10 Best Asics Running Shoes in 2022
Asics is a big name in the world of running shoes.
With such an extensive collection of Asics shoes to choose from, there are options for all types of runners. Whether you need a comfortable cruiser for long miles, or a carbon-plated racer for new PBs, or a stability shoe for overpronation, Asics has got them all.
And we are here to help you find the best. Having tested over 100 Asics shoes in our lab and wear tests, here are our top picks in five different categories.
Overview of this guide
- 1. How we test running shoes
- 2. Best overall
- 3. Best for race
- 4. Best for trail
- 5. Best for flat feet
- 6. Best value shoe
- 7. 4 factors to consider when buying the best Asics running shoe
- 8. Terrain: road or trail Asics shoes?
- 9. Consider arch support and your pronation type
- 10. Distance: how far will you go in your Asics shoes?
- 11. Cushioning level in Asics running shoes
- 12. Asics running shoe technologies
- 13. Kayano, Cumulus, Nimbus: Legendary Asics running shoes
- 14. What are the most popular Asics running shoes in 2022?
- 15. What are the cheapest Asics running shoes in 2022?
How we test running shoes
With nearly 300 Asics running shoes on the market, our mission is to help you find the best one. We purchase all Asics shoes with our own funds to keep the reviews honest.
Spending at least 7 hours on each shoe, our team of dedicated testers puts it through the wringer in our shoe testing lab:
- First, we run 30-50 miles on average to test the pair in real-life conditions and provide comprehensive feedback.
- Second, every Asics shoe is sliced into pieces in our lab. Ever wondered what a Kayano looks like from the inside?
- We use scales, durometers, calipers, and even a custom smoke machine to measure 30+ parameters. It helps us translate what "durable" and "breathable" look like in concrete data.
- In addition, over 200,000 user and expert reviews on all Asics shoes are included in our scoring to keep it more objective.
In the end, each Asics running shoe gets a CoreScore. It is a rating from 0 to 100 which shows where the shoe stands compared to others.
Finally, we list the cream of the crop right here.
Best Asics running shoes overall
Best Asics running shoes for race
Best Asics trail running shoes
Best Asics running shoes for flat feet
Best value Asics running shoes
What are the most popular Asics running shoes in 2022?
- Asics Gel Nimbus 24
- Asics Gel Kayano 28
- Asics Novablast 2
- Asics Gel Venture 8
- Asics MetaSpeed Sky
- Asics Noosa Tri 13
- Asics Gel Contend 7
- Asics Gel Cumulus 23
- Asics GT 2000 10
- Asics Dynablast 2
- Asics GT 1000 10
- Asics Gel Nimbus Lite 3
- Asics Magic Speed
- Asics Jolt 3
- Asics MetaRacer
What are the cheapest Asics running shoes in 2022?
- Asics Jolt 3 - from £29
- Asics Patriot 12 - from £38
- Asics Trail Scout 2 - from £39
- Asics Gel Contend 7 - from £39
- Asics Gel Venture 8 - from £40
- Asics Gel Torrance 2 - from £45
- Asics Gel Excite 9 - from £45
- Asics Gel Quantum Lyte - from £55
- Asics Dynablast 2 - from £55
- Asics Gel Pulse 13 - from £55
- Asics Gel Sonoma 6 - from £56
- Asics Trabuco Max - from £56
- Asics Roadblast - from £56
- Asics Gel Kumo Lyte 2 - from £59
- Asics Gel Trabuco 9 - from £60