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ASICS GEL-Contendâ„¢ Reviews

141 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

79% "Felt true to width"

61% "Moderate arch support"

131 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 5/2/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Great running shoe! Been using ASICS since I fractured my tibia and fibula. They have excellent cushioning and arch support. I regularly wear a 7.5 but go up to an 8 in ASICS.

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10 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/9/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have always been a fan of Asics running shoes, and I though I'd give these a try, as they were a great price. Well, most times, you get what you pay for. This is not an exception. The first time I put them on, the back crumpled, and they haven't been the same since. The toe box is smaller and tighter than any other Asics shoe I have owned (and I've owned many). They are not comfortable, and I would not recommend them. Wish I could send them back, but they've been worn...next time I will pay the price and get a better pair! But I still love Zappos!

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

These are great shoes! I tried on Asics in the store to make sure I had the right size - the sizes are basically what they should be. If you're usually a size 8 buy a size 8. Overall the shoe is great! Great support while running and working out. Everywhere I went/my friends recommended Asics because of quality so I believe they'll last a while. This one is has great colors as well! Highly suggest it as a cheaper shoe that's great quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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January 8, 2014

Stephnie H

 

Comfortable from the first wearing! I wear size 11 W and it is difficulty to find shoes that fit right out of the box, let alone ones that are cute. These fit both bills!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 4, 2013

Anna M

from Carmel Valley, CA

These shoes were true to fit. I was able to run trails comfortably from the very first run - no need to break these shoes in. I have a wide foot and the toe box felt great! They do not seem to be lasting as long as some of my other Asics...I put on about 25 miles/week with lots of elevation gain, so if you are running less and running flats, they might last a bit longer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Burbank, CA

Fantastic shoe! Comfortable from the moment I put it on and fits perfectly. Had ordered a pair in a 5 and had to reorder in a 5.5 and they are perfect. First time ever ordering Asics and I would order them again in a heartbeat.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Idaho

I love how this shoe feels and the sides taper in for wonderful support and the gel insole is quite comfortable. I always order 1/2 size larger in an athletic type shoe to accommodate a thicker sock. Oh yes, the toe is rounded not pointed or tapered which I love. I used to buy only Ryka but this brand shoe fits me much better.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 14, 2013

Yvonne F

from California

Light weight but supportive. Good arch support for me. I was glad to get a color that did not have neon colors in it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 22, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are great jogging shoes! I run about 10 miles a week with them on concrete sidewalks so I really appreciate the cushioning and support that some other shoes lack.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Missouri

These shoes were very comfortable the first time I put them on! They have good support in the arch and even in the ankle. I badly sprained my ankle and broke a bone in my foot a few months ago and finding shoes that feel good and give support is going to be an ongoing challenge. These fit the bill!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 7, 2012

Anonymous

from chicago

These are great, I go up a half size for my insoles/orthotics. Buy two at a time. Gray is nice, hides dirt but looks better than black with shorts.

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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February 10, 2014

Amy M

from NH

Super comfy from the get-go! I've had Asics before but it's been a while. Bought these for walking, they are super light, have a wide toe box, and most importantly to me, the heel is higher than the toe. I can't walk in flat flats...need to be slightly angled and these work great without extra insoles.

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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January 31, 2014

Jerri S

from Schaumburg Il

Hey, great shoes, wonderful shopping at Zappos. I always get Asics Gels because I need arch support or have to remove liner (nice feature) and insert my own orthotics. But I don't want screaming colors all of the time! I like the black. they were much less costly than retail, delivery was great, video is informative. Go to a store, try on some shoes to find your correct size/style. Come home and order it from Zappos! The store did not have black. I win all the way around!

Brands I'd also recommend: none!

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

 

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January 30, 2014

Cara M

from Philadelphia, PA

I really like these! They're my first pair of legit, non-hand-me-down running shoes so I don't I have much to compare them to, but I'm satisfied. The cushioning doesn't seem that noticeable at first, but I've been running in them for a month now (1-3 miles, 3 times per week) without getting a single shin splint -- an issue I really struggled with before. They contour well to my foot and feel supportive. I would definitely suggest them for a beginning runner like myself!

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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January 28, 2014

Blair S

from Denver, Colorado

I really like these shoes, but a fair warning to those with wide feet - these were a slight-bit narrow in the toe. However, my heel is pretty narrow, so it fit the back of my foot perfectly. Honestly, I just put a shoe stretcher in there and it did the trick.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 17, 2014

Karen

from Shanghai

When it comes to running shoes, when I find a pair I like, I stick with it. I only run with Asics Gel and I am very happy with them. Been the same for years.

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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January 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Newtown Square, PA

Fit exactly as expected. Glad for a wide width shoe that actually is wide. Walk 5-6 miles per day and these really last and cushion well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 4, 2014

Bonnie S

from Miami, Fl

These are super cute & make your feet look at least a size smaller! I usually buy 8.5 W but ordered 9 W this time & they feel great! I need a roomy toe box because of a Morton's Neuroma & these comply! I've been wanting shoes w/ purple ever since the Brooks GTS 12's sold out of theirs! I replaced the thin insole w/ my own Orthaheel Active insole because I have very high arches & other foot problems! I've only worn them in the house a few days (until I'm sure) & so far so good, they feel comfy! Going to use these for my walks, no running anymore!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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December 29, 2013

Donna S

from Los Angeles

These shoes are very comfortable and although they are a medium, they fit my narrow foot in the heel while giving me plenty of room in the toe. A good price for the quality.

Brands I'd also recommend: new balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

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December 24, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes. Great for long workouts. They provide enough support while allowing the flexibility of movement. I have 2 artificial hips and 1 knee and I swear by these shoes. I bought 2 pairs!

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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December 18, 2013

Lisa M

from Arlington, VA

This is the second pair of these shoes my daughter has used. She likes the look, and says they're comfortable.

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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December 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Sauk Village, IL

I really enjoy these gym shoes. Because I am very active in the gym and outside the gym these shoes are very comfortable.

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 narrower than marked

 

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November 18, 2013

Silvia P

 

It was a present for my mom, she has been walking daily for the last 10 or so years, so she needs comfortable shoes and for sure durable ones (still testing this...) but they do look durable. My mom is 54 years old and had foot problems in the past so choosing is difficult, she is happy and feels great on her feet so far, I will 100% recommended for middle age people, also for people with previews medical issues on their feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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November 5, 2013

Anonymous

from California

Very happy with the shoes. Bought them for my teenage daughter who walks to school. Stylish and matches uniform.

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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October 23, 2013

Michelle K

from Bozeman, Montana

I love these shoes very comfortable I am going to order 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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 21, 2013

Nanna P

from Newnan, Georgia

Very pleased with these shoes. They were comfortable from the beginning with enough toe room. They are true to size and I wear a size 7M and these were perfect. I ordered the white/purple and they tend to get dirty so I would go with a darker color next time unless I was using them for the gym only. I would recommend these shoes to anyone just looking for a comfortable walking shoe. I have not used them for running yet, so I won't comment on how they are in that department, but I feel they have enough support to be good for brisk walks and short runs.

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

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 19, 2013

Tina a

from hollywood, florida

I needed new shoes since my other running shoes got ruined by a mud run. Love these, need to get ones that are wide with but I'm sure once these are broken in properly they won't hurt during a work out.

Brands I'd also recommend: nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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