Asics Gel-Flux 2

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Asics Gel-Flux 2 Review Facts

The Asics Gel-Flux 2 is a great economical choice for just about every runner.  This shoe specializes in cushioned comfort during athletic activity with its patented Asics technology.  An all-new synthetic overlay upper offers a breathable feel aiding in a better fit and comfortable runs.  Asics classic guidance systems contribute to this shoe’s ability to keep a smooth and efficient ride.  Its durability and comfort make the Gel-Flux 2 an ideal shoe for underpronating runners and daily athletes alike. 

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Extremely cushioned midsole for comfortable rides
  • Very affordable
  • Outsole offers quality, traction, and even more cushioning
  • Breathable mesh for comfort and support
Cons
  • May run large for some runners
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of this shoe is separated with two rubber units that provide protection from wear and tear. The frontal section is flexible in nature due to the patented DuraSponge technology which provides responsiveness with its mildly spongy nature. Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber (AHAR) is located in the rear side of the outsole. This technology offers protection and traction on several road surfaces.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

Just like most Asics models, the midsole features the classic SpEVA formulated foam which provides this shoe with its high responsive output. It is highly durable and allows the runner to feel the spring in every step. Adding to its comfort is the Gel Cushioning System located in the rear and front portions of the midsole and is responsible for absorbing shock impact. Finally, the Guidance Trusstic System and Guidance Line are perfect additions to a shoe that will keep your form stable throughout the gait cycle.
Upper
Upper

Upper

Synthetic overlays line the upper of the Asics Gel-Flux 2. The mesh material gives optimal breathability for a great well-ventilated run. The overlays are intertwined with the shoelaces, giving a more snug fit the tighter you tie the shoes. The outer design offers a reflective coating which enhances safety during night runs in public areas.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Asics Gel-Flux 2 weigh in at 11 ounces for men and 8.8 for women. Both weights for each gender class are a little bit on the heavier side when comparing to other shoes on the market. These are definitely not meant for racing, but are long-lasting comfortable daily running shoes that Asics always seems to deliver.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The fabric located on the upper provides this shoe with a very good amount of breathability. Runners can be assured that they will experience a well-ventilated exercise when they use this pair of shoes. The mesh is just flexible enough so it doesn’t feel too firm which helps with the comfort factor on longer runs. It gets the job done securely and efficiently.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Asics takes pride in providing runners with shoes that have maximum comfort. Nothing has changed with the Gel-Flux 2 model as midsole and outsole additions have given this shoe ultimate comfortability. Rearfoot and Forefoot Gel Cushioning systems assist in shock impact through every part of the gait cycle. The DuraSponge outsole equipped with an AHAR rubber compound enhances the cushioned feel and adds to the shoe’s durability.
Style
Style

Style

The Asics Gel-Flux 2 has a unique style that is sure to make you feel confident in more ways than one. They offer five different color schemes depending on the look you are going for. To stay moderate, go with the white pair to match these shoes with running attire and casual clothes. If you are looking to get a little bit flashy Atomic Blue and Hot Orange are sure to turn heads on your run.
Durability
Durability

Durability

While also aiding in the comfortability department, AHAR technology provides this shoe with plenty of durability. The rubber compound supplies this pair of kicks with endurance that will last you hundreds of runs. The midsole SpEVA technology decreases breakdown so you can rely on your shoe step after step. Upper synthetic mesh material adds durability to the top of your foot for breathable action.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Gel-Flux 2 is equipped with several protective features. First and foremost the two-part DuraSponge cushioning system protect the sole from wearing down and provide flexible support during runs. In a less tangible sense, the reflective material on the outer part of the shoe alerts others of your location when running in dim lighted conditions. This means you can run with confidence at night.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Rearfoot and Forefoot gel cushioning systems not only reduce the impact of shock, but allow for more natural movement during the gait cycle. The forefoot section of the rubber compound is able to project a responsive ride because of its spongy make-up. The midsole and outsole technology will be sure to give you great feedback from heel to toe with every single step.
Support
Support

Support

The Asics Gel-Flux 2 offers great long-lasting support. With several additions in the forefoot and rearfoot sections of the shoe provide the athlete with additional reliable support. The Gel-Flux 2 was designed for runners who underpronate but can support athletes who are looking for a supportive and trustworthy shoe. Users will notice a bouncy feel from the midsole which supplies additional comfort and maximum support.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

These Asics Gel-Flux 2 were designed for the road. The support and guidance systems provides a smoother ride by enhancing their form through the gait cycle. They work well for both long and short distances and can take on gravel paths, roads and tracks with exceptional performance.
Price
Price

Price

The Gel-Flux 2’s can really be considered a steal at their price. Listed at about $60 it is extremely hard to find shoes with this quality at this rate. If you are an average daily runner who is looking for a comfortable and supportive shoe the Gel-Flux 2 is a great match. Asics is known for their reliable shoe making abilities and this model is no different.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Guidance Line midsole technology provides this shoe great traction on multiple surfaces. It features a vertical flex groove that brings the bottom of the shoe together for improved gait efficiency. Looking at the bottom of the Gel-Flux 2’s, you can see that the strategically placed rivets along the curvature of the shoe will provide great traction with every step.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Even though the shoe is on the heavier side due to its cushioning, the upper synthetic mesh overlay material gives this model just enough flexibility. The material is able to stretch with the flexibility of your foot and adjusts with each step you take. It is a solid mix of comfortability, support and flexibility.
Stability
Stability

Stability

If you are an underpronator, this is a shoe you should definitely look into. However, it works with all running styles because of its Guidance Trusstic System. This technology stabilizes the midfoot and provides overall structure to the shoe.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop is measured at 10 millimeters for both the men's and women's version. Compared to most running shoes, this drop is pretty standard. Expect a smooth and responsive ride with a balanced structure during your exercise.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

•Guidance Trusstic System enhances gait efficiency while providing formal structure

•Dynamic DuoMax support system enhances stability and platform support

•Rearfoot and Forefoot gel cushioning systems reduce shock impact

•Durasponge outsole made with AHAR rubber compound for extra cushioning and durability
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Asics Gel-Flux 2 is a very reliable road running shoe that can fit the need of almost all types of runners. It’s best used for those who underpronate as the technology will enhance the athlete’s technique during the gait cycle. The Gel-Flux 2’s will protect your feet and keep them well-ventilated so that you can focus on your workout. Choose from five different color schemes to fit your preference. For the considerably low price, it is hard to beat a shoe with this type of quality and reliability.