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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$100
Weight
Men: 8.6oz
Women: 6.7oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 8mm
Women: 8mm

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.

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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 8.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The customers were very happy with the excellent cushioning of the Asics Roadhawk FF.
  • The runners highlighted how the snug fit of the upper prevented sliding inside the shoe.
  • According to the wearers, the shoe’s light weight increased their efficiency during running.
  • The purchasers found the price of the Roadhawk FF very reasonable.
  • A runner considered using this shoe for an upcoming marathon owing to its great all-round features.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some users were dissatisfied with the narrow toe-box of the Asics Roadhawk FF.

Bottom line

The Asics Roadhawk FF has certainly earned a good number of followers owing to its affordable price and agreeable build. They also lauded the lightweight nature of this road shoe, as well as its comfortable cushioning and other efficient features. However, there were those who felt very restricted because of its apparently narrow forefoot section.


Rankings


Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 25 ratings

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, 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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92 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Thomas • Level 5 expert

    You have a lighter weight shoes that you can use for daily training that I didn't even consider running a marathon in.

  • 87 / 100 by Jamison Michael • Jamison Michael • Level 4 expert

    The Roadhawk would be a great supplimentary shoe to a more cushioned shoe if you have it.

  • 97 / 100 by Road Trail Run • Sam Winebaum • Level 5 expert

    The Roadhawk FF is for sure, as is, a very good tempo shoe and for some likely a very fine 10K to half marathon race shoe. ASCIS truly gets very close to great with the Roadhawk.

  • 95 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Thomas • Level 5 expert

    This one is a winner. I highly recommend the RoadHawk FF, it is in the top 10 of shoes I have reviewed for 2017.

  • 94 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Meaghan • Level 5 expert

    The ASICS RoadHawk FF is a really great everyday trainer. I even think some runners will consider this shoe for race day, specifically the marathon.

  • 83 / 100 by Solereview • Solereview • Level 5 expert

    What is the Roadhawk FF? It’s a firm shoe with a comfortable upper and works well for fast-paced training. Great value for money.

  • 88 / 100 by Chris Cross The Nation • Chris Cross The Nation • Level 1 expert

    I'm really happy with the shoes.

  • 87 / 100 by Frontrunner • Marcus Brown • Level 1 expert

    Overall the ASICS Roadhawk FF is a great allrounder, it offers performance, comfort, and versatility at a modest price.

  • 85 / 100 by Free Run Speed • Free Run Speed • Level 1 expert

    Buy this if you're looking for a firm, responsive, go-fast feel. It's worth the $100.

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Updates to Asics Roadhawk FF

  • The Asics Roadhawk FF boasts several interesting technologies that work together symbiotically to yield efficient results and keep the user running without feeling fatigued or worn out. The AHAR® outsole provides very good traction on a variety of surfaces and is durable. It maintains the shoe’s good health for longer periods of time.
  • The FlyteFoamTM and the SPEVA® technologies in the midsole offer high comfortability and an excellent energy return to the users, potentially motivating them to run and perform better on the field.
  • The ComforDryTM sockliner is placed right above the full-length mid-sole material. Its purpose is to add a bit more cushioning for the foot of the wearer. Its anti-moisture property prevents sweat from accumulating in the shoe and generating odor-causing bacteria.

Asics Roadhawk FF size and fit

The Asics Roadhawk FF has a standard running length with a comparatively narrower toe-box. The neutral running shoe comes in the standard medium widths of D and B for men and women, respectively.

Outsole

The shoe utilizes the much sought-after AHAR® material on its outsole for excellent traction on the asphalt, resistance to abrasion, and flexibility. It covers the mid-sole foam, acting as a protective sheath against wear and tear.

Midsole

The Asics RoadHawk FF uses the FlyteFoam material in its midsole. The technology aims to heighten the runner’s efficiency through ensuring an optimal mix of weight, comfortability and responsiveness.

The SpEVA 45 finish makes sure to keep the underfoot platform as soft and smooth as possible. It makes sure that the transition between the edges of the mid-sole and the upper isn’t jarring or irritating to the foot.

The ComforDry sockliner provides a customized feel of comfort to the user. It also staves off moisture because it has an anti-microbial property.

Upper

The shoe’s upper is made of highly breathable synthetic materials that ensure a good amount of air circulation inside the shoe. Also, a seamless construction is applied in this section, which reduces the likelihood of irritation while also maintaining a soft and smooth feel to the interior.

The air flow is increased further through the provision of a breathable fabric lining across the upper.

The lace-up closure secures the foot in position, thereby preventing any wobbling inside the shoe, especially when running on steep slopes.

The padded tongue and collar keep the foot in place and prevents it from exiting the shoe accidentally. It also gives a bit of cushioning for the top areas of the foot.