ASICS running shoes - Which ones are right for you?


• You should choose your ASICS running shoe after you’ve worked out your running style and pronation level

• The way you run will influence the type of shoe you need

• If you overpronate, you’ll either need the Maximum Support or Structured Cushioning range

• But for neutral runners, the Cushioning range is the right type of ASICS shoe

• Within these categories there are many shoes to choose from, each with different amounts of ASICS technologies

Once you know which running style you are then the only decision left to make is which ASICS running shoe is best for you. The most important thing is choosing from the correct category depending on your running style.

Find out about your running style

In the core range there are 3 categories of ASICS running shoe:

  • Cushioning offers very little support
  • Structured Cushioning offers the most support
  • Maximum Support offers an amount of support in between Cushioning and Maximum Support

The main difference between the 3 categories is the amount of support the shoes will offer your foot. 


If you are an underpronator or neutral runner with good natural support then you will need a shoe from the ASICS Cushioning range.

Maximum Support

If you are a severe overpronator with very poor natural support then you will need a shoe from our Maximum Support range. 

Structured Cushioning

If you are a mild/moderate overpronator with poor natural support then you will need a shoe from the ASICS Structured Cushioning range.

Within the 3 categories of ASICS running shoes there is a further choice to be made. There are a number of shoes within each category and they differ in terms of the amount of ASICS technologies in them.

All of these added features will benefit your running by making it more comfortable and improving the efficiency but your decision made be made on personal factors such as price and design.


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