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10 Best Running Shoes for Supination in 2018

Nowadays, people get so caught up in their own routines that they forget how interesting, fun and healthy some hobbies can be. Whether you’re active or completely sedentary, an extra walk or run each day can be beneficial for your cardiovascular health.

Running is one of the best exercises to burn fat because you instantly burn calories. Your lungs get stronger and your breath becomes deeper. Your hearts becomes more trained because it’s a muscle itself.

But, what is supination? Why can supination be a problem for those who like running?

Everyone knows good posture is beneficial to your health. Supination is a situation where people tend to put most of their weight, or even all of it, on the outside of their foot. They tend to have structural issues because they force their feet in excessive movements such as running, jogging and even walking.

It can be dangerous for your ankles, knees, hips and bones. The overall feeling of sore feet cannot be too bad, but putting stress on your feet during a longer period of time can create problems that cannot be „erased“ later.

That’s why you have to invest in great running shoes. Even if you don’t run, but only walk or jog, you should pay attention to how your feet are feeling in your shoes. If you have appropriate sneakers, you can save yourself money, time and energy. Let’s not even mention the fact that you will save your knees and hips along with your ankles.

What should you be looking for in shoes appropriate for supination?

First and foremost, high arches.Your feet have to fit perfectly in the shoe and you shouldn’t feel excessive weight on any part. By putting the back of your foot in a higher position, you are forcing your foot to balance the rest of the weight in order to be stable.

  1. Brooks PureFlow 7 can be great for this occasion.

Another thing you should be focusing on is the flexibility. You don’t want a „sponge shoe“ that will let your feet go everywhere and all over the place, but you want a shoe that won’t force your foot to stand in a certain way where it’s not natural for you.

If you force your foot to be in one place and don’t allow it to move along with the shoe, not only will the running be uncomfortable, but your feet will make indents in the shoes to make them fit better. This means that if you tend to put your weight on the outside of the shoe, your feet will make indents on the outside of the bottom.

  1.  Asics Gel Kinsei 6 would be a great example.

 

What fits most people with supination are soft and foamy cushions. Of course, you don’t want to be swimming in the shoe (it’s not a water bed), but finding a shoe that you’ll be able to fit into and then make it tighter without it hurting may be a good option.

  1. Hoka One One Clifton 4 have cushions on the heels which make it even better for those with problems.

Something that a lot of people ignore is the „natural“ feeling to shoes. They tend to buy popular models without actually feeling how their balance in the product is doing. If you feel like you could use a better-balanced shoe, don’t spend your money on this popular model you’re insecure in.

Each person’s different and so are people’s feet. Not everyone is made for the most popular Nike’s on the market, you have to feel secure, safe and sound in them.

  1. On Cloudflyer is a shoe model popular for its balance. It was made in Switzerland and the precision put into the model is incredible!

Silicone or rubbery bottom is practical for those who like to jump around and move fast. Your feet need to land softly, especially if they are usually used to rough treatment. For those that suffer from supination, it’s important that you have „safe landing“ which won’t hurt your ankles since there is already excess pain and stress put onto them.

  1. Brooks Ghost 10 are famous for this.

If you tend to have cramps in your shin or your calf, this means that you don’t balance good and that your muscles aren’t being properly treated. Warm-ups and cool-downs can help, but if you don’t know the mechanism of muscles, you won’t be able to help them.

Muscles work in pairs and so does the shin and the calf. This means that at one point in movement all of the stress is on your shin, none on your calf and vice versa. If you have supination, your movements are irregular and you won’t be able to help them.

However, some shoes tend to make things better.

  1. Mizuno Wave Rider 21 works great in these situations.
  2. Under Armour Men’s Micro G Assert 7 do a great job too.

Some people like to run in nature. While nature can really calm you down and give you a wonderful experience that many consider as efficient as meditation, what’s not so relaxing is the fact that you have to clean your shoes later if you run into dirt.

That’s why there are models ideal for supination that were actually made for tougher tasks. These bad boys are made from stronger materials and can be cleaned easily.

  1. Adidas Men’s Rockadia Trail m Running Shoe work like a charm in these situations.

And of course, last but not least, looks are important. Whether you suffer from supination or just want a really high-quality shoe, you must want something visually attractive too.

If you’re a trendsetter or wish to become one, we have a few models that will fit you just perfectly.

  1. Adidas Women’s Edge Lux W Running Shoe have a chic look to them and although they are marketed as female, they can be worn by males too.
  2. Under Armour Men’s Charged Bandit 3 Running Shoe looks wonderful with the whole gradient situation going on, don’t you think?

Don’t forget the most important piece of advice: we are all different and have different needs. You have to buy the shoe that fits you best and makes you feel good while you’re running. If you don’t like them and are buying them for the popularity or looks, don’t bother being excited about them.

Also, it’s a good investment to make so don’t be afraid to give a bit more money for a high-quality pair of shoes. It will pay off with every painless kilometre you make. Enjoy your runs and stay safe, healthy and happy!

 

Brooks Ghost 10 Review

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Brooks’ marketing pitch: The Ghost 10 delivers the smoothest ride possible for neutral runners.

Upper: Mesh, fused and stitched synthetic leather.

Midsole: Dual-density EVA foam midsole. 12 mm heel to toe drop.

Outsole: Hard carbon rubber under the heel, softer blown rubber under the forefoot.

Weight: 295 gms/ 10.4 Oz for a half pair of Men’s US 9/UK 8/EUR 42.5/CM 27

Widths available: 2A, B, D – (regular – men’s, wide – women’s), 2E – (wide-men’s)

The Ghost 10 is an improvement over the 9. And why? Brooks’s popular neutral trainer has increased toe-box room and breathes better. The cushioning is slightly softer too, a result of significant midsole design updates.
Cushioned yet supportive ride, premium materials, interior fit quality and heel fit, outsole grip
Outsole durability, the DNA midsole material isn’t engaging

INTRODUCTION

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A few years ago, we were outraged when Brooks swapped its DNA Gel midsole for an all-foam one. The outrage wasn’t so much about the foam midsole per se; after all, brands change their cushioning technologies all the time.

It was rather an issue of semantics. Brooks described the new ‘DNA’ foam the same way it did the Gel, and that, we thought, was somewhat misleading. But that was back in 2014, and the whole DNA foam-Gel thing is a non-issue now – at least from a marketing perspective.

The all-foam Ghost has also grown on us over the past few years, based simply on the merit of the product.

You see, the rest of the footwear industry is on a penny-pinching drive. Many of the new running shoes in the $110-130 price-band are stripped down versions of their former designs, relying heavily on a minimal design language and material specs to reduce manufacturing costs. This approach applies to some of the more expensive shoes too.

Brooks’s design approach is a contrast; they continue to use shoe making materials which look and feel premium. Even though the Ghost 10 isn’t Brooks’s most expensive neutral shoe (the Glycerin is), it is heads and shoulders above the rest when it comes to the level of materials used.

But will Brooks’s material generosity last for long? Can’t say for sure, but let’s enjoy this fleeting moment while we can.

There’s also a consistency of upper fit and ride quality with the Ghost 10, and that makes the latter’s case as a versatile everyday neutral trainer very strong. The midsole doesn’t have the springy feedback of Boost or Everun, but there’s cushioning in plenty. The upper fits just right, being neither too snug nor excessively spacious.

And what of changes between the Ghost 9 and 10? We’ll eventually cover this topic in greater detail as we always do, but the summary is that the new Ghost 10 comes with an increase in forefoot room, is more flexible, and happens to be a bit softer and lighter than the outgoing model.

DESIGN AND MATERIALS

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Most of the Ghost 10’s upper is made out of engineered mesh and high-density printed layers. The Brooks marketing name for this is 3D Stretch Print, a nod to the printing’s semi-elastic nature.

The Stretch Print is applied over the mid and rearfoot, while the forefoot is built of engineered mesh. There are narrow bands of tightly-knit mesh areas near the midsole edge and over the forefoot, and in between are zones with larger pores for ventilation.

The last year’s Ghost 9 had a fused toe-cap with a small ‘canopy’ extending over the big toe. That changes on the Ghost 10, which now uses a regular, stitched-on toe bumper. The Ghost 10’s forefoot gets an updated engineered mesh, and there’s reduced usage of the 3D Stretch print material over the sides.

Needless to say, these updates affect the Ghost 10’s fit character – something which we’ll cover when discussing the upper fit later in this review. There are other design tweaks on the new Ghost, such as the updated (and cleaner) lacing area and the external heel area.

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The laces are round this year compared to the Ghost 9’s flat ones. But regardless of their shape, Brooks’s laces are a soft and semi-stretchable kind, and they stay tied-down. So there’s little functional impact here; rather, it’s a matter of personal preference.

The heel gets some bling in the form of molded urethane decorations colored in metallic. We say they’re decorative because the heel already has support due to the hard internal counter. Over the heel center, the synthetic strip of the Ghost 9 has been replaced with molded mesh.

Reflectivity gets affected here, as they disappear along with the Ghost 9’s stitched synthetic. The small ‘DNA’ logo on the midsole and the tongue label are the only shiny bits the Ghost 10 have.

For the last few years, Brooks had relied on a two-mesh set-up to construct the heel collar design. One kind of mesh lined up the Achilles area, while another formed the rest of the heel collar.

That changes with the Ghost 10, which now uses only a single mesh to line the insides of the heel. Also, there’s more foam padding inside the heel over the Ghost 9, so the heel interiors feel smoother overall.

The Ghost has never had an inner sleeve, but tongue slide was prevented by using a ‘tongue-tied’ loop. The Ghost 10 doesn’t have a sleeve either, but the tongue now has two loops instead of one. So the plushly padded tongue is securely held down by these loops, hence completely preventing tongue slide.

The Ghost 10 is slightly lighter than its predecessor due to the elimination of layers; there’s a weight reduction of 0.3 ounces.

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If you’ve been keeping up with the Brooks Ghost series, then you’ll know what we mean when we say that the Ghost 10 feels similar to the Ghost 7.

The Ghost 7 was the first all-foam based model after the Gel-based Ghost 6, and it had a softer ride. A similar analogy applies to the Ghost 10; the Ghost 8 and 9 were firmer riding models.

The Ghost 10’s midsole construction is similar to the Ghost 7 too, with a separate crash pad on both the midsole sides. In contrast, the outer/lateral midsole of the Ghost 9 had a single-density construction.

These updates also mean that the Ghost 10’s forefoot midsole is now single density, as opposed to the twin-stack of the Ghost 9. The result is a noticeable increase in forefoot flexibility and softness over the last version. The design of the outsole flex grooves have little to do with the added flexibility; rather, this change is material and construction dependent.

The midsole walls also flare higher on both sides of the midfoot. You can see the midsole sloping upwards from the forefoot to the midfoot, after which it melds into the rearfoot.

The material hasn’t changed, however. The foam continues to be Brooks’s Biomogo DNA EVA foam, and updates made to the construction and density ends up making the Ghost 10 a softer Ghost.

If you’ve read our Glycerin 15 write-up, then you’ll recognize the common update theme applied to both. For example, a section of the foam midsole (under the midfoot) now swoops down to form a part of the outsole. This is so designed to soften the midfoot transition experience.

Other design aspects are borrowed from the earlier Ghosts. The rounded heel outsole is split into two near the edge; this allows for smoother landings. There’s an open section of midsole foam right under the heel, and this splays wide during landings to produce a cushioning effect.

The removable insole placed inside the upper hasn’t changed. It is the same thick BioMogo foam sockliner used on the past versions of the Brooks Ghost.

DURABILITY ASSESSMENT

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Like many Brooks shoes, the soft outsole rubber will be your primary durability concern. What Brooks giveth in outsole grip, it taketh in outsole lifespan. The rubber provides excellent grip, but has lower durability compared to its peers. Regardless of whether you’re a forefoot and rearfoot striker, the frontal section should be the first to shred.

Another area you should keep an eye on is the forefoot mesh. Compared to the Ghost 9, most of the mesh in the front does not have external reinforcement; also, it feels thinner.

Since the mesh is directly glued to the midsole, watch out for signs of early wear due to abrasion and repeated flexing. The Ghost 10’s midsole is noticeably more pliable than the Ghost 8 or 9, so that translates into an increased flexing action for the upper mesh.

UPPER FIT AND FEEL

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The Ghost 10’s upper fit is an improvement over the 9. The last year’s model had a larger, fused toe-bumper with an extension over the big toe. This made the toe-box relatively cramped, so the increased space in the Ghost 10 will come as a relief.

By removing the 3D Stretch print in the forefoot and shortening the synthetic toe-bumper, the Ghost 10’s toe-box gains space – both vertically and sideways. The upper breathes better too, and has an accommodating nature. That said, the Ghost 10’s mesh isn’t as stretchable as the Glycerin 15’s.

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The insides have a smooth feel, as expected of an upper which is nearly free of stitched overlays. There’s no tongue slide, thanks to the dual loops, and the generous padding filters the lacing pressure.

The heel collar has a smoother fit now. The switch from dual-mesh to a single mesh lining results in a more consistent feel, and there’s this sense of increased padding packed within.

The rear upper grips extremely well. When new, the Ghost 10’s Achilles dip slopes inwards – more so than the Ghost 9 – and this leads to a temporary paucity of toe-box room, as the heel pushes the foot forward. But after a week or so, the heel padding settles in and makes the Ghost 10 fit true to size.

So if you feel that the Ghost 10 is slightly shorter in size, this feeling should dissipate as you put on miles. Get the same size as the Ghost 9, or if you are new to the Ghost, then buy true to size.

RIDE QUALITY AND BEHAVIOR

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The Ghost 10’s ride represents an optimal meld of cushioning and support. There’s a distinct sense of softness underfoot, but it isn’t mushy either. But if you’re comparing the 10 to the 9, the newest Ghost is softer. This is because of two reasons.

The first is the updated midsole with a separate crash pad under the heel. This also translates into a single density forefoot on the Ghost 10, which is different than the dual-density design of the Ghost 9. The second is the lighter density of the upper midsole foam itself, which is softer than before.

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Combine these updates, and you get a softer ride – both under the heel and the forefoot. While the cushioned insole inside the upper delivers an identical level of cushioning, the softened midsole foam changes the Ghost 10’s ride character. The forefoot is also softer, as the entire midsole thickness is constructed using a single density (and softer) foam.

That said, the rearfoot doesn’t lack support. The crash pads in the lower midsole are firmer than the upper portion, and these structures keep the midsole stable. It is also important to highlight the higher arch flare of the Ghost 10’s midsole. This change in the sidewall design makes the shoe feel more supportive under the arch when compared to the Ghost 8 and 9.

The transition quality is average, as the softer midsole tends to slow the down the loading process. This is particularly noticeable under the forefoot, where the softer and more flexible base makes the push-offs a bit lazier.

So depending on how you like your neutral trainer served, the Brooks Ghost 10’s added softness could be viewed as a double-edged sword. A softer midsole makes for a plusher ride experience, but at the same time, you’ll miss the rock-solid stability of the Ghost 8 and 9.

Nonetheless, the Ghost 10 is a great neutral shoe for training runs of any distance. It has ample cushioning for a marathon, and stable enough for a quick treadmill run. It is just that you won’t get the bouncy responsiveness of foam technologies like the adidas Boost or Saucony Everun.

PROS AND CONS

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The Ghost 10’s biggest strength is its versatility. The upper fit hits the sweet spot of interior space and secure hold, and the same applies to the balanced ride character. This versatility gives the Ghost multi-role capabilities, be it tackling marathons or the occasional training run.

We like the use of premium materials in running shoes, a fast disappearing trend save for shoes such as the Glycerin, Ghost and a few Saucony products. There are no evident signs of cost cutting on the Ghost, and that translates into a running experience which feels worth every dollar of its $120 MSRP.

Below, the outsole grips well, and the density consistency of the upper midsole and the BioMogo insole give the ride its characteristic smoothness.

Now for the cons. The outsole durability has always been an issue, so the premium material package amounts to nothing when the underside tends to wear and tear faster than shoes from say, the adidas or Nike stable. And then there’s the staid plainness of the DNA foam material, which provides the expected (and ordinary) foam-based cushioning and nothing more.

You’ll also have to live up with the blemishes and finishing defects in some examples of the Ghost 10. We’ve often highlighted this issue in our past reviews (G7 review), and some production models might have skewed assembly or glue marks. So visually inspect any Brooks shoe before you buy.

SUMMARY, AND CHANGES BETWEEN THE GHOST 9 AND GHOST 10

A couple of things will stand out when comparing the Ghost 10 with the Ghost 9. The first is the softer ride quality which also includes a more flexible forefoot. Earlier in this review, we’ve already covered the reasons why this occurs.

The second update is the increased space in the toe-box, the result of a redesigned toe-bumper and an open forefoot mesh construction.

There are other minor changes such as the 0.3 ounces weight reduction, the increased under-arch support, and the updated heel area, but the ride softness and the toe-box space are the updates which matter the most.

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Name Shoe tech Check price
Brooks Glycerin 15 Super-DNA foam midsole Amazon
Brooks Ghost 10 Dual density Biomogo-DNA foam midsole Amazon
Brooks Revel Single density Biomogo-DNA foam midsole Amazon

Spend $30 more, and you get the Glycerin 15. What’s the difference? The Glycerin has a plusher interior and a slightly more stretchable mesh, and the midsole is more supportive and cushioned.

When compared to the Glycerin, the Ghost 10 feels a much lighter shoe, though the actual weight difference isn’t much. This is perhaps so because the Glycerin 15 feels relative bottom heavy, and there’s a sense of more midsole material than the flexible Ghost.

At the entry level is the new Brooks Revel with its new knit upper and a single density midsole. Much like the Launch 4, there are no additional widths.

RECOMMENDED ROTATION

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Rotation Model Shoe type Check price
Same brand Brooks Ghost 10 Cushioned, long and easy runs Amazon
Same brand Brooks Launch 4 Firm ride, fast-paced training Amazon
Same brand Brooks Hyperion Lightweight, race-day Amazon
Multi brand Brooks Ghost 10 Cushioned, long and easy runs Amazon
Multi brand Nike Elite 9 Firm ride, fast-paced training Amazon
Multi brand New Balance 1400V5 Lightweight, race-day Amazon

The Ghost 10 is a comfortable and versatile shoe, but not very fast. So what do you do then, for faster training runs? You get the much firmer and snugger fitting Launch 4. And if you’re used to firm riding shoes, then the lighter Launch 4 can be used for longer races too.

For shorter 5K and 10K races, the Brooks Hyperion is your go-to shoe.

Now let’s explore some of the options available outside the Brooks assortment. The Hyperion equivalent would be the sleek New Balance 1400V5. It has a secure yet breathable fit, and there’s enough cushioning for shorter runs or races.

For general fast-paced training runs, consider the firm riding Nike Zoom Elite with its snappy forefoot feel.

SIMILAR NEUTRAL CUSHIONED SHOES

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Brand Model Midsole Check price
Asics Cumulus 19 Medium soft Amazon
Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Firm Amazon
New Balance 880 V7 Medium soft Amazon
Nike Pegasus 34 Soft Amazon
Saucony Ride 10 Medium soft Amazon
Underarmour Gemini 3 Medium soft Amazon

There are various neutral trainers available in the same price class and category, but the New Balance 880V7 is the closest match with the Ghost 10.

Much like the Brooks shoe, the 880V7 has a regular dual-density EVA foam midsole with similar support and cushioning levels. The upper, with its engineered mesh and fused overlays, partly resembles the Ghost – except for the 880’s shallow toe-box and tongue slide.

If you’re shopping for Asics, then the Cumulus 19 is the Ghost equivalent. It has a comfortable dual-density ride, but with a shallow toe-box.

The UnderArmour Gemini 3 is also comparable, but solely from a category perspective. The Speedform upper design and materials feel and fit different than the rest of the shoes on the list. Underneath, the Gemini 3 comes with a smooth and supportive ride.

The Mizuno Wave Rider 20 has a ride quality which runs tangential to the rest of the pack, made unique by the hard plastic ‘Wave’ plate embedded in its midsole.

And lastly, you have two of the most popular neutral trainers – the cushioned and responsive Pegasus 34, and the snappy Saucony Ride 10.

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Asics Gel Cumulus 19 Review

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Asics’s marketing pitch: The Cumulus 19 delivers superior comfort and shock dissipation.

Upper: Spacer mesh, fused and stitched-on synthetic.

Midsole: Dual-density EVA foam midsole with plastic shank. Front and rear Gel inserts. 10 mm heel offset.

Outsole: Hard carbon rubber under the heel, softer blown rubber under the forefoot.

Weight: 320 gms/ 11.3 Oz for a half pair of Men’s US 9/UK 8/EUR 42.5/CM 27

Widths available: D – regular (reviewed), 2E – Wide, 4E – Extra wide

Asics’s mid-priced neutral trainer is adequately cushioned for the long and easy runs, featuring the same sole unit as the 18. The upper toe-box still fits shallow.
Cushioned ride, breathable, plush upper heel and tongue, optional widths
Unresponsive ride, tongue slide, potential upper durability issue, heavy, reduced reflectivity over the Cumulus 18

INTRODUCTION

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The Cumulus 19 is the Japanese brand’s ‘budget Nimbus.’ Like the latter, it is a cushioned neutral trainer but minus many of the bells and whistles which the more expensive Nimbus comes boxed with.

At an MSRP of $120, the Cumulus 19 competes with the likes of the Brooks Ghost 10, the Nike Pegasus 34, the Saucony Ride 10, and many others – all mid-priced neutrals which occupy a similar price band.

For many years, the Asics Cumulus dutifully delivered what it was supposed to. The midsole packed ample cushioning, making it one of the many shoes suitable for long runs and general workouts of a relaxed nature. The upper, while not super-plush, seldom gave any reason for complaint.

The otherwise good-natured Cumulus changed last year. Misguided by some strange market trend, the Cumulus 18 squashed the toe-box shallow, making the new version a marked departure from the well-proportioned interiors of the Cumulus 16 and 17.

Do things change for 2017? Sadly, no. The Cumulus 19 not only features a shallow toe-box, but also uses a more flimsy looking upper. And in what’s now an emerging trend (for Asics), the Cumulus 19 uses a midsole and outsole stack which is identical to the outgoing version.

In the past, each successive update introduced a brand-new midsole and outsole along with a refreshed upper. But the last couple of Asics we’ve reviewed – namely the Kayano 24 and now the Cumulus 19 – appear to be indicative of Asics’s new (cost-cutting) direction.

There’s nothing wrong with using the same sole design. Nike does this on a regular basis, but then a shoe like the Pegasus undercuts others by $10. If Asics is reusing parts or molds from a previous version, then the cost benefit should be passed to the end-consumer in the form of a lower MSRP.

If the toe-box is still shallow and the sole unit hasn’t changed, does it make sense for an existing Cumulus 18 user to upgrade? Not at all. We’ll save you the trouble of reading the rest of this review and tell you right away that there’s no value in swapping your 18 for the 19. It is a better idea to invest in Cumulus 18 deadstock and save money.

And if you can get your paws on the Cumulus 17, nothing like it.

DESIGN AND MATERIALS

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To say that the Cumulus 19 has reduced the amount of external overlays would be an understatement. Most of the upholstery is now either spacer mesh or knit fabric, with synthetic leather only providing coverage in select areas. The lacing eyestay has synthetic, which is understandable given that this area needs additional reinforcement.

The external toe-bumper seen on the past versions of the Cumulus is absent. Instead, there’s a combination of a micro-bumper near the toe-tip and a band-like strip which runs over the toe-box and forefoot. This doesn’t mean that the front area lacks structure; there is a reinforcement material underneath the mesh.

Most of the synthetic layering is on the lateral/outer side of the midfoot. The inner midfoot is missing both the Asics logo and the synthetic panel seen on the previous Cumulus editions.

Much like the new trend of carrying over the sole design, the removal of inner midfoot layering seems to be the way ahead, if the Kayano 24 and the Cumulus 19 are to be considered as a yardstick.

Let’s be clear – Asics might tout the ‘cleaner’ midfoot as an ‘improvement,’ but it has no benefit on the quality of fit. This change, similar to reusing the sole design, is purely a cost-cutting measure.

In the Cumulus 19’s case, the flimsy midfoot area is more a potential drawback than anything else. We’ll devote more screen space on this topic in the durability section. The silver lining, in this case, is the improved ventilation over the Cumulus 18.

Most of the external heel area is covered with a knit fabric. This visually cleaner design replaces the synthetic strips, the molding, and the reflective details of the Cumulus 18. Reflectivity is a casualty here, as it gets downsized from a couple of strips to a small logo.

The Cumulus 19 gets a new heel collar design. The prominent Achilles dip which was earlier a part of most Asics shoes is replaced by a rounded collar design with a brand new lining fabric. This updates slightly lowers the heel height, but the generously padded collar counters any (potential) negative effect of the lowered height.

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The tongue does not have a sleeve, and the flap uses a softer fabric – the same as the heel collar. Tongue slides do happen, so if you’re switching from a sleeved shoe such as the Pegasus, mentally prepare yourself for this mild inconvenience. And by the way, the tongue is a bit shorter than the Cumulus 18.

The interiors have a smooth feel. Like many modern-day running shoes, the Cumulus 19’s upper relies more on fused layers rather than stitched-on ones. While the insides aren’t completely seamless, there aren’t any irritating bumps either.

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If you already have the Cumulus 18, you can skip this section because the sole unit hasn’t changed. But many of you might not be familiar with the series, so it’s worth breaking down the finer aspects of the Cumulus 19’s sole unit.

The midsole and outsole are based on the long-continuing Asics design template. This includes a top EVA foam layer, a couple of visible Gel windows, and then finally a larger stack of EVA foam which acts as the main midsole.

It’s worth mentioning that while the men’s and women’s Cumulus have the same 10 mm heel -to-toe drop, the women’s Cumulus has a softer upper midsole for increased softness.

Mind you; there isn’t much Gel inside the midsole. The forefoot windows are merely decorative, and even the rear has a penny sized unit. Hence, most of the Cumulus’s cushioning comes from the thick foam and not the Gel. This also applies to more expensive Asics models such as the Nimbus, Kayano, and even the Quantum 360.

There’s a plastic shank under the midfoot, a feature which is now fast vanishing from the world of athletic footwear. As for the outsole, you get the standard layout of various rubber pieces separated by generous grooves – placed in a sideways and lengthwise orientation.

The groove which runs the length of the shoe is what Asics markets as the ‘Guidance line,’ while the other grooves help with flexibility and ride transitions.

As for the outsole, the Cumulus uses slabs of soft blown rubber under the forefoot, and the rear is shod with a harder variety. This is designed so because the majority of the running population are rearfoot strikers, so the rear needs to be stronger to withstand the abuse from heel strikes.

At the top lies a soft, blown foam insole. There’s another sheet of foam just below it, and both these combine to give you the initial softness which most people experience while trying the shoe at the store.

We’re not sure what the next year will bring for the Cumulus 20. Since this is the second year running for the same midsole and outsole, the sole should get an update in 2018. But will the regular foam be replaced by the new Flytefoam? If that happens, the Cumulus 20’s ride is probably going to turn firmer yet more resilient.

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The wide ‘Guidance Line’ causes the edges of the forefoot rubber slabs to be exposed to a higher rate of wear and tear. This is limited to the initial days, so from a long-term durability perspective, this isn’t something to worry about. The midsole is made of regular EVA foam, so a flattening of ride quality after a few hundred miles should be expected.

The changes on the new Cumulus 19 upper are worrying, however. The inner midfoot is missing a lot of protective covering last seen on the Cumulus 18, and the thin mesh is directly in contact with the midsole edge.

Based on experience, this kind of design usually ends poorly for the upper. There’s a lot of weight applied by the foot in this area, and the lack of reinforcement could lead to the mesh tearing.

These are early days for the Cumulus 19, so we haven’t come across examples of the mesh failing – yet. Nonetheless, this is a red flag from a durability viewpoint. We’ll update this review if we come across instances of premature mesh tear.

UPPER FIT AND FEEL

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The toe-box of the Cumulus 19 is shallow and pointy. It is shallow, because a band of synthetic runs over the toe box in a semi-circular path. There’s an internal bumper, so the Cumulus retains its pointy toe-box profile

This construction hems in the big toe; while the sensation isn’t uncomfortable, it makes the limited height of the toe-box noticeable. The Cumulus 19’s toe box design reminds us of the Brooks Ravenna 6 which used a similar band design and produced an identical fit result.

You should buy a half size larger than your regular size (or the same size as the Cumulus 18), else there’s going to be a paucity of interior space.

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The tongue has a lot of padding and offers adequate insulation from lacing cinch. But as the Cumulus 19’s tongue is slightly shorter than the 18, using the heel-lock lacing (the last eyelet) will apply top-down pressure over the foot.

Regardless of the updated heel design which appears straighter than the Cumulus 18, there’s no heel slippage. You miss the foam ‘pockets’ of the older heel design, but that’s more of a sensory difference than a functional one.

The Cumulus 19 is offered in multiple widths, ranging from D (regular) to a 4E. So if you’re not happy with the snug forefoot, then get a width upsize.

The removal of external layering makes the C-19 breathable, more so than the C-18.

RIDE QUALITY AND BEHAVIOR

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Nearly all of the Cumulus 19’s cushioning is delivered by the dense foam stack. Asics Gel plays but only a minor role in the ride behavior, as most of the Gel is more show than substance.

The soft feel underfoot is the result of the Ortholite insole, and the remaining foam layers have a medium-soft quality of cushioning. The Cumulus has never been a mushy shoe, and the same applies to the version 19.

Still, running fast in the Cumulus 19 feels somewhat laborious. It’s not just the thick midsole, but the generously articulated outsole which slows down transitions. The outsole lugs mounted on a wide area of exposed foam delivers a cushioning (or ‘piston’) effect, but the trade-off is a somewhat slow quality of transition.

The ‘Guidance Line’ demarcates two sides of the forefoot with a wide chasm, so the rubber edges feel lumpy – the same as Cumulus 18. Though this is less pronounced than some of other Asics shoes we’ve reviewed, the abundance of flex grooves proves to be too much of a good thing.

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There’s nothing remarkable about the Cumulus 19’s ride quality, but there aren’t any glaring faults either. It has enough cushioning for runs up to a marathon, happens to be moderately stable, and the outsole grips well.

The midsole works for both heel and forefoot strikers. Even with the 10 mm drop, the forefoot has adequate padding; the blown rubber outsole and the midsole work together to create soft landings or transitions, depending on your footstrike.

It is very likely that the next year’s Cumulus will feature a Flytefoam midsole, but for now, the midsole is made of regular EVA foam. So being responsive or bouncy isn’t one of the C-19’s characteristics; the ride feels padded but flat.

PROS AND CONS

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If the shallow toe box of the Cumulus 19 doesn’t bother you, then the rest of the shoe isn’t bad. The midsole has enough padding without being overly soft, and the upper is breathable. The heel and tongue have a plush fit and feel, and the optional widths make it easier to find a Cumulus which fits you best.

Among the list of negatives, there’s the tongue slide, the unresponsive ride quality, the shallow front, and the flimsy upper build – especially over the inner midfoot. Lastly, let’s not forget that the Cumulus 19’s 11.3-ounce weight makes it the heaviest in its class.

CHANGES BETWEEN THE CUMULUS 19 AND CUMULUS 18

The Cumulus 19 reuses the Cumulus 18’s midsole and outsole, so there’s no difference in the ride quality. A few changes take place on the upper, but nothing which makes the C-19 significantly different than the 18.

The toe area remains shallow, with the overall interior proportions staying very similar to the C-18. The heel area feels softer, and so does the shorter tongue – thanks to the updated lining material which feels smoother than the 18. And the loss of outer covering increases the 19’s breathability.

In the rear, the Achilles dip is toned down to a rounded profile, and the outer heel loses the molded details and reflectivity last seen on the C-18. The inner midfoot loses the synthetic panel.

Both versions are matched on weight (the Cumulus 18 was 0.2-ounce lighter) and the retail price.

UPGRADE OR DOWNGRADE?

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Options Technology Check price
Asics Nimbus 19 Flytefoam midsole, dual Gel windows Amazon
Asics Cumulus 19 Regular EVA midsole, dual Gel windows Amazon
Asics Pursue 3 Regular EVA midsole, heel-only Gel window Amazon

At a $40 premium is the Nimbus 19, a neutral trainer which is marketed as an upgrade from the Cumulus 19. Till a couple of years ago, the Nimbus had a softer ride and a plusher upper than the Cumulus. Today, while some parts of the upper – say the heel and the tongue for example – feel softer than the Cumulus, the ride isn’t softer.

The Nimbus recently switched to a firmer Flytefoam midsole. The new design makes the N-19 much firmer than the older models, so when compared to the Cumulus, the midsole density feels similar. What is different though, is a more resilient and responsive ride than the Cumulus. This is the result of the Flytefoam layer which the Cumulus 19 does not have – yet.

At the lower end of the assortment is the Pursue 3. It’s a bargain Cumulus of sorts, offering a firmer ride with a trimmed down material package. The Pursue 3 doesn’t appear to be widely available, so consider the Roadhawk FF as an alternative. The Roadhawk is a neutral trainer with a 10 mm heel drop and a full-length Flytefoam midsole.

RECOMMENDED ROTATION

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Rotation Model Shoe type Check price
Same brand Asics Cumulus 19 Cushioned, long and easy runs Amazon
Same brand Asics Dynaflyte Lightweight, fast-paced training Amazon
Same brand Asics Hyperspeed Firm, lightweight, race-day Amazon
Multi brand Asics Cumulus 19 Cushioned, long and easy runs Amazon
Multi brand adidas Boston 6 Lightweight, fast-paced training Amazon
Multi brand New Balance 1400V5 Firm, lightweight, race-day Amazon

Recommending a three-shoe rotation for the Cumulus 19 is relatively easy. The cushioned Cumulus 19 is good for the long and easy runs, so pairing that up with a firmer and lighter Dynaflyte makes perfect sense.

The Dynaflyte is great for fast training runs and even races up to a marathon. For shorter races, the Asics Hyperspeed 7 will get the job done.

Do not want an Asics shoe overload? Then consider the New Balance 1400V5 as your short-race shoe, and the excellent adidas Boston 6 as a Dynaflyte substitute.

SIMILAR NEUTRAL CUSHIONED SHOES

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Brand Model Midsole Check price
Brooks Ghost 10 Medium soft Amazon
Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Firm Amazon
New Balance 880 V7 Medium soft Amazon
Nike Pegasus 34 Soft Amazon
Saucony Ride 10 Medium soft Amazon
Underarmour Gemini 3 Medium soft Amazon

There’s plenty of competition in the mid-priced neutral cushioning category, so once you look beyond the Asics assortment, the Cumulus 19 doesn’t seem to offer great value. The problem with the Asics Cumulus 19 is that it stands for nothing, and ends up being an ordinary shoe with mediocrity emanating from its 11.3-ounce weight and its shallow fitting upper.

For example, if you wanted a combination of a plush upper and a supportive yet cushioned ride, then the identically priced Brooks Ghost 10 is the shoe. Need lots of soft cushioning with an ultra-durable outsole? That’ll be the adidas Supernova, sir.

The Nike Pegasus 34 is the lowest priced in this category and offers great value. The ride is cushioned and responsive, and the sleeved upper offers a better fit. The Saucony Ride 10 is also an excellent shoe, its ride offering a touch of Everun responsiveness and smooth transitions.

Don’t need a soft ride? The Mizuno Wave Rider 20 delivers a unique, Wave Plate powered ride under a spacious upper. And if you wanted something ‘traditional,’ the New Balance 880V7 is an under-rated performer.

And now in its third year, the UnderArmour Speedform Gemini 3’s ride is smooth and cushioned, same as the versions before it.

So you see, all other shoes seem to have character in one form or another. And what does the Asics Cumulus 19 have, except that it’s an Asics? Amidst all the running shoe newness, the Cumulus 19 struggles to make a compelling case for itself.

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Brooks Ravenna 6 Review

We often get a great deal of questions around which kind of shoe the Brooks Ravenna is – and yes from the confusing one. The Brooks Ravenna is categorised as a Assistance shoe – the ‘just right’ amount of steadiness and padding for natural to minor overpronators. A direction shoe sits between your Balance and Cushioned Categories waiting for you.

We swept up with Adam our training director, for his overview of the latest Brooks Ravenna 6.

Adam started working socially a couple of years ago and is constantly on the work on getting distance goals and increasing his average tempo. He’s currently using the Brooks Ravenna 6 for 4 runs weekly.

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Suitable for: Natural or Mild Overpronators – Athletes that need simply a minor amount of support through the midfoot while running
Matches: True to Size

Best for: Jogging/Walking specifically for longer distances

Best Feature of the Brooks Ravenna 6: The midfoot saddle that is made into the upper provides foot an extremely secure feeling when I’m running.

Other top features:

The padding of the Brooks DNA midsole – it’s fantastic at absorbing the distress on longer training works and provides me a far more comfortable ride.
The ‘just right’ combo of stableness and padding – These shoes thought excellent from the first run as my distance increased I possibly could feel the padding and cushioning working dynamically with the middle feet saddle support

Things to watch out for:

Using the Ravenna 6 higher fitting snugly, it is critical to find the laces correct to provide comfort, usually you can suffer from ‘hotspots’ (burning up or massaging on certain elements of the ft .). If you are getting hotspots and also have a snug installing higher, try one of our own lacing techniques.

Adam’s summation on the Brooks Ravenna 6: I’ve run in supportive shoes and much more padded shoes and found the Ravenna truly to be ‘just right – from the great middle earth for my feet. I can believe that the Ravenna helps my ft . more than other shoes I’ve run in out of this category too.

Overall the Brooks Ravenna 6 is an extremely nice shoe. After the shoe is worn in the padding moulds to the ft .. The fit feel nice and secure with support via all over the shoe, the midsole support also helps give comfort and security on my distance works. I would turn this shoe with a light-weight option for swiftness work and to reach a period goal, however the Ravenna is my go to training shoe.

The Brooks Ravenna 6 is a Advice fit, area of the wider Brooks Working range – available in every stores now.

PROS

Dependable mixture of balance and cushioning
Modified midsole saddle for added stability
Recently designed mesh top and overlays
Sound daily trainer in a position to deliver quick transitions or high mileage
Retained the kept up to date padding design from earlier version

CONS

OUR VERDICT

The Brooks Ravenna 6 is a good daily trainer that preserves an sufficient mixture of stability and padding while delivering a far more secure fit. The shoe keeps the Brooks BioMoGo DNA foam that was launched in the Ravenna 5 as the improvements to the Ravenna 6 are located generally within design revisions to top of the, new mid-sole saddle and heel scruff of the neck which give a more steady and comfortable fit while providing for a even soft transition.

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There were little changes to the only real device of the Brooks Ravenna 6. I got glad to notice that the shoe placed lots of the major enhancements which were built-into the Ravenna 5 which designed for a great working experience.

Often companies make an effort to innovate and change when something works for a shoe but that had not been the situation with Brooks and the Ravenna 6.

There are plenty of parts of the only real unit which continued to be intact and then for reasonable – they functioned well for the shoe and were comfortable for the athletes.

The main element design changes from the previous version that have been transported over have allowed the Ravenna 6 to keep up that fine balance between stableness and cushioning.

The main parts of the shoes which continued to be unchanged will be the built-in BioMoGo DNA midsole that allows for a smoother trip; the Diagonal Rollbar to aid with control pronation combined with the Caterpillar Crash Pad and Omega Flex Grooves which enable more overall flexibility and padding while providing amore responsiveness feel through the foot strike.

The Caterpillar Crash Pad and new Omega Flex Grooves which run from the midsole to heel are made to increase responsiveness and overall flexibility throughout the ft . strike enabling an easy and light transition.

The Ravenna 6 includes average heel-to-toe drop of 10 mm which is comparable to the prior model and much like other shoes in its same category.

The building of the only real unit is intended to take care of the high requirements of any daily trainer while providing the runner enough control and comfort when needed.

Brooks Ravenna 6 Upper Info

The top was kept up to date in the Ravenna 5 and has gone through small changes in the Ravenna 6. The top is where not only can you “see” but “feel” the modified enhancements.

The revisions made this season aren’t significant but is seen by looking at the shoe directly from the box and lead to a far more secure and sound fit while providing higher control.

Top of the is made up of Element Mesh that allows for increased breathability as well as helping with water wicking.

One of the most obvious changes to the Ravenna 6 top will be the overlays and fine mesh which were modified to increase stableness and comfort.

The overlays are a newly-designed skinny, clear plastic material strategically positioned across the forefoot to the midsole area which increases the stability. The top is modest in comparison to a great many other models but offers a company fit and cozy ride.

The Ravenna 6 placed the Adaptable Saddle which wraps the midsole of the feet. The saddle attaches from the midsole to the heel guaranteed to the only real product in the condition of any inverted “V” and can be custom-made for every single runner via the laces to include more stability throughout a run.

An improvement to the Ravenna 6 this season was a far more rounded heel training collar which also put into the balance by keeping the heel securely “locked” set up.

The changes to top of the including changing the fine mesh material, leaner overlays, upgrading the variable midsole saddle combined with the secure heel scruff of the neck all were done to increase stableness and control.

From the very first time I place the shoe on; I possibly could “feel” the positive changes to top of the. I discovered them simply by the little changes I possibly could see in the materials but once I ran in the shoe it shipped additional control as my ft . was better and comfortable.

I still had the capability to personalize the “feel” of the shoe to my jogging style and my ft . which is important through the adjustable saddle combined with the new crash pad which flexes to each individuals running style.

Brooks Ravenna 6 Conclusions

The Brooks Ravenna 6 is still a compact, daily trainer that includes a nice mixture of stability and padding enabling quick transitions or dependability for high mileage works. The Ravenna 6 is constantly on the provide security and a simple ride through the complete foot strike.

As they stating goes, “if it’s not broke, don’t correct it”. The Ravenna 6 made improvements to top of the but maintained the full-length Segmented Crash Pad, the BioMoGo DNA in the midsole and the Progressive Diagonal Rollbar all which donate to the solid combo of steadiness and padding that athletes look for throughout their operating stride.

The kept up to date heel back of the shirt provided even more coverage and security for the ft . as it locked it set up through the run without having to be too restrictive.

Top of the in the Ravenna 6 has been up to date yet Brooks didn’t change the integrity of the prior version.

The top was tweaked with a somewhat new design which added more comfort and control but is constantly on the have slender overlays which sit on the new breathable, water wicking mesh.

The adaptable midsole saddle continues to be present nonetheless it provides for a far more custom-made and personal fit. All of the improvements with the new Ravenna 6 allowed the shoe to provide a secure fit plus a quick and reliable transition through the foot strike.

The Brooks Ravenna 6 is a shoe that offers that exceptional blend of steadiness and cushioning rendering it a solid each day trainer. The shoe performed well on brief, fast tempo operates as well for higher mileage training works.

The Ravenna 6 was created to be mainly a day to day training and highway shoe. For all those athletes who are buying shoe that are designed for mixed types of goes, the Ravenna 6 is someone to consider.

We give thanks to the nice people at Brooks for mailing us a set of Ravenna 6 to check. This didn’t influence the results of the review, written after working more than 50 kilometers in them.
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ASICS Men’s GT-2000 4 Running Shoe Review

The ASICS GT-2000 4 is a trainer that is simply perfect for the faster runner requiring a shoe for shakeouts and the runner hoping something light that is employed to the heavier models out there. It provides superb padding and a easy ride.

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WHO’S IT FOR

This shoe is suitable for marathon runners, largely on the newbie to intermediate level. Perfect for the faster runner looking a shoe for shakeouts or someone that can be used to using something heavier hoping something lighter

I first began running in these shoes years back when these were the GT 2170. I had been wearing only the heavy workhorse Kayanos and wanted something lighter but wished to stay faithful to ASICS.

I love to consider myself a faster runner, but I am still over 200 pounds therefore i needed something that wouldn’t be too light and eliminate my legs.

When ASICS made a decision to revamp the shoe and rename it to the GT 2000, I found some and was still a supporter.

I was beginning to get faster and less heavy though, therefore i stepped from this line when i needed something that was lighter and wasn’t as hard on my pumps.

Now, returning to the shoe I had fashioned a concept of what things to expect but didn’t have great first impressions. As the shoe gets much lighter and is obviously lighter than the previous time I ran in it, it still sensed very lunky initially.

My natural stride in them was much too gradual and I possessed to really press myself to access where I needed even for a shakeout rate.

It needed about 30-40 mls prior to the shoe really broke set for me. This is not bad, but it generally does not typically take me this long to obtain a full feel for a shoe.

Tempos and fartleks were doable because of the adaptive singular, but I had been working doubly hard. Not worthwhile with these shoes.

What they do the best for me personally were shakeouts after a difficult day before and long works at a leisurely pace. Among my last goes before writing this is an extended 17 miler and it was the best run I had formed in this shoe.

I was in charge and the padding allowed me to recuperate incredibly fast. The very next day, I did so a shakeout which helped me retrieve even fast.

Asics GT-2000 4 Standard Info

This is actually the 4th incarnation of the GT-2000 series which really is a line that increased from the ashes of the 2170. In ASICS’ solid line of balance shoes, this rests right below the expensive flagship kayanos.

My first impression was admittedly not ideal for plastic reasons. The colorway I analyzed was the blue and magic ones plus they just didn’t pop out if you ask me. It appeared as if a shoe from 5 or 6 years back.

This is simply on my own style tastes, so take that as you will. Luckily, ASICS offers several colors because of this shoe.

When I first laced them up, while very comfortable the shoe experienced very heavy and constricted when it came up time to perform. I cherished the lacing system, nevertheless they didn’t feel flexible by any means to me.

I really needed to force myself to keep my tempo to where I needed. After they were cracked in, my view transformed but this required a great deal of time.

Asics GT-2000 4 Sole Unit

ASICS Men’s GT-2000 4

Anything that ASICS has been known for will there be in the only real. You may have your gel on the external heel for absorbing surprise.

The FluidRide midsole, which really is a portion of hard clear plastic that is light and increases the overall ride will there be as well. The direction series provides superb control.

I loved the traction force the most. Within my runs in bad weather i never noticed like i used to be getting rid of control. Even toward the finish of my trials, the treading was still superior.

All the tech in the only real unit mixed provided an adaptive drive based on the type of workout I got doing. My long goes and easy shakeouts experienced me stunning on the heel to midfoot and then moving off on your golf ball of my feet.

My tempo operates, without as fast as I hoped, allowed for me personally to punch on the midfoot to ball of my feet.

Asics GT-2000 4 Upper Info
A number of the models that asics have been forcing out lately experienced questionable materials in them. Two good exemplory case of this will be the DS instructors with seamless materials that dropped apart much too quick and the Kayano who’s mesh much too padded.

The materials on top of the part is a heavy layer of fine mesh over an extremely breathable sock liner. It sensed incredibly strong and I never noticed like it would rip.

Be warned that can make it feel amazingly tight initially and make it feel just like it is too small. Following a few works, this will recede.

The heel comes with an external exoskeleton of hard clear plastic that offered me the sensation of locking in to the heel. ASICS has truly perfected this over your competition which is something I usually anticipate in this brand.

The lacing system was the best area of the shoe. ASICS stimulates impartial lacing which allowed me to connect the shoe just how I wanted without the issues.

I generally have an issue with just how I ribbons up my shoes; where they are really either too small and take off circulation or Personally i think like I’m falling out in clumps of the shoe. This is a good touch.

Asics GT-2000 4 Conclusions

Important thing, if you are a runner that is employed to being in shoes that are faster this isn’t going to be always a rushing shoe for you. The fit was great, but I did so not need full activity which took from my overall experience.

I used to be running in Saucony Mirages and ASICS tri Noosas getting into this so that it was definitely an enormous change for me personally. This may still have a location in my own rotation for shakeouts and restoration runs though.

If you’re on the bigger side that is running in balance+ shoes like Kayanos or Brooks’ flagship Adreinaline GTS this is an excellent shoe that is lighter but nonetheless gives a lot of support. Definitely a terrific way to transition from the mega heavy shoes out there.

ASICS Men’s GEL Venture 5 Running Shoe Review

If you’re buying good couple of path running shoes search no further, the ASICS Men’s GEL Venture 5 Running Shoe could just be the perfect fit for you. These running shoes supply the best support for folks who prefer to run on abrasive terrain.

The shoes are compact and durable, Top shoe construction is constructed of overlaid synthetic fine mesh cloth that is drinking water amount of resistance and allows air to feed and reduce perspiration. A rear ft . cushioning pad provides extra support for the heel and a reinforced toe box protects the toes from unseen protrusion while running. The backside support offers basic safety and comfort for the runner and withstands weights of heavy joggers.

These shoes are made for extended hours of running through difficult terrain. In addition they help the wearer put up with different feet activity. This is actually the complete ASICS Men’s GEL Venture 5 running shoe review for many who want to make the best purchasing decision.

Top features of the ASICS Men’s GEL Venture 5 Running Shoe

The ASICS Men’s shoe is ideal for folks with high toes arches who do not require much support in a shoe. Hence, the word natural shoe to indicate footwear that leads your feet in an all natural way to help the wearer find his/her ideal running gait.

The shoes’ best feature is the fact that it offers very good grasp and grip and the capability to provide smooth toes movements through different surfaces. Because of the deep silicone grove soles, joggers get improved grip and they may use these shoes for off-road long distance running. The ASICS men’s Gel enterprise 5 running shoes are for sale to women as well. Irrespective of gender, the shoes come in a variety of colors with the same features which include:

Mesh overlay fabricated fabric upper engineering, made to be mud and water-resistant as well as allows air to feed to lessen sweating
Protective bumper near to the forward of the shoe to safeguard the feet from protruding things in the athletes path
Pocket located nearby the the surface of the shoe’s tongue where you can tuck in your laces
Rugged outsole designed to ingest pounding on harsh terrain
Replaceable foam feet for the within of the shoe which can even be fixed with recommended doctor orthotics
Sole manufactured from hard plastic with a heel that actions 1.25 ins and a platform measuring .75 in . for added strength, durability, support, safety and comfort.
May be the ASICS Men’s GEL Venture 5 Running Shoe Well worth Buying?

The ASICS Gel Venture 5 running shoes are incredibly reasonably priced for top level quality footwear of the caliber. Therefore, you should add those to your running products if you are seriously interested in running.

Pros

The outsoles have lugs offering perfect traction force for uphill and downhill running
The padding system of the shoe aids in preventing impact during impact that runners experience and smooth ft movement
The shoe offers coverage to the feet and all of those other ft . from protruding objects.
Available in several color selections and sizes
Stylish design makes the shoes ideal to wear with a everyday outfit

Cons

The only real of the shoe is constructed of hard rubber materials which is not versatile enough for folks who require adaptable shoes for arch support on certain routines
The shoes are slippery on even, wet stones and can cause comes and damage if you don’t realize this fact.

Conclusion

The ASICS Gel Venture 5 Running Shoes include impressive design designed to keep you safe and comfortable while running in dry out conditions. They accomplish that by offering impressive grip on all type of rough terrain. It’s important to remember these sneakers were suitable for people who have high natural ft . pronation. The wonder about them is that they are incredibly reasonable costed and made out of durable materials. Overall, they make a great choice for athletes on a budget who need quality sneakers.

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ASICS Men’s Gel Nimbus 18 Running Shoe Review

ASICS Men’s Gel Nimbus 18 Running Shoe – After 18 many years of development, the Nimbus (R) collection persists among the best high executing shoes by ASICS. The brand-new gel (R) setting offers up-to-date geometry of cushioning, intended to improve adaptability and also reduce strenuous effects. Increased support brand (R) technology sympathetically syncs componentry to welcome the motions of the jogger stride pattern.

ASICS Men’s Gel Nimbus 18 Running Shoe – In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his activities shoes company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by causing baseball shoes from his living area in Kobe, Japan. He chosen the name ASICS for his company in 1977, predicated on a favorite Latin key phrase “Anima Sana In Corpore Sano,” which, when translated, shows the old suitable of “GROUNDS in an Audio tracks Body.” Taking the term of this key phrase, ASICS was founded on the fact that the most practical method to develop a wholesome and pleased approach to life is to market total health and fitness. Today, ASICS gives a complete type of performance-driven shoes and technical effective activities clothing and also devices focused on bringing tranquility to your body and soul.

ASICS Men’s Gel Nimbus 18 Running Shoe – The Gel Nimbus 18 fit somewhat slim as well as brief. you came back the first collection and purchased a fifty percent size up which appears to help your. What struck me straight away was the quantity of assisting in the shoe. you do not keep in head other set sense pretty as squishy. The boosted padding is principally on the heel so you wouldn’t have actually seen it if you don’t had actually located weight across the shoe. As being a mid-foot demonstrator you was pleased with the amount of padding in the middle/fore ft . location. As explained in the review options, these shoes do not source a great deal of arch assistance. They are simply a natural/cushioned boots not designed for bigger pronators or supinators however as natural can fit orthotic inserts.

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FluidRide: FluidRide supplies the ultimate combo of bounce back again and padding properties with minimal weight and exceptional resilience.
Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Padding Systems: Attenuates great shock during impact and toe-off stages, and allows activity on multiple planes as the feet transitions through the gait cycle.
FluidFit: ASICS FluidFit higher technology combines multi-directional stretch out mesh with stretch out reinforcements that adjust to the athlete’s feet, creating a custom-made glove-like fit.
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Top 10 Best Running Shoes for Heel Strikers

What’s the ultimate way to run? For most proponents of “good form running”, proper running–fast, personal injury free, and useful running–means preventing heel striking and getting on the center of the foot. Getting on your mid-food or forefoot, good form advocates say, softens the strike’s impact to your system, whereas heel striking produces a greater great shock to your pumps, Achilles, and ankles. A great many other joggers and exercise physiologists say that there surely is no conclusive data that heel striking is damaging.

Most shoe brands recognize that almost all runners instinctively hit the ground with the heels. Because of this, brands build in heel support, a lot of padding, and design great heel-to-toe response systems that soften a heel striker’s impact. The next shoes are excellent for joggers who are heel-strikers: they absorb great shock, extend the life span of the shoe, and ensure that even the most egregious heel strikers can run, mile after mile.

1.Brooks Ghost

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Just like the Adidas Energy Increase, the Ghost wasn’t designed designed for heel strikers. But it doesn’t mean it isn’t a great shoe for the ones that strike using their pumps. Brooks’ DNA padding technology and Caterpillar Crash Pad enable a reactive, heel-to-toe transition. Add a soft interior and an extremely durable outsole, and you have a great shoe that seems great on every heel attack.

2. Mizuno Influx Rider

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The Influx Rider–like all Mizuno shoes using its wave dish technology–is constructed with the heel striker at heart. The wave dish, which sits within the body of the shoe, absorbs heavy getting (i.e heel striking) by distributing the great shock over the body of the shoe. The effect? An excellent shoe that even the most intense heel striker can run in. While heel affect often decreases the useful life of any shoe, the Influx Rider is exceedingly durable: if you are a relatively light heel striker runner, you can reach least 550 kilometers in them.

3. Adidas Energy Boost

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After devoting hundreds of thousands to researching and creating a springy midsole technology, Adidas launched their personal Raise technology in 2013 with the Adidas Energy Increase. The Boost, and its own eponymous shoe, is a hit since. The Energy Increase works ideal for heel strikers, though it wasn’t designed solely for this audience. The shoe’s for-motion decoupled heel system produces an flexible running style and an extremely easy heel-to-toe stride move; the torsion system uses (which is from the maker) a “wishbone molded thermoplastic product,” which simply allows even more independent mobility between your forward of the shoe and back again of the shoe, assisting heel strikers land easier. More important than any technological feature, this shoe just seems great: we known as it our number 1 running shoe for natural joggers in another post.

4.Brooks Adrenaline

Brooks Mens Adrenaline Gts 14 M Black/Speed Green/Silver Ankle-High Synthetic Running Shoe - 10.5M

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The bestselling running shoe for nearly every running store in the united states (and ShoeKicker’s number 1 balance shoe), the Brooks Adrenaline works amazingly well for heel strikers. Made out of Brooks’ personal DNA padding technology and BioMoGo foam, the Adrenaline helps absorb practically every heel reach blow. Like its natural counterpart the Ghost, it also offers a Caterpillar Crash pad that helps increase padding and steadiness to lead to a fairly easy heel-to-toe move. The Adrenaline is not only among the finest shoes for heel strikers, it’s one of the better shoes available.

 

5. Mizuno Influx Paradox

Mizuno Men's Wave Paradox Alloy/Green Flash/Dazzling Blue Sneaker 9.5 D - Medium

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Yes, we’ve two Mizuno shoes in a row. The Influx Paradox is ideal for the runner who needs somewhat more stableness than what the Influx Inspire offers. Like all Mizuno influx shoes, the Pardox’s influx plate works extremely well for heel strikers. But this shoe also offers an exceptionally comfortable fine mesh upper, lots of of pillow (at least for Mizuno’s traditionally company shoes), and a blown plastic that allows for even more high mileage than the common Mizuno trainer. You can certainly get 600 kilometers in the Influx Paradox.

6. Asics Gel-Kayano

ASICS Men's Gel Kayano 22 Running Shoe, Charcoal/Silver/Lime, 6 M US

 

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Because of its famous gel padding under the heel, the Asics Gel-Kayano works for even the most extreme heel strikers and specifically for those needing a lot of stability. Along with the most recent Kayano, now version 22, is the better yet. Using a re-engineered heel counter-top to give a better, adaptive fit, the common heel striker will hardly know when they’re reaching the ground. In conjunction with a superbly plush feel, the Kayano is the perfect shoe for a person who wants a lot of padding and plenty balance.

7.Mizuno Influx Inspire

Mizuno Women's Wave Inspire 13 Running Shoe, Malibu Blue/Pink, 6 2A US

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The Inspire is not merely ShoeKicker’s CEO’s favorite shoe (and the shoe that helped unveiling ShoeKicker) but it is also one of the bestselling stableness shoes in the united states. Like its sibling shoe the Influx Rider, the Influx Inspire’s extended influx dish absorbs the impact from a heel attack, distributing it consistently throughout the shoe. This not only helps decrease the jolt to your body, but it can help preserve the life span of the shoe.

8. Saucony Triumph ISo

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The most padded shoe from Saucony, the Triumph ISO can be an incredibly plush, easy shoe that works ideal for the heavy heel striker. Featuring EVERUN, Saucony’s padding mixture that distributes drive throughout the shoe, the Triumph helps prevent the heel from taking the brunt of the impact. The shoe has a great fit, Saucony’s famous POWERGRID padding, and feels amazingly reactive for such a padded shoe. The Triumph is durable and, even for ambitious heel strikers, you can get 500 kilometers in this shoe. If you are a supinator who lands on the heel, this shoe is gold.

9. Asics Gel-Nimbus

ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe,Onyx/White/Flash Yellow,8.5 M US

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The Asics Gel-Nimbus is the natural and supinator version of the Gel-Kayano. With an almost laughable amount of cushioning–you will feel just like you’re using marshmallows on your feet–the Nimbus will likely be the softest shoe you ever before try on. Add the rearfootGel that rests within the heel and there is enough of cushioning to lessen the surprise of heel striking. If you are a natural runner or supinator runner seeking potential cushioning and utmost softness, this is unquestionably your shoe.

10.Nike Air Focus Vomero

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12 Sz 9 Running Black/White-Anthracite Shoes

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The most padded natural shoe from the activities large, the Nike Air Focus Vomero is extremely soft and intensely light. Made out of Nike’s personal Lunarlon midsole, the Vomero brings extra cushioning within the heel using its Move Air impact safety. Unlike many highly padded shoes, the Vomero is light (only 10 oz for the men’s size 9) and seems springy, indicating it’s ideal for both faster works and slower times.