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: 12.1ozWomen: 10.4oz
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: 22mmWomen: 21mm
Forefoot heightMen: 12mmWomen: 11mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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Updates to Asics Gel Sendai 3
- The 3rd version of the Asics Gel Sendai lets runners perform in style. It features some of the most trusted technologies that deliver solid performance and great comfort to each running experience, but it’s sleek and modern design scheme makes it more appealing and visually endearing.
- The upper unit of the Gel Sendai 3 makes use of a multi-directional stretch mesh, which allows the upper to acclimate well to the natural shape of the runner’s actual foot. The stretchiness and pliability of the material help in accommodating many types of feet.
- The mid-sole unit of this running shoe was crafted to deliver lightweight, efficient cushioning to the wearer. It uses high quality materials that do not easily break down. Impact protection is also a viable feature in this running shoe as it adds more support to each landing.
- The outsole unit makes use of two types of rubber compounds that have specific purposes. One compound acts as a shield that protects the high-wear areas of the sole unit from abrasion and damage. The other compound, while also protecting the sole unit from wear, also adds more cushioning to make each toe-off more efficient and enabled.
Asics Gel Sendai 3 size and fit
The Asics Gel Sendai 3 has a standard running shoe length. It is available in sizes that follow the regular measurements for men and women. It’s heel, mid-foot and forefoot sections feature a medium width, so it accommodates medium-sized feet. The semi-curved shape lets the natural curve of the foot to fit well into it.
The AHAR® or the Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber is put in areas of the external sole where wear and abrasion are most observed. It shields these sections from the harsh effects of surface friction and debris while running on the roads.
The Durasponge® Outsole material uses Blown AHAR®. It’s primarily located in the forefoot section. It adds cushioning to the forefoot section, thus making each toe-off springier and more effective.
The Solyte® Midsole Material is a full-length foam that’s more lightweight than regular foam compounds. It still gives the foot a satisfying level of cushioning and durable support that doesn’t break down easily.
The Trusstic System® maintains the integrity of this shoe’s structure. It also reduces its overall weight. The Trusstic System® could also be found in the GT 2000 7, one of Asics' most popular running shoes.
The Guidance Line® is a vertical flex groove that’s meant to guide the foot towards a more efficient gait. It works with the Impact Guidance System or the IGS® in keeping the gait more natural, from the heel landing to the forefoot lift.
The FluidFit® is an upper technology developed by Asics to deliver a secure and reliable coverage that’s adaptable to the shape of the foot. It combines a mesh material that can stretch in multiple directions and stretch reinforcements to fully adjust to the actual dimensions of the wearer’s foot. It essentially gives a fit that’s like a glove.
A Heel Clutching System locks the heel in place, thus preventing accidental slips of shoe removals. It also allows the mid-sole system to evenly distribute cushioning to the entire length of the foot at all times.
The Stitched-on Overlays give the runner more security by letting the upper unit hug the foot snugly in response to the adjustments made with the lacing system. They also give the upper unit more structure, maintaining a high quality form, even after many uses.
The ComforDry® sock liner adds rebound properties to the platform. It also gives exceptional breathability to keep the foot cool. Its ability to manage moisture retains a dry inner environment for the foot, thus preventing slips.