Asics Patriot 12: Sheer focus on comfort and support

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

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. 

Who and what is it for? 

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 
  • gym training

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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