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Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5

Item #ASC1453
MSRP:$89.95
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Women's ASICS® GEL-SPEEDSTAR 5 :: Asics' has taken light and easy to a whole new level with their GEL-Speedstar 5. A minimalistic design for efficient neutral runners, the shoe features no synthetic overlays and is also stitch free. Offering a low profile and a super responsive ride, you'll be stoked to know there's almost nothing holding you back now. 7.3 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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Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Comfortable (14)
  • Fast (13)
  • Breathable (11)
  • Cushions impact (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road running (11)
  • Gym (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      72% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      94% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (12), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (13), Gym rat (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love these shoes

By selenaruns

from Seattle, WA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

    I love these shoes. My first pair of Speedstars were the model before these (4). I rotated them with another pair of lightweight shoes throughout marathon training (up to 43 miles/week). My guess is that many people would use these only for shorter, faster training runs and racing, but I use them for all kinds of training runs, including long runs (up to 20 miles). I just got the new model (5) -- in hot pink!! -- and I like them even better than the last ones. They feel even more lightweight, they fit around my foot snugly but not tightly, and I barely notice that they're there when I run. Highly recommended for anyone who likes a light shoe and has good running biomechanics.

    • 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)

     
    3.0

    Too narrow

    By Love me some ASICS

    from Arizona

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

    I just received these yesterday and when I put them on with my normal running socks they were really too tight in the toe box. Just a very uncomfortable fit for me. I was really disappointed because these shoes are super light weight!!

    • 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)

     
    5.0

    Magic Shoes

    By Jill

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

      I put these on, got on the treadmill and kept punching up the speed. I've gone faster in them every time I've gone out; I feel like I'm flying in these. First 5k in them, PR'd by 15 seconds. I have custom orthotics, and they fit really well in these shoes and don't make the shoes too heavy. Only problem is that one of the lace loop/holders detached from the shoe after just my second run, which I hope is an aberration and not a sign these shoes won't hold up well.

      • 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

      AWESOME

      By ms runner girl

      from Brandon, Ms

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Feels very natural
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

        I have been wearing a mild stability shoe as recommended by several running shoes stores and have never felt comfortable running until I bought this shoe! I am flat footed and slightly pronate but this shoe doesn't force me into an unnatural gate.

        • 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

        love, Love, LOVE these!

        By Dive Girl

        from Indianapolis, IN

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Cushions Impact
        • Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

          Was looking for a shoe to wear on the road in lieu of my Vibrams. These are lightweight, flexible, comfortable. Were broke in after only a few miles. Will likely replace the ties as they come undone easily even when tying a double knot. Only thing I am unsure about is how many miles I will be able to get out of them. I wear a narrow shoe so these are perfect for me; definitely not for a wide foot.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent lightweight trainer.

          By Tom

          from Columbus, GA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

            I use this shoe for long runs. I have used the Speedstar 2, the Speedstar 3, and the Speedstar 4, and run 4 Boston qualifiers in them. The Speedstar 5 is similar to the Speedstar 2 with its wide unobstructed toe box. The cushioning is adequate but far from mushy. This shoe is probably best for those who have a fore to mid foot strike, but heal cushioning is also adequate.

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

            Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Sho

            By millimile

            from Houston, Texas

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great with Jeans
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                I have an "in-between" foot. What I mean by this is that my foot is narrow, but not too narrow, and my arc is also between arc measurements. So it's hit or miss when it comes to finding the right fit. These shoes are a great color combination, and reasonably comfortable. If I could lessen the width (and shoe lace length) and add some arc support, they'd be perfect.

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

                I LOVE These SHOES!

                By RunningMomma

                from Texas

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Fast
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                  When I got these shoes, I put them on and wasn't sure because they felt snug, but I walked around in them all day to try to break them in. The next day, I was running a 10K, and when I went to put on my Nike's, I just couldn't do it, they felt like bricks. So I put on my New Asics that hadn't been ran in yet and ran the 6.2 Miles. I cannot put my Nike's back on. I love how the Asics feel on my feet. They make excellent running shoes. I forget that I have them on when I'm running. I can totally feel the road under my feet and they're almost like having a second skin rather than big clunky running shoes. I will never go back to Nike again. I love these shoes and I show them to everyone. The light weight is awesome and everyone is surprised by how light they are. As soon as I got them out of the box, my 2 year old put them on and started running around the house in them. Of course they are too big for him, but they are light weight and he wears them more than I do. :)

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

                  Great shoe

                  By MHRUN

                  from Missouri

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor Arch Support

                  Best Uses

                  • Gym

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                  I run in this pair of shoes almost every day. I am not a marathon runner by any means, but I do log a several miles each time. I have had these shoes for about 6 months and they are still as comfortable as when I bought them-and haven't broken down. I bought a back up pair for when these run out because I love them so much.

                  They are super light weight and have great cushion. I have plantar fascitis and low arch support so I wear inserts in my shoes, but other than that no complaints! Love these shoes in the hot pink. I get so many compliments (from guys and girls) when I wear them!

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

                  not for me

                  By xxxroadrunner

                  from colorado

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Fast
                  • Good Traction
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor Cushioning

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                  First ASICS I tried and they were not for me. I will need to go back to a Saucony which work better for me. After running 10 miles a couple of times my heels started to hurt so I had to return them. But they did force me to adjust my running form for the better to run comfortably in these which was a positive outcome.

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

                  Love this shoe!

                  By Dolphingrl

                  from Benton, LA

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Poor Arch Support

                  Best Uses

                  • Gym

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                  This is my new favorite running shoe. I normally wear asics but this was my first time to try speedstar. I love how lightweight this shoe is a very cushiony. It's almost as if I'm running barefoot with little pillows on the ball and heel of my foot. Highly recommend! Be sure to order 1/2 size up.

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

                  Awesome

                  By bodeeshoka1979

                  from Covington, Kentucky

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                    Use on the track for interal sprinting, the gym, 3 to 5 mile road runs. I don't think there is anything this shoe isn't good for. The most light weight shoe I've ever worn but doesn't compromise comfort. The cushion is almost bouncy. Very breatheable and look good too. I would recommend this shoe to anyone. I actually bought two pairs. different colors of course.

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

                    My favorite

                    By Half Marathoner

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Fast
                    • Good Traction
                    • Great with Jeans
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                      This is my 3rd generation of the Speedstar series shoe. When I first started running I switched styles several times. Speedstar has proven great for me! It's lightweight, fits perfect, cost efficient, never had a blister, durable... lasts me many half marathons! I will definitely continue using Asics Speedstar.

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

                      Light and quick shoe with a dinky tongue

                      By Alleyzan

                      from Central Coast, CA

                      About Me Gym Rat

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Tongue is flimsy smal

                      Best Uses

                      • Pavement

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                      I have bought several of the speedstar models from Asics. This version sticks with the lightweight and breathable aspects of prior shoes. The styling changes are significant, making them less wearable for everyday use, but great for the gym. My main complaint is that the tongue is flimsy and small, so it can slump down under the laces at times. Also, it makes it difficult to keep the shoes on during certain cross training exercises. Overall, though, I am happy with the shoes and have bought several pairs.

                      • 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

                      I would buy this product again

                      By Amy

                      from Fort Collins, CO

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Poor Traction
                      • Wears Out Quickly

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                      Good lightweight trainer and good for marathon racing

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

                      LIGHTning Faaaast!

                      By Jojo

                      from Texas

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                        Racing and track workouts. This is a fast shoe. Only one complaint. The the tongue sits a little differently than previous versions and rubs some. I blistered on top of my left 3rd and 4th metatarsal headsthe first time I wored them but I think this will be ok after a couple of runs and they break in a little.

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

                        Still Undecided

                        By Ali, a runner

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                          I don't know if I really consider myself an "Avid Athlete" and I am not a Gym Rat because I run outside. But I run about 40-45 miles a week... I like these shoes because they are light weight. I use them for training and racing. I had the previous version and there seemed to be a little more shoe before. I feel like these may loosen a bit as I run. I have been wearing them for a couple of weeks and I am still trying to decide if I really like them or are they better just for racing...

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

                          Flashy comfort

                          By JCro

                          from TX

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Fast
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Good Traction
                          • Lightweight
                          • PINK

                          Cons

                          • A little wide

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 5 Running Shoe:

                          I LOVED the Speedstar 3 series and was waiting for a 'look' that was comparable to that model (High standards of quality ; ). These are GREAT! They are very lightweight for speed training, or for me, low mileage training. These do feel a little wide for average feet and will require some creative lacing to secure. So far, great. I would consider getting a back-up pair.

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

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