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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
    $85
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.1oz
    Women: 8.5oz
  • 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.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 23mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 13mm
    Women: 12mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The comfort provided by the Pursuit 2 comes mainly because of its amazing fit.
  • The versatility offered by the Gel Pursuit 2 is appreciated by most runners.
  • A few testers believed that it’s a great option for entry-level runners.
  • It has an affordable price.
  • Traction is superb on the road, noted a handful of users.
  • It has sufficient cushioning, yet it still promotes natural running movement.
  • A good transition shoe for those looking for a more minimalist experience.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The grip needs an improvement when conditions get wet, according to a handful of runners.
  • A few runners found the size a little small.

Bottom line

Mixing traditional features with a bit of minimalist flair is the concept behind the Asics Gel Pursuit 2. Asics has hit the ball out of the park as the shoe delivers good arch support, sufficient cushioning and unbelievable comfort without having to spend more than necessary.

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Updates to Asics Gel Pursuit 2

  • 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 model 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 Gel Pursuit 2 size and fit

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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

The midsole is the standard of most entry level shoes in Asics’ fold. It 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.


Upper

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.