Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Foundation 9

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Men's ASICS® GEL-FOUNDATION® 9 :: Your long-time favorite motion control shoe, the men's ASICS® GEL-Foundation® 9 is now even better. The shoe still has a wide, supportive base for superb motion control, but the GEL-Foundation® 9 has added toe room for a better, more comfortable fit, an improved heel fit and even an improved bunion window: you'll be free of discomfort every time you run. 13.3 ounces

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MOTION CONTROL [?]
If you're looking for extra support for your low arches, Motion Control running shoes are right for you. Perfect for overpronators, you'll get maximum guidance and cushioning to flex your feet naturally through each step. 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 and forefoot GEL® Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
  • SpEVA® Midsole: Midsole durability and shock attenuation
  • PHF® (Personal Heel Fit): Memory foam lined heel collar molds to the athlete's heel, creating personalized fit
  • DuoMax® Support System: Helps ensure that the shoe maintains proper supports for the foot during the critical transition from heel strike to toe-off
  • ComforDRY™ Sockliner: Provides optimal cushioning performance in a cooler, drier, healthier environment
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Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (20)
  • Cushions impact (20)
  • Pronation control (19)
  • Breathable (15)
  • Arch support (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (13)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        65% 

        (13 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        95% 

        (19 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Low arch (12), Average arch (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (9), Enthusiast (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Asics Foundation-9 Running shoes

    By Stan

    from Cottage Grove, Or

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

    • Poor Arch Support

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

    Shoes are well made and fit well. They provide good cushioning and support. As I've had to do with most running shoes, I removed the arch supports and replaced them with better ones. Other than not having really good arch supports, the shoes are great.

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

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Low Arch Shoes

    By VYSION

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

    For years I've bought and tried different shoes. Kayanos, Adiddas, Nike, and all did not fit well for my low arch until I did my research and came across these. I know this is bad but I ran in them for my first marathon and I had no injury and my run was smooth like butter. So smooth I now have several new pairs waiting to be use. I highly recommend if you have low arch. These are what I use for my triathlon races, both Sprint and Full.

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

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very good fro overpronators

    By Ed Ski

    from New York, 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-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

      I have been running in Gel Evolutions for the past 5 years and when the 6 came out they didn't feel right. I have always been told the foundation is a close competitor. I ordered them and when I put them on they felt very comfortable. I was skeptical since I am familiar with the Evolutions. I can honestly say they felt great from the first run and 30 miles later are feeling great. [...]I would definitly recommend this shoe to any overperonator.Ed

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

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Comfortable & supportive

      By Darron

      from Pacific City, Oregon

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

        I use orthotics with this shoe and have relied on Asics Foundation series shoe for many years. It is sturdy, durable and reliable. I usually get about 500 miles on a pair before they are worn out.
        If you need a shoe for pronation control, or need a wide toe box, this is a good shoe choice.

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

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great injury prevention

        By MikeG

        from Northbrook, IL

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

        This shoe is excellent for runners who need extra stability. I switched from other lighter models that seemed comfortable at first, but left me with more foot and knee soreness. I find that the slightly greater weight doesn't matter at all. I've run 2 marathons and 3 half-marathons in this model and now I'm on my sixth pair. The sizing guidelines recommend getting them a half size larger than normal, and that works for me. Most of my shoes are snug at size 13, but I buy these in a 14, and they are perfect.

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

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Shoe

        By Yello

        from USA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wet Conditions

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

          This is a great shoe. I am 6'5'' 230lbs and wanted a shoe with stability and good heel strike support. This shoe offers both. Great price and good quality.

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

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Still the best

          By No-walker Walker

          from Philadelphia PA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight
          • Suggest up-sizing

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

          This is a terrific pronation-control shoe. In fact, it's good enough for walkers to use without orthotics or inserts. Considering the cost of custom inserts -- and insurance companies' unwillingness to finance replacements -- that translates into real money and preserves your orthotics for more serious stresses.
          Some people complain about durability, but a pronation-control shoe contends with major biomechanical forces. By definition, they're going to break down. I replace them every year and consider it a bargain for fixing my bad foot-strike.

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

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome shoe

          By Overpronator

          from Stamford, CT

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

            Awesome. This was recommended to me by an avid runner. Extremely comfortable. I am 6' 240 with a stocky athletic build. I am also an extreme over pronator. This shoes provides the right amount of motion control while being lightweight and comfortable. I am definitely buying another pair before they stop making these.

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

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            i want to buy another pair!!!

            By starting to like running

            from columbia, md

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

              I have little to no arch on my feet and I am therefore very sensitive to new shoes and sneakers. The moment I tried these shoes on at the store, I knew these were the perfect pair. It took me one day of running for my feet to adjust and it's been great ever since. I've been running in these on avg 4 days a week for about 2 months now and these are the best running shoes that I ever owned. They are light and extremely comfortable. I absolutely love them! I'm almost tempted to buy another pair in fear of not being able to buy another pair again.

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

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great shoe!

              By 1FatRunr

              from Birmingham, AL

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Great with Jeans
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

                Like a previous entry, I am 6'0" 240 lbs. Formerly I ran in the Brooks Beast, which is STILL a great, sturdy, long-lasting motion-control shoe BUT this is a great lightweight alternative with more cushioning. The shoe wore out faster than I expected, but it gave me 3 good months of slow, long distances. I trained for a half-marathon in these shoes, and they were comfortable and wore very well. I chose this shoe due to a Runner's World recommendation and it lived up to it.

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

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Finally found the right shoe!

                By Philly Runner

                from Philadelphia

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

                    I love the shoe. I have low arches and the shoe really helps with stability. Believe the site when it says to go a half size up - the shoe fit perfect. If I went with my typical shoe size, the shoe would be too small and tight.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Foundation keeps getting better

                    By laquintabob

                    from camas wa

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

                      Great shoe right out the box, no breakin needed,very open toebox and fit.Very breathable shoe for warm or hot days

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

                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good right out of the box

                      By Jim

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

                          Can't wait for my new pair to arrive. I can step into a new pair right out of the box without missing a workout. I've run in these shoes in all conditions, on all terrain, and they've always performed.

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

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good shoe

                          By DK the Tendonitis Sufferer

                          from Cuba, MO

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Lightweight
                          • Pronation Control

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • With Orthotics/Inserts

                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

                            I use it for stability and pronation control

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

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Still a classic shoe

                            By Marcus

                            from Colorado

                            About Me Professional Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

                              one of my favorite shoes

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

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Added toe room a definite plus

                              By Big Foot

                              from Indiana

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Added toe room a plus
                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

                                The added toe room allowed me to go from a width size of 4e to a 2e. This shoe really feels like it follows the shape of my foot allowing for superior comfort. You really need to try it!

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

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                husband's wide feet are happy

                                By fat boy

                                from paso robles, ca

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Good Arch Support
                                • Pronation Control

                                Cons

                                • Lack of color choices

                                Best Uses

                                • Gym

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

                                great option for wide feet- adds comfort

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

                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                great shoe

                                By grezyvz

                                from Locust, NC

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Pronation Control

                                Cons

                                • None so far

                                Best Uses

                                • Pavement

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

                                Great shoe, especially for me, a beginner. I have a slight overpronation and was told about the foundation. This was my first real running shoe. Decided to wait until the update was out. Well worth it. It arrived yesterday. I've always been athletic off and on working out. Starting to run/walk and get into it. This shoe is great, feels great and is light weight. Look forward to many miles.

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

                                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                great shoe

                                By grezyvz

                                from Locust, NC

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Pronation Control

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

                                  This is my first official running shoe. I'm getting into running/walking. I've always worked out off and on, walked and generally athletic. Just got these yesterday. So far, so good. I was told to get a foundation 8, however, I waited for this one to come out. Feels great on my feet and is a good fit. Very snug. Always thought I had a wide foot, not so, just a wide forefoot. This shoe has a wide toe box and fits great. No slipping in the heel. Good bounce in the step.

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

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  fantastic show

                                  By Moseby

                                  from Oshawa, On

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

                                    Same as the rest of the evolution series, another fantastic show from Asics

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

                                    Wow.

                                    By DK the Tendonitis Sufferer

                                    from Cuba, mo

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Narrow / Tight

                                    Best Uses

                                    • With Orthotics/Inserts

                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 9 Running Shoe:

                                    I use it for pronation control and arch support.

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

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