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Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity

Women's ASICS GEL-Intensity

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Product Description:

Women's ASICS® GEL-INTENSITY® :: Get the ultimate cross-training shoe from ASICS® for amazing lateral support that keeps your feet planted firmly on the ground no matter what your activity. This lightweight cross-trainer features the super-absorptive GEL® Cushioning System, the moisture management of an Ortholite Sockliner, and a breathable mesh upper. 9.8 ounces

Category Type:

STABILITY [?]
Runners with average arch height looking for a blend of cushioning and support can't go wrong with Stability shoes. Get a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off. Enjoy a well-guided stride and perfect arch support to keep you going for miles. 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:

  • GEL® Cushioning Systems: Disperses shock at impact and during toe-off
  • Solyte™ midsole material: Lighter than ASICS® standard EVA and SpEVA with improved cushioning and durability
  • Biomorphic fit upper: Provides a superior fit and function
  • P.H.F. (Personal Heel Fit): Memory foam lined heel collar molds to athlete's heel for a personalized fit
  • Open mesh upper: Provides excellent comfort and breathability
  • Ortholite sockliner: Moisture management
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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  GEL-Kayano Trainer
  • Shock Absorption: Heel and Forefoot|GEL|
  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Shoe Construction: Slip Last
  • Midsole Material: Dual density compression molded EVA|
  • Outsole Material: Solid Rubber|
  • Upper Material: Mesh W/Synthetic Leather Trim|

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Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (11)
  • Cushions impact (11)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Stylish (8)
  • Arch support (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gym (11)
  • Strength training (10)
  • Distance / endurance (5)
  • Walking (5)
  • Pavement (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      64% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (11), High arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gym rat (8), Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I do not like to spend a ...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

I do not like to spend a lot of money on cross trainers (I paid the list prices), but this shoe is absolutely worth it. I use these in the gym for wt training and different types of aerobic classes instead of my running shoes. They offer great stability for lateral movement and a lot of cushioning for impact. I only wear Asics (have been wearing them for 10+ years), and this has been my favorite shoe so far--I have even run in them a few times. Lately I have been suffering with issues with my toes and my feet seemed cramped in my regular running shoes-- this shoe offers plenty of room in the toe box. Overall, it is a very comfortable, light-weight, good looking shoe. I highly recommend it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This shoe offers the best ...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

This shoe offers the best arch support I've ever experienced in ANY shoe. I have high arches. It has nice cushioning and great fit. Order half size up as suggested.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I am a nurse on my feet ...

By Nicole

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

I am a nurse on my feet many hours a day. I work out 5 days a week and wear these shoes everywhere I go! They are awesome and now my legs don't hurt anymore after a long day at work or while I'm exercising. I finally found the perfect shoes for me!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is the absolute #1 ...

By Lori

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

This is the absolute #1 cross trianer I've had! Lots of cushioning in the forefoot and heel for impact training, and stability for weight training. I am so impressed! Buy 1/2 size up for best fit.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It's Everything They Say

By fungo

from San Ramon Valley,CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Fit
  • Good Support
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Average Cushioning

Best Uses

  • Gym
  • Pavement
  • Running
  • Strength Training
  • Walking

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

The fit and support on these shoes happily went beyond my expectation. I have chronic plantar fasciaitis and like the arch support I get from Chaco's sandals. This is the only pair of shoes that I have tried that allows me to go 3mi daily w/o causing the inflation to worsen to the point I have to skip a day. I also love the fit. I have narrow heels and have a hard time finding a shoe that doesn't let my foot slip or make it sore from being too tight across my forefoot. The conforming heel really works and is super comfortable. I love the asymmetrical lacing design. It allows me to tighten the shoe enough to hold my foot in without cramping the toebox/forefoot area. Wish all my shoes had it.The lateral support is above average allowing me to make quick turns or pivots without having to worry about ankle rollover. Would definitely buy again, just wish the colors/styling was more sophisticated so I could wear it with stuff other than sports clothes.

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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I have worn these for a ...

By Shannon

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

I have worn these for a step class, another group exercise class, and on the elliptical and at first I had to adjust the laces a few times for a better fit, but my heel still slightly comes up. The ankle "support" is fairly stiff but does provide lateral support. Overall nice and lightweight and fairly comfortable after adjusting the laces a few times (too tight= my feet felt like they were falling asleep, too loose= my heel comes up).

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great shoe...lightweight ...

By MM8

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

Great shoe...lightweight and not bulky like some crosstrainers. I use these for gym classes (BOSU, STEP, sculpting) and elliptical workouts instead of my running shoes, which provided the wrong type of support and made my feet and ankles hurt!
The overall aesthetic of the shoe is a nice bonus...there is a flower detail on the metallic portions and the color is pretty neutral.
The only drawback (if you can call it that) is the cushioning/support around the ankle...some people might find it awkward or even painful at first, but it defintiely serves a purpose.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Cross-Trainer

By Fitmiss

from NJ

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym
    • Strength Training
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

    I am a real gym rat who participates in numerous classes including boot camp, step, and strength training. These sneakers are great. They offer enough room for my inserts, great lateral support, and overall comfort and support in the gym.

    I have a solid medium foot and ordered my normal sneaker size which is 1/2 size larger than my everyday shoes. I'd definitely purchase another pair.

    • 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

    Fit is true, maybe a little small

    By Mel is at the gym

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight

    Best Uses

    • Good crosstrainer

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

    I ordered the 9, which is what I've ordered in past in Asics. There is NO extra room. I did not send them back because they seem to fit OK, but there is no extra room in toe and they are very snug in width. Maybe they would say that it was good fit, but they just seem to run tight. I don't remember my old Asics fitting this way at first (of course, now they are really loose since I've had them so long). I did forget how bouncy new shoes were. I am thankful for the comfort and squish!

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    These are great shoes for ...

    By Lyn

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

    These are great shoes for cross training and weight lifting. They have good lateral support. My only complaint is that the heal slips a little, I wish the heal fit like my Nimbus running shoes. As a personal trainer, these are much more comfortable than running shoes while I am working.

     
    5.0

    Cushy with great lateral support

    By Beccabode

    from Cedars, PA

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Pronation Control
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Strength Training

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

      I have had a nagging case of plantar fasciitis and some peroneal pain for the last year and a half, so I HAVE to get the best shoes I can afford for the high impact interval workouts I do. I am so happy with this shoe. Granted, I only did one workout so far, but they were so cushy and kept my feet from sliding laterally, which my running shoes (Asics Gel Cumulus) were not designed for. Also, I wore them as is, without superfeet insoles I normally wear, and no pain! Yay! Thanks to all the other raters on here, whose reviews helped me decide on this shoe! It really helped with my decision, and I couldn't be more pleased.

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

      Great class shoes

      By Margaret

      from Seattle Wa

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Kickboxing
        • Running
        • Trail Running

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

        I use these shoes for all gym classes.Great cross trainers

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

        Comfortable all performance shoes

        By Beth

        from Madison, WI

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training
          • Gym
          • Running
          • Strength Training
          • Walking

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

          I use these shoes for general circuit/aerobic training with occasional running. Very comfortable with room for my toes and good lateral support for aerobics. I bought 1/2 size larger than I usually buy. While they feel maybe slightly larger than typical I like the extra room, so I would say they are generally true to size. Already my favorite workout shoes.

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

          Great fit -

          By LJ

          from Michigan

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training
            • Gym
            • With Orthotics/Inserts

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

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

            Women's Gel Intensity

            By BB

            from NM

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • With Orthotics/Inserts

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

              I have a bad back so I need a shoe that fits my foot exactly. The Intensity does and it makes me much more comfortable.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Ok, but not great.

              By DJ

              from Roseburg, OR

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable

              Cons

              • Poor Arch Support
              • Poor Traction
              • Too Stiff

              Best Uses

              • Gym
              • Strength Training

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

              I purchased these for cardio and body sculpting classes. Even with inserts, they do not provide enough arch support and the rubber soles are very stiff and do not have good traction on the wood floors in the gym. They are ok, but I am going to try something else. (I wear Asics running shoes, which is why I tried Asic X-Trainers).

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

              Satisfied with Asics again

              By skierkd17

              from Schenectady, NY

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cardio Dance Class
                • Gym
                • Strength Training

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

                Asics will never let you down. I ordered these a half size too big based on the reviews and had to send that back for my usual size. They still feel a little long but I'll keep them. I needed something other than a running sneaker for classes at the gym. Light weight, comfortable. They feel a little high around my heel but not to the point where they're uncomfortable.

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

                Great Shoe!

                By Nikki

                from Raleigh, NC

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cushions Impact
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Endurance Training
                  • Strength Training

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

                  Great shoe- bought for use with lifting, cross training, and bootcamp style classes. Great support and excellent for pronation. I saw many reviews that this shoe runs small and I was nervous about getting my usual size 8 for Asics. The shoe is a bit snugger than my Asics running shoes (I've been wearing Asics for 7 years now), but I would have been uncomfortable if I went a whole size up. Fabulous shoe!

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

                  good all-around shoe

                  By Cross-trainer tammy

                  from washington, D.C.

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gym
                    • Pavement
                    • Strength Training
                    • Walking
                    • With Orthotics/Inserts

                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

                    great for aerobics and other "gym" activities when you need less traction on the floor to slide/turn. More severe pronators will need inserts but there is plenty of room. Finally a supportive shoe I can wear in the gym.

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

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Wife Loved 'Em

                    By CaptB

                    from Hertford, NC

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Endurance Training
                      • Gym
                      • Pavement
                      • Running
                      • Strength Training
                      • Walking

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

                      I gave these to my wife for a birthday gift. She loved 'em.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • High Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      Asics Gel Intensity - Awesome!

                      By Workout mom

                      from NC

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Endurance Training
                        • Gym
                        • Pavement
                        • Strength Training
                        • Walking

                        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Intensity:

                        I use these shoes for workouts with my trainer and on the elliptical. They are comfotable and have great lateral support - a must for cross training. I liked them so much, I bought them in 2 colors!

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

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                        1.    Nicole rated this product 5 stars
                        Tue, January 05,2010:
                        I am a nurse on my feet many hours a day. I work out 5 days a week and wear these shoes everywhere I go! They are awesome and now my legs don't hurt anymore after a long day at work or while I'm exercising. I finally found the perfect shoes for me!!
                        2.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
                        Tue, November 24,2009:
                        I do not like to spend a lot of money on cross trainers (I paid the list prices), but this shoe is absolutely worth it. I use these in the gym for wt training and different types of aerobic classes instead of my running shoes. They offer great stability for lateral movement and a lot of cushioning for impact. I only wear Asics (have been wearing them for 10+ years), and this has been my favorite shoe so far--I have even run in them a few times. Lately I have been suffering with issues with my toes and my feet seemed cramped in my regular running shoes-- this shoe offers plenty of room in the toe box. Overall, it is a very comfortable, light-weight, good looking shoe. I highly recommend it.
                        3.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
                        Tue, August 11,2009:
                        This shoe offers the best arch support I've ever experienced in ANY shoe. I have high arches. It has nice cushioning and great fit. Order half size up as suggested.
                        4.    Lori rated this product 5 stars
                        Wed, January 28,2009:
                        This is the absolute #1 cross trianer I've had! Lots of cushioning in the forefoot and heel for impact training, and stability for weight training. I am so impressed! Buy 1/2 size up for best fit.
                        5.    Shannon rated this product 4 stars
                        Fri, January 09,2009:
                        I have worn these for a step class, another group exercise class, and on the elliptical and at first I had to adjust the laces a few times for a better fit, but my heel still slightly comes up. The ankle "support" is fairly stiff but does provide lateral support. Overall nice and lightweight and fairly comfortable after adjusting the laces a few times (too tight= my feet felt like they were falling asleep, too loose= my heel comes up).
                        6.    Lyn rated this product 4 stars
                        Sat, December 20,2008:
                        These are great shoes for cross training and weight lifting. They have good lateral support. My only complaint is that the heal slips a little, I wish the heal fit like my Nimbus running shoes. As a personal trainer, these are much more comfortable than running shoes while I am working.
                        7.    MM8 rated this product 5 stars
                        Wed, November 12,2008:
                        Great shoe...lightweight and not bulky like some crosstrainers. I use these for gym classes (BOSU, STEP, sculpting) and elliptical workouts instead of my running shoes, which provided the wrong type of support and made my feet and ankles hurt! The overall aesthetic of the shoe is a nice bonus...there is a flower detail on the metallic portions and the color is pretty neutral. The only drawback (if you can call it that) is the cushioning/support around the ankle...some people might find it awkward or even painful at first, but it defintiely serves a purpose.

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