Asics Running Shoes Reviews

Asics is the Japanese giant of running shoes. The Asics name is an acronym of the latin motto "Anima Sana in Corpore Sano" which is "Healty Mind in a Healty Body". Founded in 1949 by Kirachiro Onitsuka. Asics makes some of the most popular running shoes worldwide, from the cushioned Cumulus and Nimbus to the stability Kayano and GT series. Asics' lineup of running shoes is impressive: being the focus sport for the company, they have plenty of options to fit many different runners.

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Weight
9.80 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Stability
“The ASICS GT-2000 10 continues as a basic, reliable, light-stability shoe, updated with the times yet without boasting the latest and greatest tech or feel. It takes a little getting used to, but this...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Fast Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
9.20 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The ASICS Gel-Nimbus Lite 3 is a lightweight, max-cushioned trainer for relaxed runs. It has a smooth, stable ride and is both softer and more flexible than most of the max-cushioned trainers on the...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
10.2 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The ASICS Gel-Nimbus 24 is a super soft max cushioned trainer with a versatile ride. It has an onslaught of new updates, the biggest one being the addition of FF Blast+ foam in its midsole. ” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
10.10 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Stability
“The Kayano Lite 2 is a lighter and more eco-friendly version of ASICS premier stability trainer. They have made small tweaks to improve an already fantastic shoe. They are built to provide light,...” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
9.00 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Trail
“The ASICS Fuji Lite 2 is fast and nimble. Its design allows you to switch between roads, tow paths, and packed dirt trails with ease. While it does not excel on wet and rocky conditions, it is still a...” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
7.9 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Stability
“The ASICS MAGIC SPEED™ delivers on its promise of comfortable, lightweight cushion; it feels great striking midfoot or heel before rolling the runner forward quickly into toe-off.  This...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Fast Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
99 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The ASICS Gel-DS Trainer 26 combines its unchanged, fabulous grip with a snug, comfortably-fitting knit upper that is now thinner and more breathable.  This shoe remains a top notch...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Fast Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
10.8 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Stability
“The ASICS Kayano 28 is a top-tier stability trainer built for all paces and distances. Significant changes made to the design have turned this trainer into one of the leaders of the stability pack.” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
8 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The ASICS NOOSA Tri 13 makes a bold statement with a color scheme that is straight out of the 90s. Its rocker design pairs nicely with a firmer-than-most midsole giving an enjoyable ride.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
6.6 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Racing
“The ASICS Metaspeed Edge is a feather-light racing shoe with great ground feel and smooth ride transitions. The Edge helps cadence-style runners elongate their stride and control their pace.   ...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert