ASICS Men's GEL-Foundation Walker Walking Shoe,White/Silver/Black,7 D US

4 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

Size: 7 D(M) US
Color: White/Silver/Black
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  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • GEL Cushioning System
  • DuoMax Support System for proper support
  • PHF (Personal Heel Fit) features a Memory foam lined heel collar
  • Width specific footwear designed on lasts that properly cradle the foot
  • SpEVA midsole provides durability and shock attenuation

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Product Description

In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano," which, when translated, expresses the ancient ideal of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. Today, ASICS offers a full line of performance-driven athletic shoes and technical active sports apparel and accessories dedicated to bringing harmony to the body and soul.

  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 8.6 x 5.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • ASIN: B001FFCDZY
  • Item model number: QL816.0193-Wht/Slv/Blk-7 D US
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 29, 2009
  • Domestic 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.
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,065 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: White/Silver/Black Verified Purchase
    This is the second pair of these shoes I have purchased. They are super comfortable and they wear much better (i.e. last longer) than other, higher-end Asics footwear I've owned. And the Amazon price was considerably lower than the e-tailer where I bought the previous pair.
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    I was looking for a rugged walking shoe, and after some extensive shopping, selected the Gel Foundation Walker in black. The appearance is low key but sharp, and the build quality is pretty good. The soles have a tread pattern is a kind of a series of ridges, that provides good traction, and looks to be solidly glued on. There are no pointed nubs that wear down first. The heel of the Foundation Walker is about 1.2 inches high, rock solid, and should hold up for the lifetime of the shoe. While the heel is solid, the shoe is still quite flexible in the front by the balls of the feet. If you are kneeling down, your feet will feel no undue stress. Asics' gel sole is very comfortable, with gel inserts at various locations, but doesn't quite have the bounce I thought it might. Normally I add some kind of cushion insert for a little more arch support, but so far have not done so, as there seems to be just enough rear arch support. My feet don't feel worn out after walking a few miles

    The design follows the typical Asics' pattern, with both solid and breathable sections. The solid sections made of some smooth synthetic material are attractive, but do not appear to be particularly wear or scratch resistant. The breathable sections appear to be fairly thick and durable. The laces are OK, but are a little thin for my tastes. Overall, it's an attractive and comfortable shoe, great for trekking on pavement, but probably not well-suited to hiking off the trail.

    While I would of course preferred to pay less, at $63 this was a pretty good buy for me. The price of some shoes can fluctuate quite a bit at Amazon, and long term availability often seems to be an issue, so if you see a good deal, it's best not to wait too long.
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    These shoes are great! I business casual at work, but Im able to get away with wearing these. They are very light weight, perfect for walking/wearing all day and have lasted about 1 year.
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    By Spyro on January 18, 2011
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    I am cursed with a long and wide foot. I hear all the jokes. My golfing buddies joke that the sand rake isn't big enough to get my foot prints out of the sand. My hunting buddies joke about sasquatch raiding the camp because they've seen foot prints around the camp.

    What isn't a joke is trying to buy shoes that fit my feet. It isn't easy finding 14 4Es. It limits your choices to a couple of manufacturers. When I buy dress shoes, I always feel that I have to compromise something be it looks, fit or performance.

    When I buy Asics, I don't have to make any compromises. They fit great. They look great. They perform great.

    I use both the versions of the Gel Foundation, walker and runner, and love them both. The runners have twice the cushioning but they do not have the performance lifespan of the walkers. So the walkers are for everyday use and weightlifting while the runners are used for cardio.
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    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Black/Black Verified Purchase
    I walk, I walk a LOT at work and after an 8 hour shift my feet still feel great. After a 12 hour day they are tired but what wouldnt be? Absolutely NO BREAK-IN Time, comfortable right out of the box. Had them about a year now and they've still got a ton of life left in them. Light weight, sturdy, breathable, cleanable, just worth every penny. Go AMAZON & ASICS ! ! !
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    I have been walking in the ASICS Men's GEL-Walker for nearly a year and they have proven to be a very solid, sturdy walking shoe. I use them on my daily walks of about 45-minutes and I walk fast on the city streets. The bottom of the shoes are tough and show very little signs of wear after all this use. I have other walking shoes from ReeBok and New Balance that are comfortable but their soles wear out much faster. I will definitely buy another pair of these ASICS Gel-Walkers when I finally wear them out. These shoes do run narrow which is great for me because I wear a Size 12-1/2 in A or B width. If you have a wide foot I suggest ordering the a W or EE if it is available in your size. I have a full-length orthotic that I use in these shoes and once I removed the ASICS insert my orthotics fit inside without a problem. Overall, I am very pleased with the ASIS Gel-Foundation walking shoes.
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    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Black/Black Verified Purchase
    In 1970, my University Cross Country Coach took the team to the local sports store and I purchased my first set of Tigers. At that time they were called Onitsuka - later they became ASICS. They were great shoes, and to date, they have not let me down. I bought the all-black Walking Shoe for umpire work; they are great for people who need to stay on their feet for long periods of time. I also have ASICS running shoes. I bought this pair sight unseen and they fit perfectly - I appreciate the consistent sizing I have found with ASICS products.
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    Size: 12 4E USColor: Black/Black Verified Purchase
    These Asics Foundation Walker shoes were prescribed by a foot doctor several years ago. I had been buying from a sporting goods store in the area but this time they were out of stock for my size. I checked Amazon and was very pleasantly surprised. They had them available and the price was so much better, it was hard to believe. Thanks to Amazon.
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