Asics Gel-DS Trainer 22 Review

The DS trainer returns again as the sleeper hit of ASICS’ arsenal of shoes. It is a fast shoe that introduces ASICS’ coveted new FlyteFoam mid sole. Thanks to the new mid sole material, it floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. I have been an avid follower of this shoe for a […]

Asics GT-2000 5 Review

ASICS comes back for a 5th time with their GT 2000 line of stability shoes. The sole is nearly identical from before, but the upper has had an overhaul giving a more updated look. The shoe is slightly heavier (.3 ounces) than last year. This was surprising considering the new upper. I personally cannot tell […]

Asics Gel Nimbus 19 Review

ASICS is known for a few of their models above all others — the Nimbus and Cumulus for neutral runners, the Kayano and GTs for support runners. The Nimbus has been the flagship high-mileage trainer for the company for years, and is typically described as an ultra cushioned trainer. However, over the years ASICS has […]

Asics FuzeX™ Rush Review

Last spring Asics debuted its Fuzex collection of road shoes. The collection featured Asics new FuzeGel cushioning system a blending of the long-favored GEL technology and EVA. The initial line consisted of the FuzeX and FuzeX Lyte. Further expanding this collection Asics has a third shoe which is lighter and more performance oriented, enter the […]

Asics Gel Kayano 24 Review

ASICS is back again with the Kayano 24. Not too much has changed in this model, but there is an improved upper and increased room in the toe box. I enjoyed running medium to long distances in these and felt they excelled when I did my longer runs at a slower pace. The shoe is […]

Asics Gel Cumulus 19 Review

Upon first stepping into the Cumulus 19, the shoe’s bulk and stiffness were immediately apparent. The lack of flexibility both underfoot and in the upper did not result in the most comfortable first run. The heavy construction materials and overall inflexibility refused to allow my foot to flex naturally. I found the narrow toe box […]

Asics GT-3000 5 Review

On my first run in these shoes (5 miles) I wore thin socks, knowing it’s a narrow shoe, and got a small blister from the seam at the base of the laces on each of my 4th toes…(probably pre-irritated from my first run in GT-1000 two days before). Slightly thicker socks allowed the next run […]

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Reviewing Asics GT-2000 5

ASICS comes back for a 5th time with their GT 2000 line of stability shoes. The sole is nearly identical from before, but the upper has had an overhaul giving a more updated look. The shoe is slightly heavier (.3 ounces) than last year. This was surprising considering the new upper. I personally cannot tell […]

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Reviewing Asics GT-2000 4 Lite-Show

The GT-2000 4 is a moderately cushioned stability shoe that is perfect for someone who wants a basic shoe with a stable and somewhat cushioned ride. Add in the Lite-Show characteristics, and you have a solid shoe for fall and winter runs! The reflective detail really stands out well when light shines on them, and […]

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50 Years of Fantastic Footwear Innovation

In the beginning there were racing shoes. And runners saw that the shoes were good—for the few thin, athletic men who ran long distances at the time. Actually, they rather sucked, even for the young fast set. “Very few running shoes were available, if they could be called that,” says running shoe collector and National […]