Asics is a long-running trusted name in the world of road running. The name is actually a Latin acronym meaning "sound mind in a sound body." They have been creating high-quality products and living up to their slogan since 1949. In their Gel Contend 4, comfort is king! Runners reported that this shoe is one of, if not the most comfortable shoe they have ever run in. Asics is known to features their shoes in different widths to fit every unique size, and the Gel Contend 4 is no exception to this rule.
Runners can expect to find superior cushioning through the midsole, a breathable yet snug fit in the upper, and a solid platform that absorbs the shock of each footfall on the outsole. This shoe comes in a wide variety of color combinations ranging from bright and wacky to classic and subdued. This shoe is almost half as much as the average road running shoe on the market today which is an unbeatable value considering its durability and high-quality features. This is a great shoe for the longer, slower runner and the runner who is just starting out. The Gel Contend 4 might not be the shoe in the Asics line up that brings the most bells and whistles but that doesn't keep it from being one of the most comfortable, most reliable, most affordable shoes on the market today.
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- Rear Foot Gel Cushioning
- Asics High Abrasion Rubber outsole
- Guidance line that runs the length of the outsole
- Traditional EVA midsole foam