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ASICS GEL-Foundation Walker 2 Reviews

52 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

60% "Excellent arch support"

47 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/9/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These are the best walking shoes that I have ever had. I am very particular about my shoes as I have lower back problems at age 62. I have had several pairs of Spira shoes that wear out quickly and customer service is junk. They do not stand behind their shoes. Asics gel 2 has excellent cushioning which is critical for me walking on pavement. The leather is high quality combined with some mesh for breathing, although they are still warm which is great during the colder months. I do not see how anyone can be disappointed with these shoes. Again footbed cushioning is my main concern and these shoes provide it. The arch is noticeable and offer just enough support. I do wish the tounge was a little longer but other than that I am tickled that I finally found these shoes.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/31/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This model feels very sloshy. There is no support in the flimsy upper material. Even with a snug fit your foot slides around. You are guaranteed to wear out pair after pair of socks. The sole is cushioned but without matching support from the upper material these are mere sandals.

Additional 32 GEL-Foundation Walker 2 ASICS Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 28, 2011

Anonymous

 

Shoe felt wider than marked and is not available in a narrower fit. Otherwise would have been a great walking shoe.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 31, 2011

M

 

This model feels very sloshy. There is no support in the flimsy upper material. Even with a snug fit your foot slides around. You are guaranteed to wear out pair after pair of socks. The sole is cushioned but without matching support from the upper material these are mere sandals.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

April 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Detroit

These shoes provide all the heel support I need. No more pain! I'm on my second pair and may not buy another kind ever. Just wish there were more color options.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

This is a well constructed walking shoe with ample support and cushioning. It's a straight lasted shoe with little curvature. I've been wearing Asics shoes for many years back to the days when I was a runner. I've found the Asics shoes run a little short. The only issue is the excessively long laces. They are at least 12 inch too long.

Brands I'd also recommend: None. Stick with Asics.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 10, 2012

Ryan H

from Lakewood, CA

This is a great shoe. I work at a place that requires all polishable shoes, and these fit the bill. Have used many other asics duo-max shoes in the past, and these are equally as comfortable. Great support, well made, the only thing you may want to consider is a softer insole.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Houston, Texas

I like these shoes a lot. I had another similar pair, that I had bought about a year ago. I must compliment Zappos for great service. I did have a problem with the other pair. I called in and asked for assistance. They sent me a brand new pair of shoes and paid for the freight both ways. I am totally pleased with both pairs I have purchased so far. Thank you very much

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Northborough, MA

Wearing both white and black Asics Gel Foundation Walker 2's for a month. I love the shoes and the great customer service from Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

May 10, 2012

Lawrence L

from Las Vegas, Nevada

These are incredibly comfortable! They feel like your feet are wrapped in a pillow. Though they tend to feel somewhat warm here in the desert sun, the support and comfort one feels wearing them makes up for it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics Gels are the absolute best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Wilkinson, In

I have been getting these shoes for a few years, they are good for everyday and more casual wear. Just love these shoes; I get these for my husband.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Central Florida

I got these for my husband because the nurses at the hospital where my son works love them. My husband teaches at a state college and is on his feet about 10 hours a day. These shoes have been a godsend for him. He will definitely get another pair when these wear out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 21, 2013

Jerry L

from Mayfield,Pa

Very sturdy and comfortable. Surpasses the present New Balance walking shoe models, a brand I always purchased.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 9, 2012

Anonymous

from laguna beach ca

These are great sturdy shoes. I had to have mine stretched at width near the toe. I now own four pairs.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 3, 2014

Anonymous

 

These shoes are great for power walking. I was having problems with a seemingly perpetually sprained ankle for almost a year. I tried several different brands of shoes but still had the same persistent pain. These shoes have eliminated most all of the discomfort that I was having. At least I assume it was these that did the trick, but I am not taking any chances and will be sticking to Asics walkers. The gel cushioning provides a nice soft (but not too soft) heel landing and the solid construction gives plenty of stability. These are highly recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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September 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Dallas Texas

I have been buying Asics for a long time but never seen these until I seen them in Zappos. This is a great walking shoe. Glad I got half size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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September 19, 2014

Anonymous

from Crystal River,Florida

Started power walking about a year ago. I selected this shoe based on reviews and features. On my second pair and I find them to be and indispensable part of my fitness routine. No problems with knees, arches,or shin splints. I was 240 when I started and now I'm 175. Walking was the key and the shoes made it possible. I usually walk 3 miles per day and have no discomfort on walked Up to six miles. I did loose big toe nails after first two weeks but hard to say if it was fit or normal stress from new activity. Maybe a little tight in the toe. Walked on concrete and asphalt and wear pattern was even and durability was excellent. Sock lining did wear through on side of heel after nine months. Should have replaced first pair earlier, as I could really feel the spring in the new pair. Zappos was great. Ordered another pair of Asics that didn't work out and had my replacement shoes in hand two days later. Great customer service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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September 1, 2014

Julie

 

My husband wanted these for work to replace his Ecco Sea Walkers. He likes them so far and says they're much more cushioned & comfortable than the Eccos. I'm sure they won't last as long but the price is way less so.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 2, 2014

Anonymous

from MBAY

My first time buying Asics and I don't know what took me so long. From the reviews, they say that they run a tad smaller so I called in and the customer service of Zappos was great. I went with the wide at normal size. Fit perfect and felt like I was standing on a cloud. I would definitely recommend this shoe along with other Asics shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 26, 2014

John D

from Port saint lucie, FL

No problem with Zappos whatsoever. The shoes are the best I've ever owned. I have foot problems and a number of surgeries. I'm 45 and I'm on concrete all day.

Brands I'd also recommend: ASICS

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 9, 2014

Jack K

from Bermuda

This is the most comfortable walking shoe I have ever worn. I researched (Google) the best walking shoe for heavy men and the Asics Gel Foundation #2 was at the top of the top 10. I called all the big running shops in the Miami Fort Lauderdale area but none of them had it "in stock." I found it online at Zappos, ordered it online and it was delivered to my hotel room the very next morning. I am so happy to be walking again without any discomfort. I am happy to report that I have lost 12 pounds in the last month and I attribute that to the ease and comfort of "walking on air." I highly recommend them for heavy weight walkers. The way things are going with my progress makes me feel that my next pair will be the best running shoes for thin 74 year old men because next year that will be me!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 7, 2014

William B

from Katy Texas

After looking at reviews of several walking shoes, I choose the Foundation Walker 2. I walk 3 to 4 miles usually 5-6 times a week. These shoes are comfortable. My feet don't hurt when I finish my walk. Like them so much I bought another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 3, 2014

James T

from Kansas City, MO

Work in the healthcare field, and the require white leather shoes. Even though these shoes have the breathable fabric along the sides, the toes are covered by leather. I walk a lot during the day, and the shoes decrease my foot fatigue. Not one problem so far, and I would buy these again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 25, 2014

Travie

from Louisville, KY

I bought these shoes after returning a pair of cheaper New Balance and I love the Asics. I am a first semester nursing student and bought the Asics for my uniform (all white version of course). I walk all day in clinical without foot pain. I actual love these shoes so much, I'll wear them to the grocery store or around the house on occasions. The New Balance only lasted one day before I emailed Zappos and used their wonderful return option without any hassles. I would definitely buy these shoes again and tell my friends about these Asics.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Suffern, NY

Best walking shoe I have had so far. Good for walking as well as a yard and comfort shoe. Plan to order a similar darker color Asics GEL shoe that I can use for a bit more dress-up situation.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, NV

Great shoe! I was happy to find the Asics Gel shoe in black. I've worn an Asics Gel shoe in white with blue trim. I need a wide shoe as I wear a custom made arch support, as well as having a wide foot. Asics calls it a foundation walker style shoe, which is exactly what I need and I wear these as my everyday shoe. Black goes with every color attire whereas the white shoe of course shows the dirt as you would expect. So my overall rating is that the Asics shoe is a great shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: None, this is the one for me

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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September 19, 2013

Anonymous

from SF Bay Area

Excellent walking shoe. Do about five miles/day walking around a hospital, these are much more comfortable than all previous Nikes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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