Who should buy the ASICS Patriot 12

The ASICS Patriot 12 is a cushioned, light and affordable road running shoe best suited for:

  • entry-level runners with neutral pronation and narrow feet who are training for 5K fun runs
  • daily training runs, walking, and gym workouts

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Comfortable and supportive

The ASICS Patriot 12 is a daily trainer that has its eye on cushion and stability. Made with an EVA midsole, it provides plush comfort while having enough stiffness for support.

ASICS Patriot 12 Comfortable and supportive

Add in the internal heel counter, the foot is kept aligned throughout the run. 

ASICS Patriot 12 keeps the foot fresh

Because it's meant for the long haul, the mesh upper takes comfort up a notch. It's highly breathable, keeping the foot well-ventilated.

ASICS Patriot 12 keeps the foot fresh

The ASICS Patriot 12 is perfect for neutral runners looking for an all-around budget shoe. Apart from long-distance runs, it's also great for high-mileage walks and gym training.

Not for high arches and wide feet

The shoe does not have enough volume and width. The narrow fit of the shoe makes it uncomfortable for runners with wider feet.

ASICS Patriot 12 Not for high arches and wide feet

Moreover, the ASICS Patriot 12 comes with short laces. They are "too short," road runners found it uncomfortable, especially when tightening the shoe.

Instant comfort fresh out of the box

Yet again, when to come to its comfort level, according to runners, there's NO need to break in the Patriot 12. And because it's cushy underfoot, they can stand on their feet all day long without their knees and back hurting.

ASICS Patriot 12 Instant comfort fresh out of the box

Integrated in the midsole is the so-called EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) technology that provides a spring-loaded response to the shoe, which helps to absorb ground impact when running or walking.

Delivers springy, stable, and supportive 

The road shoe is extremely light. Reviewers say it doesn't weigh them down even during long efforts. It is also perfect footwear of choice for warm weather.

ASICS Patriot 12 Delivers springy, stable, and supportive 

Hordes of testers find the mesh upper very effective in keeping the foot cool and dry. The Patriot 12 delivers springy, stable, and supportive ride. 

Decent durability for its price 

The use of a molded rubber outsole offers added support, thanks to the internal heel counter that helps the feet stay aligned over extended activities.

ASICS Patriot 12 Decent durability for its price 

Several testers agree that the shoe scores decently on durability for its price. After four months of use, one user says, the shoe still looks untouched. 

ASICS Patriot 12 provides a grippy ride on the road 

Finally, on both road and trail, the ASICS Patriot 12 bites incredibly well. The outsole is equipped with resistant rubber that is naturally adherent to maintain balanced at all times.

ASICS Patriot 12 provides a grippy ride on the road 

Many commenters find the shoe "stylish" and "good-looking." For them, the colors are "vibrant" and "fun."

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 8.9oz / Women 7.5oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.