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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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
Finally I decided to get ascis again. Man I could feel the difference instantly. I ran 5.4 miles on day one with them and NO LEG PAIN the other day.
I would definately recommend these shoes to any one that needs Arch support.
I didn't have much luck with these hiking, though. I did a 40 mile hike over 3 days with a 40 pound pack and got some nasty impact blisters. I don't know if it was because of the shoes being too small or what, but they're great for running. I've got about 528 miles so far since I started running last March
I will continue to buy from Asics, but in the future I will go to the store instead of ordering online. I like to know exactly what I'm getting, and that is not easily done when ordering online.