Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Evolution 5

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Men's ASICS® GEL-Evolution® 5 :: Enjoy ultimate pronation control in the best looking Motion Control shoe yet! A #1-seller, the men's ASICS® GEL-Evolution® 5 has a new upper with strategically placed overlays that deliver great comfort, better fit, and better support. 13.1 ounces

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MOTION CONTROL+ [?]
Get the maximum support and maximum cushioning you need to feel strong and stable as you rack up the miles. Enjoy ideal low-arch support with Motion Control+ shoes to help overcome overpronation and guide your feet comfortably. 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:

  • 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®, combined with improved cushioning and durability
  • Space Trusstic System®: An advanced system that creates a pocket between the Trusstic System® device and the midsole, allowing for greater midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
  • DuoMax® Support System: Helps ensure that the shoe maintains proper supports for the foot during the critical transition from heel strike to toe-off
  • Biomorphic Fit® Upper: Provides a superior fit and function
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Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe
 
4.3

(based on 45 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (34)
  • Pronation control (28)
  • Breathable (25)
  • Cushions impact (24)
  • Arch support (18)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (5)

Best Uses

  • Road running (17)
  • With orthotics/inserts (6)
  • Distance / endurance (4)
  • Gym (4)
  • Pavement (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      79% 

      (27 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      94% 

      (31 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Low arch (22), Average arch (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (18), Casual/ recreational (8), Gym rat (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent shoe right out ...

By loves to run

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

Excellent shoe right out of the box. I walked in them for about an hour then decided they were so comfortable I take them for a run.

Five (5) miles later I wondered where the time went. I forgot how easy it was to run and just relax. Great shoes, great cushion and support.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

"I would buy this shoe again and again"

By Jaboo

from Fort Worth,Texas

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

    I am a severe pronator who has to wear rigid custom orthotics. After doing exhaustive research while looking for a super stable shoe that was at the same time light and well cushioned I decided on these shoes last August 09. The shoe is plenty deep enough for my orthotics and the heel counter fits snugly around my heel.

    For the first time, I believe I found the perfect shoe for me. I weigh about 190lbs, 50 years old and am now on my 2nd pair of these shoes. I changed them out after about 500 miles, even though they outwardly showed no wear. Its something I do as a precaution with the history of my feet and lower legs. I just hope Asics doesn't stop making this shoe anytime soon. I've even thought about buying a 3rd pair and put them away just in case they stop making them.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    My New Favorite MC+ Shoe

    By Billy E.

    from Pittsbrugh, PA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Absorbs Shock
    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

        I am flat-footed and have severe pronation. When I starting running again several years ago, I developed severe knee pain, achilles tendonitis and shin splints, until I went to a specialty shoe store and was properly fitted in a motion control shoe. I ran in The Beast for two years and my pain went away, but I always felt that the Beast was too heavy and clunky, so I thought I would give the Evolution 5 a try. The shoe is almost an entire ounce lighter than the Beast -- that one ounce makes more difference than I thought. The ride is not as cushiony as the Beast, but it suits my frame fine (5'10", 155 lbs). I have put 120 miles on these shoes and have had no pain. These shoes do run narrow, so order them a width wider than you normally would.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I recently decided to ...

        By CJ

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

        I recently decided to take up jogging to loose weight. I ran for two weeks in cheap shoes from walmart and developed a posterier shin splint in my left leg. I did a lot of research to find out what was happening, that's when I learned I am an overpronator. I bought these shoes to rememdy that, and ran for the first time with em last night. It was great - a complete and total improvement over the other shoes. I was so comfortable the whole time, and it felt very smooth. I don't know why people say the weight is a problem, they're very light to me - of course I wear steel toe boots all day at work. I highly recommend this shoe for people with low arches.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Classic Shoes New Feel

        By Sammy

        from Kansas

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

        Buy a wide size since this shoe is narrow, but it fits your foot like a glove. Really good shoes for people with low arches. I have used Evolutions for the last 4 yrs.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Fit is better, less ...

        By JGG

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

        Fit is better, less narrow than the evolution 4 and the solyte midsole seems softer so the ride is less hard. Heel is very rigid but forefoot is more flexible than most mc shoes. Good mc shoe for those who need maximum rearfoot control but who have an arch and want the more flexible forefoot-feel of a stability shoe.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I have run in all the ...

        By Chris C

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

        I have run in all the versions of the Evolution. This one is way softer than Evo.4, and the toebox is wider. I am trying to figure out if I like the more solid toe off of the 4 or the softer toe off of the 5. The fit is fantastic though, and the Evolution I think is the best MC shoe out there now.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very overall comfotable shoe!

        By the dude

        from manasquan, nj

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Good Traction
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Poor Cushioning

        Best Uses

        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

        I am an extreme over-pronator weighing in at around 285 lbs. I am 6'3" and was looking for a shoe that was able to control my motion. I am a new runner and have used these shoes for a bit over a month. overall, i like them but i stell get lower calf pain.

        That being said, i bet these shoes will be killer when i have my orthotics in a week. Can't wait!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too big
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Favorite Shoe for Pronation Control

        By TB with the Donald Duck Stride

        from ATL

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great with Jeans
        • Lightweight
        • Not Dorky
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Buy an arch support

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

        Let's say I have a Donald Duck stride and my knees work accordingly. I run 12 to 18 miles per week and I need a shoe that controls my stride, provides comfort, and yet...isn't dorky. This is the shoe.

        On the down side, I do add an RRS Men's Stable Runner III arch support for inside my shoe. (After I wear out the shoe, I transfer the arch support to another pair of casual shoes. Hey, I get my money's worth.)

        Unlike other shoes that provide motion control, this shoe has the appearance of a normal running shoe without looking or feeling bulky--and if you've purchased motion control shoes, you know what I mean.

        I've run all of the lines of shoes for over-pronators--for us bigger runners with flat-ish feet and the awkward stride, and this is the best shoe.

        Size fit seems appropriate. I've run with a half size larger, and the shoe felt like it slipped. Order your usual size.

        Run smooth and try not to trip,

        --TB

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Finally,a good shoe for the heavy runner

        By Simply"G"

        from Mississippi

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

        [...] I use this shoe for running only. Long distance and sprints. I did notice that after about two weeks the shoe starts to loosen up.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        As Good as Advertised

        By Keep on Rolllin'

        from Cambridge, Md

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

          I've been running for 47 years; mostly long distance with some speed work, running on asphalt in temperatures as high as the mid 90's. At 195 pounds with feet flatter than Oklahoma, I had grown accustomed to frequent minor injury. Through the years my clothes closet has been littered with the failures of the running shoe industry.
          With the Gel-Evolution 4 and now the Evolution 5, the distance between these shoes and the others that I have tried is surprising and impressive. Light! Stable! Fast! My knees, ankles and feet are now properly aligned, and no longer take a pounding. No more ibuprofen!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Motion control doesn't = Bulky/Stiff

          By Running man Ed

          from Bellerose, N.Y.

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

            I am a heavy over pronator and I suffered a few stress fractures because I refused to wear the bulky and heavy motion control shoes that are out there. Upon someone suggestion I decided to give the Gel Evolution a try. I went into the trial a sckeptic and I was amazed for day one. It feels and rides like a neutral shoe with lots of cushion. It controls the pronation without feeling (or looking) bulky or heavy. I have been running in them for years now and "knock on wood" have not had an injury since. I don't bother looking at any other shoes because when it works and feels good why mess with it.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Shoe

            By tnot1

            from Round Rock, TX

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

              I've been wearing the MC+ and had been having all kinds of issues, but I was too cheap to get rid of them till they'd worn out. Achilles tendenitis, tendenitis on the front of my foot, back pain, and knee pain (the knee pain was the signal the shoes were worn out). So I got the Evo 5. Before the MC+ I'd worn the Evo 4's and loved them, but couldn't find any in my size and didn't want to pay for the 5s. Big mistake. The 5s fit like a glove (my foot is flat but narrow) so I went for a run as soon as I put them on. It was awesome! No ankle-area pain, no back pain, no knee pain. And compared to the MC+ it felt like running on air. I'll be interested to see how long they last. That was the only complaint I had about the Evo 4s, they wore out kind of quickly for me (6'2", 215, about 25-30 mi. a week).

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Low Arch

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Third Pair...and counting!

              By Plantar Fellar

              from San Francisco

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • More colors

              Best Uses

              • Gym

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

              This is my third pair of the Asics Evo-5. Best shoes ever specially since I was diagnosed with Plantar Faciitis.

              Only downfall with these shoes are the lack of color options.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not the shoe for me.

              By Chuckles

              from Upstate NY

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable

              Cons

              • Poor Arch Support
              • Poor Stability

              Best Uses

              • Gym
              • Pavement
              • Road Running
              • Walking

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

              Not a bad shoe. Just not the right shoe for me. Went from Kayano 15 to Evo 5. Thought because of low arches I needed a MC+ instead of Stabil+. I pronate outward badly. First run on the treadmill my arches were tight and hurt. Going to switch to something with stability.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Low Arch

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              These feel good at first ...

              By mezbi

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

              These feel good at first but after a long run you feel like you are running plainly on the road. The feel is too stiff, and the shoe provides very little cushioning. I will try with some insoles and see how it goes.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Im a very avid runner and ...

              By Chris

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

              Im a very avid runner and in great shape and these shoes cured my knee pain but now suffering from severe shin splints. Never knew what shin splints were until i ran in these shoes. I will stick to New Balance.

               
              4.0

              mens ASICS GEL Evolution

              By leo

              from pittsburgh, pa

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Good Arch Support
              • Great fit for my foot

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

              this shoe fits my hard to fit foot and is comfortable from the first run to the last

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

              Great motion control shoe

              By John

              from Canton, GA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

                Great M/C shoe. The width choices allow room in the toe box and still snug around the heel. I use them with custom orthotics-no problems.

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

                Great Expectations

                By Runner reborn

                from Long Island, New York

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Evolution 5 Running Shoe:

                  I bought these to continue with Physical therapy and they have been fantastic. I hae used them on a treadmill most of the time and look forward to using them on the road. They offer great support especially on the heel strike. The shoe helps correct over pronation.

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

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                  1.    loves to run rated this product 5 stars
                  Mon, January 04,2010:
                  Excellent shoe right out of the box. I walked in them for about an hour then decided they were so comfortable I take them for a run. Five (5) miles later I wondered where the time went. I forgot how easy it was to run and just relax. Great shoes, great cushion and support.
                  2.    JGG rated this product 4 stars
                  Fri, November 20,2009:
                  Fit is better, less narrow than the evolution 4 and the solyte midsole seems softer so the ride is less hard. Heel is very rigid but forefoot is more flexible than most mc shoes. Good mc shoe for those who need maximum rearfoot control but who have an arch and want the more flexible forefoot-feel of a stability shoe.
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                  Mon, November 09,2009:
                  These feel good at first but after a long run you feel like you are running plainly on the road. The feel is too stiff, and the shoe provides very little cushioning. I will try with some insoles and see how it goes.
                  4.    Bigboy rated this product 3 stars
                  Thu, October 22,2009:
                  Based solely on Fit I have to give it a 3 I wear 11 1/2 or 12 D or EE in street shoes , most all of my running shoes are 12 EE and I have plenty of room , because of the comments that this shoe runs small/ narrow I ordered 12 1/2 EEEE , guess what ... even these are too narrow - especially in the mid-foot! WTH is Asics Thinking ? It's a shame because it's the type of shoe I need , very supportive but not overly controlling like the very Straight lasted shoes like the Beast,Stabil, Addiction .etc. I am 6'2 230 lbs. been running almost 10 years.
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                  Mon, October 19,2009:
                  I just purchased these and so far I love the feel. The back of the shoe holds my foot so that I do not pronate. I am curious to take these on my long run on Saturday to see how they feel.
                  6.    Chris rated this product 1 star
                  Tue, October 06,2009:
                  Im a very avid runner and in great shape and these shoes cured my knee pain but now suffering from severe shin splints. Never knew what shin splints were until i ran in these shoes. I will stick to New Balance.
                  7.    CJ rated this product 5 stars
                  Thu, September 24,2009:
                  I recently decided to take up jogging to loose weight. I ran for two weeks in cheap shoes from walmart and developed a posterier shin splint in my left leg. I did a lot of research to find out what was happening, that's when I learned I am an overpronator. I bought these shoes to rememdy that, and ran for the first time with em last night. It was great - a complete and total improvement over the other shoes. I was so comfortable the whole time, and it felt very smooth. I don't know why people say the weight is a problem, they're very light to me - of course I wear steel toe boots all day at work. I highly recommend this shoe for people with low arches.
                  8.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
                  Thu, June 25,2009:
                  I just bought these evo 5's and have to say that they get more comfortable every time I wear them. I recearched my foot type and ended up needing the motion control because of my flat feet. They look great and have ALOT of cushion considering they are MC.
                  9.    Dave rated this product 2 stars
                  Wed, June 17,2009:
                  I've always respected Asics for making some of the best models out there. However, the heel/arch area of this MC shoe is so weird (bumpy & narrow), uncomfortable, and stiff that I couldn't go for it. The Kayano fits a lot better but isn't an MC shoe. I went with the Brooks Beast which has proven to be a revelation in comfort and MC for my ailing flat feet.
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                  Wed, June 10,2009:
                  I have run in all the versions of the Evolution. This one is way softer than Evo.4, and the toebox is wider. I am trying to figure out if I like the more solid toe off of the 4 or the softer toe off of the 5. The fit is fantastic though, and the Evolution I think is the best MC shoe out there now.

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