If you love running as much as I do, you will naturally be very concerned about the running shoes you wear since the health of your feet directly affects your ability to keep running. ASICS Men's GEL Venture 5 Running Shoe caught my attention for the unique features it has to offer to runners. Some further investigation revealed the following:
This shoe is very good for those who insist on having a lightweight shoe that also features great ergonomic innovations. The shoe is so lightweight, you will often forget you are wearing it. In my view, ASICS designed the shoe with this as the priority. But, I have to admit, the shoe's level of comfort is also one of its most prominent features. That's not to say it has no other important benefits to offer runners. For instance, it caters to special shoe shopping needs, in particular, people whose feet are wider than average; as well as those shopping on a budget.
What I Like
I like that this shoe is very well ventilated. I know many running shoes now claim to be "breathable". But on this pair of ASICS Men's GEL Venture 5 Running Shoes, you will be getting the real deal. So, if you are someone who at times feels like your feet are on fire after a bit of running like I usually do, you will get some noticeable relief from running in this pair of athletic shoes.
The shoes are true to size. One of the most common complaints about running shoes and other shoes in general is that they fall short when it comes to size, but this pair is unique in that the sizing is just right. I was also amazed to realize that it is not just the length of the shoe ASICS was concerned about when they designed the Venture 5 Running Shoe, but the width as well. So, runners who complain that shoes are too narrow can order a width size that better suits their feet when purchasing a pair of these running shoes.
I really like that this shoe is very light in weight, and that's saying something. The shoes will feel like an extension of your feet. I love that feeling as a runner, because it means I get to enjoy all the protective and supportive benefits a shoe has to offer without having to deal with significant additional weight to my feet. The shoe is made using very light materials. The upper is made using light synthetic mesh, while the sole if made using light rubber, both of which help make the shoe lighter than would usually be the case.
What I Don't Like
To be honest, the outsole quality of this shoe could be better. I understand that this is one of the most effectively-designed and cost-friendly running shoe you can get, but the quality of the sole is a little wanting. As it is, the sole will start to chip away in a few weeks' time.
I like light running shoes, which makes ASICS Men's GEL Venture 5 Running Shoes one of the pairs I will seriously consider bringing home the next time I go to shopping for running shoes.
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