, it wears a different silhouette, and along with it, a tweaked purpose—which is to make you look and feel good as you crank up your pace out there. The refreshed identity of the Asics Gel-Preleus also comes with a few changes, the most notable of which are the following:

  • More protective upper. Asics gave the Gel-Preleus more overlays to increase its fighting chance against abrasive hazards.
  • An evolved design. The Gel-Preleus has a less-pronounced A-like detailing with wavy accents that make the shoe look more organic. In other words, the design of this sneaker is among the very few that don't scream Asics.
  • More aggressive treads. The shoe's outsole has been redesigned to provide enhanced stickiness on various surfaces.

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Extreme comfort in the Gel-Preleus

Nearly everyone who purchased this Asics sneaker says that the shoe is extremely comfortable.

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Requires break-in to be flexible

Verified buyers say that the Gel-Preleus is stiff from the box. Luckily, the shoe doesn't take too much time to loosen up completely.

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Accurate size-wise

"True to size" is how many buyers describe this sporty sneaker from Asics.

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Asics Gel-Preleus: A zestier dad shoe

The stylishness it displays makes the shoe in question quite appealing to not just athletic dads but also to the younger generation.

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Claw-like on most surfaces

Its revamped outsole features a more intricate tread pattern, which delivers extra latching power on a variety of indoor surfaces.

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Agile and bouncy

Its combination of lightness and high shock absorption translates to less tired feet.

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The Gel-Preleus' mobile tongue

There are those who take issue with the kick's tongue in that it has a habit of sliding out of place.

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Makes wallets sing

With its initial asking price not exceeding $100 a pop, the Asics Gel-Preleus is definitely a steal.

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Facts / Specs

Style: Dad, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Asics Gel
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Synthetic, Mesh / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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Sheena is a wordsmith turned sneaker addict. Her sneaker fixation intensified as her passion for writing grew. A hands-on mom of two sweet yet spunky kids (plus three dogs and two cats), she finds solitude in leafing through shoe catalogs to find the next "it" sneaker. Scrutinizing hugely popular and underrated kicks is her favorite pastime.