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Asics Running Shoes

ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote sports. In fact, ASICS is an acronym from the famous Latin phrase “Anima Sana In Corpore Sano,” which translates, “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body.” You will also find that Asics are some of the most common running shoes on the road, take a look around next time you are out. The flagship shoe in their lineup is the Asics Gel Kayano 15 that won Editor’s Choice from Runners World in Spring 2009.

Asics GEL-Kinsei 5 Review

Asics GEL-Kinsei 5

For $200, you expect impeccable technology, incredible comfort and exceptional durability. The Asics Gel-Kinsei 5 delivers, for the most part ─ but in a shoe this expensive, any question marks are alarming. Everything from the midsole to the heel to the vertical flex groove to the overall gait-efficiency system works together to make the Asics Gel-Kinsei 5 a really effective high-mileage trainer. The modern yet tasteful design ─ a welcomed departure from the Kinsei 4’s overly complex look ─ is really cool, too.

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Asics GT-2000 2 Review

Asics GT-2000 2

ASICS speaks loudly and proudly about the goal of its GT-2000 2 stability running shoe, for hoofers with average arches and medium pronation. Not with words, though. The company’s commitment to dreamy cushioning and top-of-the-line stride performance shine through in every finely tuned feature. For $20 more, the ASICS GT 2000 series provides deeper cushioning and better-quality mesh and overlays than the GT 1000. Both are excellent stability shoes, so it’s really a matter of whether you think these minor differences warrant the $120 suggested retail price.

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ASICS GEL-Kayano 20 Review

Asics GEL-Kayano 20

Who needs platinum? For the 20th anniversary of its GEL-Kayano stability running shoe series, ASICS pulled out all the stops, such as brand-new midsole and upper technology.

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Asics GEL-Lyte33 2 Review

Asics GEL-Lyte33 2

With its second edition, the Asics GEL-Lyte33 series didn’t change much — and for good reason. It has the type of technology and structure that doesn’t need much improvement. For $90, it’s an excellent value for high-arched runners who want a more natural running experience without straying too far from the traditional running shoe style.

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Asics GEL-Lyte 33 Review

Asics GEL-Lyte 33

The emerging 33 collection by Asics is named for the 33 joints in the foot — an homage to the natural efficiency facilitated a minimalist running shoe such as this one. The GEL-Lyte 33 is a neutral shoe specifically designed for high-arched underpronators.

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Asics GEL-Kayano 19 Review

Asics GEL-Kayano 19

The Asics GEL-Kayano 19 shed a lot of weight for this latest version, bringing it back down to earth with other crazy cushioned stability running shoes.

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Asics GEL-Cumulus 15 Review

Asics GEL-Cumulus 15

Bringing home the Runner’s World Editors Choice for Summer 2013 wasn’t much of a shock for the Asics GEL-Cumulus 15, it has always been a solid neutral running shoe, but this year it even won it over it’s more expensive big brother the Asics GEL-Nimbus 15.

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Asics GEL-Cumulus 14 Review

Asics GEL-Cumulus 14

The Asics GEL-Cumulus 14 wasn’t changed much and remains a great value neutral running shoe. Characteristics of this running shoe are very well-rounded, which results in a great versatile shoe that appeals to a lot of neutral runners.

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Asics GEL-Nimbus 15 Review

Asics GEL-Nimbus 15

The Asics GEL-Nimbus 15 gained some weight this year with the new FluidRide midsole, but that added even more cushioning to up the comfort factor even beyond what we’ve been used to in the Nimbus series of neutral running shoes.

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Asics GT-2000 Review

Asics GT-2000

The Asics GT-2000, which is the new numbering for the Asics GT-2170 series, kept with the tradition of the lightweight stability trainer series, which has been a pretty solid shoe.

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Asics GT-1000 Review

Asics GT-1000

The Asics GT-1000 is the latest version in the previously GEL-1170 series, shedding some weight but overall keeping the same great features of the GEL-11xx series.

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Asics GEL-1170 Review

Asics GEL-1170

The Asics GEL-1170 kept things fairly unchanged from it’s predecessor, it remains a well-established stability shoe at a great value. Was named Runners World best buy in December 2011.

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Asics GEL-DS Trainer 17 Review

Asics GEL-DS Trainer 17

The Asics GEL-DS Trainer 17′s most significant change was an increase in weight, which most are feeling as a departure from its tradition of being the goto lightweight trainer. Still a great stability shoe trainer.

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Asics GEL-Nimbus 14 Review

Asics GEL-Nimbus 14

With its excellent mix of plush cushioning and minimal weight, the Asics Gel-Nimbus 14 is the type of shoe a neutral runner can feel comfortable taking a chance on.

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Asics GEL-Cumulus 13 Review

Asics GEL-Cumulus 13

If you’re looking for a high-mileage neutral trainer with the utmost dependability, the Asics Gel Cumulus 13 is a great choice. The Cumulus series has a continuing reputation for high-level cushioning — aimed at high-arched underpronators.

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Asics GEL-Kayano 18 Review

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

The Asics GEL-Kayano series is highly regarded, which makes you think it would be difficult to improve upon. Difficult, but not impossible, as proved by the 18th installment — a plush, a surprisingly light stability shoe for those with medium arches. Comfort, performance and reliability help make the Asics Gel-Kayano 18 one of the best stability shoes that money can buy.

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Asics GT-2170 Review

Asics GT-2170

The Asics GT-2170, a stability shoe for normal-arched average pronators, keeps superficial frills to a minimum and comfort-conducive essentials at the forefront. Adding to the GT-2170′s efficiency is its impressive, long-heralded durability. That’s one reason so many runners rely on it as their daily trainer.

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Asics Gel Nimbus 13 Review

Asics Gel Nimbus 13

The Asics Gel Nimbus 13 is a highly cushioned shoe for neutral runners, and is one of the most popular Neutral running shoes because of its versatile fit.

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Asics Gel Kayano 17

Asics Gel Kayano 17

The Asics Gel Kayano 17 is a high quality stability shoe with cushioning to the max, always one of the most popular Asics stability running shoes because of that. If you run in Kayano’s right now, you won’t find a reason to try anything else with the Kayano 17′s, no huge changes in fit with this year’s shoe, yet managed to shave off 0.5 ounces because of a change in midsole construction.

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Asics GT-2160

Asics GT-2160

Editor’s choice again, no surprise for the Asics GT-2160 stability running shoe and its award winning heritage, this time bringing in the Runners World 2010 Winter editor’s choice award. Last year’s Asics GT-2150 also won editor’s choice, but you will notice a definite different in this version of the shoe, improving on several of the weaknesses that runners found with the 2150.

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