In the newest edition of the ASICS GEL-Surveyor line, the company did not overhaul the shoe by any means. The ASICS GEL-Surveyor 5 looks a little more refined because of the fewer synthetic overlays on the upper mesh. Only the medial side of the shoe contains overlays which, like other ASICS shoes, is essentially the company logo. These shoes provide the same amount of support runners found in previous models. The company designed this shoe for runners with mild to moderate overpronation. It features GEL Cushioning at the rearfoot and forefoot, and its support system creates a stable platform for runners to take each step smoothly and transition easily through every stride.
Keep reading our in-depth ASICS GEL-Surveyor 5 review to find out if it is worth the investment.
Trusstic System is a piece of plastic built into the outsole that uses energy to provide forward propulsion during the run. It works by mimicking the foot’s ligaments, mainly the plantar fascia, and absorbs shock through the heel strike and transfers that energy into a strong toe-off. ASICS builds the outsole of the GEL-Surveyor 5 with an AHAR (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber) and DuraSponge compound.
The blown rubber is placed in critical areas receiving the most contact to maximize durability and traction.
Its gradual increase in density, beginning from the heel to the midfoot beneath the arch, is designed to curb excessive overpronation and make each transition as smooth as possible. The Guidance Trusstic System mentioned within the outsole assists the midsole as well by enhancing the shoe’s rigidity and support. Rearfoot and forefoot GEL cushioning systems within the midsole absorb massive amounts of shock during impact and take-off phases and allows for increased movement and cushioning.
ASICS’ ComforDry sockliner technology is a premium sock lining fabric that features higher rebounding qualities and excellent moisture absorbing properties. The material breathes very well according to runners who have run in the ASICS GEL-Surveyor 5.
The FluidRide midsole and the Dynamic DuoMax support system are both components of the shoe that while adding cushion to the shoe, are made to be as light as possible so that runners are meant to feel the benefit and not the weight. However, at nearly 12oz, the ASICS GEL-Surveyor 5 is heavier than most shoes that claim to be lightweight.
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With all of the added plush cushioning, runners felt this was one of the most comfortable shoes they’ve ever worn, and that with extensive use they reported no blisters or other pain they may have experienced in previous models of this shoe or other similar shoes.
The midsole, constructed with the FluidRide and DuoMax support systems, maintains its supportive qualities as well. On the outsole, the AHAR rubber is found in specific areas to withstand repeated impact over time.
The DuraSponge and AHAR blown rubber outsole is lightweight but still provides good protection underfoot by absorbing impact and not wearing away too quickly. In the midsole, the rearfoot and forefoot GEL cushioning system absorbs shock from heel to toe off.
The upper mesh has a say in the shoe’s support including the stitched synthetic overlays. Although there are fewer overlays in this shoe than the previous versions, the upper part of the shoe gives equal support without increasing weight and unwanted pressure points. When in doubt about how much help you will need, it is commonly advised to stick with neutral arch support to avoid injuries.
With the vast amounts of cushion and great comfort, the lightweight ASICS GEL-Surveyor 5 is great for road competitions and interval training.
But with the much lower price, the ASICS GEL-Surveyor 5 is a great deal.
•Dynamic Duomax support system
•Rearfoot and forefoot GEL technology cushioning systems
•Guided Trusstic system technology
•Guidance Line midsole technology
•AHAR (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber) outsole
The ASICS GEL-Surveyor 5 is also versatile and works well for both slow long-distance runs to quicker interval training. Though initially priced on the high side when it first was introduced back in 2016, the price has come down considerably, making the ASICS GEL-Surveyor 5 a great buy.