ASICS Gel-Contend 5 Women’s Running Shoes
Fabric,Manmade; Imported; Rubber sole; Cushioning: Lightweight, flexible response. Surface: Road. Differential: 10 mm. Heel/Toe: 21 mm/11 mm. Built for the low-mileage runner looking for a versatile, everyday shoe. Breathable mesh and synthetic upper materials. Laminate mid-foot cage provides structural support. Lace-up closure. Padded tongue and collar. Breathable fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel. Ortholite® sockliner provides excellent underfoot support, comfort, and moisture management. AmpliFoam™ mid; Please click here for more information about ASICS® Running Technology.; The ASICS® GEL-Contend® 5 running shoe has the lightweight durability and superior traction to take your running workout to the next level.; Predecessor: GEL-Contend 4.; Support Type: Neutral to underpronation.
I don't understand other people saying these are too big. I read a few reviews of others also confused by other reviewers say these fit small. I was so nervous by all of the "fit smaller than expected" reviews that I went and tried on 3 different kinds of Asics in a store and the 7.5, 8 and 8.5 all fit normally. I normally wear a 7.5-8 but I was still so nervous that they'd be small because of the reviews, so I got an 8.5I wish I had bought my regular size 8 though because these don't fit small AT ALL. They fit normal. So these shoes, a size 8.5, fit just fine but I'd prefer a size 8, like I normally wear, so that they'd be a little bit more snug for running.I haven't yet ran in them so I can't review the comfort or arch support. I just wanted to quickly review the fit. If you wear a 7, get a 7. If you wear an 8, get an 8. They fit FINE! Mine were bought from Shoebacca and came with a free pair of Asics socks, too!
Only brand of shoes I like for work and standing for 10 hrs a day. Comfortable shoe with good arch support.
I love ASICS and always buy this brand for my running shoe. I haven't had this model, though, until now. While I like the overall fit of the shoe and the bright white color, the back ankle part of the shoe seems to go a bit higher than what I tend to like. So far, after running 15 miles in them, I have not gotten a blister yet (but am worried because of how the ankle part rubs on my skin.)Update: No blisters after many more miles. Shoe is great.