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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
 
2.8

(based on 46 reviews)

44%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (20)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Pronation control (15)
  • Comfortable (14)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

  • Poor cushioning (15)
  • Uncomfortable (13)
  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (9)
  • Walking (6)
  • Distance / endurance (4)
  • Pavement (4)
  • With orthotics/inserts (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      79% 

      (34 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      86% 

      (37 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Low arch (22), Average arch (13), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (20), Casual/ recreational (16), Gym rat (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

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4.0

Works, but doesn't replace Evolution

By tmgregg

from Buffalo, NY

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

        I have taken these GEL-FORTE shoes out for a couple of early morning runs and I have been satisfied. No unusual aches and pains, where I might expect my knees or ankles to act up in bad shoes. Plenty of toe room in the D-width, size 16.

        As a replacement for the ASICS Gel Evolution, these shoes feel hard, with a loud heel strike when the outsole hits the pavement. There's no going back when your best shoes are discontinued, but these will do.

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

        Great shoes

        By Supermerc

        from NY NY

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

          Good product

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

          Works for Me!

          By Dr. Bob

          from Livermore, CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Achilles Area Degrades

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

          My ankles are bio-mechanically challenged. The Forte is the only current Motion Control Plus shoe that I've found that feels good and has a sole that lasts (no pun intended). I hope there is something out there that will be as good when it goes away.

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

          Nice Evolution from the Evolution

          By CT3

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

            I wear this shoe to the gym everyday and run, do cardio, lift and do tabata with them. Very versatile and lightweight.

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

                  Bad, Uncomfortable, Hard and Rigid feel

                  By none

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Uncomfortable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Forte Running Shoe:

                      These shoes are terrible. The absolute worst. I agree with the comment that it feels like two boards strapped to your feet. They are even uncomfortable to walk in. No cushioning and hard as a rock. Asics has not had a good motion control shoe since the GT Express from many years ago. Bring back the GT Express it was very good.

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

                                                              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
                                                                 
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                                                                this is the worst shoe I have ever worn

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                                                                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.

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