Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

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

    Trail

    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.

    Competition

    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
    $150
  • Weight
    Men: 9.9oz
    Women: 8.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 5mm
    Women: 5mm

    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 height
    Men: 31mm
    Women: 30mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 26mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Sep 2019
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Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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93 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 | Believe in the Run | | Level 5 expert

    Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the shoe and really enjoyed running in it.

  • 93 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 5 expert

    It's [gives] a very smooth, well-cushioned ride.

  • 95 / 100 | Believe in the Run | | Level 5 expert

    This shoe isn’t meant to be fast, or compete with the Vaporfly. It is really good at what it is designed for–easy efficient, cushioned miles.

  • 93 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 5 expert

    ...it is much more fun to run for me than previous ASICS which for me were often dull, firm and lumbering. It gets the brand back into the competitive and increasingly innovation driven run trainer game...

  • 90 / 100 | Fleet Feet | | Level 3 expert

    What we can say is the [Asics GlideRide] uses a unique shape to deliver a smooth ride. It provides a soft landing thanks to ASICS Flytefoam, and it has an accommodating fit, even for wide feet.

  • 89 / 100 | Runner's World | | Level 2 expert

    ...this a very capable long distance shoe that will munch up the miles, however the rocking motion might not be for everyone.

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- The new Asics GlideRide is a running shoe that is designed for daily runs. The technologies it offers focus on providing a longer-than-usual running experience, as the runner expends less energy. With a structure that includes a stiff forefoot and a curved sole, the GlideRide reduces muscle fatigue. This feature of the shoe contributes to a more efficient run.

- An engineered mesh upper promises to be soft and breathable. These qualities improve both ventilation and stability.

- The main feature of the Asics GlideRide is the GlideSole technology. It comes in the form of a curved midsole structure that supports the ankle and reduces its unnecessary movements. The GlideSole is assisted by other well-known of Asics running shoes, such as the Gel cushioning, Flytefoam, and AHAR+.

The Asics GlideRide is available in both men’s and women’s versions, with each version constructed following the standard running shoe. However, it is still recommended that buyers try a pair in-store before buying to ensure accurate fitting.

The structure of the shoe is meant to accommodate neutral pronators. Thus, the shape of the Asics GlideRide is intended for a high-arched foot, such as a moderate midfoot width and a low arch height. Other fit specifications include a low-to-medium heel width for a secure fit and an average toe box height and width for ample toe splay.

The AHAR+ outsole material is a variation of the Asics High-Abrasion Rubber (AHAR). Being twice as durable as the basic variant, the AHAR+ easily withstands impact and stress. It is also three times more resistant to abrasion than the conventional rubber. AHAR+ has a sponge-like consistency, thus lighter compared to other outsole materials.

The Flytefoam midsole technology is 55% lighter compared to the industry standard. Made from organic “super” fibers, Flytefoam is soft and lightweight. These qualities allow the shoe to give a springier feel and provide exceptional bounce back no matter the distance.

With the introduction of GlideSole, the Asics GlideRide employs a new feature to bring a smoother and more efficient running experience. GlideSole comes in the form of a rocker-shaped, curved sole unit that is designed to propel the runner forward. The soft curves of this element allow for easier and faster movements.

Also, the GlideSole technology brings the center of mass of the shoe near the heel area. This structure follows the notion that too much ankle movement wastes energy. Therefore, when the foot is more at ease with motion, the run is energy-efficient.

A unit of Gel cushioning is found in the rearfoot area of the Asics GlideRide. The famous Gel technology works in shock attenuation. It protects the foot from impact and fatigue during heelstrike. This feature is also visible in the Asics Gel Kayano 25.

An engineered mesh serves as the upper of the Asics GlideRide. The material utilizes a multi-directional weave, which improves the shoe’s ventilation and stability. 

The traditional overlays present in Asics running shoes are also found in the GlideRide. These reinforce the upper for additional stability, as well as maintain the structural integrity.

Lace-Up closure allows the shoe an adjustable fit to ensure that each runner has a customized, secure fit.

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