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ASICS GEL-Craze™ TR Reviews

76 reviews
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Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

64% "Moderate arch support"

70 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/27/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I've been an Asics fan for years, but when I took up Zumba, I thought I'd try shoes designed for dance cardio. I tried the popular Ryka's, and they were okay - they glide well but don't provide the stability I'm used to with Asics. Then I tried Bloch, and they were way too slippery on the floor, stiff, and uncomfortable. Frustrated, I turned back to Asics and tried the "Rhythmic" shoes they designed specifically for dance. I had passed on these earlier because they didn't look like they offered enough support. I was right - they were terrible. No support in the ball of my foot or ankles; my feet and back were screaming after just one class. Finally, I tried these cross trainers thanks to all the reviewers saying they were good for Zumba. They are the BEST!!! They have all kinds of support and they glide pretty well on the floor despite the fact they don't have specifically designed pivots on the soles. (I also wear them to a carpeted Zumba class and they work great there too.) I got the black with the hot pink trim and they are crazy cute. VERY fashionable! I absolutely love these shoes and would also wear them for any other gym activities. Now I want them in every color, and am on the waiting list for the berry-colored ones in my size. FINALLY, after 3 failed attempts, the RIGHT ZUMBA shoes! Yeah!

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6 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 7/7/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

These are really cute and when you put them on you get that "aahhhhh" feeling, so I thought I had finally found the right pair of cross-trainers to hold up during my daily high-impact Jazzercise classes. I taught one class and by the end, they were stretched out and my forefoot was moving side-side in the shoe...no lateral support. I have this problem often, so I'm used to buying many pairs before finding a decent pair, but I'm disappointed because I really thought these were the ones. Bummed that no sneakers are holding their support anymore!

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 11, 2013

Anonymous

 

I was searching for a crosstrainer that I could use for both Body Pump style gym classes as well as Zumba. I tried a bunch of different brands and styles and this was the only shoe that felt like it would provide a lot of stability as well as cushion and comfort. The first time I wore them I thought I made a mistake and would be stuck with an uncomfortable sneaker, but the next time I wore them I wore very thin socks and left the laces a little looser and now I love them! They were everything I was hoping they'd be...very comfortable, supportive, well-cushioned, and they look cute too. I love the berry color...pretty and not too over-the-top bright.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2014

Anonymous

 

I normally wear a 7.5 in running style shoes. Was looking for a cross training shoe for Kaia (intense training similar to Insanity/P90x). When doing jumps and push-ups my running shoes were catching on each other and I was ready to shave the sides off. So far these seem great. I did have to buy a size 8 as the toe pinched doing push-ups when I tried them on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 29, 2013

Natalie S

from Tennessee

This is a great shoe that I believe will benefit me quite a bit. I ordered these after reading good reviews on the shoe and hearing good things about the Asics brand. I am going to use these for my workout classes and cannot wait to use them. I also like that they are flexible and very supportive. They are comfortable and stylish and very good. My only complaint is that they do seem to run a little bit small. I'm an 8.5 and that's what I ordered, and I think I could have used a 9, but that's okay. I do these and am keeping them. I'll just order a 9 when the next time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

These shoes are extremely comfortable! I bought them for circuit training and the keep my feet stable when jumping around and when balancing on one foot. Love the style too! Have received many compliments on these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 11, 2013

Siouxsie c

from sarasota, florida

These shoes were my second attempt at finding athletic shoes to work for both my bootcamp style workouts and my cardio. At first the shoes seemed very snug and narrow. As I wore them I realized that was from the lateral support. I am very happy with this purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 27, 2013

Dana S

from Sacramento, CA

These feel amazing. Touching my feet in all the right places. Perfect support for my high impact plyometric workouts. Asics are kind of crazy looking sometimes...but these are actually really cute.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 15, 2013

Adrienne

from Suburb of Chicago

Striking bright blue, nice gel cushion, great movement. Slight narrow toe so not a running shoe but, a run around town fashion shoe. Good looking shoe for a light workout.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 27, 2014

Anonymous

from Texas

These have been great workout shoes for me! I do a boot camp that has running, jumping, balance exercises and everything in between and I have felt supported. I would definitely recommend them. I have SUPER high arches so I would like to have a bit more arch supper in my next shoe, but as I said these have been good to me.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 6, 2015

Patty H

from Denville NJ

Bought on the recommendation of someone at the gym that already owned them. They're great! Much better than the pair that I'd been using.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 4, 2015

Anonymous

from Kansas

Left my Jazzercise Ryka comfort zone (mainly because there were none to be found on Zappos) but these do the job well. And let's face it, Rykas are just not a real stylish shoe, these are fun!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 18, 2015

Suzy a

 

I love these! I used them in my Zumba class yesterday. They are nice and flexible but also supportive. They have just enough grip on the floor. They are a great color and run true to size!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 18, 2015

EVB

from Kinnelon, NJ

I bought these to use for Jazzercise class. Asics was the brand most of my instructors use. Cross-trainers were difficult to find in stores. I tried 2 other Ascis styles both didn't fit right. This style is true to size and the width is generous. They are lite and provide great support for the classes I do at Jazzercise.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 17, 2015

Anonymous

from Idaho

I love these shoes! They are super comfortable, very cushioned insoles and great fit with good support. They are a narrower fit which is great for me but might not work as well for someone with wider feet. I love the look of these shoes. They are cute without being overwhelmingly bright and loud. Perfect amount of color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2015

Anonymous

from Gainesville, FL

This shoe is flexible enough for Zumba yet still supportive enough for my Planter's Faciiitus. I am able to put my orthotics in the shoe. It is really in style with a great hot pink trim.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2015

Cindi S

from Burbank, CA

LOVE these shoes! I'd been using Ryka for Zumba classes, but when it was time to replace them, I decided to try these. Amazing! Great cushion, nice stability. Some grip, but not too much. Use them for kick boxing class as well, and they are so light it's like I'm not wearing shoes at all (except when I land and it's cushy-soft)! Enough cushion for the treadmill, too. Will absolutely buy these again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 18, 2014

Jenny D

from NYC, NY

Purchased these for dance fitness such as Zumba and they are working wonderfully. Turn and pivot well, nice arch support, fit true to size. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 11, 2014

Kathie R

from Prescott, AZ

These shoes are extremely comfortable. I wear them for a Stretch and Balance and Zumba. They are very light weight and I love the colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 9, 2014

Mary

from Plano tx

These are great shoes! I got the Asics Gel Craze as back-ups to my trusty Rykas for jazzercise, and now prefer the so comfortable Asics. These run narrow and swaddle my skinny foot wonderfully. I went up half a size to accommodate workout socks. There is lots of toe room. Best of all, there is a widened spot at the mid foot exterior sole which prevents supination. I can manage quick footwork with improved balance now. The widened sole provides a security that I have not felt before. I am very happy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2014

Robyn

from Indianapolis, IN

I have always loved Asics for running and hiking and these are a great cross training shoe. If you like your foot to be snuggly craddled (which I do not) you may not like these, however.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2014

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

Great shoe for CrossFit I was searching for a reasonably cushioned shoe with a slight heel lift (those flat shoes just don't work for me with my chronic Achilles tendonitis), for Crossfit. This is it! This shoe is like a hybrid of a super cushioned running shoe and those horribly flat Chuck Taylor's.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Everett, WA

First, I have to say that I have ordered a million pairs of shoes, trying to find one that is comfortable and supportive enough for high-impact Zumba. It's nearly impossible to to achieve support without the sole sticking to the floor (I do Zumba on a hardwood floor at the gym). This pair isn't too bad, not perfect, but the closest that I have been able to come. I'm limited in shoe styles because I wear an 11.5, which kind of bites, but not much I can do about it! I use this shoe with an added support insole that is a beefy arch support. This combination seems to work well for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 12, 2014

Kathie A

from W. Des Moines, Iowa

I love these shoes! The colors are what you see and they are very comfortable. I wear a size 6M and I ordered a size 6M and they fit perfectly. This is the third pair of Asics I have bought and the fit has been perfect and comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma half size up and Golite half size up

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 9, 2014

Susan f

from Massachusetts

These shoes are bright! I have a high arch but usually get a good fit with medium or B width. I found these shoes to be a bit tight in the toe box but was able to loosen the laces enough for a comfortable fit. They have a good cushion for my mostly low impact, step with weights classes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 9, 2014

Brandi S

from Papillion, NE

These shoes are amazing for high and low impact workout classes on a gym floor. Arch support is perfect, lateral support is perfect for sideways moves, breathable, good ankle support, good shock absorption and they're hot pink!! I wear a 9.5W in everyday shoes but ordered a 10 regular and they fit perfect, everyone says to go up a half size in all Asics and the width is fine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 15, 2014

Jeanette H

from Upper Vally of NH

Asics are the only brand of athletic shoe I wear. Tennis, walking, cross trainers- all are Asics. They fit the shape of my foot, size is consistent and true. When shopping for a new pair of cross trainers I fell in love with the Craze! The colors are in my favorite color palate, 'snappy' but not too wild for this grandmother!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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