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: 9.3ozWomen: 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: 21mmWomen: 21mm
Forefoot heightMen: 11mmWomen: 11mm
WidthMen: Narrow, NormalWomen: Normal
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85 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews
While it fits its purpose and works well, it is not very soft, has lots of stitching and doesn't bend with the foot as well as it could upfront. This is a $100 shoe but we have seen very fine modern uppers in this price class, for example UA Sonic HOVR.
- The Asics Roadhawk FF 2 is a running shoe that’s designed for speed training and racing. It features an updated design that involves a new mesh construction, a reinforced overlay system, and a new midsole compound.
- Flytefoam® Propel is a full-length cushioning unit that’s made from an elastomer. Its job is to provide a sturdy underfoot experience that’s also springy. Protecting this compound is the brand’s proprietary technology, AHAR® (Asics High Abrasion Rubber).
The Asics Roadhawk FF 2 follows the standard measurements, so when it comes to choosing the right size, it is recommended to go with the usual preference. The available widths are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women. The foot-shaped last and platform design of this running shoe adheres to the natural curvature of the human foot.
AHAR® (Asics High Abrasion Rubber) is a compound that’s designed to protect the rest of the sole unit from wear-and-tear. It is a popular outsole material used in several Asics running shoes like the Kayano 25 and Nimbus 21. It also provides traction for the runner to use when taking control of the movements over the surfaces.
Flex grooves allow the platform to bend in conjunction with the joints of the toes as the heel-to-toe transition of the step is taking place.
Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of the Flytefoam® Propel. This full-length elastomer compound is meant to provide a soft platform on which the foot can rest while also ensuring a bouncy liftoff.
A sock liner is placed right above the main midsole material. This add-on puts some more cushioning for the underfoot, but it doesn’t impede flexibility. It has an anti-microbial capacity to prevent odor and sweat-retention. Moreover, it can be removed or replaced with a new one.
The upper unit of the Asics Roadhawk FF 2 makes use of Open Mesh, which is comprised of an open-weave material that holds and supports the dimensions of the foot. It has visible breathing pores to accommodate the flow of air in and through the foot-chamber.
A set of supportive overlays provides support to the foot. These extra layers are stitched onto the sides and back of the façade, ensuring lateral and heel steadiness.
A traditional lacing system helps in keeping the foot in place and adjusting the fit. A fabric tongue-anchor prevents tongue deviation, an occurrence that may prove annoying.