Who should buy the Asics Gel Surveyor 5

Asics gives runners a versatile shoe with a great mix of cushioning and stability with the Gel Surveyor 5. This shoe is recommended for you if:

  • You need a stability shoe that can easily handle long-distance runs.
  • You want a road running shoe that has the required support for mild to moderate overpronation.

Asics Gel Surveyor 5 surveyor 5 name

Updates to the Asics Gel Surveyor 5

  • Thinner and fewer overlays for a more refined look but still providing a decent foothold
  • Bigger mesh holes for enhanced breathability and durability
  • New X-shaped notches on the outsole for grip on various surfaces

Asics Gel Surveyor 5 Asics logo

Smooth transitions with the Gel Surveyor 5 outsole

The outsole of the Gel Surveyor 5 is typical of most Asics shoes featuring deep flex grooves in the forefoot for exceptional flexibility.

Asics Gel Surveyor 5 outsole flex grooves

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.

Asics Gel Surveyor 5 guidance line outsole

Stability and comfort in one

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.

Asics Gel Surveyor 5 fluidride midsole

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.

Asics Gel Surveyor 5 Duomax

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.

Asics Gel Surveyor 5 gel cushion

Simplified upper with many benefits

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.

Asics Gel Surveyor 5 soft mesh upper

The plush interior starts with the well-padded ankle collar and tongue.

Asics Gel Surveyor 5 collar 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.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 11.6oz / Women 9.3oz
Drop: Men 10mm / Women 13mm
Arch support: Stability
Collection: Asics Gel
Pronation: Overpronation
Arch type: Low arch

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