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Mens ASICS GEL-Landreth 5 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Landreth 5

Item #ASC1352
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Men's ASICS® GEL-LANDRETH™ 5 :: For the discerning distance-runner, the men's ASICS® GEL-Landreth™ 5 is a performance running shoe featuring gender-specific design, a softer, upgraded sockliner, and a new upper with fewer overlays for irritation-free comfort. 11.9 ounces

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Features & Benefits:

  • Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.): Linked componentry that enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Solyte™ midsole material: Lighter than ASICS® standard EVA and SpEVA with improved cushioning and durability
  • Space Trusstic System: Creates a pocket between the Trusstic System device and the midsole allowing for greater midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
  • ComfortDry Sockliner: Provides optimal cushioning performance in a cooler, drier, healthier environment
  • GEL® Cushioning Systems: Disperses shock at impact and during toe-off
  • AHAR (Asics High Abrasion Resistant rubber) heel plug: Durable outsole in high abrasion areas
  • P.H.F. (Personal Heel Fit): Memory foam lined heel collar molds to athlete's heel for a personalized fit
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I have to agree with ...

4

I have to agree with those who were enamored with the IV. I have wider feet so the narrower toe box is bothersome (I bought the 2e) and the heel does not feel as stable as the IV. Mainly though I don't like the feel of the shoe. The iv was very responsive. Hard to explain but it was such a nimble shoe and this one is just another shoe. It's all subjective but it made me switch to Brooks Dyad 4, which are far from responsive but the feet problems I have with 90% of the shoes, incl the 5 (not the 4) are not present in the Dyad. I should have stocked up on the 4's when I had a chance.

AVY

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I've tried these on and ...

3

I've tried these on and they are too similar to the 4's for me, too much 'shoe'. I am a huge fan of the Landreth 3's, I bought many pairs and am able to get around 700 miles out of a pair. I don't understand what Asics is doing, the early Landreths were more of a light minimalist cushion shoe, now they have added more and more 'shoe' (and weight) ending up with a heavier model similar to other lines they already produce. They no longer offer a shoe that suits my needs. I have been a long time (and injury free) fan of Asics, but it looks like I will have to switch to another manufacturer. I'm still hoping they will go solyte with one of their mid-range neutral shoes and end up with something near a Landreth 3.

Rich

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Welcome back Landreth! If ...

4

Welcome back Landreth! If you liked the Landreth III, but was not impressed by the IV, you need to rethink the Landreth. I am 5'11'', 180 and bought 4 pair of the III. This model is back to a narrow toe box and a perfect fit for me. I didn't give it a 5 because the cushioning is not was it was. I am not sure if it is because the weather is so darn cold or that I am not running as smoothly as I use to (I didn't run for 4 months due to knee injury), but the IV feels a little stiffer then the III. Still a great shoe and will be a perfect one when I run under 3:00 in Boston 2010 (even if it takes me longer, It will still be a good shoe)

Patrick

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Tried this shoe vice my ...

3

Tried this shoe vice my old Mizuno Wave Precision 8. 5'10", 185 lbs, 25+ miles a week. First run 7.5 miles was very good. Support and cushioning was adequate. I have a wide forefoot and a neutral gait. I bought the 10 EE and they fit perfect. The next day after the run though, I noticed a rub spot on the outside of my right foot just below the ankle. The heel cup comes up too high and rubs on my foot there. I'll give it another run to break in...but I'm not confident that it will go away. Other than the heel cup being too high...this is a good shoe for me.

gozermac

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Reliable and comfortable - a great buy.

4

Great for long distance training - have worn through several 1/2 and full marathons. Lightweight and comfortable.

DGW

Vermont

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I would buy this product again

4

I have high arches and these shoe work great for this. I run 25 miles a week with no problems.

rick

michigan

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The landreth 5 is not as ...

3

The landreth 5 is not as wide as the 4 but is still quite wide, similar to the 3. The midsole is very stable but also very firm. This is not the soft responsive landreth 1&2 that were so comfy yet responsive and stable. The shoe has changed to a very firm neutral shoe for wide feet. I thought solyte 45 lasting was supposed to be softer than the 55 and 65, yet asics motion control shoes are more cushioned. A disappointed x asics fan.

v foreward

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I've run in the Landreths ...

4

I've run in the Landreths since the I. This shoe is not as good a shoe as the I or II, but it is better than any other shoe I've tried. It's a good cushioned trainer, but low-profile and flexible. I run about 50-70 mpw (depending on proximity to marathon season) and I weigh about 165. I run predominantly on sidewalks and asphault. Biggest drawback: I can only get 300 miles out of them, max.

rgb

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Not sure where all the ...

5

Not sure where all the negativity comes from. I've run in the original Landreth, the III, and now this. It's a very good shoe: nicely cushioned, well ventilated, pretty responsive (and I've been running in the Nike Frees of late). If you've liked previous incarnations of the Landreth, you should like this, too.

Stojko Jr.

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Wow, I have a wide ...

4

Wow, I have a wide forefoot and I thought the Landreth 5 was the widest shoe Asics ever made. It was so wide my foot slid around. Maybe I got an extra-wide size that was mislabeled. I hope the Landreth 5 isn't as grossly wide as the Landreth 4.

yesstiles

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Asics runner for 20 ...

2

Asics runner for 20 years...the Landreth 5 is totally disappointing compared to my 2 old pairs of orig Landreths. They feel flat, dead, and not like any shoe I've ever had from Asics. My 5 year old packed out pair felt better than these shoes !

Anonymous

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In my opinion this is the ...

2

In my opinion this is the worst Landreth of the 5 versions I've run in. Heel stability is less, toe box feels like a boat and the medial heel reinforcement has given me blisters on both feet. I really don't like it ... quite a change from L4.

Dave

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The landreth 5 still wide ...

3

The landreth 5 still wide enough but it is not the soft responsive landreth 1&2 or even 4 that were so comfy yet responsive and stable. The shoe has changed to a very firm neutral shoe for wide feet which I do not like as much as the 4.

Steve

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Patrick...yes...the ...

4

Patrick...yes...the center of the sole is also wearing off on mine. Strange because it didn't happen to my IVs and I put 450 miles on them. Only have about 150 on this pair of V. Better fit than the IV though overall.

KGR

Undisclosed

Seems the fit, though ...

4

Seems the fit, though wide is snugged up slightly from last year. A very smooth and stable ride but not as reponsive as the first two versions. The heel being lower than the other asics neutral shoes feels quite nice.

brent

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Dan Nichols SWEET ...

5

Dan Nichols SWEET RACING! This shoe is great a big step up from the landreth 4! Its just as comfortable and soothing! If yall loved the 4 soo much and hate the 5's go back to the 4!

Anonymous

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i was sold these and am ...

5

i was sold these and am flat footed; i wont ever go to that store again; anyway, as i was saying , im bigger runner who is flat footed and a mild over pronator; my brother-inlaws wife is a podiatrist and has examined my gait while walking barefoot; she says i dont have motion control issues as my feet seem pretty stable when i walk (running could be diff story); any suggestions on a gppd running shoe?

Anonymous

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I really wanted to like ...

3

I really wanted to like this shoe. The fit is very comfortable, especially because of the fewer material overlays on the inside. I do like the L5 more than the other Solyte models, but it just doesn't cushion as well as the L2 Speva version. For more cushioning, the Cumulus 11 or Pulse are a better choice.

LSA

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Does anybody have any ...

3

Does anybody have any problems with the middle of the sole being warn off? I am not sure if it is my running technique but it never happened before. Also, I had to add up my miles thinking I was close to 300 because the cushioning was getting bad ... I only have 143.

Patrick

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I haven't actually run in ...

5

I haven't actually run in these. I love the 4's and am considering these. I need a firm cushioned shoe. If any of the previous reviewers see this please let me know your opinion of the "cushioned firmness" of this shoe. Thanks.

Brad

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1.    Rich rated this product 3 stars
Thu, December 03,2009:
I've tried these on and they are too similar to the 4's for me, too much 'shoe'. I am a huge fan of the Landreth 3's, I bought many pairs and am able to get around 700 miles out of a pair. I don't understand what Asics is doing, the early Landreths were more of a light minimalist cushion shoe, now they have added more and more 'shoe' (and weight) ending up with a heavier model similar to other lines they already produce. They no longer offer a shoe that suits my needs. I have been a long time (and injury free) fan of Asics, but it looks like I will have to switch to another manufacturer. I'm still hoping they will go solyte with one of their mid-range neutral shoes and end up with something near a Landreth 3.
2.    Brad rated this product 5 stars
Thu, November 26,2009:
I haven't actually run in these. I love the 4's and am considering these. I need a firm cushioned shoe. If any of the previous reviewers see this please let me know your opinion of the "cushioned firmness" of this shoe. Thanks.
3.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
Mon, October 05,2009:
i was sold these and am flat footed; i wont ever go to that store again; anyway, as i was saying , im bigger runner who is flat footed and a mild over pronator; my brother-inlaws wife is a podiatrist and has examined my gait while walking barefoot; she says i dont have motion control issues as my feet seem pretty stable when i walk (running could be diff story); any suggestions on a gppd running shoe?
4.    KGR rated this product 4 stars
Mon, September 21,2009:
Patrick...yes...the center of the sole is also wearing off on mine. Strange because it didn't happen to my IVs and I put 450 miles on them. Only have about 150 on this pair of V. Better fit than the IV though overall.
5.    Patrick rated this product 3 stars
Tue, September 01,2009:
Does anybody have any problems with the middle of the sole being warn off? I am not sure if it is my running technique but it never happened before. Also, I had to add up my miles thinking I was close to 300 because the cushioning was getting bad ... I only have 143.
6.    AVY rated this product 4 stars
Fri, August 28,2009:
I have to agree with those who were enamored with the IV. I have wider feet so the narrower toe box is bothersome (I bought the 2e) and the heel does not feel as stable as the IV. Mainly though I don't like the feel of the shoe. The iv was very responsive. Hard to explain but it was such a nimble shoe and this one is just another shoe. It's all subjective but it made me switch to Brooks Dyad 4, which are far from responsive but the feet problems I have with 90% of the shoes, incl the 5 (not the 4) are not present in the Dyad. I should have stocked up on the 4's when I had a chance.
7.    LSA rated this product 3 stars
Sat, August 15,2009:
I really wanted to like this shoe. The fit is very comfortable, especially because of the fewer material overlays on the inside. I do like the L5 more than the other Solyte models, but it just doesn't cushion as well as the L2 Speva version. For more cushioning, the Cumulus 11 or Pulse are a better choice.
8.    brent rated this product 4 stars
Sat, June 20,2009:
Seems the fit, though wide is snugged up slightly from last year. A very smooth and stable ride but not as reponsive as the first two versions. The heel being lower than the other asics neutral shoes feels quite nice.
9.    rgb rated this product 4 stars
Tue, June 09,2009:
I've run in the Landreths since the I. This shoe is not as good a shoe as the I or II, but it is better than any other shoe I've tried. It's a good cushioned trainer, but low-profile and flexible. I run about 50-70 mpw (depending on proximity to marathon season) and I weigh about 165. I run predominantly on sidewalks and asphault. Biggest drawback: I can only get 300 miles out of them, max.
10.    gozermac rated this product 3 stars
Thu, June 04,2009:
Tried this shoe vice my old Mizuno Wave Precision 8. 5'10", 185 lbs, 25+ miles a week. First run 7.5 miles was very good. Support and cushioning was adequate. I have a wide forefoot and a neutral gait. I bought the 10 EE and they fit perfect. The next day after the run though, I noticed a rub spot on the outside of my right foot just below the ankle. The heel cup comes up too high and rubs on my foot there. I'll give it another run to break in...but I'm not confident that it will go away. Other than the heel cup being too high...this is a good shoe for me.
11.    Stojko Jr. rated this product 5 stars
Sun, April 19,2009:
Not sure where all the negativity comes from. I've run in the original Landreth, the III, and now this. It's a very good shoe: nicely cushioned, well ventilated, pretty responsive (and I've been running in the Nike Frees of late). If you've liked previous incarnations of the Landreth, you should like this, too.
12.    Anonymous rated this product 2 stars
Mon, April 13,2009:
Asics runner for 20 years...the Landreth 5 is totally disappointing compared to my 2 old pairs of orig Landreths. They feel flat, dead, and not like any shoe I've ever had from Asics. My 5 year old packed out pair felt better than these shoes !
13.    Dave rated this product 2 stars
Mon, March 16,2009:
In my opinion this is the worst Landreth of the 5 versions I've run in. Heel stability is less, toe box feels like a boat and the medial heel reinforcement has given me blisters on both feet. I really don't like it ... quite a change from L4.
14.    yesstiles rated this product 4 stars
Tue, March 03,2009:
Wow, I have a wide forefoot and I thought the Landreth 5 was the widest shoe Asics ever made. It was so wide my foot slid around. Maybe I got an extra-wide size that was mislabeled. I hope the Landreth 5 isn't as grossly wide as the Landreth 4.
15.    Steve rated this product 3 stars
Thu, February 19,2009:
The landreth 5 still wide enough but it is not the soft responsive landreth 1&2 or even 4 that were so comfy yet responsive and stable. The shoe has changed to a very firm neutral shoe for wide feet which I do not like as much as the 4.
16.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
Sun, February 08,2009:
Dan Nichols SWEET RACING! This shoe is great a big step up from the landreth 4! Its just as comfortable and soothing! If yall loved the 4 soo much and hate the 5's go back to the 4!
17.    v foreward rated this product 3 stars
Sat, February 07,2009:
The landreth 5 is not as wide as the 4 but is still quite wide, similar to the 3. The midsole is very stable but also very firm. This is not the soft responsive landreth 1&2 that were so comfy yet responsive and stable. The shoe has changed to a very firm neutral shoe for wide feet. I thought solyte 45 lasting was supposed to be softer than the 55 and 65, yet asics motion control shoes are more cushioned. A disappointed x asics fan.
18.    Patrick rated this product 4 stars
Sat, January 24,2009:
Welcome back Landreth! If you liked the Landreth III, but was not impressed by the IV, you need to rethink the Landreth. I am 5'11'', 180 and bought 4 pair of the III. This model is back to a narrow toe box and a perfect fit for me. I didn't give it a 5 because the cushioning is not was it was. I am not sure if it is because the weather is so darn cold or that I am not running as smoothly as I use to (I didn't run for 4 months due to knee injury), but the IV feels a little stiffer then the III. Still a great shoe and will be a perfect one when I run under 3:00 in Boston 2010 (even if it takes me longer, It will still be a good shoe)
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