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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 10.1ozWomen: 8.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 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.
Heel heightMen: 23mmWomen: 22mm
Forefoot heightMen: 13mmWomen: 12mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
- Asics presents the 2nd version of the Pursuit with very little changes. The changes are mostly made to make the upper more flexible and adaptable to the runner’s foot shape. One clear change in this neutral running shoe is the removal of the leather-like overlay in the forefoot. This is replaced by a TPU overlay for lighter and more durable support.
- The heel is no longer as structured as before. It now features a synthetic overlay that still effectively prevents heel slippage. The heel is more comfortable as well because of this update.
Asics uses standard fit and sizing in the Pursuit 2 just like the original model. Runners with medium measurements will love the average fit of the heel and forefoot plus a snug hold in the midfoot. Available widths are D and B while sizes are from 6 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.
Carbon rubber is found in the heel for better protection against wear and tear while blown rubber is located in the forefoot for enhanced traction on the road. This is a full contact outsole that gives the runner sufficient grip on a multitude of surfaces.
The midsole is the standard of most entry-level shoes in Asics’ fold. Just like the popular Asics Gel Contend 4, tt has the Gel Cushioning System in the heel for shock attenuation. A standard EVA occupies the whole length of the shoe for cushioning. The Asics’ proprietary Trusstic technology or the midfoot shank offers torsional stability without adding weight.
Runners will experience sufficient airflow as Asics uses standard mesh all throughout the shoe. There are also TPU overlays that add structure and support. The interior comfort comes from adequately padded heel and tongue together with the near seamless interior. Adding step-in comfort and support is a removable sockliner, which can be replaced with custom orthotics for a more personalized fit and support.