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ASICS GEL-Flash® Reviews

24 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

58%Rated 5 stars

5%Rated 4 stars

26%Rated 3 stars

5%Rated 2 stars

5%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

58% "Felt true to size"

96% "Felt true to width"

67% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 4 GEL-Flash® ASICS Reviews

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May 18, 2013

C G

from Mansfield, Tx

Love them! Asics give great arch support which I need with plantar fasciitis, my feet don't kill me anymore. Also like the extra heel comfort and bed of foot support. These get great compliments, too! Am never disappointed with Asics. I try some on in stores, before buying online, I usually am size 8, need 8.5 in Asics. They are always worth the money.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks, Saucony, New Balance

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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 24, 2013

Melanie N

 

These are great shoes. I wear them for a high impact aerobics class w tons of plyometrics. Colors are awesome I get compliments everytime I wear then

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 19, 2013

Lindsay W

from United States

I've been using at the gym these for a few weeks now. They are very breathable, lightweight, and supportive. When they first arrived, it was a little tricky to get my feet into the shoes (the opening seemed too small), but now that I'm used to them, I appreciate the snug support around my ankle.

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

 

April 6, 2013

Laura Z

from Denver, CO

I originally bought another brand of jogging shoes and was very displeased with them. So I decided to give Asics a try, I am so glad I did! These shoes are great for jogging! They offer great comfort as well as support for your ankles! Pay the little extra and get these great 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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Green Bay, WI

My son recommended Asics shoes to me about 6 years ago, and I have purchased the Kayanos ever since. Last year I purchased the Kayanos 18 and was very disappointed. The toe box was too narrow and the shoes pinched my little toes. I searched Zappos' web site and purchased the Gel-Flash shoes. Wow! They are amazing! The toe box is big enough to not pinch my toes, yet is not too big. I have read numerous reviews about Asics shoes being too narrow, but these shoes are not. They fit comfortably and I do feel like I'm walking on air. I do add a semi-rigid insert which gives added arch support and it seems to work. I wore these while walking 8 hours a day for 8 days in London and never experienced any kind of discomfort. If you have narrow feet, these will probably be wide on you, but if your feet are medium to wide, I highly recommend them. They provide the same comfort as the Kayanos at half the price!

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

 

November 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Texas

While I feel this shoe is slightly longer in the toe than maybe my usual Nike, it's not too long to be uncomfortable and gives room for when your feet swell and get hot from exercising. These shoes are very comfortable and the style is too cute. I love the purple and gray style. I am a walker/jogger and these are great. I would definitely order this shoe again.

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

Runs Wide

 

October 26, 2012

Tina L

from Columbus, Ohio

This is my very first pair of Asics. I always liked NB, and Nike, I have a hard time finding a pair of Nike's to fit. Although I like NB, I wanted something different. As soon as I put the Asics on they fit like a pair of bedroom slippers, so comfortable and fit true to form. I have gotten so many compliments on the style and color. Asics is now my number one shoe! Do they come in leather?

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

 

October 25, 2012

Anonymous

from De Pere, Wisconsin

I bought these shoes for my wife. She runs 3-4 times a week when she can and wanted a good quality intermediate level shoe. We're both big Asics fans -- and she loves this pair as much as some of the higher priced ones. Great colors, and super comfortable. Highly recommend!

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance or Nike, perhaps.

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

 

October 25, 2012

Anonymous

 

Very happy with these sneakers. Very comfortable and fits foot well. I use them for all types of cardio classes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

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

 

October 7, 2012

Kristin

from Kansas City, MO

These are my first new gym shoes in at least five years (don't judge) and I was delighted by how well they cradle and support my foot. They were comfortable immediately out of the box, and if they came in a few more colors, I would definitely get another pair. I have very high arches, and this shoe is one of the few that doesn't rub the top of my foot raw or put unnecessary pressure on my foot.

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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 28, 2012

Robin

from Omaha

I love my new Asics! Not only are they comfortable, but because of the dark colors, they always look clean! They are lightweight and very, very comfortable. They may run just a tad large, but it's ok! Super-dooper shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 17, 2013

Kate

 

I'll admit it - I bought these shoes because I loved the colours (grey/purple/blue). But they are also very comfortable and perfect for the gym and Zumba. I feel that the shoe has a bit more toe room than what I'm used to, but it doesn't seem to be a problem when I wear them. A good buy.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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 6, 2013

Tom s

from boston

Squeaky! Even on carpet. Very comfortable, and light. But you can never sneak into a quiet room ever again. They sound like they need oiling, which is good for a laugh but I wouldn't buy them again for that reason alone. Doesn't anyone else have that same problem?

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

 

July 10, 2013

Dawn

from Virginia

I bought these after searching for a pair of orthotic friendly sneakers I could wear for general everyday use. I wear a size 10 and that s what I ordered and the length was fine. Unfortunately, when I tried them on with my orthotics my heel kept slipping up a little out of the back. I loved the purple and blue colors so I thought maybe I might be able to wear them for short periods of time without the orthotics but my pinkie toes felt like they were getting a little crushed when I walked around the house without the orthotics in them. Had to return them unfortunately but Zappos provided great customer service.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

 

April 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

This shoe was extremely narrow. I replaced this shoe with the Asics Contend and love it. This shoe was tight and pretty uncomfortable.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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February 11, 2013

La

from San Francisco

Love the color and style of these shoes (more blue-violet than plum-burgundy btw), but they do not offer enough support for my feet, even with custom orthotics in. --Cushioning feels good but don't know how it would last --existing insoles don't give much arch support, but are easily removable --tongue is not very well cushioned, might have pressure problems there --the main reason they don't work for me is that there is not enough support on the sides of the forefoot (widest part of foot). This is a common problem for me with athletic shoes, when walking my feet sort of slide towards the outside if there is not solid support there, creating calluses on the balls of feet and pain in mid-foot. So far Merrell have been the best at offering this type of support (especially Siren Sport) but they lack a bit in cushioning of ball of foot. Cushioning plus solid support is so hard to find, and even the expensive brands don't last long when you walk or run a lot. Good luck finding your dream shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Keen, Brooks

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

 

December 7, 2012

Amy

from Beaufort, SC

Great style but sadly they were just too narrow. Asics are usually wider in the toe box and narrower in the heel which is perfect for me but these just didn't fit their norm. I love Asics and I really wanted to love these but I couldn't.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 16, 2012

Omanda

from Stafford, VA

I don't know what the other reviewers are talking about in saying that this sneaker is true to size. It is not. I wear a size 10.5. I ordered a 10.5 and these sneakers are too long. I have another pair of Asics and they are a 10. If I would have remembered that, I would have ordered a 10. I have no shoes that are a 10 because 10's are too tight! These run long. They also do a weird thing at the toe. My toe did not touch the tip of the shoe but there was a big toe impression in the sneaker when I put it on. My other Asics are the same way. I thought it was just a defect in the one sneaker. I've never had this problem either so I don't know what the deal is but I'm done with Asics.

Brands I'd also recommend: new balance

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 6, 2012

Anonymous

 

I was looking for a pair of comfortable black shoes to wear at work (hospital), but unfortunately, these did not fit the bill. I like the colors (black/purple/blue), but the shoe is rather heavy and clunky. The part where the tongue attaches to the toe area is really bulky as well and dug into my foot. They went right back into the box without a second thought.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 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

 

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