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The best Asics running shoes 2021

The best Asics running shoes 2021

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 By Laura Nijhuis

 

Japanese brand ASICS is well-known for producing running shoes with a great fit and comfort. In this review I have found the 6 best running shoes from ASICS in 2020. Here you will get a comprehensive list of the chosen models and their individual strengths. The list should make it easier for you to make the right choice when you have to select your next ASICS running shoe.

 

BEST NEUTRAL HIGH-MILEAGE TRAINING SHOE - ASICS GEL-NIMBUS 23

 

asics gel-nimbus 23

ASICS GEL-Nimbus is one of the most popular neutral running shoes from ASICS - and Nimbus 23 is certainly no exception. This running shoe provides max. shock absorption and is categorized as a high-mileage training shoe which makes it excellent for longer runs at an easy pace. Just when you thought that a running shoe could not get more comfortable, ASICS have managed to add even more support to the heel as well as the midsole to improve an already superb comfort. 

 

Type: Neutral - Daily training.
Weight: 320 g. (size 9), 272 g. (size US 7½)
Heeldrop: 10 mm (Men), 12 mm (Women)

 

Buy ASICS Nimbus 23 here 

 

 

BEST VERSATILE RUNNING SHOE – ASICS GEL-CUMULUS 22

 

asics gel-cumulus 22 

  

ASICS GEL-Cumulus 22 is a neutral running shoe which has a moderate shock absorption. Its slightly lighter than ASICS GEL-Nimbus 22, which makes Cumulus perfect for short and longer runs. The heel cap and toe box have been updated in ASICS Cumulus 22 to provide a terrific fit all the way round. So if you need a versatile running shoe for daily training with plenty of variation, ASICS GEL-Cumulus 22 is the obvious choice. 

 

Type: Neutral - Daily training
Weight: 273 g (size US 9), 240 g (size US 7½)
Heeldrop: 10 mm

 

buy ASICS Cumulus 22 here 

 

 

BEST SHOE FOR HIGH-MILEAGE TRAINING AND LONG RACES – ASICS GLIDERIDE 2

 

asics glideride 2

ASICS Glideride 2 is Asics’ version of an innovative running shoe for high-mileage training and long races like half marathons and marathons. It sets itself apart from other Asics models by having a curvy forefoot which is intended to provide a more efficient workout, so you can go longer without using more energy. 
With ASICS Glideride 2 you get a unique and innovative running shoe without compromising on comfort – ASICS Glideride 2 has plenty of shock absorption and suspension without it feeling too soft. 

 

Type: Neutral - Daily training, Konkurrence
Weight: 296 g (size US 9), 244 g (size US 7½)
Heel drop: 5 mm

 

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BEST SHOE FOR HIGH-MILEAGE TRAINING AND RACING - ASICS NOVABLAST

 

asics novablast

ASICS NOVABLAST is a soft and bouncy running shoe which feels different than many of the classic ASICS running shoes. ASICS NOVABLAST is the ASICS’ running shoe with the highest return energy thanks to the soft and bouncy FLYTEFOAM BLASTmidsole. NOVABLAST is extremely comfortable and it is a perfect choice for a high-mileage training shoe which you can also use for racing where you want to speed up.

 

Type: Neutral - Daily training
Weight: 263 g (size US 9), 224 g (size US 7½)
Heel drop: 10 mm

 

buy ASICS novablast here 

 

 

BEST PRONATION-RUNNING SHOE FOR HIGH-MILEAGE TRAINING  – ASICS GEL-KAYANO 27

 

asics gel-kayano 27

  

ASICS GEL-Kayano 27 is the stability running shoe above them all! Last years model,  Kayano 26, was by far our absolute bestseller - Kayano 27 has only gotten better. Kayano is well-suited for runners with mild to moderate pronation. Thanks to its max. shock absorption, the shoe is particularly good for high-mileage training and in many ways Kayano 27 is for the pronation runner what Nimbus is for the neutral runner. If you compare Kayano 27 to previous versions, Kayano 27 feels softer and more responsive.  This is not least due to improvements made in the midsole and heel.  With the launch of Kayano 27, ASICS have chosen to differentiate the TRUSSTIC SYSTEM technology in the models for Men and Women, so the shoe fits specifically to the different foot shape and step down of Men and Women.

 

Type: Mild/moderate pronation - Daily training
Weight: 296 g (size US 9), 264 g (size US 7½)
Heeldrop: 10 mm (men), 13 mm (women)

 

buy ASICS Kayano 27 here 

 

 

BEST PRONATION-RUNNING SHOE FOR MIXED TRAINING – ASICS GT-2000 9

 

asics gt-2000 9

ASICS GT-2000 9 is like ASICS GEL-Kayano well-suited for runners with mild to moderate pronation. ASICS GT-2000 has a more moderate shock absorption compared to Kayano and offers a terrific balance between shock absorption and weight making the shoe great for short and long distances. The versatility and high comfort in ASICS GT-2000 makes the shoe into an obvious choice for daily, mixed training. 

 

Type: Mild/moderate pronation - Daily training
Weight: 281 g (size US 9), 221 g (size US 7½)
Heeldrop: 10 mm

 

buy ASICS GT-2000 9 here 

 

 

BEST RUNNING SHOE FOR INTERVALS, PACY RUNS AND COMPETITIONS – ASICS GEL-DS TRAINER 26

 

asics gel-ds trainer 26   

Do you need a light running shoe for competition or do you want to add fast intervals or pacy runs to your daily training, then ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 26 is the right shoe for you.  This racer offers great shock absorption and a great, tight fit!. If you normally use  ASICS GEL-Kayano or ASICS GT-2000, ASICS GEL-DS Trainer will be a terrific new running partner.  ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 26 is one of the few lightweight shoes in the market with pronation support but it also works well for the neutral runner.

 

Type: Moderat pronation, neutral - Daglig træning, Konkurrence
Vægt: 226 g (size US 9), 190 g (size US 7½)
Hældrop: 8 mm

 

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