Men's ASICS® GEL-FOUNDATION® 9 :: Your long-time favorite motion control shoe, the men's ASICS® GEL-Foundation® 9 is now even better. The shoe still has a wide, supportive base for superb motion control, but the GEL-Foundation® 9 has added toe room for a better, more comfortable fit, an improved heel fit and even an improved bunion window: you'll be free of discomfort every time you run. 13.3 ounces
This is a terrific pronation-control shoe. In fact, it's good enough for walkers to use without orthotics or inserts. Considering the cost of custom inserts -- and insurance companies' unwillingness to finance replacements -- that translates into real money and preserves your orthotics for more serious stresses.
Some people complain about durability, but a pronation-control shoe contends with major biomechanical forces. By definition, they're going to break down. I replace them every year and consider it a bargain for fixing my bad foot-strike.
i want to buy another pair!!!
I have little to no arch on my feet and I am therefore very sensitive to new shoes and sneakers. The moment I tried these shoes on at the store, I knew these were the perfect pair. It took me one day of running for my feet to adjust and it's been great ever since. I've been running in these on avg 4 days a week for about 2 months now and these are the best running shoes that I ever owned. They are light and extremely comfortable. I absolutely love them! I'm almost tempted to buy another pair in fear of not being able to buy another pair again.
starting to like running
Great injury prevention
This shoe is excellent for runners who need extra stability. I switched from other lighter models that seemed comfortable at first, but left me with more foot and knee soreness. I find that the slightly greater weight doesn't matter at all. I've run 2 marathons and 3 half-marathons in this model and now I'm on my sixth pair. The sizing guidelines recommend getting them a half size larger than normal, and that works for me. Most of my shoes are snug at size 13, but I buy these in a 14, and they are perfect.
Best Low Arch Shoes
For years I've bought and tried different shoes. Kayanos, Adiddas, Nike, and all did not fit well for my low arch until I did my research and came across these. I know this is bad but I ran in them for my first marathon and I had no injury and my run was smooth like butter. So smooth I now have several new pairs waiting to be use. I highly recommend if you have low arch. These are what I use for my triathlon races, both Sprint and Full.
San Jose, CA
Asics Foundation-9 Running shoes
Shoes are well made and fit well. They provide good cushioning and support. As I've had to do with most running shoes, I removed the arch supports and replaced them with better ones. Other than not having really good arch supports, the shoes are great.
Cottage Grove, Or
Very good fro overpronators
I have been running in Gel Evolutions for the past 5 years and when the 6 came out they didn't feel right. I have always been told the foundation is a close competitor. I ordered them and when I put them on they felt very comfortable. I was skeptical since I am familiar with the Evolutions. I can honestly say they felt great from the first run and 30 miles later are feeling great. [...]I would definitly recommend this shoe to any overperonator.Ed
New York, N.Y.
Awesome. This was recommended to me by an avid runner. Extremely comfortable. I am 6' 240 with a stocky athletic build. I am also an extreme over pronator. This shoes provides the right amount of motion control while being lightweight and comfortable. I am definitely buying another pair before they stop making these.
Great shoe, especially for me, a beginner. I have a slight overpronation and was told about the foundation. This was my first real running shoe. Decided to wait until the update was out. Well worth it. It arrived yesterday. I've always been athletic off and on working out. Starting to run/walk and get into it. This shoe is great, feels great and is light weight. Look forward to many miles.
Comfortable & supportive
I use orthotics with this shoe and have relied on Asics Foundation series shoe for many years. It is sturdy, durable and reliable. I usually get about 500 miles on a pair before they are worn out.
If you need a shoe for pronation control, or need a wide toe box, this is a good shoe choice.
Pacific City, Oregon
Like a previous entry, I am 6'0" 240 lbs. Formerly I ran in the Brooks Beast, which is STILL a great, sturdy, long-lasting motion-control shoe BUT this is a great lightweight alternative with more cushioning. The shoe wore out faster than I expected, but it gave me 3 good months of slow, long distances. I trained for a half-marathon in these shoes, and they were comfortable and wore very well. I chose this shoe due to a Runner's World recommendation and it lived up to it.
This is my first official running shoe. I'm getting into running/walking. I've always worked out off and on, walked and generally athletic. Just got these yesterday. So far, so good. I was told to get a foundation 8, however, I waited for this one to come out. Feels great on my feet and is a good fit. Very snug. Always thought I had a wide foot, not so, just a wide forefoot. This shoe has a wide toe box and fits great. No slipping in the heel. Good bounce in the step.
Good right out of the box
Can't wait for my new pair to arrive. I can step into a new pair right out of the box without missing a workout. I've run in these shoes in all conditions, on all terrain, and they've always performed.
Los Angeles, CA
This is a great shoe. I am 6'5'' 230lbs and wanted a shoe with stability and good heel strike support. This shoe offers both. Great price and good quality.
Finally found the right shoe!
I love the shoe. I have low arches and the shoe really helps with stability. Believe the site when it says to go a half size up - the shoe fit perfect. If I went with my typical shoe size, the shoe would be too small and tight.
Foundation keeps getting better
Great shoe right out the box, no breakin needed,very open toebox and fit.Very breathable shoe for warm or hot days
Added toe room a definite plus
The added toe room allowed me to go from a width size of 4e to a 2e. This shoe really feels like it follows the shape of my foot allowing for superior comfort. You really need to try it!
Same as the rest of the evolution series, another fantastic show from Asics
I use it for pronation control and arch support.
DK the Tendonitis Sufferer
I use it for stability and pronation control
DK the Tendonitis Sufferer
husband's wide feet are happy
great option for wide feet- adds comfort
paso robles, ca
Still a classic shoe
one of my favorite shoes
Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe
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