Best Asics Shoes for Men in 2020

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ASICS Mens Gel Nimbus 20 Trail Running Shoe

A smooth, comfortable ride that’s 20 years in the making. Packed with our revolutionary lightweight flytefoam® cushioning and other advanced technology from the ASICS® institute of sports science, the Nimbus caters to neutral runners of all levels.

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ASICS Mens Gel Nimbus 20 Trail Running Shoe

A smooth, comfortable ride that's 20 years in the making. Packed with our revolutionary lightweight flytefoam® cushioning and other advanced technology from the ASICS® institute of sports science, ...
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I've been running in Asics for 25+ years and it pains me, literally, to give these shoes 2 stars, but here is my logic. I needed to replace my Nimbus 18's, so I intentionally skipped the 19's due to the negative reviews and went for the 20's. In years past, I have been able to simply buy size 12 Nimbus and be done with it...yes, there were slight variations between the generations (done, I imagine, in order to say it's a "new and improved" shoe), but none adversely affected my experience. From what I could tell, the 20's were said to have corrected the cramped toe box issues described on the 19's, but the 20's I received did not fit properly. The left shoe tongue was too short compared to the right shoe, causing the shoe to pinch/press on my ankle when flexing and the insole just never "felt right" (there was an odd lump under the forefoot). My observations were confirmed when I went for a quick 3 mile run and, upon completion, my left foot and left hip were sore. I have returned them for a size 12.5 to see if that corrects the mismatch between the feet, and makes a difference in overall comfort. If not, Asics may have lost a very long-time customer. I'll post a review for the new shoes, once they arrive.
December 30, 2017
The toe area is too tight / small. I'm thinking about returning this and looking for a 2E option. For reasons which I and a lot of other Asics fans can't seem to understand, the Nimbus line has become narrower and narrower in recent years. So their regular size shoe fits as if it's a narrow. You have to opt for a 2E for a regular fit. Why Asics is doing this is anyone's guess. May be the product manager responsible for this line at Asics has extremely narrow feet and thinks the entire world would appreciate the same? These are tighter than competing shoes made by Adidas, Nike, NB, etc. Earth to Asics: stop making narrow Nimbuses! You're losing your fan base and people who have been wearing Nimbuses for years to run.
February 1, 2018
I ordered these to replace an older version of the Gel-Nimbus. They've taken away what I loved most about these shoes . . lots of padding in the soles and a large toebox (I ordered a wide). I compared these to the Gel-Nimbus I am currently wearing and there really is no comparison. These look like my Nikes which cost me 1/3 as much. These are going back. Way overpriced for what they have become. I am continuing my quest to find an athletic shoe closer to what the Gel-Nimbus used to be.
August 11, 2018

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  • Textile
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole

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ASICS Men’s Gel-Kayano 26 (4E) Running Shoes

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ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 (4E) Running Shoes

Synthetic-and-mesh; Imported; Rubber sole; I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to ...
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Come on, Asics, you are so much better than this. I am an avid runner and have been running in Asics since the model 17 series. 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 were all great shoes. 22 was a disaster, 23 was a partial remedy, and then the 24 and 25 models have been great again. Now the 26 comes along and it's complete crap. Twice the cushion around the back of the heel/achilles pushes the foot forward just enough that it only took 6 miles to know that these would have my toenails falling off in no time as they are pushed up and rub against the front of the toe box. This is on top of a recent pair of the Gel Kayano 25 "Liteshow" model that pushes my outer toe against the edge of the insole, causing a blister on a 9 miles run (I am training for an Ironman, so the miles are typical of my training right now).I need shoes I can count on from model to model, shoes I can buy with utmost confidence that they will fit and not cause injury. Asics doesn't do that anymore.I don't know if this issue is because Amazon seems to be turning into a place for companies to get rid of cut-rate/defective products, or because (as I've seen in other recent reviews) Asics moved from China to a new plant in Vietnam for their manufacturing. But I need to be able to count on quality products that don't wreck my feet.I wish someone from Asics would contact me and explain why I've had two pairs of crap shoes after years of perfectly good ones. But as with most large companies, I expect a global shrug. I can shrug too. I'll be going to my local running store this weekend and buying shoes from their competitors. I suggest others do the same.
January 28, 2020
I bought these online, a big mistake. Had I tried them on in a store I never would have purchased them. They are good looking enough, but they won't do for exercise (the reason I purchased them). My old Asics had an immense amount of padding to protect the feet from impact. This new pair came with a thin, cheap, cardboard-like insole such as you find in cheap shoes and nothing more. In addition, it's as if there is a very hard bar across the shoes just behind the toes which is terribly uncomfortable. I bought some drugstore foam insoles and traded them out. It helps the heel a lot, but that hard crossbar (or whatever it is) is still terribly uncomfortable. I wore them on a cruise with shore excursions every day that required some walking and standing--very painful after awhile--nothing like my old shoes. I'll try them on the treadmill a couple of times to see what happens with some incline, but if that doesn't work out I will have to declare these shoes totally useless. What an expensive bomb-out. Lesson learned--never purchase shoes sight unseen online. I suppose I'll have to go back to New Balance. I'm angry about this.
July 28, 2019
I discovered Kayanos five years ago. A shop keeper in Mykonos, Greece urged to upgrade from Nimbus to better walk on the cobblestones. I’ve worn them ever since on my four mile walks. A great shoe.
May 28, 2019

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  • Synthetic-and-mesh
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole

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ASICS Men’s Gel-Cumulus 19 Running Shoe

Featuring convergence GEL Brand technology and rearfoot GEL Brand technology cushioning system, the GEL-CUMULUS 19 model delivers superior comfort and shock dissipation, while enhancing foot function for a smooth ride. The GEL-CUMULUS 19 model also sports a contemporary upper to signal the latest generation.

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ASICS Men's Gel-Cumulus 19 Running Shoe

Synthetic; Imported; Rubber sole; Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch; I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology: ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the ...
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I've been buying Asics for 25 years. Asics has changed their sizing a little bit. The toe box is now a little smaller. I talked to them at Asics USA and they said I needed to go 1/2 size larger than I have in the past. They were right. These are good shoes, just buy them a little larger than you used to.
October 22, 2017
I should have taken heed of what everyone had said in their review about it being smaller fit. I ordered these in size 10 which is the same size as the last 4 generations of Gel-Cumulus that I have ordered and when I got them they weren't a little snug, they out right didn't fit. My toes were curled under themselves. I went to Dicks sports and tried on a pair to see if I need a half or full size....these shoes fit a full size smaller and I had to order a size 11.Again these are the 4th generation of the same exact shoe I have bought in size 10 now I am wearing a size 11.
December 5, 2017
I've stuck with ASICS since I started running 3 years ago because of the gel cushioning in the heel (and also the toe on the Cumulus), overall comfort and the relative lightness and flexibility of the shoe. I started with the Contend-3, moved up to the Cumulus-18 and just bought the Cumulus-19 to replace them (after wearing out my 18s). I usually take a 10.5 but found that size 11 on the ASICS fit me best and went with that size here too.
February 17, 2018

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  • Synthetic
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole

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ASICS Men’s Dynaflyte 2 Running Shoes

The momentum continues. Building on the success of the original DYNAFLYTE shoe, our speed-fueling update is ready to jet. The DYNAFLYTE 2 model presses repeat on full-length FLYTEFOAM midsole technology and adds “wings” in the form of a new ADAPT MESH upper for increased breathability, decreased overall weight and reduced chance of blisters.

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ASICS Men's Dynaflyte 2 Running Shoes

Mesh-Synthetic; FlyteFoam Midsole Technology - Our FlyteFoam technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce ...
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I've been running in ASICS for 18 years. My shoe of choice has always been the GT series, which once fit me perfectly, had the right balance between cushioning and stability, and took wear and tear like the dickens. Sadly, ASICS has gone through a significant redesign of the GT series, and the new design slips in the heel box for me. I hung on to my GT-2130 series 2 and 3 models until they wore out, because the series 4 and 5 both had the same problems. I experimented with Saucony and Brooks for a while, but neither of them did the trick.Then I read the recent reviews of this new Dynaflyte series and decided to give them a try. The short story is: I'm in love with them. I run about 125 miles a month and these shoes are perfect for my pace and mileage. The new upper is snug and very breathable. The ride is comfortable--- more comfortable than my best experience with the GT-2000 and GT-2100 series over many years. They're also nicely styled (which is a nice to have for me, not a must have, but they do look good in the tomato orange!).This has renewed my love for ASICS shoes. I'm back on the road without worrying about my ride, and I'm a happy camper.PS --- the other comments about fit are true--- I went down a half-size from my usual fit, and these are just right.
April 2, 2018
I had to update my original review where I complained that the toe box was a little snug (see below). In fact, since writing that review, the shoe ended up bending back one of the nails on a toe of my right foot and I had to stop wearing them. I decided that the problems with the snugness may simply be that I bought the shoes too small, so I went to my nearest Running Warehouse (about 30+ miles away) determined to try a larger size. Unfortunately, they didn't have DynaFlytes but I needed a replacement shoe and figured I would once again try different brands and styles with the following criteria: light, comfortable but with good cushioning (because of the paranoia I have about my knees as I mentioned in the original review).I tried Brooks, Hoka, Saucony and, of course, ASICS. After much back and forth, I again chose ASICS, this time the Roadhawk FF. They felt lighter and less bulky than the Cumulus 19 and ultimately just a little more comfortable than the Saucony (my other finalist). While at the store I actually decided to actually measure my feet and - what do you know - it turns out my left is an 11 but my right is 11.5, and it was my right where I had had the trouble with the DynaFlytes. So... I had been running fine with the Roadhawks (11.5, by the way) but my aborted use of the DynaFlytes - and the below review - kept nagging at me. Especially since the Roadhawk has the Flytefoam sole but not the gel while the DynaFlyte has both. Anyway, I decided to try another pair of DynaFlyte 2 at an even better price at Shoebacca (thru Amazon) and this time chose 11 instead of 10.5. Lo and behold, they are perfect! Light, comfortable, great cushioning and still a good-looking shoe! So, sorry to the ASICS folks for my previous review - my bad, I just bought the shoes a 1/2 too small - and thank you for continuing to make such great running shoes!Original review:I've been wearing ASICS pretty much since I got serious about running. They're comfortable and light and the gel in the sole makes me feel hopeful that the daily pounding on asphalt may not be slowly wrecking my knees (so far, so good). I moved from the Contend 3 to Cumulus 18 (both bought in stores and compared with other styles and brands) and then Cumulus 19 before deciding to try the DynaFlyte 2 (both bought online). I'd read the reviews in Runner's World and online on the DynaFlyte and was excited to try something new with the cushioning I had grown to trust but in a lighter shoe. I normally wear an 11 but went down to a 10.5 based on the reviews I had read. They are light and they're a nice looking shoe but they feel a little tight through the toe area when compared to the Cumulus. Maybe I should have stuck with an 11? Anyway, I'm training for a half-marathon and I've been able to run in them fine - no blisters or lost nails - but I can't get past the fact that they feel just a little too snug up front. I think once I wear these out, I think I'll go back to the Cumulus.
June 11, 2018
These shoes are quite comfortable, good shock absorption, but for me I need a bit more support. On the plus side, they use the Speva lasting (the layer under the insole) and an Ortholite insole - this is the best combo for Asics shoes in my opinion.In recent times I have liked many ASICS shoes for fit, feel, etc, just not the bottom feel. Many of their shoes have Ortholite insole on top of Ortholite lasting layer. This combo is very mushy, your foot sinks into the 2 layers of foam and they are not responsive. They make my feet hurt since they are searching for some foundation.This Dynaflyte 2, and it sounds like the upcoming GT-2000 v6, are using Speva lasting and Ortholite insole. Many Nike shoes like Pegasus, Zoom Structure, Zoom Span, etc. use this combo and it is a great blend of shock absorption, cushion, but some responsiveness without mush.As per the listing and ASICS site, I ordered 10.5 instead of my usual 11, and they fit perfectly. If I weighed perhaps 30 lbs. less, likely these would have been fine, but I need a bit more stability.
November 27, 2017

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  • Mesh-Synthetic
  • Seamless Construction
  • Discrete Eyelets

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ASICS Gel-Quantum 180 4 Men’s Running Shoe

Direct inspiration taken from GEL-SUPER QUANTUM. QUANTUM 180 tooling for all day comfort. TRUSSTIC SYSTEM technology reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.

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ASICS Gel-Quantum 180 4 Men's Running Shoe

Direct inspiration taken from GEL-SUPER QUANTUM. QUANTUM 180 tooling for all day comfort. TRUSSTIC SYSTEM technology reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of ...
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The series 2 version has a notched, V-shape heel back that is comfortable against the Achilles tendon. Unfortunately, the series 3 has a raised heel back and series 4 (i.e., this shoe is series 4) has a level heel back, which rubs against the achilles tendon, resulting in soreness and potential blistering quickly.
May 7, 2019
I have been buying ASICS athletic shoes for over 20 years. I was so impressed by the 1st pair, mainly because of the Gel inserts. Over the years, they have continued to develop new materials and designs. They have also introduced so many new models, it's hard to keep track. The prices vary wildly, mainly because a lot of the shoes do not include the best of their materials or designs. If you are new to ASICS athletic shoes, dig through the details to ensure you're looking at a model that incorporates all of the best features. Obviously, the best ones come at a premium price.So, I had a pair of ASICS "work" shoes that were starting to wear-out. They were made to have a low-key appearance, that didn't draw attention to the fact that they were athletic shoes. Now I find out that ASICS discontinued the model. After some searching, I found these - Gel Quantum 180 4 Men's Running Shoe. They have all the best materials and design (including Gel inserts, front and rear). They are also black on black, which doesn't draw attention to them.The 1st pair I ordered were too small, which really surprised me. I went up one size, and they fit great. They are amazingly comfortable - like walking on a cloud. You have to experience them for yourself...
May 31, 2019
Awful shoes. They tore the back of my ankle up the first time running in them. Within 30 minutes one of my ankles was actually bleeding. On top of that, the shoe is very hard and loud when running on pavement. I could get past the noise, but not the pain. I stopped and walked home. Threw the shoes away immediately. I have $60 new balances and $70 nike shoes that are both wayyyyyy better. This was my first Asics shoe and it will be my last.
February 4, 2020

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  • Support Type: Neutral

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