Who should buy the Asics Gel Venture 5
The Asics Gel Venture 5 provides trail runners with an affordable option for their off-road adventures. This shoe is recommended if:
- You are on the heavier side and prefer a platform that is flexible yet still comfortable
- You have neutral pronation and need a trail shoe with adequate support for medium to high arch
Updates to the Gel Venture 5
- A durable upper unit that protects the foot from hazards
- More comfortable shoe interior that keeps the foot cool and dry
- An industry-standard midsole for responsiveness and durability that is expected
More controlled movements with the Gel Venture 5
The outsole unit of the Asics Gel Venture 5 was created to function specifically and optimally on the trails. It features gripping lugs that face multiple directions. These outsole lugs hold onto the surfaces well, making each uphill climb and descent more controlled and supported.
Protective and flexible outsole
This shoe uses the AHAR or the Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber. It is made from materials that are able to resist wear and abrasion. It essentially protects the sole unit and the runner from the hazards of the trails, such as rough surfaces and debris.
The horizontal and vertical flex grooves provide a smoother stride and a flexible platform. It lets the foot move more naturally, thus making each step more natural and efficient.
Shock-absorbing midsole elements
Molded Ethylene vinyl acetate is a cushioning system that’s lightweight and responsive. It’s comfortable for the underside of the foot. It’s also capable of absorbing shock, thus making each landing easier to the foot.
The Gel Cushioning System is placed in the rear section of this running shoe. It makes heel striking less strenuous by absorbing the impact shock and giving additional cushioning. It’s a helpful system for heel strikers.
The upper unit of the Gel Venture 5 uses a breathable mesh material. It provides well-ventilated coverage at all times. It has been woven in a secure manner, so it doesn’t tear off or lose structural integrity easily.
Snug, secure, and comfortable fit
Synthetic overlays that are stitched onto the upper gives structured support. These overlays are prominent in this shoe, so they wrap the foot snugly, while also protecting the upper from the harsh conditions of the trails.
A Synthetic toe and heel cap shields these sections from any debris that might come in contact with them. They keep the toes and the rear of the foot protection at all times. A pull-tab assists the runner when it comes to wearing and removing the shoe.
The inner sleeve of this shoe makes use of a breathable fabric that is soft and smooth. It doesn’t cause any skin irritation, so it’s possible to wear this shoe without any socks.