10 Best Asics Running Shoes For Men in 2022

Jens Jakob Andersen
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10 Best Asics Running Shoes For Men in 2022

Made in Japan, Asics running shoes, in general, are THE definition of long-lasting and performance-ready. 

Maintaining its status as one of the “big guns” in the running world, Asics men’s running shoes continue to be innovative and everything runners need in their arsenal. 

From the brand’s daily trainers to its racing flats, they have support and protection written all over them.

How we select the best Asics running shoes for men

With 200+ men’s running shoes from Asics, choosing is daunting, to say the least. To be of aid, we have meticulously selected the ten best Asics running shoes for men in our own shoe testing lab. 

Each model goes through a tedious review process: 

  • We buy them with our own money. 
  • Our testers rake in at least 30-50 miles worth of test runs in each model. 
  • We cut them into pieces in our lab. 
  • To get a full understanding of their specs, we measure each part of the shoe based on 30 parameters. 
  • And lastly, we calculate their Corescore based on multiple experts and user reviews to see how good or bad they are compared to other running shoes.

Best Asics running shoes overall for men

Now, this is what we call fun! The Asics Novablast is really springy (trampoline-like) and comfortable, we'd take it anytime for our long-distance runs and tempo sessions. Where it runs to a problem is that the cushioned midsole renders the ride unstable. But in other news, it's a true and solid Asics when it comes to the durability department - it's built to last!
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Now on its 27th iteration, the Kayano is everything we expect from a premium stability shoe. It's sturdy, supportive, has got an incredibly plush comfort (surprising for a stability shoe)! If there's a hang-up to it, it's the shoe's hefty weight, which for us, is not something that should be penalized, given its top-tier performance.
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Best road Asics running shoes for men

A shoe that gave our feet all the impact dampening they could ask for - the Asics Gel Nimbus 23! It runs smooth and stable, and above all, it keeps the feet free from pain from every pound on the pavement. It's a neutral daily trainer we'd recommend any day for those who want comfort in all their runs. But be warned, with all the protection and cush you get, a sacrifice on lightness is made.
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If you're looking for one of the best value running shoes out there, the Asics Gel Contend 7 is it. From ample cushioning for short to medium-length runs, to tough constructions the Gel Contend 7 exceeds expectations for this price bracket.
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Best Asics trail running shoes for men

At an affordable price, the Asics Gel Venture 8 does a fantastic job on the trails! It's extremely grippy even on wet and muddy sections, comfortable, and secure. And all these come in a light and durable package! The Gel Venture is a shoe we'd consider for anything short to mid-distance.
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The Asics Gel Trabuco 9 is a trail shoe that embodies the perfect mix of ruggedness and comfort. It's a solid choice for daily runs on the trails or grass. And for races, it's an excellent selection for sub-marathon and marathon distances. For anything longer, it falls short on cushioning. Experts advise going for the Asics Trabuco Max instead.
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Best neutral Asics running shoes for men

Built around comfort, our feet were right at home in the Asics Novablast 2! It's springy and soft (as in everywhere!) - much like a spa day treat in long, easy miles. And with all that plushness, you might think this is a shoe that wears easily. Good news! It DOESN'T. It's built to eat up miles (300-500 miles), and we can confirm this!
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A triathlon shoe, the Asics Noosa Tri 13 is a standalone that made our road runs fun and fast! It's comfortable enough for long days, it's agile for the speedier runs or races, and is equally perfect for short-distance efforts. Although very cushioned, we never felt any dragging. And like a true Asics, this shoe is built to last!
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Best budget Asics running shoes for men

For beginners, the Gel Excite 8 from Asics is a budget daily trainer that can be a trusty pick for your couch to 5K program. For long-time runners, it best serves as an easy-day shoe. At an affordable price, the Asics Gel Excite 8 can cover running, walking, and athleisure.
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What are the cheapest men's Asics running shoes in 2022?

  1. Asics Trail Scout - from $40
  2. Asics Gel Torrance 2 - from $40
  3. Asics Versablast - from $41
  4. Asics Gel Excite 8 - from $43
  5. Asics Gel Contend 7 - from $45
  6. Asics Roadblast - from $45
  7. Asics Patriot 12 - from $45
  8. Asics Gel Sonoma 6 - from $47
  9. Asics Frequent Trail - from $49
  10. Asics Gel Sileo - from $49
  11. Asics Gel Pulse 12 - from $49
  12. Asics Hyper Speed - from $50
  13. Asics Gel Venture 8 - from $50
  14. Asics Gel Torrance Trail - from $50
  15. Asics Jolt 3 - from $55

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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.