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  • Terrain
    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
    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 normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.

  • Use
    Use

    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
    Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 11.2oz
    Women: 9.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Pulsing in comfort is in the order for those who would like to ride the Pulse 7 GTX, according to most reviews.
  • The price is around the usual range of shoes of this type and performance.
  • Some runners valued the shoe’s durability.
  • A few testers noted how nicely the forefoot provides a powerful takeoff.
  • The overall cushioning is enhanced by the introduction of a new midsole foam.
  • Several of Pulse fans noticed how smooth the transition is in the new version.
  • The GTX is an effective waterproofing measure.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt the GTX affected the shoe breathability.
  • The traction could have been better for a moderately-priced shoe, noticed a handful of users.

Bottom line

Already in its 7th installment, the Pulse GTX series continues to be a well-cushioned shoe that allows powerful takeoffs. By adding a new midsole foam, the ride becomes very responsive to complement the moderate arch support and superior comfort. The waterproofing membrane makes it a versatile trainer that can be used, even in inclement weather.

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Updates to Asics Gel Pulse 7 GTX

  • Asics flaunts several changes in the Pulse 7 GTX. Right off the bat, runners will notice a bigger mesh with larger holes. It improves upper durability and breathability in a single stroke. In this version, the Asics logo also works almost single-handedly as the main midfoot overlay. By using the logo this way, there is a sufficient midfoot hold without the cost of weight.
  • The midsole gets the bulk of the changes in the 7th iteration of the Pulse GTX. Now located in the midsole is the Super SpEVA, which is bouncier than the previous SpEVA incarnation. The overall responsiveness is enhanced by this midsole foam. Asics includes a new rearfoot and forefoot design to make transitions faster and smoother. A new set of flex grooves in the outsole works with the new midsole structure to deliver the kind of heel to forefoot movement that Asics designed this shoe for.

Asics Gel Pulse 7 GTX size and fit

Average defines the fit of the GTX Pulse 7, which largely resembles the previous model. The medium space in the heel, midfoot, and forefoot makes it easy for most runners to be comfortable in this shoe. Unlike the prior version, the toe box has more volume for even more comfort and plush feel. Medium is the available width of this shoe. The sizing runs true with options 7 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 12 for the women’s.


Outsole

The mainly moderate outsole rubber configuration is fitted with the new blown AHAR+ rubber in its entirety. Presented in the outsole are the new flex grooves for added flexibility and helps with the transition in the gait cycle. Affording runners the main flexibility throughout the outsole is the Guidance Line or the cut that stretches from the heel to the forefoot. This is wider and more substantial in this version than those found in the earlier model.


Midsole

Asics unveils the Super SpEVA for the first time in the 7th incarnation of the Pulse GTX series. Made of lightweight EVA and other Asics technologies, the foam has enhanced durability and an even bouncier ride than the original SpEVA. The new foam joins hands with the SpEVA lasting for cushioning and support. Asics continues to rely on its signature Gel Cushioning System in the heel and forefoot for shock-absorbing features. The new heel design is slightly elevated so it creates momentum when going forward. It creates a propulsive mechanism that makes transitions smoother and faster.


Upper

The open mesh is bigger and more durable than the one used before, ensuring longer runs in breathable coverage. Keeping the shoe together are the synthetic overlays that extend to form part of the heel support. A rubberized toe cap prevents toes from bruising while a removable, molded EVA sockliner increases cushioning and secured feel. Running after sundown is served by the 3M reflective materials all over the upper.