Facts

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  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $110
  • Weight
    Men: 11oz
    Women: 10oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel height
    Men: 32mm
    Women: 32mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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95 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 | Best Walking Shoe Reviews

    These shoes work great for me, and I’d recommend these Asics Neo 4’s to anyone who loves to walk.

  • 95 / 100 | BestReviewsGuides

    The Asics Men's GEL-Tech Walker are designed with comfort and support in mind. They provide both stability for pronation problems and excellent shock absorption with the extra padding and GEL system.

  • 95 / 100 | Smart Reviewed

    Even if the price may seem a little steep, it is suggested that you make this investment if you can because of the return that it provides to you, which is a great design, comfort, and a long life.

  • 90 / 100 | Dancewalkto

    Asics pretty much stuck to the basics of creating a good stability walking shoe for men with the Gel-Tech Neo 4 Walking Shoe.

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Updates to Asics Gel-Tech Walker Neo 4

  • The Asics Gel-Tech Walker Neo 4 is a stability walking trainer that is designed to provide comfort and support for everyday walking. It received the seal of acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association.
  • It is designed to be a better-fitting and more comfortable version of its predecessor while retaining all of the technologies that made the previous one a success. It still has a low-cut profile that incorporates the Impact Guidance System (IGS) to promote natural flexion.
  • The ComforDry sockliner employs the Ortholite technology for its moisture-wicking properties. This component provides a drier and cooler environment for the foot.
  • The Space Trusstic System is equipped in the middle of the outsole to reinforce the structural integrity of the footwear.

Asics Gel-Tech Walker Neo 4 size and fit

The Asics Gel-Tech Walker Neo 4 has versions for both men and women. The available width options are B - Medium for women and D - Medium for men. The shoe tends to run smaller than the standard sizing, so people are advised to order a half-size larger than their typical athletic shoe size.

Outsole

The Asics Gel-Tech Walker Neo 4 leverages the AHAR technology to ensure powerful traction on a wide variety of surfaces. The AHAR is also durable as it has a high threshold for abrasion resistance.

The Space Trusstic System helps in maintaining the structural integrity of the shoe. It is installed in the midfoot section to stabilize the foot by preventing unnecessary twisting during dynamic movements.

Midsole

The Solyte midsole of the Asics Gel-Tech Walker Neo 4 makes for a lightweight, plush, and responsive platform. It is 50% lighter than the regular Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) midsoles. It also provides 20% more shock absorption.

The footwear employs the DuoMax Support System midsole. This dual-density platform is made of a firm sponge which is strategically placed on the medial side to stabilize overpronated feet.

The rearfoot and forefoot areas feature the GEL Cushioning System for further shock attenuation and propulsion boost. It essentially protects the foot from the impact that may cause potential injuries.

The ComforDry sockliner cradles the foot for additional cushioning. It also uses the Ortholite technology for its moisture-wicking ability. This sockliner may be replaced with custom orthotics.

Upper

The Asics Gel-Tech Walker Neo 4’s design follows the IGS blueprint to encourage natural foot flexion. Instead of the shoe controlling the foot, it works the other way around to achieve dynamic stability.

The Biomorphic Fit is a foot-conforming material that allows the foot to move naturally. It has a stretchy quality to it for reduced irritation.

The shoe is wrapped in 3M reflective overlays that bounce light and make the trainer visible in the dark. They also serve as supplementary support for the upper.

The medial window is made of a light material that is devoid of overlays or any hard fabric to accommodate bunions. It allows the wearer to walk comfortably without any aggravating material rubbing against their bunions.

The collar has a customizable fit to prevent accidental heel slippage and blisters, thanks to the PHF technology. It is composed of two layers of memory foam that molds to the foot.

The footwear’s lacing system has an asymmetrical design to follow the anatomical form of the foot. It is done so to counter shoelace irritation and promote a more natural fit.


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