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Best Asics shoes for Men with lighter builds

Over the past 30 years, Asics has made some of the best running shoes on the market. The Gel-Kayano, Gel-Cumulus, and GT-2000 series have been three of the best selling running shoes on the planet. That's because Asics' long commitment to quality and wear testing has produced shoes that runners get hooked on--and never want to take off.

Being light can certainly help with running. Not only does it mean less weight to propel forward, it reduces the risk of injury and cuts down the pounding in your shoes. But not every running shoe is meant for light runners. Clunky shoes meant for bigger "clydesdale" runners aren't perfect for lighter runners, nor are shoes that run super wide. That's why it's so important to know what shoe type fits your body type.

Asics GT-2000 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Its support
  • you can always find it cheap and it's always reliable.
  • it feels really super comfortable, but is actually pretty light too.

Asics GT-2000 3

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • cushion and support
  • Cushion
  • Cushion

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with runner's knee/patellar tendinitis and plantar fascitis.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • perfect fit
  • Super comfortable and very durable in the padding

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Asics GT-2170

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lots of cushion
  • Its durability
  • cushion level

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and IT band syndrome.

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Gel-in the heels
  • Heel cushion
  • Cushioning

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Asics 33-FA

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is very lightweight and comfortable (compared to the stability shoes I'm used to). It is an excellent shoe for transitioning to more minimalist footwear.
  • Heel tow drop
  • Flexible upper and wide forefoot

Asics 33-FA

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