• Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    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 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

    Daily running

    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.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 11.6oz
    Women: 9.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 13mm

    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
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Oct 2016
Show more facts


  • Asics took it easy as far as changes go in the 5th version of the Surveyor. The more refined look is because of slightly thinner and fewer overlays that still provide decent support and midfoot hold. Unlike the past model, only the medial side has stitched overlays, which is basically the Asics logo. The new design makes it even more suitable for daily runs.
  • With lesser stitched overlays, the shoe gives the same amount of support without increasing the numbers on the scale and reduces the risk of blisters.
  • Upper durability and breathability are enhanced by a slightly bigger mesh with a tad bigger hole. The mesh provides sufficient support and security together with the overlays.
  • The outsole is a bit different as it features X-shaped notches on the rubber pods. It gives the shoe added grip on different surfaces, even in wet conditions.

The Asics Surveyor 5 has a standard shoe length. Asics uses basically the same kind of fit in the previous version in the latest edition of this line. It is average fit starting from the heel to the forefoot. The toe box has adequate room for the toes to splay with a secured hold in the heel and midfoot.

The outsole of the Gel Surveyor 5 is typical of most Asics shoes featuring deep flex grooves in the forefoot for exceptional flexibility. A huge Guidance Line or vertical groove from the heel to the forefoot keeps the transition smooth and efficient. Asics carves the rubber pods with notches for added grip. A combination of blown rubber and AHAR+ carbon rubber provides the right balance of durability and traction.

Spanning the length of the shoe is Asics’-exclusive Fluidride midsole for responsiveness and cushioning; a unique shoe technology that is also present in the Asics Gel Cumulus 20. While very light, it has decent durability as well. The Dynamic Duomax Support is the gradual increase in density in the midsole foam starting from the heel to the midfoot beneath the arch. This technology is designed to curb excessive overpronation as smoothly as possible. The Guidance Trusstic System or the TPU in the midfoot enhances torsional rigidity, support, and makes the transition even smoother. For improved cushioning and shock-absorbing features, the silicon-based Rearfoot and Forefoot Gel cushioning system is utilized.

The simplified upper is mostly soft mesh and synthetic overlays. Asics makes full use of their own logo to act as the main overlay on the medial side of the Surveyor 5. The plush interior starts with the well-padded ankle collar and tongue. Enhanced cushioning with moisture-wicking properties comes in the form of the ComforDry X-40 sockliner. Low-visibility running is doable as there are substantial reflective materials in the upper.