Comparison of Asics Running Shoes

Running shoes are vital to your performance and personal comfort, making it important you choose a shoe that can go the distance. Asics provides a wide variety of shoes in different colors, features and prices. To pick the best shoe, take into consideration the amount of training you will complete, the type of training and physiology of your feet.

GT 2000

This shoe style is a second generation and accommodates many foot shapes. It provides stability and incorporates midfoot support. It costs around $120 as of time of publication.

Gel-DS Trainer 18

This shoe shows many improvements from its counterpart a year ago, featuring a sleek colorful design, and it weighs an ounce less. According to Asics, it has good arch support and mimics connective tissue in the foot by creating tension in the foot while entering propulsion stage. It costs about $115.

Gel Kayano 19

This shoe provides support for the flexible foot with top-shelf cushioning. The shoe is said by Running Shoe Guru to be the lightest-weight yet, featuring a large toe box and a highly appointed upper. Its price point is $150.

Gel Cumulus 15

This shoe is a great everyday trainer with plenty of cushioning, a smooth and flexible ride and breathable upper; it is extremely versatile. It's priced at $115.

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Heather Steele is a nutritional sciences graduate from the University of Oklahoma. She is a nationally registered dietitian and medically licensed. Steele currently practices dietetics in multiple public school systems promoting healthy eating, exercise and well-being by providing nutrition educations.