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ASICS Best Sellers: Our Most Famous Running Shoes

MAR. 23, 2023
What is ASICS famous for? Meet the ASICS best sellers, our most renowned running shoes, and see what technology has allowed them to stand the test of time.
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Since the first running shoe developed by ASICS was released in 1977, ASICS as a company has grown and developed right alongside the products. ASICS has created various products over the years that have been advancing to the industry. This evolution took time, dedication, careful consideration and research. And the results of our hard work are the best sellers — the most famous ASICS shoes.

What are the ASICS Best Sellers?

At ASICS, our esteemed products are referred to as best sellers. Best sellers are running shoes that have stood the test of time. These famous ASICS shoes boast high-performance technology developed through careful research—and have been impressing runners for decades.

“It all starts with our product design philosophy,” says AJ Andrassy, the Global Director of Performance Running Footwear at ASICS. “Following the example of our founder, Mr. Onitsuka, we put the consumer at the forefront of everything we do. This mindset has birthed the innovations we have today, and helped make the GEL-NIMBUS™, GEL-KAYANO™, GEL-CUMULUS™ and GT-2000™ the shoes they are today.”



If you’re wondering what ASICS is famous for, the GEL-KAYANO™ shoe is worth mentioning. This shoe was first released by ASICS in 1993 and was designed for overpronated feet. The GEL-KAYANO™ model was created to allow the runner to comfortably cover long distances. It’s also available in many different styles in both men’s and women’s sizes.

What makes the GEL-KAYANO™ shoe a best seller?

The GEL-KAYANO™ shoe is a powerful shoe. It’s considered an ASICS best seller because of its high performance ability. The GEL-KAYANO™ model features technology like FLYTEFOAM™ Blast cushioning in the midsole and the rearfoot as well as forefoot GEL™ cushioning.



The GEL-NIMBUS™ shoe was released in 1999. This shoe was created for neutral runners to supinators. The name NIMBUS comes from the term "cumulonimbus cloud," because of the shoe's properties of lightness and softness. This shoe was designed to provide extreme comfort without the weight of a heavy shoe. This shoe is available in men’s and women’s sizes.

What makes the GEL-NIMBUS™ shoe a best seller?

GEL-NIMBUS™ is considered a best seller because of its gender-specific forefoot, TRUSSTIC™ technology that helps to improve stability, and FLYTEFOAM™ Propel cushioning technology that increases impact absorption.

Chris Campion, an ASICS FrontRunner member, says, “[The GEL-NIMBUS™ shoe] has always been there for me—it carries me through my long runs and my run commutes. We’ll be friends forever.”



The GEL-CUMULUS™ shoe was first released in 1999 and was created to be an everyday trainer for those with a neutral pronation. It was designed to be comfortable and soft for daily use. The GEL-CUMULUS™ model is offered in both men’s and women’s sizes.


The GEL-CUMULUS™ shoe is considered a best seller because of its GEL™ technology in the heel, the gender-specific 3D SPACE CONSTRUCTION™ technology that will help to address different compression rates.

When FrontRunner member Federica Ronsivalle was asked which model has been a legend, she answered the GEL-CUMULUS™ shoe. “After a lot of generations, it's always a certainty for comfort and protection,” she says.



The GT-2000™ shoe was first released in 1993. This model was developed with the comfort of those with overpronated feet and enabled them to comfortably cover long distances. Being designed for speed and distance, it’s a very light shoe, available in men’s and women’s sizes.

What makes the GT-2000™ shoe a best seller?

The GT-2000™ shoe is considered a best seller to the ASICS team because of the FLYTEFOAM™ technology cushioning and rearfoot and forefoot GEL™ technology cushioning. The result of this evolution is a comfortable yet high-performance shoe.

Make your running experience legendary

ASICS follows the motto “Create quality lifestyle through intelligent sport technology.” We make products intended to aid our customers in the pursuit of peak performance, no matter the athletic activity they’re used for. ASICS best sellers represent the end result of tireless research and development toward that goal of excellence, and we believe it’s the reason they’ve stood the test of time.