Thursday, September 25, 2014

Asics Gel Pursue

Almost 3 months ago I had a hip replacement. As i’m recovering it was recommended that I get a new pair of walking shoes as my walk will be different and I needed new support. I reached out to Asics to do a review on one of their shoes.  I was so happy when they agreed to send me their new Gel- Pursue shoe.

The first time I wore them, was just a normal day going to the dr, but it was still someplace other than my house. I could tell right away that they had more support than my other shoes. I can tell a huge difference between the Gel-Pursue shoes and my regular tennis shoe.

I have another surgery scheduled in a couple hours actually (9/25). Once I am healed from that, my goal is to walk “normal” and do at least a 5k walk next spring. It’s a lofty goal, but I think I can do it, and who knows, maybe i’ll even be able to run a little of it.

I have noticed that when I wear my Asics my leg doesn’t hurt as much as quickly as it does when i’m wearing sandals or flats, even around the house. Lesson learned that i need to wear these shoes all the time.

Here are the technical highlights about the shoes:

  • Impact Guidance System (I.G.S®)
ASICS® design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • FluidRide™
FluidRide™ provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability.
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning Systems
Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.

  • Guidance Trusstic System®
This Trusstic System® integrates Guidance Line® construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity.
  • Guidance Line®
Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
  • Heel Clutching System™
Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment.
  • Discrete Eyelets
Independently placed eyelets disburse lace tension, creating a customized fitting environment and enhanced upper comfort.

Walking and running shoes can get super expensive. Asics sells these Gel-Pursue for $110 which is very competitive with other brands. You can buy directly from their site or look at their store locator to find a store near you where you can try the shoes. This was my first pair of Asics and I know it won’t be my last. When I need another pair, i will be going to them for sure.  

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  1. I have a pair of Asics and they're really comfortable. I enjoy wearing them outdoors.
    These ones would surely become a great addition to my footwear collection.

  2. Sorry to hear of your surgery ! That is major! I do hope you are on the mend. These shoes sound awesome! I am needing a new pair for fall. I will check them out closely!

  3. Wow.. What a strong woman! Best ofn luck to you in your recovery process!! Thanks for all the greta info u provide and all that you do!!

  4. I hope that you are recovering quickly from your surgery! I really love the support and flexibility these sneakers give! They aren't too overly attractive, but if they work, who cares! I can't believe how much of your body these sneakers support! All I can say is WOW! They sound good to me! Thanks for sharing your & the sneaker's information with all of us! Thanks again, Michele :)

  5. Boy I would love to get a pair of these for my daughter who is walking all day at her job. They really sound wonderful and I think they would help her feet from hurting so much.

  6. I love my pair Asics and was wondering if these were worth the investment. Thank you for your review. It was very informative.

  7. i don't have a pair of Acis. after read your review i decide to get for me.Many year ago I just like heels so my feet are very hurt whenever i walking from metro station to my house and i change my style, i just use sneakers everyday and i feel very fine