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Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-MC Plus

Item #ASC494
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Men's ASICS® GEL-MC® PLUS :: Motion control throughout the midsole, only found in the good ol' men's ASICS® GEL-MC® Plus. This running shoe is designed for the heavy runner and severe over-pronator who tends to quickly break down the midsole and cushioning and needs a firm running shoe. 15 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:

  • Full length SPEVA midsole: Increased shock absorption and midsole durability
  • GEL in heel and forefoot: Provides cushioning and shock absorption
  • Stability cradle: Provides medial and laterial rearfoot support
  • Extended DuoMax medial post: Corrects and slows down the rate of pronation
  • Duosole forefoot outsole: Provides flexibility, durability and traction
  • Full length AHAR outsole: For outsole durability
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Specifications:

  • Shock Absorption: Heel|GEL|Forefoot|GEL
  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Shoe Construction: Slip last
  • Midsole Material: Compression molded EVA
  • Outsole Material: Carbon rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic leather

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Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe
 
4.2

(based on 44 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (15)
  • Arch support (13)
  • Cushions impact (12)
  • Durable (9)
  • Stylish (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (9)
  • Travel (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      71% 

      (12 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
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    • Comfort driven (16)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is by far the most ...

By Roger

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

This is by far the most heavy duty running shoe I've ever owned. It's stiff and heavy, and not a good choice unless you're big enough to derive the benefits from it. I don't race in the MC Plus as it's way too much shoe for a speedy race. I use it for banging out the slow training miles.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'm 60 year old large ...

By J. Mike Larsen

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

I'm 60 year old large built runner (I was doomed by my genetics). I have running the ASIC MC's for years and have going thru many par. This is a great running shoe for the money and I will only run in this model until they stop making them. I order these by at least three par at a time. I have run close to 40 marathons.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great shoe for the clydesdale runner

By Iconoclastic enigma

from Greeley, Colorado

About Me Comfort Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support

Cons

  • No downside

Best Uses

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

    This shoe provides great stability for me (a larger jogger)!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Stable Shoe

    By Ric

    from Salem, IN

    About Me Comfort Driven

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

        I run/jog in this shoe. I am a heavier runner/jogger although I have lost some weight. I wanted a shoe that is durable for a runner of 200+ pounds and this shoe delivers. I have stuck with the shoe at my lighter weight. It gives me a lot of stability at 220 and at 185. I highly recommend this shoe for someone that wants stability, will pound it regularly and demands a product that will last. I must add that I am a "pro-Asics" guy and have used their shoes for 25+ years.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for the Big Guy with Flat Feet

        By Gary

        from Palo Cedro Ca.

        About Me Comfort Driven

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Great fit
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Running
          • Walking

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

          I've been buying these shoes for 15 years. And the day they stop selling them is the day I stop working out and running. I am 250 lbs mostly muscle and flat footed. I use arch supports in these shoes and they are still the best feeling and performance shoes I could ask for. Perfect fit, great stability, and the look is always in style.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best shoe I've ever run in

          By rock

          from Fort Drum

          About Me Comfort Driven

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good winter shoe
          • Last about 4 months

          Cons

          • Rear inside heel wears
          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

          run 3 x a week. Inside heel wears out quickly

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          OK, but not great.

          By Chicago Cosmo

          from Chicago

          About Me Comfort Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Travel

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

          I ordered them a half size up, but they were still too tight. These are well made, and very comfortable, but Asics just needs to come up with a size standard and stick to it. I've bought Asics for 20 years now, and they have no excuse for sizing problems. They're too good to play games.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Have Owned at least 40 Pairs

          By JJ Buck

          from Boca Raton, FL

          About Me Comfort Driven

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushioning
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Support

          Cons

          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

            If only these would last longer... I love these and have had at least 30 or 40 pairs. I am 6'0" tall and around 210#+. I get only about 80 -100 running miles out of a pair (I buy two pairs at a time and alternate them) then use them for walking. Absolutely no break-in required and they fit orthotics well. Needs upgraded insole for cushioning. Anyone know about how long Brooks Beasts last? Only negative is that I start to pound after about 90 miles, or so, of running on asphalt pavement; when they go, they go fast! All in all, though, an excellent shoe.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great shoe, just not for me!

            By johndunlap

            from Ohio

            About Me Comfort Driven

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support

            Cons

            • Too Stiff

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

              I ended up returning this pair of shoes and exchanged them for the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 10s. I am a larger person (250lbs) and expected to need the motion control. After about 3 runs I decided the shoe was just too stiff for me and it was forcing too hard of an impact with the ground. The shoe seemed to be very solid and durable, unfortunately, it just wasn't for me. [...]

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Best All Around Shoe

              By Barbara

              from mt. Shasta, CA

              About Me Comfort Driven

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Good Arch Support
              • Stylish
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Beach Wear
                • Casual Wear
                • Going Out
                • School
                • Travel
                • Wet Weather
                • Work

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                I can't say enough good things about these shoes. My husband has been wearing these shoes for probably the last 5+ years. He wears no other athletic shoe as these provide everything he needs in a shoe. The most important aspect for him is the ability to put his personally made orthodics in them. He would prefer wearing these shoes than going barefoot, they make his feet feel that good!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Long time favorite for heavy runner

                By Willie

                from Festus, MO

                About Me Comfort Driven

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                    This has been my exclusive shoe for about 20 of my 34 years of running. The straight shape and durability of this shoe makes it perfect for a heavy, pronating runner. You do need to size up as recommended in the product description.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    After seeing some of the ...

                    By Mike A

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                    After seeing some of the reviews, I had to write one. I have owned 5 pairs of these and I find them to be excellent. I also have a low arch and no other shoe that I have tried has the support that this shoe provides. Yes, the heel cup could be better. But the other atributes of the shoe outweigh this minor problem. As said before in other reviews, please keep these shoes as a stock item.

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    I bought these shoes ...

                    By Chris Barbour

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                    I bought these shoes because I have a low arch and weigh 195 pounds. I ran in these shoes twice and they felt like bricks tied to my feet. My calves were aching within the first half mile. They feel extremely stiff and awkward. I weighed these shoes with a similar pair of Brooks and found them to be four ounces heavier per shoe. Significant difference if you are doing anything over a few miles per week.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The only shoe I will buy ...

                    By Michael M

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                    The only shoe I will buy until they stop making it. Great shoe for fat guys that like to run 15+ miles a week. Every shoe has its issues, but this one keeps me from getting posterior shin splints, stress fractures of the tibia, and knee pain. The shoe carries my 210 pounds with ease. 4 ounces heavier per shoe compared to Brooks?

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Please don't stop making ...

                    By bob

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                    Please don't stop making these shoes. I haven't had problems other mention. I've been wearing these shoes for 10-15 years. They're the reason I was able to get back into jogging. Everything else I try, even ones that say they're motion control, whether Asics or other brands, don't work. I'm guessing it's not only the support in the shoe but also the straight last, which seems to have gone out of fashion. Of course I wish this shoe was lighter, but when I tried the Foundation, looking for a lighter shoe, my knees started hurting. As I said at the start, please continue making this shoe. Now if we could only get Asics to make a walking shoe with the support of the MC Plus.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    These ran great out of ...

                    By zamboni

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                    These ran great out of the box, but i too have worn through the heel cups, which results in a wicked pinching blister. Granted, i've gone off-road a couple times, but at 160lbs, this shouldn't have happened to an MC+ shoe with <300mi. on it.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I also have been wearing ...

                    By Paul Macpherson

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                    I also have been wearing these shoes for several years and they are the only shoes I wear. Many half marathons and no injuries. Make sure you change every 300 miles.
                    Keep making these really good performing shoes.

                     
                    3.0

                    Good but Stiff and heavy

                    By NS

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Comfort Driven

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact

                    Cons

                    • Too Stiff

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear
                    • Going Out
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                    Good but Heavy and Bulky

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                     
                    4.0

                    GREAT Shoe

                    By Buzzsaw

                    from Englewood, Fl.

                    About Me Comfort Driven

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Running walking
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Wear

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                      Would prefer a little straighter last.Add said to order 1/2 size larger, needed 1 sizelarger, [...] Great shoe,[...]I use this shoe for running and walking.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels full size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                       
                      5.0

                      Walking on foam

                      By Amil0905

                      from Tampa, Florida

                      About Me Comfort Driven

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Good Arch Support

                      Cons

                      • Too heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Wear
                      • Walking
                      • Work

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                      This is a great, great shoe for those suffering from foot pain. I tried running in this shoe and it felt like two bricks on my feet. I almost returned them;[...]but then I wore them to work and the shoes felt great! That was 2 years ago. Since then I've bought 3 more pairs. Just last month I bought another pair for safe keeping[...]So for walking and doing errands I highly recommend this shoe. For me its not a good running shoe, but I bet there are others out there who run in these without a problem. And honestly I've run a tiny bit in these shoes and they aren't bad. I highly recommend this pair of sneakers!

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels full size too big
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                       
                      5.0

                      Get 'er Done!

                      By Walk about Jeff

                      from Rockport, ME

                      About Me Comfort Driven

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual Wear

                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                        Not a runner but have used hard orthotics for 20 years as a back and knee saver. These shoes are just totally a perfect match. They are tuff but comfortable. Thanks RRS for making them a classic. I use the old ones for yard work until they are totally trashed!

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                         
                        5.0

                        2nd pair I have purchased

                        By Butch

                        from Dallas, Tx

                        About Me Style Driven

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Durable
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Casual Wear

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                          I use the the shoes for speed wallking and jogging. They always feel great and my feet never feel tired.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels half size too small
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                           
                          5.0

                          Running No, Walking Yes!

                          By Amil0905

                          from Tampa, Florida

                          About Me Comfort Driven

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable

                          Cons

                          • Chafes Easily

                          Best Uses

                          • Casual Wear

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                          This is a great shoe for walking. I tried running but at least for me the shoes feel much too heavy. I suffer from foot pain but these shoes alleviate the pain. I recently purchased a second pair because I enjoyed them so much.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                           
                          4.0

                          ASICS Always Consistent and Durable

                          By Tim

                          from River Edge, NJ

                          About Me Comfort Driven

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                              I love the ASICS brand of running shoes. They always seem to be a perfect fit that is comfortable while giving great support. The ASICS brand is very durable and the best bang for the buck I think. This particualrt shoe has all the positives of the ASICS brand. If there were one thing I could change with this model it would be to make it a little lighter as it seems like a slightly heavier shoe than other ASICS models.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                               
                              5.0

                              Support you can count on.

                              By bc

                              from Winthrop, MA

                              About Me Comfort Driven

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Arch Support

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Running in any weather
                                • Running on any surface

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                                I have used this shoe for the last 14 years. It has served me very well through thousands and thousands of miles of training and races. I originally bought it due to a bout with plantar fasciitis, and find now it is the only running show that acommadatrs my arthritis.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels half size too small
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width

                                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                5'9" 190lbs OverPro 10 ...

                                By Cam

                                from Undisclosed

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                                5'9" 190lbs OverPro 10 miles per week
                                No flexibility, too firm, little cushion. I was very suprised to not get the normal great fitting/feeling ASICS shoe. These were sent back...

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                I've been wearing Asics ...

                                By Dave

                                from Undisclosed

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                                I've been wearing Asics for 20 years and this is a very poor quality shoe. The last three pairs I've bought have had problems with the heel cup wearing out.

                                 
                                2.0

                                I had an awful break-in ...

                                By Jerry

                                from Undisclosed

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                                I had an awful break-in period with these. The padding in the heel blistered me for weeks.

                                 
                                3.0

                                I've been wearing these ...

                                By Robert

                                from Undisclosed

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                                I've been wearing these shoes since they came out, also buying 3-4 pair every year. In the last few years I also noticed the problem with the heel cup. I don't know if this is me or the shoe but I'm going to have to give this shoe up. It's been a great shoe but doesn't work for me any more.

                                 
                                5.0

                                These shoes are ...

                                By Michael

                                from Undisclosed

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-MC Plus Classic Running Shoe:

                                These shoes are awesome!!!!!!!
                                I'm 270 lbs and run 15 to 20 mpw and these shoes hold up better than any kind I've ever worn. Please do not get rid of them.

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                                1.    Roger rated this product 5 stars
                                Fri, November 06,2009:
                                This is by far the most heavy duty running shoe I've ever owned. It's stiff and heavy, and not a good choice unless you're big enough to derive the benefits from it. I don't race in the MC Plus as it's way too much shoe for a speedy race. I use it for banging out the slow training miles.
                                2.    J. Mike Larsen rated this product 5 stars
                                Fri, October 09,2009:
                                I'm 60 year old large built runner (I was doomed by my genetics). I have running the ASIC MC's for years and have going thru many par. This is a great running shoe for the money and I will only run in this model until they stop making them. I order these by at least three par at a time. I have run close to 40 marathons.
                                3.    Michael M rated this product 5 stars
                                Tue, August 04,2009:
                                The only shoe I will buy until they stop making it. Great shoe for fat guys that like to run 15+ miles a week. Every shoe has its issues, but this one keeps me from getting posterior shin splints, stress fractures of the tibia, and knee pain. The shoe carries my 210 pounds with ease. 4 ounces heavier per shoe compared to Brooks?
                                4.    Mike A rated this product 5 stars
                                Wed, July 22,2009:
                                After seeing some of the reviews, I had to write one. I have owned 5 pairs of these and I find them to be excellent. I also have a low arch and no other shoe that I have tried has the support that this shoe provides. Yes, the heel cup could be better. But the other atributes of the shoe outweigh this minor problem. As said before in other reviews, please keep these shoes as a stock item.
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                                Thu, July 09,2009:
                                5'9" 190lbs OverPro 10 miles per week No flexibility, too firm, little cushion. I was very suprised to not get the normal great fitting/feeling ASICS shoe. These were sent back...
                                6.    Chris Barbour rated this product 1 star
                                Thu, April 16,2009:
                                I bought these shoes because I have a low arch and weigh 195 pounds. I ran in these shoes twice and they felt like bricks tied to my feet. My calves were aching within the first half mile. They feel extremely stiff and awkward. I weighed these shoes with a similar pair of Brooks and found them to be four ounces heavier per shoe. Significant difference if you are doing anything over a few miles per week.
                                7.    Paul Macpherson rated this product 5 stars
                                Sun, March 29,2009:
                                I also have been wearing these shoes for several years and they are the only shoes I wear. Many half marathons and no injuries. Make sure you change every 300 miles. Keep making these really good performing shoes.
                                8.    bob rated this product 4 stars
                                Sun, March 15,2009:
                                Please don't stop making these shoes. I haven't had problems other mention. I've been wearing these shoes for 10-15 years. They're the reason I was able to get back into jogging. Everything else I try, even ones that say they're motion control, whether Asics or other brands, don't work. I'm guessing it's not only the support in the shoe but also the straight last, which seems to have gone out of fashion. Of course I wish this shoe was lighter, but when I tried the Foundation, looking for a lighter shoe, my knees started hurting. As I said at the start, please continue making this shoe. Now if we could only get Asics to make a walking shoe with the support of the MC Plus.
                                9.    zamboni rated this product 4 stars
                                Sun, December 28,2008:
                                These ran great out of the box, but i too have worn through the heel cups, which results in a wicked pinching blister. Granted, i've gone off-road a couple times, but at 160lbs, this shouldn't have happened to an MC+ shoe with <300mi. on it.
                                10.    Dave rated this product 1 star
                                Sat, October 25,2008:
                                I've been wearing Asics for 20 years and this is a very poor quality shoe. The last three pairs I've bought have had problems with the heel cup wearing out.
                                11.    Jerry rated this product 2 stars
                                Wed, June 25,2008:
                                I had an awful break-in period with these. The padding in the heel blistered me for weeks.
                                12.    Robert rated this product 3 stars
                                Fri, January 04,2008:
                                I've been wearing these shoes since they came out, also buying 3-4 pair every year. In the last few years I also noticed the problem with the heel cup. I don't know if this is me or the shoe but I'm going to have to give this shoe up. It's been a great shoe but doesn't work for me any more.
                                13.    Michael rated this product 5 stars
                                Wed, November 21,2007:
                                These shoes are awesome!!!!!!! I'm 270 lbs and run 15 to 20 mpw and these shoes hold up better than any kind I've ever worn. Please do not get rid of them.
                                14.    Eric rated this product 2 stars
                                Sat, October 27,2007:
                                Maybe I got a bad batch, but I've been running in these shoes for many years and the last two pairs had problems with the heel cups. I typically run over 20 miles a week (6'1 - 220) and this was the first time these shoes gave me blisters due to the heel cups which seemed misaligned; wore a hole right through the lining in the first week! Before that I LOVED these shoes. Sorry to see the quality slip. I bought the ASICS Foundation and it was a good though pricey comprimise.
                                15.    Dave Slone rated this product 5 stars
                                Thu, October 04,2007:
                                This shoe is heavy, but it is the only shoe that I've been happy with in my more than 10-years of wearing it. My ony fear is that someday I won't be able to get it anymore!
                                16.    Phil Jackson rated this product 5 stars
                                Tue, June 26,2007:
                                I have used the Gel MC for many years. It is nice to be able to order a shoe which I know works for me.
                                17.    p. rice rated this product 5 stars
                                Fri, May 11,2007:
                                I am a heavy walker/ runner (6-0--215) and I break down shoes very quickly--these are the best --most durable shoes I have owned first pair lasted 11 months--very comfortable and supportive
                                18.    Rob rated this product 5 stars
                                Mon, January 29,2007:
                                A podiatrist assited me several years ago with this shoe and no other shoe has even come close. If you need a motion Control shoe, this is it. I have been running in these for many years now! This is the best..
                                19.    Troy rated this product 5 stars
                                Sun, November 19,2006:
                                I initially thought this shoe wasn't going to work for me because it seems to place the heel lower and my foot was getting a bit creaky in the PF area. Over time, the foot quit protesting and I found that anytime I was having trouble I would go back to this pair. Soon I had put almost double my normal 'disposal' mileage on the shoe. It doesn't have as smooth a ride as the Mizuno Renegade, but that is the only thing about this shoe that isn't perfect in my experience.
                                20.    Mark Morash rated this product 4 stars
                                Tue, March 14,2006:
                                6'2" 210 2/3 rigid orthotics. I bought a bunch of shoes and tried the New Balance 1010 for a 5 miler. After 1 I headed back because I could feel the shin splints coming on. I switched to these and ran three miles to finish my 5. I like them, but they seem to lack enough cushioning in the ball of my feet. I've bought an insole to take care of that problem. Interestingly, these actually may run a little big. I normally run in 13s. Brooks, New Balance, Mizuno, Reebok, and Saucony all fit right for some pair of shoe at 13. I'm seriously thinking of dropping to 12. I love a big toe box and this is huge and they're really inexpensive. My big complaint is the flimsy insole. 3 miles put an imprint into the insole from my toes and balls of my feet. For reference and hopefully help, I've liked running in Brooks Beast '97, New Balance 1121, a pair of Mizunos but I only had one pair and I can't remember the name, and my latest preferred shoe Saucony Grid 3D.
                                21.    Jim Clanton rated this product 4 stars
                                Tue, October 25,2005:
                                I have been buying Gel Kayano (in the clearance store) but they ran out of my size. I bought these instead (in the clearance store). I go through a pair of shoes in about 10 weeks, so price is important. The MC plus is not nearly the shoe as the Kayano, but adequate if I don't push the mileage. I am an older 40 mile/week runner, with current long runs of about 13 miles. I will definately go back to the Kayano for my next round of marathon training.
                                22.    Phillip Dampier rated this product 3 stars
                                Wed, July 06,2005:
                                I had been wearing these shoes for about three years, usually ordering two at a time and tossing them after around four months (I am an overweight walker for exercise that does 3.5 miles per day, 7x per week). The shoe's best feature for me is the wide toe box. I am really between a 4E and 6E width wise, and when ordering one size larger than normal, they can usually accomodate those of us with a very wide toe box. Those with a narrow or standard foot may find these too loose. Unfortunately, the heavier among us will find that the Gel MC+ is not the strongest shoe out there, and they usually lose a lot of support and comfort for me after three months. The tread may be slightly worn, but the cushioning and motion control features will be long gone before the tread is. An alternative choice is the New Balance 1122's, which will stand up for the heavier walker/runner better, but are stiffer and much more pricey. These are a fine choice for comfort when new - just listen to your fee
                                23.    Rob rated this product 5 stars
                                Sat, March 19,2005:
                                I have tried all the other motion control shoes. I wear orthotics and run about 15 miles a week. This is the best shoe I have ever worn. Shin Splints are GONE!
                                24.    JJ rated this product 3 stars
                                Sun, October 03,2004:
                                I have now had about 20 pairs of these as I buy two pairs at a time and alternate, running about 16 miles a week. I am 6' 210#. The shoes are the best when new, but I am getting only 140 miles per pair before I start to feel the pounding BIG TIME in my feet and lower legs. I am going to try Brooks Beast. Anyone have the same experience?
                                25.    Dallas Pettingill rated this product 5 stars
                                Mon, June 07,2004:
                                I absolutely love this running shoe. I have tried several other Asic shoes and several other brands and keep coming back to the stability and motion control of this outstanding running shoe. Asic's should know when they have a winner, and this is a winner!
                                26.    Jeff rated this product 5 stars
                                Fri, February 13,2004:
                                I fell in love with the original MC Plus several years ago before leaving for Army Basic Training. Since then I've tried a few other brands' MC shoes, and have been disappointed each time. I keep coming back to the roomy toebox and perfect support and control of these shoes. I wish Asics would quit messing with perfection, and just leave them as they are. :)
                                27.    Jordan rated this product 5 stars
                                Wed, February 26,2003:
                                I have been doing high-speed training in these shoes for over 2 years now and they are the greatest motion control shoes made. They are comfortable and still work for overpronators.

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