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Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Forte

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Men's ASICS® GEL-FORTE :: Welcome your newest member to the motion control category! You'll get maximum support and control in your Men's ASICS® GEL-Forte with a full ounce less weight than the competition! Your feet will rejoice in the firm, ultimate support that the Dynamic Duomax® Support System affords. Maximum stability and comfort are this powerful running shoe's forte! 12.2 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:

  • DuoMax Support System: A dual density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability, positioned sport specifically
  • Guidance Trusstic: Provides structural integrity with the added benefit of working in concert with Guidance Line
  • Solyte Midsole Material : A lighter weight midsole compound than ASICS standard EVA and SpEVA providing enhanced cushioning and durability
  • Heel Clutching System: Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment
  • ASICS Personal Heel Fit (P.H.F.): Updated with equal amounts of memory foam in the heel and on the sides of the collar to improve the durability
  • Heel-to-Toe Drop 10mm
  • ASW4026
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Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe
 
2.7

(based on 41 reviews)

39%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (18)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Pronation control (12)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

  • Poor cushioning (15)
  • Uncomfortable (12)
  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (9)
  • Walking (6)
  • Pavement (3)
  • With orthotics/inserts (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      82% 

      (31 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      87% 

      (33 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Low arch (18), Average arch (12), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (17), Casual/ recreational (14), Gym rat (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

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1.0

Stiff and Unforgiving

By Kyle

from Wickliffe, KY

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight
  • Poor Cushioning
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Gym

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

I was given this shoe for a Christmas present to replace the Asics Gel Evolution 5 that I currently wear. First off, thank goodness for excellent customer support and understanding it was a gift and was able to return them. The shoe looks nice at first glance, but don't be fooled. The soles feel very stiff and did not ever feel like they were "broke in", even after a recorded 60 miles on them. They were very unforgiving on the feet, as I am a flat-footed runner with an odd gait. As a previous comment stated, it was like running on 2x4 blocks. I am/was a huge fan of the Gel Evolution 5 shoes, having worn out 3 pair, but these shoes are a pitiful replacement. As a larger runner (6'1/215) with flat feet, these shoes caused more pain than I have had with any other. The longer runs, 10+ miles, were only made more difficult by this shoe. Come on Asics...why do you always have to change a good thing!?!?!?!

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Low Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

Great Shoe

By Andrew

from New York, New York

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Fast
  • Good Arch Support

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

    This is my second pair of Gel Fortes. This shoe deserves a higher rating than it has on this website. I run 2-3 times per week usually on a treadmill about 7-9 miles per run and I never experience any shin or knee pain. I've worn these shoes at 200 pounds and at 180 pounds and they are effective at both weights.

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

    great shoe

    By knees shot

    from King George, VA

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Great with Jeans
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

        The tread is hardly worn after a year's walking.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Bring Back the Gel Evolution

        By Chad

        from Wheeling WV

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

        • Breathable

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Poor Cushioning
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

          This is a poor replacement for the Gel Evolution shoes that I've been wearing for years. Poorly padded and it sounds like I'm wearing horse shoes due to the loud clopping sounds with each stride. I thought I needed to put some more miles on them and they would break in. Unfortuntately I need to find a new MC+ shoe.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Good running shoe, gets the job done

          By JB

          from Jacksonville, FL

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Durable

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

          This is a good shoe. Just completed training and my fastest 1/2 marathon in these bad boys. And I just bought my second pair. Enjoy your next run. Go long, Go Fast!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Toooo Stiff

          By Cranky

          from Lancaster PA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Pavement

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

          Feels Like I have boards strapped to my feet!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Worst Shoe Ever

          By Rick

          from Colorado

          Pros

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

              This is a miserable replacement for the ASICS Gel Foundation series shoes. It is terribly uncomfortable. Totally rigid and feels like running in 4x4 piece of wood. Bring back the Gel Foundation series. I will use these only for walking and bought a pair of Brooks Addiction. Have been running in ASICS for over 25 years but they need to learn that you don't need to drop a shoe that works. Bring back the Gel Foundation and also the GT Express.

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

              Does it really replace the Evolution-6?

              By Dr. Hook

              from Manassas, VA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Fast
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                I was told the Forte was the replacement for the Evolution-6. The same size is tighter than the E-6. It does not provide the stability in the long run (over-10 miles) as the E-6. I would compare this model to the Brooks Adrenaline-13. I will use it as short mile (less than 10) trainer, but look for an equivalent to the Evolution-6 for my 1/2 and full marathons

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                1.0

                Harsh Running Shoe

                By Pete

                from Albany N.Y.

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Cushioning
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                  This is a very harsh running shoe and the material is cheap.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too small
                  • Width:
                  • Feels too narrow
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Low Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Great show for this runner

                  By Alex

                  from Washington, D.C.

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                    Just one runner's opinion, but these shoes are an improvement over the evolution series. The evolution series was a solid shoe, but heavy and a bit clunky. These shoes seem to give the same cushioning and motion control as the evolution series without the bulk and weight. To me these are an upgrade and and I don't have the complains voiced by others here. happy running.

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

                    Disappointing successor to Gel Evolution

                    By Tom

                    from Chapel Hill, NC

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Poor Cushioning
                    • Uncomfortable

                    Best Uses

                    • Pavement

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                    I walk outside and workout in a gym (elliptical, weights, walking stretching) 5 or more times each week. Sometimes I go for long outdoor walks. While this shoe feels supportive of my flat feet, wearing them is an uncomfortably uncushioned experience. I was dismayed at the feel. Parts of my body actually ached after changing shoes from the Gel Evolution, which I have worn for a decade (?). The bright side is that this has encouraged me to try other brands. The Brooks Beast is a better shoe for me than this, though not as good as the discontinued Gel Evolution.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Low Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    1.0

                    No Cushioning

                    By Embarcadero Runner

                    from San Francisco, CA

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Cushioning
                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

                      • With Orthotics/Inserts

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                      I tried this show as a replacement to Gel Evolution 5 and was extremely disappointed. The shoe lacked cushion and spring right from the start. It truly felt like running on 2 x 4 planks of wood. I'm sorry to see the Gel Evolution was discontinued. This is not a good replacement shoe.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels too narrow
                       
                      1.0

                      Asics Disappoint

                      By Bob D

                      from State College, Pa

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                      What is wrong at Asics. We are the customers and they decided to ignore our need. We need MC+ quality product. Unfortunately, I now need to find a new source for my running shoes.

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent Shoe

                      By Tony

                      from Norman, Oklahoma

                      About Me Gym Rat

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gym

                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                        I felt it necessary to write a review on this shoe after reading other reviews. I almost did not buy this shoe to replace my Gel Evolution 6 model after reading the reviews. I also wear Asics Kayanos(18s), Brooks Beast and New Balance(993s). I am 60 with flat feet, 5"10",187 lbs. For me, this shoe is a perfect, lighter version of the Evolution 6. This is a Motion Control + shoe that needs to be more firm than many other models. Most training is now on an elliptical or treadmill so clopping is not a major issue, although there is some of that. I think the advantages of providing a firm outer sole far outweigh the disadvantages by providing support, stability and controlling overpronation. I recommend as with all my running shoes a good quality replacement insole insert to help with cushioning & comfort. I will replace my current pair with the next model of Gel Forte.

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

                        best shoes for runing and overpronation

                        By Jose L Alcala

                        from Aventura, Florida, 33327

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Pronation Control

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                          Best running shoes.

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

                          Gel-Forts

                          By Jodisdad

                          from Downingtown, Pa

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Walking

                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                            So far so good

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Average Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            1.0

                            Klunker

                            By Weeeehatter

                            from Maryville, TN

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                                  I was in the habit of replacing the Gel-Evolutions after 200 miles; at 25 a week that was every other month. 1st pr of forte is retired already, started feeling knee pain before reaching 200 miles. Cloppy, heavy klunkers, what will I wear now?

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

                                  I think Road Runner has better shoes.

                                  By Mark P. in South C.

                                  from Charleston, SC

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                                        As in the other comments, when I keep a slow pace and don't concentrate on running I sometimes here a clopping noise from these shoes. I don't mind though.

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

                                        still breaking in

                                        By Ken

                                        from Washington state

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Breathable
                                        • Cushions Impact
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Pronation Control

                                        Cons

                                        • Narrow / Tight

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                                        Still breaking in but feel to narrow and tight.

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels half size too small
                                        • Width:
                                        • Feels too narrow
                                        • Arch Type:
                                        • Average Arch
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Like most of the reviews I was surprised

                                        By SteveM

                                        from Madison, AL

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Walking

                                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                                            This is my first review ever. At 54, that's saying a lot, I suppose I should go buy an iPhone now. No doubt its a quality shoe, and one star is a relative rating. I'm like most of the ratings, and I'm quite sure the few 5 star deals are outliers. Those of us running Asics motion-control plus over the years, got a significantly different experience with this shoe than expected. Hence, the one-star. In my case, since Road Runner doesn't have the Ev-6 in 15, I went ahead and ordered some Brooks Beast yesterday (which I tried a long time ago, but liked Asics much better). I wasn't too keen on spending another $120, but don't see an alternative since my old shoes are about worn out. My experience is similar to the other ratings mentioning about just as well straping 2X4 planks to your feet. It fits okay for me (at a true 14.5, that can only get 15 like every other 14.5), and will make a very nice shoe for activities other than running. Which is fine. I suppose my biggest hangup is not having a MC+ Asics to rely on anymore. Until of course they read all the bad reviews on this shoe, and go back to what MC+ users like myself have appreciated w/ Asics for all these years. Curious now how the "Beast" will be after my return to it. I don't expect it will be like my good ole Asics MC+ before this latest. Or I'll be pleasantly suprised.

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

                                            Great Shoe!!!

                                            By Mango!!!

                                            from Austin,TX

                                            About Me Avid Athlete

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Breathable
                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Good Arch Support
                                            • Good Traction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Trail Running

                                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                                              Good value!

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

                                              Very good product

                                              By Ed

                                              from San Diego, CA

                                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                                                Great shoe for distance walking with orthotics, elliptical, and general gym exercises.

                                                • Sizing:
                                                • Feels true to size
                                                • Width:
                                                • Feels true to width
                                                • Arch Type:
                                                • High Arch
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No
                                                 
                                                2.0

                                                Meh.

                                                By corre

                                                from cape cod

                                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Pronation Control

                                                Cons

                                                • Poor Arch Support
                                                • Poor Cushioning

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                                                  What I want from a shoe is something like an ump calling a good baseball game: you don't notice them. Sadly, I notice this shoe. Not necessarily in a bad way, but certainly not in a good way. Sadly , the run becomes about monitoring the shoe and not the run.

                                                  • Sizing:
                                                  • Feels half size too big
                                                  • Width:
                                                  • Feels true to width
                                                  • Arch Type:
                                                  • Average Arch
                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No
                                                   
                                                  2.0

                                                  Disappointed

                                                  By NacRunner

                                                  from Nacogdoches, TX

                                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Breathable
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Doesn't Hug My Heel
                                                  • Poor Cushioning
                                                  • Rigid

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Road Running

                                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                                                  Tried these shoes out this morning for a 10 mile run. I bought these to replace the Gel-Evolution, which was discontinued. I found the shoes to be rigid, unresponsive, having very little cushion, and even to slip a little on my heels (never had an Asics do that!). They were kinda like strapping boards to my feet! I wear motion-control shoes for long runs because my feet will fatigue causing my arches to fall. I'm hoping that cushion insoles will make these shoes wearable. I will not buy the Forte again. I don't know what I'll get to replace them.

                                                  • Sizing:
                                                  • Feels true to size
                                                  • Width:
                                                  • Feels true to width
                                                  • Arch Type:
                                                  • Low Arch
                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No
                                                   
                                                  1.0

                                                  this is the worst shoe I have ever worn

                                                  By g

                                                  from pgh. PA

                                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Heavy
                                                    • Narrow / Tight
                                                    • Poor Arch Support
                                                    • Poor Cushioning
                                                    • Poor Stability
                                                    • Uncomfortable

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                                                      Asics needs to go back to the Gel design product, what were they thinking. This shoe is terrible after having worn Asics shoes for 15 years. Gotta go to another company.

                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • No
                                                       
                                                      4.0

                                                      Nice motion control shoe!

                                                      By Pmnike

                                                      from Torrance, CA

                                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Breathable
                                                      • Comfortable
                                                      • Great with Jeans
                                                      • Pronation Control

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Walking

                                                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                                                        Very good looking motion control shoe. A bit bulky but understandably so. Slightly noisy when running though.

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

                                                        A step down from Brooks Beast

                                                        By Jeff the heavy walker

                                                        from Marietta, GA

                                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Breathable
                                                        • Comfortable
                                                        • Great with Jeans
                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Narrow / Tight
                                                        • Poor Cushioning

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Walking

                                                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                                                        I walk approximately 3 miles per day and was looking for an alternative to the Brooks Beast 12. These shoes look great and feel significantly lighter than the Beast BUT...they don't have near the cushioning in the heal. I am heavy and need all this I can get. I'll go back to the Beast.

                                                        • Sizing:
                                                        • Feels true to size
                                                        • Width:
                                                        • Feels true to width
                                                        • Arch Type:
                                                        • Average Arch
                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • Yes
                                                         
                                                        1.0

                                                        ''If it's not broken...don't fix it!

                                                        By Bartholomew

                                                        from TN

                                                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                                                        No cushioning...no arch support...and very stiff. I've tried to give the shoe the benefit of the doubt, but it is a pathetic replacement. It is like running with planks of wood! This new "attempt" at updating the solid Foundation series has prompted me to write my first customer review. If ASICS remains with the decision to keep the Foundation out...then I'm out.

                                                         
                                                        1.0

                                                        Asisc failed big time with this shoe

                                                        By Mark

                                                        from Bay City, MI

                                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                                        Pros

                                                          Cons

                                                          • Poor Cushioning
                                                          • Uncomfortable

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                                                            This shoe is Asics absolute worst attempt at a motion control shoe. The shoe is extremely stiff with no give. Imagine tying a couple of 2 by 4s to your feet. These shoes are going back. And I am returning to the Brooks Beast.

                                                            • Sizing:
                                                            • Feels true to size
                                                            • Width:
                                                            • Feels true to width
                                                            • Arch Type:
                                                            • Low Arch
                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                            • No
                                                             
                                                            1.0

                                                            Horrible replacement for Foundation

                                                            By DJ

                                                            from Boston, MA

                                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                            Verified Reviewer

                                                            Pros

                                                              Cons

                                                              • Poor Cushioning
                                                              • Uncomfortable

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                                                                I am shocked that Asics would sell such a horrible shoe. The shoe was incredibly uncomfortable and lacked sufficient cushioning. The material is incredibly cheap --- very thin compared to prior Foundation. This purchase has severely tarnished my view of Asics, which I have been using for 20 years.

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