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Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Foundation 8

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Men's ASICS® GEL-FOUNDATION® 8 :: If you're a runner who needs more support than what your standard stability shoe offers, you simply can't go without the Men's ASICS® GEL-Foundation® 8, an updated version of an already favorite among maximum support runners. You'll get a wide base of support and plenty of the stability features that you came to count on in previous GEL-Foundation® generations, while enjoying improved comfort and better shock absorption thanks to the new updates. 12.8 ounces

Category Type:

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:

  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement on multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
  • ComforDry Sockliner: Provides cushioning performance and anti-microbial properties for a cooler, drier, and healthier environment
  • SpEVA Midsole: Improves bounce-back characteristics and decreases midsole breakdown
  • DuoMax Support System: A dual density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability
  • DuraSponge Outsole: Enhanced cushioning and durability in the forefoot
  • ASW4520
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Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pronation control (17)
  • Comfortable (15)
  • Cushions impact (11)
  • Arch support (9)
  • Breathable (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (13)
    • With orthotics/inserts (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        70% 

        (14 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (20 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (9), Low arch (8), High arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (10), Enthusiast (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

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    5.0

    Great Shoe at a Great Price

    By Bob

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

    I moved from Brooks back to Asics. My knees are thanking me.

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

    Works great with orthodics

    By Funky Feet

    from TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

      Great for all day use and workouts.

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

      I really like this shoe

      By Rick

      from Kill Devil Hills, NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

      I hope the gel foundation stays in the Asics
      lineup because it is a good stability shoe for
      the money.

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

      Happy Runner

      By Doc

      from Central Florida

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

        In the first few months of 2013 I was having serious issues with Plantar Fasciitis and a constantly sore knee. I had to completely stop running for eight months to fully heal.
        Upon restarting my running and based on the assistance I received from the Road Runner Sports staff I tried the Kayano 19 and Kayano 20. I did not feel that my results were that great with those shoes and based on my own research I decided to try the Asics Gel Foundation 8.
        Besides being $$$'s cheaper I felt a huge difference during my first few runs with the Foundation 8's. I have now run through two pair and working on breaking in my third. I am very happy with the cushioning and stability provided by the Foundation 8's.
        I am in my early sixties, weigh 160 and run/workout three to four times weekly with no serious problems. I am very happy with the shoes and results I feel I have achieved.

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

        Keep the Gel-Foundation!

        By Jon

        from Boone, NC

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

        The Gel-Foundation models need to continue in the Asics line-up. The shoe is not as bulky as it looks in photos. It is on the heavy side but offers great support and cushioning. I am 145 lbs but need pronation support and these shoes do the job. Buy these shoes for training, be comfortable and run more miles. If you want to race, add a pair of a different model Asics.

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

        I would buy this again

        By Linda

        from North Easton, MA

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Not Worn Long Enough Yet

        Best Uses

        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

        I just started wearing the shoes a few days ago

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

        First time in this running shoe

        By Doc

        from Central Florida

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfort
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control
        • Reasonable Cost
        • Stability

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

        Just getting back into running after long illness. Have run in Asics for twenty plus years and I wouldn't run in anything else and I have tried several other brands. I come back to Asics for the quality product.

        I last ran in the Asics Kayano 19 and 20 models. I truly enjoy the Foundation 8 better. I feel it has more cushioning and stability for me (and its a ton cheaper).

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

        Good shoe, but a bit too soft

        By DonW

        from Seattle

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Good fit

        Cons

        • Too soft

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

        I've been running for 27 years and I've found that even though I'm not a big pronator, motion control shoes seem to save my knees. I had about 15 pair (at least) of the Gel-MC shoe that Road Runner sold long after they were discontinued. I still have a pair. The Foundation would be a worth successor in my mind except for the fact that it's way too soft. I never understood why a motion contol shoe would be soft, since that would seem to allow foot motion rather than control it.

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

        Great running shoe for overpronator

        By DrJohn

        from Wheeling,WV

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Arch Support
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

          Very comfortable for me as a overpronator running 4-8 hilly miles 2-3 times a week

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

          They are back

          By Don

          from Texas

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Orthotics Fit Comfortably

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

            So happy that Asics brought these back. Kaynos were just a little too light for me. I know that Kayanos are great shoes for others but these have worked for me for many years.

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

            Solid

            By Donn

            from Colchester, CT

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

              Controls my pronation, comfortable, decent wear - a good solid shoe for a pronator!

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

              Good running shoe for over-pronators

              By Wyoming Runner

              from Pinedale, WY

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

                I run 20-30 miles per week and need a shoe that helps me with my over-pronating. This shoe does that and so much so I ordered another pair. The shoe feels a bit stiff at the start, but conforms to my feet nicely during the first long run. I also notice more support when running down steep inclines, which was an unexpected feature. FYI- I wear a 10-10 1/2 size dress shoe and need this in a size 11.

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

                Great Support

                By Michael

                from Spokane, WA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

                  Older runner with a large frame (6'5" 238 LBS.) have been running 3 times a week (when not injured) for the last 15 years. Heavy over pronator, love the support that Asics Gel give me. Have tried some other brands but most of them don't seem to be as comfortable and none of them would wear as well. The outer heel would break down in less than 250 miles.

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

                  So Glad They're Back!!

                  By Slow but Steady

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

                    I am a big guy, a severe overpronator who runs about 30 miles a week. I ran on Foundations for about 20 years (Foundation 5, 6...11) and was really bummed when they discontinued the model a few years ago (the 11 wasn't the best version). The Gel-Fortes I wore as a replacement just didn't provide the same stability or support. I am absolutely thrilled with the return of the Foundation 8s (the best model of the series), as are my feet and knees. Kudos to ASICS for listening to its customers.

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

                    Still happy

                    By brian

                    from waterford. ct

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Pronation Control

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

                      I'm 67, run 4 times a week and have flat feet. I've run with the gel-foundations for years and continue to be very happy with them. My only minor complaint is I wish they were just a little lighter. But that's the trade-off for a shoe that gives serious motion control.

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

                      Finally I can run comfortably again!!!

                      By Rick

                      from Colorado

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Pavement

                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

                        I truly haven't worn a shoe I loved since the Asics GT-Express. That was 15 years ago. This shoe comes after trying the Asics Gel Forte (Like running with boards strapped to your feet, and Brooks Addiction 10 (lacked cushioning)(wears out quickly). The Foundation 8 really is comfortable right out of the box and allows me to again focus on the run and not the agony of dafeet!! Keep making this one boys it is a keeper.

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

                        New addition to the list

                        By Ed

                        from Grand Forks,ND

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Pronation Control
                        • Very stable shoe

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gym

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

                          I have back issues. Shoe is on Postural Restoration list as a choice for me to wear. Fits well (be sure to order 1/2 size larger than normal shoe size). I have only had for short time, but I expect these will wear as well as the Asics Evolution 6 that they replaced. Very comfortable shoe.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels half size too small
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • High Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Okay so far

                          By The F-Train

                          from Savannah, GA

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Good Heel-toe Transition
                          • Pronation Control

                          Cons

                          • Feels A Little Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

                          I have been an Asics user for years, including the Evolution and Foundation. Like previous versions of the Foundation, it feels a little heavy. My comparators would be previous Foundation and Evolution models as well as a recent purchase pair of Brooks Beast. I have been running on paved trails, and the heel-toe transition is decent, though not as smooth and effortless as the new Brooks Beast. I would choose the Beast over these easily, but this makes for a good second shoe.

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

                          Finally Asics Comes Through!!

                          By JJ

                          from Boca Raton

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • With Orthotics/Inserts

                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

                            I was a former Gel MC+ user for years...nothing even came close when they discontinued them until I tried this new Gel Foundation 8---YAHOO!!! We're back in business with Asics, BIG boys! Very comfortable, great cushioning (I'm 210 lbs), excellent strike cushioning (fore and aft) and great stability. After 15 x 50-minute runs on these I am very happy and just bought my second pair to match the others. Finally something that substitutes for the MC+s's...bye bye to New Balance 1540 - what utter useless junk! (what planet are you people on?). So happy to be back with Asics!!!

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

                            Long-awaited relief falls short

                            By Thumper

                            from Germany

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Too Rigid

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Foundation 8 Running Shoe:

                            At 210 lbs, 41 yrs old, and a severe overpronator, I've been running Gel Foundation shoes for nearly 10 years. When the last Foundation was discontinued, I ran 14 months/500 miles on my last pair, waiting on these new "8"s to arrive. While lighter than the predecessor, the soles are so stiff, they feel much less cushion-y. Even with an aggressive effort for a heel strike, the stiff soles slap noticeably. With my neutral foot-fall, they are just loud to run in. I like heavy socks, and the toe box seems just a little wider than the shoe it replaces. Overall, even though lighter, the rest of the shoe disappoints, and I have yet to regain the mileage I was making in the last Foundation. C'mon, Asics...you can do better.

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

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