ASICS running shoes reviews

Reviews of ASICS neutral, stability, and motion control runnings shoes with how they compare against Brooks, Mizuno, New Balance, and Saucony.

Running ShoeCategory
ASICS GEL-Cumulus 20Neutral
ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20Neutral
ASICS GT-1000 7Support
ASICS GT-2000 6Support
ASICS GEL-Kayano 25Support
ASICS GEL-Foundation 13Max Support

ASICS GEL-Cumulus 20

Category: Neutral Cushioning

ASICS GEL-Cumulus 20 is a running shoe that can be worn by runners who underpronate or who have a neutral gait. It can be seen as the little brother or sister of the ASICS GEL-Nimbus even though they look pretty different these days.

The ASICS GEL-Cumulus 20 is less luxurious and uses more basic materials than the ASICS GEL-Nimbus but still provides many of the same features.

The upper of the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 20 is largely seamless, and it provides a good wrap around the midfoot and the heel for a good amount of support while still keeping the fit comfortable.

The ASICS GEL-Cumulus 20 provides a good amount of cushioning to men, so they can expect to get a soft ride from the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 20. Women get a more moderate amount of cushioning from this neutral running shoe.

Lots of cushioning sometimes causes a running shoe to be stiff, and this is also true for the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 20, but it is more flexible for women than it is for men.

The ASICS GEL-Cumulus 20 shares a lot of the same features with the ASICS GEL-Nimbus, except for not providing women with 3 mm of extra height under their heels to take stress off their Achilles tendon, and the upper of the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 20 is more basic compared to that of the ASICS GEL-Nimbus.

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ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20

Category: Neutral Cushioning

ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 is a top-of-the-line neutral running shoe from ASICS. It can be seen as the bigger brother or sister of the ASICS GEL-Cumulus.

The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 offers everything a deluxe cushioning running shoe should offer in and out of the running shoe.

Its upper is mostly seamless and its mesh is tightened and loosened in areas to provide a close-to-foot fit. The upper is meant to move with your foot.

The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20 comes with two layers of foam in its outsole and GEL cushioning in the heel and in the forefoot to add softness to your ride.

The top layer of foam delivers softness, while the bottom layer has been kept responsive so that you do not feel like you are being held back.

Because the ASICS GEL-Nimbus is for neutral runners, it does not come with a device to control pronation. However, it does have a midfoot shank that consists of two parts and that offers some degree of stability and midfoot support.

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ASICS GT-1000 7

Category: Stability and Support

ASICS GT-1000 7 is a basic trainer that provides a good amount of cushioning and stability at a bargain price. It can be seen as the little brother or sister of the ASICS GT-2000.

The ASICS GT-1000 7 uses basic materials such as a SPEVAFOAM midsole instead of a FluidRide midsole and a DuoMax Support System instead of a Dynamic DuoMax Support System.

It has been upgraded a bit to include FLYTEFOAM under the heel, which brings it closer to the ASICS GT-2000.

All this keeps the price of the running shoe down while still giving you the stability, support, and comfort you need as a mild overpronator.

While the ASICS GT-1000 used to be listed by ASICS as being only for neutral runners, the ASICS GT-1000 7 is listed as being for neutral runners and overpronators.

Therefore, there has been a reduction in the amount of stability and support the ASICS GT-1000 delivers, and this is mostly in the form of a midfoot shank that does not connect the two sides of the running shoe anymore but is rather located right under the midfoot.

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ASICS GT-2000 6

Category: Stability and Support

ASICS GT-2000 6 is a running shoe that provides a good amount of stability and support to overpronators. It can be seen as the bigger brother or sister of the ASICS GT-1000.

The big difference with the ASICS GT-1000 lies in the ASICS GT-2000 using more premium materials and being a little bit softer both inside the shoe and under your foot.

The ASICS GT-2000 6 provides a lot of the same things that the ASICS GEL-Kayano provides, except for the fact that it does not give women 3 mm of extra height under their heels, and its upper is a bit less advanced than that of the ASICS GEL-Kayano.

However, with what it delivers, you can get a good wrap around the midfoot to keep your foot in place, and its heel is quite closed and supportive despite it not having an external heel counter like the ASICS GEL-Kayano.

It is more affordable than the ASICS GEL-Kayano and these days competes with the amount of support and stability delivered by the ASICS GEL-Kayano.

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ASICS GEL-Kayano 25

Category: Stability and Support

ASICS GEL-Kayano 25 is to moderate overpronators what ASICS GEL-Nimbus is to neutral runners. It delivers top-of-the-line comfort on a stable platform.

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 25 excels in providing a good amount of comfort through its upper, which consists mostly of engineered mesh and no-sew underlays.

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 25 delivers lots of support around the heel, which works in conjuction with the firmer foam on the medial side and a midfoot shank to deliver support to overpronators.

While the ASICS GEL-Kayano was a running shoe that was listed by ASICS as being for both neutral runners and overpronators, the ASICS GEL-Kayano 25 is listed as being only for overpronators, which means that it delivers a bit more stability and support than previous versions of the running shoe.

The amount of cushioning delivered by the ASICS GEL-Kayano 25 is not over-the-top. While it delivers a good amount of forefoot cushioning to both men and women, its heel could feel somewhat firm to some male runners.

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ASICS GEL-Foundation 13

Category: Maximum Support

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