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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
$70
Weight
Men: 10.6oz
Women: 8.5oz
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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 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Gel Scram 2 is very comfortable as mentioned in most reviews.
  • Many runners applauded the overall design and color combination of this shoe.
  • The Asics Gel Scram 2 features a removable sockliner to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • This shoe has reversed lugs for downhill and uphill traction on varied terrains.
  • It offers smooth transition to midstance due to the midfoot gel cushioning technology, according to some testers.
  • Available in an affordable price.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Most runners mentioned that the Gel Scram is not as durable as expected.
  • This shoe is too narrow, giving a tight feel to some runners.
  • Size runs small.

Bottom line

The Asics Gel Scram 2 offers a combination of light and comfortable running shoe. It offers excellent grip and added flexibility. This shoe is ideal for low-mileage trail runners and great as everyday wear.


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Updates to Asics Gel Scram 2

  • A very simple and reliable trail shoe in the Gel Scram gets minimal changes in its 2nd installment. The most evident modification is the inclusion of substantial forefoot protection in the form of a prominent overlay. This will be very handy as it boosts the protection against the harsh trail surfaces.
  • Another overlay extends from the midfoot to the forefoot to improve the fit and security of the foot while running on uneven terrains. Asics is also using flatter laces with better grip so they hold on all throughout the race. The mesh is now made of sturdier material than before.

Asics Gel Scram 2 size and fit

Asics retained much the fit of the original version. It is comfortably snug from the heel to the forefoot. One thing has changed though, as the new model is no longer half a size smaller like the past model. As long as the right size is availed, runners with medium to narrow feet will find the fit very comfortable. Available widths are medium and wide. The sizing options are from 6 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.


Outsole

The outsole of the Asics Scram 2 uses Asics’ renowned AHAR rubber for proven durability, particularly in high-impact areas. There are also numerous reversed lugs that dot the underfoot for exceptional traction on moderately difficult trails.


Midsole

The Rearfoot Gel Cushioning System is the most prominent technology in the midsole. This is a silicon-based material that is dependable in providing shock-absorbing features and cushioning. Asics uses the sole to balance the positioning of the foot to help mild overpronators have a stable run.


Upper

A mesh upper for breathability and overlays for structural support are the main elements of the upper. Inside the shoe is a cushioned sockliner that can be replaced with custom orthotics. Enhanced comfort comes in the form of soft textile and mesh lining while both the ankle collar and tongue are slightly padded.