7 Best ASICS Running Shoes For Men, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Jens Jakob Andersen
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7 Best ASICS Running Shoes For Men, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2023

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 test running shoes

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 men's ASICS running shoes overall

ASICS Novablast 3
ASICS Novablast 3

CoreScore

92
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 1,222 users
91 / 100 from 13 experts

Pros

  • Super bouncy
  • Cushy feel for miles
  • Breathable
  • Light AF
  • Ready for cornering
  • Locks you in
  • Tongue stays in place
  • Grippy outsole
  • Mad durable
  • Sets the bar for a do-it-all shoe

Cons

  • A tad too long
  • More expensive by $10

Verdict

It's a comfy daily running shoe. It can go fast. It can go far. In the words of an expert, the Novablast 3 from ASICS "sets the standard for what a daily trainer should be." What's more, you can race in it in your next marathon too. Talk about versatility! And if you want a light shoe that won't drag you down, the ASICS Novablast 3 is the all-rounder you need.
ASICS Novablast 3 full review

Best ASICS road running shoes for men

ASICS GlideRide 3
ASICS GlideRide 3

CoreScore

90
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 222 users
90 / 100 from 7 experts

Pros

  • Seamless heel-to-toe transitions
  • Very stable
  • Lighter than version 2
  • Dampens impact
  • Welcomes wide feet
  • Secure heel hold
  • Built to last
  • No lace bites
  • Tongue stays in place
  • Awesome value

Cons

  • Warm for the summer months
  • Lacks pop for faster runs

Verdict

Considered the go-long running shoe from ASICS, the GlideRide 3 offers a softer and lighter ride than before. Given its dedication to stability (even though it's a neutral shoe) and comfort, it runs best during easy days. Overall, the ASICS GlideRide 3 screams luxurious comfort that can eat up miles on the road.
ASICS GlideRide 3 full review

Best ASICS trail running shoes for men

ASICS Gel Venture 8
ASICS Gel Venture 8

CoreScore

85
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 105,642 users
83 / 100 from 2 experts

Pros

  • True to size
  • Secure fit
  • Extremely durable
  • Grip on wet, muddy surfaces
  • Responsive
  • Very comfortable
  • Little to no break-in
  • Feels light and not bulky
  • Super affordable

Cons

  • Narrow toebox
  • Sweaty on hottest summer days

Verdict

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.
ASICS Gel Venture 8 full review

Best ASICS stability running shoes for men

ASICS Gel Kayano 28
ASICS Gel Kayano 28

CoreScore

89
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 24,314 users
89 / 100 from 17 experts

Pros

  • Familiar Kayano fit
  • Roomier toebox
  • No lace bite
  • Added pep
  • No medial post
  • Lost weight
  • Kayano durability

Cons

  • Heel slipping
  • Overly plush
  • Runs warm

Verdict

Still staying true to its Kayano roots, the Kayano 28 retains its hallmark of stability and support while seeing some updates to amp up comfort and flexibility. And with better flex, the shoe was just overall fun! Although designed as a daily trainer, runners also find it fitting as a standalone shoe that you can take out of the closet during race day and on long, slow miles.
ASICS Gel Kayano 28 full review

Best ASICS neutral running shoes for men

ASICS Noosa Tri 14
ASICS Noosa Tri 14

CoreScore

91
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 2,224 users
91 / 100 from 2 experts

Pros

  • Do-it-all shoe
  • Superior comfort
  • Light and nimble
  • Responsive and lively
  • Versatile for slow and fast runs
  • No need for socks
  • Great stability
  • Efficient lockdown
  • Eye-catching

Cons

  • Firm at first
  • Not as grippy on wet and dirt

Verdict

The ASICS Noosa Tri 14 is a light, nimble, extremely comfortable shoe that performs great at various paces. Best for short daily workouts, it is a great choice for race day too. It’s really fun to ride in and can be a solid alternative to carbon-plated shoes.
ASICS Noosa Tri 14 full review

Best value ASICS running shoes for men

ASICS Gel Cumulus 24
ASICS Gel Cumulus 24

CoreScore

90
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 2,132 users
87 / 100 from 14 experts

Pros

  • Cushy ride for long miles
  • Comfy foot wrap
  • Stable on sharp turns
  • Lighter than before
  • Durable
  • Snug fit
  • Eco-friendly upper
  • Grippy on wet and dry pavement
  • Bites well on light trails
  • Great for newbies

Cons

  • Not for wide feet
  • Runs warm
  • Pricier than most daily trainers

Verdict

The twenty-fourth version of the ASICS Gel Cumulus goes from hiding in the shadows of its premium siblings like the Nimbus and the Kayano to marking the Cumulus line's own becoming. It's a solid daily trainer that maxes out comfort in your easy and long days on the road. Even better, it's built to last. So if you want to make the most out of your $130 purchase, the ASICS Gel Cumulus 24 won't be a bust.
ASICS Gel Cumulus 24 full review
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.