Asics Gel-Flux 5 Road Running Shoes - Men's
Comfortable road shoes that provide a bit of support and guidance for mid-mileage or beginner runners (good too for mild pronators) but aren't as fully tricked out as a full stability shoe. The minimal mesh upper with overlays holds the foot down, providing a secure fit as you build up your distance.
- Mesh upper with seamless overlays is lightweight and very breathable.
- EVA midsole and sock liner provide cushioning and energy return.
- Gel pod in the heel adds extra comfort.
- Trusstic™ resin insert in midsole increases stability.
- Sponge outsole offers grip while keeping weight down.
|Ideal for||Road running|
'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
|Light and responsive|
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize pronation or supination, where the foot tends to roll inward or outward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.