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- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately Low-Top" from arch
- Outdoor-ready runner with mesh and brushstroke-patterned underlays
- Rearfoot GEL cushioning
- Removable sockliner accommodates medical orthotics
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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.
- Product Dimensions: 15 x 10 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- 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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First, it is a nice walking or casual shoe. For under $40, it is well constructed, and I really like the understated look of the shoes. After some use, it is very comfortable for standing or walking. I even has pulling loops behind the heel, which I though had disappeared from these shoes in the name of economy.
Running in these shoes isn't recommended, in my opinion. Most running shoes in wide or extra wide widths typically have a lot of support, because there is usually a parallel assumption that the user is relatively heavy. This show provides only a medium level support and cushioning. Two other items will not make running in these shoes a bargain. The area over the big toe is not reinforced and will wear out prematurely for runners. I know this from experience with two pairs of ASICS GT-2170, which were great running shoes otherwise. ASICS knows this is an issue; more recent shoes such as their GT-1000 are reinforced in that area. Finally, my ankles have no clearance to the top edge of this shoe and contacts it when running (but not walking). This is an issue, and maybe why the shoes are sold at a steep discount.
In summary, this is a well made casual shoes (5 stars), but unless you're running distance races in Chuck Taylor All Stars, this isn't a great option (3 stars) for running.
I am a casual runner, so the experience may be different for those who run a lot more often and further. I usually stick to the treadmill, elliptical, or neighborhood route for 25 to 30 minutes of high intensity work, 5 days a week.
The fit is as expected and the quality and price are unbeatable. I will certainly buy again.