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.
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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.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 7.5ozWomen: 7.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
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 heightMen: 17mmWomen: 17mm
Forefoot heightMen: 7mmWomen: 7mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Updates to Asics Patriot 10
- The Asics Gel Patriot 10 debuts a brand-new profile that is sleeker and more comfortable than ever before. Marketed towards beginner runners, the Gel Patriot 10 provides the necessary support and structure for easy and reliable performance.
- The shoe’s mesh upper presents an overall mesh structure, which looks softer and smoother. It also aims to be more comfortable on foot, as it gives a more lightweight finish, with extra breathability and flexibility.
- An AmpliFoam midsole makes up part of the underfoot unit of the Gel Patriot 10. It is designed to be durable, comfortable, and more adaptable towards natural running on roads and other similar surfaces.
Asics Patriot 10 size and fit
The Asics Gel Patriot 10 is built with standard running shoe measurements; thus, runners should expect an accurate fit with their usual size preferences. This shoe features an anatomically-correct shape that caters to wearers with high arches and a moderate foot volume. The Gel Patriot 10 is available in medium width for both the men’s and women’s versions.
Half of the sole unit of the Asics Gel Patriot 10 is comprised of the Asics High-Abrasion Rubber, or AHAR, a durable outsole material made from carbon rubber. The exceptional strength offered by the AHAR protect the high-wear areas of the shoe – the heel and toe – from wear and damage.
The rest of the outsole is covered in the DuraSponge, a blown rubber material that acts supplementary as an underfoot cushion. It also protects the foot by softening the impact during footstrike.
The AmpliFoam technology is intended to provide soft cushioning in a low-density package. With this construction, the midsole will not break down as quickly as with conventional materials. The level of durability offered by the AmpliFoam allows the Gel Patriot 10 an effortless performance for daily running.
The heel-to-toe drop of the Gel Patriot 10 is scientifically-based to reduce strain on the lower limbs. Dubbed as the HG10MM Heel Gradient, this technology influences the bending form of the leg, and, subsequently, the forward motion. This technique is achieved through the use of a sponge-like structure within the midsole that reduces the load on the legs.
A mesh upper surrounds the topmost area of the Gel Patriot 10 for coverage that allows for optimum airflow, as well as keeps the foot healthy and comfortable. The redesign of the upper gives more area for the mesh, resulting in more ventilation and, therefore, breathability. In comparison, the Altra Escalante 1.5—also a neutral road shoe—uses an engineered knit material in its upper.
The fabric lining on the other side of the mesh provides a smooth and seamless fit that offers the skin an irritation-free fit. The material is perfect for runners who get skin reactions with rubbing or chafing.