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Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5

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Men's ASICS® GEL-SPEEDSTAR 5 :: Capitalizing on the notion that less is more, the men's Asics® GEL-Speedstar 5 offers minimalistic construction for efficient neutral runners. Free from any synthetic overlay whatsoever, this unconventional design is also stitch-less. The end result is a high performance machine with just the right amount of rigidity for a smooth and even ride. 8.9 ounces

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Rearfoot GEL® Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance
  • Full Length Solyte® 45: Employs 45 degree full length Solyte® lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort
  • Solyte® Midsole Material: A lighter weight midsole compound than ASICS® standard EVA and SpEVA®. Also features enhanced cushioning and durability
  • Racing Trusstic System®: A lighter weight trusstic system designed for faster turnover
  • Open Mesh Upper: Provides excellent comfort and breathability
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design: An anatomically correct lacing environment that reduces potential for irritation and provides improved comfort and fit
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Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe
 
4.7

(based on 36 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (29)
  • Comfortable (21)
  • Fast (19)
  • Cushions impact (12)
  • Breathable (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (16)
    • Distance / endurance (3)
    • Pavement (3)
    • Racing (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        80% 

        (16 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        95% 

        (20 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (17), High arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (13), Casual/ recreational (4), Competitive athlete (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (22)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A different way to run...

    By Samster

    from Laval, Qc.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

      When it comes to road shoes, I'm an Asics fan. I've tried different ones over the years from the Kayano (which I hated) to the old standard 1150 (great shoe) and more recently the DS Trainer which had been up until now my favorite. Now comes the Speedstar! Nice and light, hugs the foot, just enough support... Ok, as others reviewed, a little hot but not blisteringly so in my case. The shoe actually forces me to go even more mid- to fore- strike than the DS which I love. If you're looking for a minimalist road shoe... excellent choice.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      LOVE 'EM

      By Studly Speedstar

      from Trinity, NC

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

        They are studly; every time I wear them, people compliment me on them. I use them for speed work and they give great traction, but not for long distances. They are very comfortable, but when I wear them for a long time, I start to feel hot spots that precede blisters. The fact that they are seamless makes them cradle and support my foot.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great overall running shoe

        By Doc1581

        from APO, AE

        About Me Professional Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

        I have used this shoe for a variety of different terrain types in a deployed military setting. Overall, it has help up well compared to the average non trail designed shoes I have used before, but I can not hold that too much against it. Breath-ability is great, but the design of the tongue could be improved to help increase comfort and fit. This is a great lightweight shoe for gym use or running on pavement, otherwise rocks/gravel will eat away at the plastic style arch support on the instep of the shoe.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love 'em so far!

        By Dave does 26.2

        from Hot Springs, AR

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

          After 25 years running as a heel striker, as part of my conscious evolution to mid/forefoot striker, I have begun doing my shorter (4-8 mile)runs in Speedstars. I love them! Now my stability shoes feel like there's a chunk under my heel as I land more midfoot with knee slightly flexed versus locked out into extension. I'm transitioning gradually to minimize injury chances, but so far these shoes feel light, fast, and comfy. Road shoes, they're not really set up for trails, as there's no rand between sole and soft fabric.

          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best shoe ever

          By Speedy

          from Annapolis, MD

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

            Just ran 6 miles in these shoes, and I was simply amazed. I'm training for my first marathon and was having a very hard time with heavier shoes like Kayano 17s. I was skeptical about the support these shoes would provide, but I was simply amazed at how responsive and comfortable the shoe was. It felt like the shoes were propelling me with every stride. I run about 35-40 miles each week and looking to increase my mileage in preparation for the Marine Corps Marathon in DC. I was tired of aching from wearing heavy shoes in long runs. I think I have found my shoe. This shoe may not last as long as the Kayano; however I would pay for this shoe over and over again. I will use it for my daily training and races. I personally can't put a price on comfort. The easiest 6 mile run of my life. And this came a day after I ran 11 painful/aching miles in the Kayanos! Great shoe!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for speed work and the gym

            By bodeeshoka1979

            from Covington, KY

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Fast
            • Fit like a glove
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

              This shoe is light as they come and fit like a glove. The lack of weight doesn't effect the shock absorbtion these shoe have. SOOOO comfortable. Great for speed work and the gym/cross training. I love wearing them while doing strength and edurance drills I perform for boxing. I ordered the red and black pair and a week later ordered the Lime and black. Just got them today. Thats how much I love this shoe.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Decent shoe but completely new

              By PJRider

              from Austin, TX

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • FIT
              • Gimmicky

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                I moved to this shoe from the Speedstar 3 and this is a completely different shoe.
                This is the first shoe in a long time that has caused me to blister and it's happening across the top of my right middle toe (and the one next to it). It's because the shoe essentially fits like a mitten more than a shoe so when it flexes across the top of your foot the fabric creases in a weird manner--rubbing my foot. I've never had this happen in any other shoe. I can wear it for shorter runs but there's no way I'd do more than 5-6 miles at a time in these.
                I'm giving it a "recommend" because the shoe works at what it's supposed to do but I don't think this is a shoe style/design that is going to be repeated by Asics.

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I've been reading Great reviews on these

                By Tarzan

                from Chicago

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Quick on my feet

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                  These were gifts that were really liked.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great marathon shoe

                  By ken

                  from tn

                  Pros

                  • Comfort
                  • Light
                  • Toebox

                  Cons

                  • Too pretty

                  Best Uses

                  • Foot strengthening
                  • Racing

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                  I used this shoe for my 3rd marathon. When you take them out of the box you just feel the urge to run fast. They feel great and as natural as can be. Only did two workouts (11 miler and 7 miler) in these prior to the race ,which I was afraid I'd regret. This was because I've always used wave precisions (mizunos) for marathons and asics cumulus for training, so almost 4 ounces lighter than my usual training shoe and a couple lighter than my race shoe. I had no foot pain which lets me know these shoes have enough support even for those not used to "minimalist" running but at the same time they will make your feet stronger. 10 minute pr, can't just thank the shoes but they held up great and kept my feet warm in the 30 degree temps but stink-free!

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great running shoe.

                  By Chucky

                  from Orange County

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Light
                  • Lots of cushion

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Great for any distance

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                    Used for marathon. No pain at all.
                    Looks awesome. Lots of comments.
                    Very light.

                     
                    5.0

                    Running in these for 5 years

                    By Kirts

                    from from VAFB,CA

                    About Me Professional Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Fast
                    • Good Traction
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Endurance Training

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                      I have been running in high school and now college for 5 years, my first pair of running shoes was an earlier version of the speedstar and ive been using them ever sense. Great shoe design, runs very well and i love the colors. I like these shoes so much i order them in bulk so i have extra pairs to throw on as others wear down, so i always have at least 4 or 5 new pairs just laying around.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      My Secret Weapon

                      By Wayne

                      from Newtown, CT

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Fast
                      • Good Traction
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Tie Differently

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                      This is an excellent lite weight (semi-minimalist) show. I was looking for something inbetween my 2110's and Merrell Trail Runners... this shoe hit the mark perfectly. The first time I ran with them I took 30 sec off of my pace, due to lite weight and "inspirational feel". I use these whenever I want to convince myself that I can run faster... I'm hooked.

                      One thing I did find with this shoe is that I need to tie it differently than my 2110's. Initially it was way too tight, but with a little trial and error I found a way to make them quite comfortable.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivery, as usual from RRS, was excellent.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      a dare that is impassable

                      By gags

                      from san jose ca

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable
                      • Fast
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Good Traction
                      • Lightweight
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Trail Running

                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                        best shoes ever
                        i dare any one to buy them and not fall in love with them

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        OK, not as good as previous versions

                        By MJD

                        from Richmond, VA

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Rubbing on Toes

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                        I've owned several generations of the Speedstar, upwards of ten pairs. They're a good pair, though I did have an issue where the natural bend in the toe box happened to dig right into the top of my toes. I wore them for an easy 8-miler for my inaugural run with no issues. The problem arose during my first hard track workout. By the end of the run, the two toes next to my big toe on each foot was bloody with significant rubbing. I've endured, but I think it has to do with the integrated lacing system. Still think it's a good shoe.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Great Shoe

                        By Quadsoffury

                        from Northern New York

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                          I am not the typical runner (6'2" - 240lbs) and run in minimal-type shoes. When my last pair of Saucony A2s bit the dust, I reluctantly bought these. LOVE THEM. I run everything but trails in them, including a 1/2 marathon. Mid-foot strikes are gently cushioned w/o there being too much shoe there. Haven't worn them in a triathlon yet, but think they'd be a terrible shoe in transition really tricky to get on in a hurry.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Best running shoe I've ever worn

                          By J Kev

                          from Dothan, Al

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                            Very lightweight, by far the most comfortable running shoe I've ever had. I would definitely buy this shoe again.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Average Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Great tempo/Interval shoe

                            By Tyler

                            from Outer Banks, NC

                            About Me Professional Athlete

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Fast
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                              Love this shoe for tempos, intervals, and faster runs. It's my first pair of the Gel Speedstar but they are great. Light and fast but good cushioning. Could be used as a half marathon and marathon race shoe too. I love the bright, lime green color too! The color just makes you wanna go faster too.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • High Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              i will buy these ones again

                              By vic

                              from Oakland Ca

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Fast
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                                put them on right out of the box they did exactly what they were designed to do i shaved 6 min off my run time

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • High Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Light and comfy, but can get warm

                                By matt

                                from seattle, wa

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Fast
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Not Breathable

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                                Have only run a few short times to get used to these, but plan on using them for races. Like the snug fit, but the material doesn't feel breathable so they may get hot on longer runs.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels half size too small
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                minimalist for the mid-foot striker

                                By coach

                                from ny, ny

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Fast

                                Cons

                                • Narrow / Tight

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                                marathoner says: surprisingly narrow--order up a size. minimal cushioning, pretty flat. very light. looks very cool.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels half size too small
                                • Width:
                                • Feels too narrow
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Best of the line

                                By Docajl

                                from Long Island, NY

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Fast
                                • Great with Jeans
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Pavement

                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                                  I have used the Gel Speedstar 2,3,4 and 5 and have to say that this is the best iteration that Ascis has produced to date. Comfortable and responsive (althought the color leaves a little to be diesired)

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Very stylish!

                                  By Jimbodds

                                  from Sierra Foothills, CA

                                  About Me Gym Rat

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Good Arch Support
                                  • Good Traction
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                                    I am a runner and go to the gym several times a week. These shoes are comfortable and durable. They're attention-getters, too!

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels true to size
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width
                                    • Arch Type:
                                    • Average Arch
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I bought two pair I like them so much!

                                    By bodeeshoka1979

                                    from Covington, KY

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Fast
                                    • Good Traction
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Endurance Training

                                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                                      Lightweight, use in the gym, on the pavement, sprinting, long and short runs...this is a great overall shoe that can be used for a number of different workouts. Its light weight does not compromise comfort. This shoe is all that and more for a reasonable price.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • Average Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Looks great, feels great!

                                      By Runnin'mom

                                      from Washinton, DC

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Conversation starter
                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • good looking
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                                        Inexpensive but much better than the recent ASICS models that have been disappointments. LOVE IT!

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels true to size
                                        • Width:
                                        • Feels true to width
                                        • Arch Type:
                                        • Average Arch
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Just ran Miami Marathon in these...

                                        By Brooklyn Bobby

                                        from Brooklyn, New York

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Fast
                                        • Good Traction
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                                          This version of the Speedstar is Asics' best. Just ran the Miami Marathon in these shoes - no problems whatsover.
                                          Note: What I do with all my shoes is take out the slip - no need for it and it gives me extra room. I feel the road better...
                                          BTW- I am 60 years old

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Excellent Lighweight Trainer

                                          By BGM

                                          from Dallas, TX

                                          About Me Gym Rat

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Cushions Impact
                                          • Fast
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Road Running

                                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                                            Bought these before T-giving as soon as they came out. Love the heel to toe transition. Lightest shoe I have ran in (I've always worn DS Trainers which are light).

                                            As far reviews on how the how the inside of the top of the forefoot rubs I did notice that at first but once the shoe breaks in it disappears. I don't know why Asics decided to not extend the laces a little further down but it must be a design element. As far as breathability, I am in Dallas and the day before T-giving it was 85 degrees here and I had no problems with breathability.

                                            • Sizing:
                                            • Feels true to size
                                            • Width:
                                            • Feels true to width
                                            • Arch Type:
                                            • Average Arch
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No
                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Feels so good!

                                            By Ravrude

                                            from Tampa

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Light
                                            • Smooth transition
                                            • Suprisingly cushy

                                            Cons

                                            • Lacing doesnt work for me
                                            • Too much foot mov't

                                            Best Uses

                                            • 5k to half marathon

                                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                                            About 50 miles on them now. Too much forefoot mov't for me. I can't get the lacing to hold my foot snug enough, yet the length/size is right for me. Very light but love the cushion. For FAST 10k's, these are my top choice.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Outstanding Shoe

                                            By Sneakerhead Rich

                                            from Maryland

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Great Color
                                            • innovative design
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • none

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Casual
                                            • Running

                                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                                            As soon as I saw this model, I immediately ordered a pair. They are very comfortable, very responsive, and very lightweight. The mesh creates a great illusion and the potential for color blocking is endless. I recommend going a 1/2 size up as the width can be a bit narrow. I will be buying additional pairs.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            speedstar 5

                                            By jdm_s2k

                                            from Honolulu, Hawaii

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Color schemes
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Support

                                            Cons

                                            • Certain sizes
                                            • Price tag

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Short runs
                                            • Slow medium paced jog

                                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                                            I use this mostly for short distance running. They feel great! only used it on flat surfaces but will try hills and perhaps write another review on it. Price wise? it could be cheaper but lets just say YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU GET! i think that should sum it up!

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Fantastic Shoes

                                            By Shibanah

                                            from S.W. Missouri

                                            Pros

                                            • Ample cushion in forefoot
                                            • Good for slight over-pron
                                            • Ideal for neutral runners

                                            Cons

                                            • SLIGHTLY NARROW TOE BOX

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Barefoot but not overkill
                                            • Distance runs
                                            • Speed work

                                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                                            I got these the day before I ran a half marathon and chose not wear them, but now that I've gone 14 miles in them (7x's2), I know they would have been killer for the half. They fit well in the mid-foot and are great for those interested in the barefoot philosophy, but don't want to go overboard. For me, the toe box is a little narrow, but I think they'll be fine once I've gone a few more miles in them. I run 25-40 miles a week. I'm 5'8" at 160lbs. I'm a neutral runner. These might just be the best running shoes I've ever found.

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