ASICS Men's GEL Venture 5 Running Shoe

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They fit perfectly and i am very comfortable wearing them the whole day.
My son uses this for middle school track, he loves it, he chose the style and color.
These are okay and fit as expected, but I like the New Balance MX608 just a tad better.
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  • Synthetic/Mesh
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  • Rubber sole
  • Outdoor-ready runner with mesh and brushstroke-patterned underlays
  • Rearfoot GEL cushioning
  • Removable sockliner accommodates medical orthotics
  • Trail-specific outsole with reversed traction lugs
  • AHAR outsole rubber in critical high-wear areas

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The GEL-Venture 5 provides great fit and everyday comfort, with Rearfoot GEL Cushioning and a rugged outsole ideal for a variety of terrains.

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.

  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B00Q2JC290
  • Item model number: GEL-Venture 5-M
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 17, 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: #8 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Size: 10 4E USColor: Black / Onyx / Charcoal Verified Purchase
    I didn't realize until recently that Asics made 4E width running shoes. I've been using NB for 30+ years primarily because of the available widths. Over the past 5 years my NBs have seemed flimsier, providing less support and breaking down earlier than expected, so I was primed to try an alternative. I received these shoes yesterday and wore them around the house for the rest of the day. I took them for a 2 mile walk this morning with no adverse effects. Some things I noticed comparing to my NB 610s; The Asics feel much sturdier, despite the fact that they are no heavier than my NB, they provide better support. This is the first time I have bought a running shoe that was specifically designed to correct underpronation and I'm very pleased with the result. I feel much more stabilized when I walk. The Venture 5 also provides excellent cushioning. I'm very happy with these Asics. If that changes over the next year, I'll update my review.
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    Size: 8.5 4E USColor: Silver / Light Grey / Royal Verified Purchase
    The width and size are perfect; I also am able to pull out the manufacturer's insoles and put in my custom orthotics. Which is great! Overall I'm very pleased with my ASICS shoes.

    PS: They are very comfortable too, the gel provides a very cushioned run/walk.
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    I bought this shoe September 2015 and loved it. I loved it so much that a month after, I bought another one. One for walking and general office wear (We have a casual dress code) and the other for Trekking on the weekends. I was so high on this shoe that I gave away my trust Merrells. It was a beloved shoe that just woudlnt die after 5 years of wear.

    Anyway back to this shoe. The fit is great, like a sock. I dont feel the weight. Its responsive and not too rigid, which is perfect when walking on trails as it will adapt to the uneven terrain. The price is not insanely high which is what attracted me to the shoe the most.

    Why a two if its so great? Well I put in the dates purchased on purpose. So my first Venture was bought in September. I mainly use it for walking as I have other shoes for running (Asics as well as I like to stick to one brand), then as I was putting on the shoes today, i noticed a small chunk of the Right shoe around the upper right area of the sole missing (I found the missing piece on the car, so I could glue them back). But I was wondering why they would come off that early and Im not stressing the shoes all that much. Im 82 kilos by the way if that's relevant and I think I have a neutral foot type as I dont favor the outer edges of my feet when walking or running. I was trying to remember if I tripped on some or grazed the shoe aggressively but I couldnt remember doing anything remotely heavy with the shoe.

    I checked the left shoe and noticed that the same area was loose as well. Thinking it could just be a bad batch, I checked on my other Venture pair, this one just bought this month and just 3 weeks old. I must have used it thrice, two for walking to break them in and one for a walking mountain trek, which is what I bought them for.
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    Size: 11.5 D(M) USColor: Indigo Blue / Black / Flash Yellow Verified Purchase
    My son just returned from Pico Duarte, the highest peak in the Dominican Republic and all Caribbean Islands. The challenge involves different kinds of terrains, plus the unpredictable tropical weather, with temperatures raging between 2 to 0 Celsium degrees (26 degrees in daytime when arriving at the starting point in La Ciénaga town, and 0 degrees at the top of Pico Duarte), Wind,sun, cold, rain, lots and lots of mud, rocky paths slippery with mud and rain, and the beautiful tropical forest everywhere... Going up, then down, all day long. He walked about 60 kilometers, distributed more or less evenly in three days.

    All that said, now what you need to know is that my son absolutely loves his shoes! He told me they are very light, dried quickly, and were comfortable.He also told me that he is still wondering how these shoes got though all what he did to them, and came out of this rough test almost perfect! (the rubber at a little part of the tip of one shoe will need a bit of glue to be good as new). At one point, when coming down from one of the many mountains, there was a lot of mud in the rocky path. He was more or less ¨skating¨ downwards, because he was tired and he just didn't care what happened to the shoes, as long as he got to the bottom (where the camp was) soon. Afterwards, when washing the mud away, he was surprised to see no damage was done to the shoes!

    It was raining almost all the time, so he just put his shoes near the fire they built every night, and in no time the shoes were dry again. He had another pair of shoes, just in case, but didn't use them because they were not as comfortable and light as his new shoes.

    He also told me that he noticed the shoes somehow repelled the huge amounts of mud they were supposed to be caked in.
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    By HD on February 29, 2016
    Size: 11.5 4E USColor: Black / Onyx / Charcoal Verified Purchase
    I have plantar fasciitis and I originally bought the gel venture 4's which were great. So I figured I'd get the 5's. As soon as I put the 5's on I remembered why I bought this shoe in the 4 model. It's very cushiony throughout, has a nice cushy deep heel cup, and has nice arch supports. All things I need in a shoe. I am going to say that I can walk all day in these shoes as I could and still can in the 4's which are 2 years old at this point. All in all for 40 bucks you can not beat this shoe. I can't believe I waited 2 years to buy new shoes especially with plantar fasciitis.
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