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ASICS Men's GEL-Contend Running Shoe

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Size Chart  |  Fit: As expected (86%)
86% of customers say this fits as expected.
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  • Rubber sole
  • Rearfoot GEL cushioning system
  • Removable sockliner can accommodate medical orthotics
  • Entry-level, low-mileage trainer

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Men's ASICS® GEL-Contend :: Great fit and GEL® Cushioning System make the GEL-Contend™ an ideal trainer for any entry-level, low mileage runner.

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Be a force to Contend with in this sleek running shoe from ASICS. Ample mesh helps you keep your cool while the cushioned, flexible sole delivers a smooth ride. Flexible and supportive, this shoe fires on all cylinders.

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  • ASIN: B006H30L3K
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 7 inches; 11 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Item model number: GEL-CONTEND-M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,863 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By carltonbanks on May 20, 2013
    Size: 9.5 D(M) USColor: Black/Lightning/Red Verified Purchase
    I needed good and inexpensive running shoes so after doing quick research online; ASICS consistently came highly recommended.
    I came across these; they looked great and the price was exactly what I was willing to spend. Thus, I took a chance and ordered them. Upon arrival they looked better than the picture and once I put them on my feet....instant love. The sneakers were very comfortable but I wasn't convinced fully; the real test would be running in them. Well, I did...now Im ready for the marathon; they are that great.
    I barely felt the sidewalk beneath me. These ASICS are the best running shoes I have EVER owned.
    Like them so much I brought a second pair and for the same price I paid for the first one...just a different color. But who cares.....streets here I come again!
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    16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By James Ewing on April 5, 2013
    Size: 10 2E USColor: White/Black/Blue Verified Purchase
    I have worn Asics for over 30 years and they used to have consistently reliable foot lasts, regardless of where the shoes were manufactured. Lately, the shoe size seems to vary based on the country of origin. This pair is at least a 1/2 size smaller than my other shoes and while the foot bed is EE, the fabric surrounding the foot is very snug. The shoes are fine without socks, but I will be wary of ordering any more shoes online.
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By d.a. on February 14, 2014
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    The ad say 'entry level low mileage', but this is my second pair -- I run 40 miles a week on them and they're great. The first pair was an emergency replacement. So after I got them, I worked very hard to pound them into submission as a test. I've put 450 miles on them so far and will continue until I feel a little discomfort, then switch (no, I don't listen to running magazines and shoe-hawkers about mileage, and neither should you). I'm a 50 yr/old 1/2 marathon runner who's never paid more than $50 for a pair of shoes.

    These have been a little small -- I have 1/2 sz larger and it's perfect.

    Occupy the athletic shoe market!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Trisha Guy on January 13, 2014
    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Onxy/Lightning/White Verified Purchase
    great shoes. Good for running .My son is in ROTC and needed a good running shoe. He said these are working great.
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    17 of 24 people found the following review helpful By damann on September 10, 2013
    Let me first start by saying that I am a loyal Asics customer and I used to ONLY buy Asics sneakers. I currently own a pair of worn, beat up pair of Asics Gel-Strike 2, a pair of equally beat up Gel-Strike 3, Gel-Contend, Gel-Cumulus and a pair of Asics hiking boots. If I were to compare these Gel-Contend's to the rest of them in terms of quality, comfort and durability I would say that they are the worst of the bunch.

    I have owned a pair of Asics Gel-Strike 2 for over 4 years now. Both the Gel-Strike 2 and Gel-Contend are budget sneakers and they cost around the same mount when they came out. As a matter of fact I believe these Gel-Contend's are a continuation of the Gel-Strike's. The Gel-Strike 2's were by far the most comfortable sneaker's I've owned in the past 5 years and I will keep wearing my old beat up pair until they fall off my feat.

    Unfortunately these Gel-Contend's do not compare one bit to the Gel-Strike 2. They don't even compare to the Gel-Strike 3 (which was a step down from the 2). I've been wearing these Gel-Contends for the past few weeks just for walking to work and back home and my feet ache when I get home. The sole on these sneakers so very thin that I can feel just about every bump or pebble I walk on. These sneakers are not durable at all. I can already notice a good amount of wear of the rubber grips and now I have to go out and buy a pair of insoles. I would not dare to run or work on with them.

    I really can't beleive the drop off in quality from the gel-strike 2 to this model. I am so disappointed with these sneakers that I bought another pair of Gel-Stike 2's from fleebay for $55 (which is almost double what I originally bought them for 4 years ago) because I knew these were not going to last long.
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    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Goddard on June 25, 2014
    Size: 11.5 D(M) USColor: Onxy/Lightning/White Verified Purchase
    This is my fourth pair of ASICS, and I absolutely loved the other three. They're all light, comfortable, and I've never gotten a blister even after long runs in new shoes. But on this pair, the back of each shoe folds down on itself each time I put them on, so I have to struggle to stretch it out above my heel. And after 3 short runs, the rubber soles started peeling off on both shoes. They were pretty cheap, so I guess I shouldn't expect much, but having to throw them away after 3 wears is definitely disappointing!
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    7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Pedro Castillo on January 5, 2013
    Size: 13 D(M) USColor: Black/Lightning/Red Verified Purchase
    Excellent for running, They feel perfect on the track, I had never used asics before but now I recommend them!!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Derflinger on January 12, 2014
    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Royal Blue/Black/Electric Green Verified Purchase
    I have worn ASICS since the early 80's and they are always a comfortable shoe that fit as expected and are a good value for the money spent. They wear well, look great and will continue to be my go to running/exercise shoe.
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