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.

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
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pronation control (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Arch support (5)
  • Breathable (4)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (5)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        63% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Low arch (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    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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