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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
$130
Weight
Men: 10.7oz
Women: 9.7oz
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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 5.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • A runner wrote that the Asics Gel Pulse 7 felt comfortable when used for running and walking.
  • The color schemes of this model were visually endearing to those who have purchased it.
  • The underfoot cushioning was lauded by many for its springy nature and its long-lasting performance.
  • Runners commended the Gel® Cushioning System, which aptly absorbed the impact shock when landing the foot on the ground.
  • Many consumers noted that the Gel Pulse 7 wasn’t very expensive.
  • According to some reviewers, the components used in this model didn’t succumb easily to breakdown, thus making it very formidable.
  • A lot of testers stated that the sizing was accurate and precise.
  • A couple of runners were able to use it for casual purposes and it worked well for them.
  • This running shoe prevented knee and muscle aches from occurring, some runners wrote.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Asics Gel Pulse 7 was a bit narrow in the forefoot area; some runners felt that their toes clumped together uncomfortably when wearing it.
  • After only three months of use, the forefoot area of the upper unit came off on a runner, exposing their big toe.
  • The outsole unit wore off on a user after only five uses.

Bottom line

Many runners stated that the Asics Gel Pulse 7 was able to give quality service to them. They lauded the efficient underfoot cushioning system, especially the shock absorbing capability of the Gel®. Its colorful design also gained some fans. Contrarily, durability was an issue for the testers because a few of them saw some of its parts succumb to breakage. Still, quite a number of reviewers wrote that this was a neutral shoe worth taking to the roads.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 105 ratings

5 star
70%
4 star
9%
3 star
14%
2 star
3%
1 star
5%

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Updates to Asics Gel Pulse 7

  • The Gel Pulse 7 utilizes Asics’ new AHAR+ Ride Outsole rubber for enhanced cushioning, durability, and traction. It is an improvement of the original AHAR, which is mostly known for its long-lasting qualities.
  • The midsole uses a new and lighter foam in the Super SpEVA that is designed to make the ride more responsive. This works together with the Gel Cushioning Units for cushioning and shock-absorbing abilities.
  • The Gel Units themselves have been enhanced to help the transition from landing to take off.
  • The 7th version of the Pulse uses more eyelets that are evenly spaced out for better, more comfortable, and personalized fit.
  • A slightly wider Guidance Line or flex groove in the outsole takes flexibility and smooth transitions to another level. For a shoe that is appreciated for its overpronation measures, these enhancements will make its overall ride better, more flexible, and smoother.

Asics Gel Pulse 7 size and fit

The overall fit and sizing of the Pulse 7 is fairly similar to the past version. It has a snug heel, average midfoot, and forefoot. Runners with standard widths can get the most out of this shoe. The D and B average widths, 2E or wide, 4E or extra wide are all available. Shoe length is true to size and offered between 7 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 12 for the women’s.


Outsole

The Blown AHAR rubber enhances as much as 3 times the durability of the original Asics carbon rubber in high-impact areas while its traction and cushioning enjoy upgrades as well without compromising weight. A full-length Guidance Line or the substantial flex groove from the heel to the forefoot makes the shoe naturally more flexible and enhances the transition.


Midsole

Asics introduces the Super SpEVA as an upgrade to its current midsole foams where durability, resiliency, and responsive features are concerned. This foam has a very nice mix of soft and firm densities to get the right combination of shock attenuation and bounce back characteristics. The Gel Units, according to Asics, has upgraded material to absorb shock better. These units are slightly longer and larger than before to help the runner go through the gait cycle. A thermal shank in the midsole or the Trusstic System gives the shoe torsional stability and structure.


Upper

A regular mesh and synthetic overlays combination provide sufficient shoe breathability and upper support. A removable ComforDry Sockliner enhances luxurious feel, but can also be replaced with custom orthotics. Asics utilizes the 3M Reflectivity for low-visibility running.