ASICS Women's GEL-1160 Running Shoe

4.5 out of 5 stars 119 customer reviews

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  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance
  • Trusstic System reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe
  • SpEVA Midsole Material improves bounce back characteristics and decreases midsole breakdown
  • DuoMax Support System enhances support and stability, positioned sport specifically
  • DuraSponge Outsole enhances cushioning and durability in the forefoot
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Product Description

Designed for runners at every level, the ASICS® Gel 1160 women's shoe features a tremendous blend of GEL® and AHAR® cushioning technologies. The DuoMax® Support System promises a smooth ride, while a DuraSponge® outsole adds durability and traction.

Designed for runners of all abilities, from newbies to high mileage enthusiasts, this updated version of a popular favorite features rearfoot and forefoot GEL Cushioning System, DuoMax Support System, and the comfort and fit of the Trusstic System.

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  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 7.2 x 4.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B003C1P2ZM
  • Item model number: GEL-1160-W
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 4, 2005
  • 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.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,530 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119 customer reviews
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    By S. Swan on March 16, 2011
    I've owned a version of this shoe for five years. Every year, the model number increases by 10. For example, my first shoe in this series was the Asics GEL-1110. The 1160 is very similar to my original model, and all of the things that I love about the 1110, 1130, and 1140, I love in the 1160.

    First, and most important to me, is this shoe is incredibly lightweight and flexible, while still having adequate support for short and medium length runs (I don't generally run more than 6 miles). I never feel as if my shoe is weighing me down. It is primarily covered with mesh, which is nice if your feet sweat a lot or you happen to run through puddles.

    It also has great traction for paved surfaces, and holds up surprisingly well in rougher terrain too. I've actually chosen this shoe over my hiking boots for a few backpacking trips that involved extended walking through streams and rivers or day hikes up peaks that increase altitude quickly such as Mount Shasta, CA and Harney Peak in the Black Hills. The mesh allows the shoe to drain water quickly, and the lightness of the materials are nice when every step of a hike is uphill.

    While this shoe isn't great for people that demand lots of gel support or correction from severe pronation, it's a great choice for runners like me that have average arches and neutral to slight pronation. I find the shoe comfortable and a great price for a well-designed running shoe.
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    This is the perfect running shoe for anyone who runs short or long distances. I have worn my first pair out in training for and running in a 10 miler, triathlon, and half marathon. They are durable and hold up very well. I have washed them a few times and they never change. Perfect arch support, very comfortable, and light weight.

    You will notice a painful difference in your hips, feet, and knees if you buy cheap running shoes so it is worth it to pay the extra to save your joints. And these shoes are a great price for how perfect they are. I recommend them to everyone, even those who just do casual work-outs or walks.
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    I've used some version of the Asics 1100 line for the past several years. This shoe hasn't made too many changes from their previous design, although I think the forefoot might be a bit more rockered. I have problems with patello femoral pain and plantar fascitis thanks to my fallen arches, which have been getting worse over the years. I tried a heavier, "stability" asics last year but the arch ended up being too low and the whole shoe weighed a ton. These shoes offer a good amount of stability without being made of lead. I particularly like the very firm heel cup assembly, which helps hold your heel in a neutral position. That acts as a "lock" to help keep your arch in place. The forefoot is nice and wide, which is good if you have relatively flat feet like me. Most of the padding is concentrated in the heel, which I've found with pretty much all asics. That means if you strike with your midfoot (which I do), the shoe will wear out faster.

    The things I don't like - I do think the forefoot might have too much of a "rockered" bottom, which can change your running stride a bit. I also don't like that they haven't reinforced the mesh on the arch side of your foot. They offer nice increased density foam, but your foot can always "balloon" out the side of the shoe if you are a heavy overpronator.

    Overall, for the price and the fact that I knew they would be a good fit, I'm very happy with these shoes. I'm 5'10" about 150lbs, and run less than 30 miles a week on a mix of pavement and trails.
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    Size: 8 B(M) USColor: White/Raspberry/Lightning Verified Purchase
    I used to have NIKE tennis shoes but they are nothing compared with this ASICS, I do not feel any kind of pain while running or jogging on the street, I totaly love them and I'll be purchasing and othe pair of those as soon as posible. :D No regrets!!
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    Size: 7.5 B(M) USColor: White/Raspberry/Lightning Verified Purchase
    I have worn this brand/type for years now and prefer them to any brand I have tried. I use a treadmill 4-5 days a week and was wearing out the cheap shoes fast, as well as wearing out my feet and knees. I am in my 60s and need the support of a good shoe for stability. I wish I had found them years earlier.
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    I don't wear tennis shoes very often; just for working out and occasional walking. It was time to update my tennis shoes, but I was have a terrible time finding a shoe that didn't feel like it was squeezing the life out of my feet. I don't consider myself to have wide feet, but nonetheless every tennis show I tried on was too narrow, even at a half-size larger. I ended up trying this shoe on at a local store and was quite happy. I was still looking at a half-size larger than I typically wear, but it felt very comfortable on my feet. The mesh makes my feet feel like they can breath, and there is plenty of arch support and cushion. I also like that these shoes aren't overly large, and thus don't feel like I am wearing Frankenstein boots. They are lightweight and are an attractive pair of tennis shoes.

    My only complaint for this shoe would be the price. I typically spend $30-$50 on a tennis shoe and these were $85 at my local retailer. I was able to get them slightly cheaper here on Amazon, which was some relief. I am told this is a pretty decent price for a tennis shoe, but as a non-avid tennis shoe wearer, I just felt it was a little steep. I am sure I will get a lot of use out of them due to their comfort, and maybe the price will be an incentive to use them more. :)
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