ASICS Gel-Lique Review
Starting in Kobe, Japan, the Asics shoe company started with a small investment and only four employees. The same ASICS is an acronym for the companies motto "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano" which means, in Japanese, "If you pray to God, you should pray for a sound mind and healthy body." It is a good motto for the company, who strives to bring you exceptional quality products to promote a healthy body for all those who wear their gear. They aim to foster their customers through sports and lead them into a healthier lifestyle. They are a big name in shoes in Japan, but they seem to have a cult following in some of the major cities in the United States and Europe.
The ASICS Gel-Lique sneakers are just one of their many great shoes that they have designed for customers. They are a throwback to their classic sneaker from the 90s, giving you a retro look with a modern flare. They feature an extremely comfortable midsole thanks to their Gel Cushioning technology as well as a thick and flexible midsole and an upper that hugs your foot. You will get an all-around great feeling while running around in them. They are highly durable and have a great price tag, so you are sure to get your monies worth out of them. All and all, they are a great pair of sneakers for those who do a lot of running or are merely looking for something that you can wear casually.
Affordable price tag
All day comfort
Runs slightly narrow
Gets warm in the toe box
The outsole is also going to provide you with a decent grip to give you excellent traction while you are out running. The sticky rubber combined with the tread design on the bottom of the soles helps you dig your feet in and keep your grip on a variety of surfaces. The sneakers are considered to be more of a road running shoe, and as such should probably be worn when you are venturing out on roads or even if you are staying indoors and running on a treadmill. If you are planning on walking the dirt trails or trekking up gravel roads, then something else might be better suited for your needs. As long as you are running on relatively flat and non-abrasive surfaces, then you should have no problems with the traction of these sneakers.
Not only will it help absorb some of the impacts from your steps but it is also highly responsive so you will get a decent energy return while you are out on the run. This foam will allow your feet to sink deep down into the sole with you hit the ground, and then it will bounce back up and push your forward, keeping you going and saving just a little bit of energy while you run. This will help you be able to push yourself a little more while you are out, giving you a slight edge against opponents in a race, or help you achieve your personal best time.
They are available in a large variety of fun colorways so you can be sure that you can find something that will work best with your own personal style. Among the many available options, you can choose from rose taupe and feather grey, burgundy and birch, peacoat and latte, dark forest and birch, latte and creme, black and dark grey, Indian ink and glacier grey, Indian ink and cockatoo, black on black, light grey and black, or Indian ink and grey. No matter what color you choose to wear you will both look and feel great running around in them.
As they can easily transition into a more casual setting, you might be happy to know that they will look great with just about anything you want to wear. Whether wanting to wear a pair of blue jeans you opt for a pair of Asics Cool shorts, and these sneakers will look great.
You are also going to get some moderate arch support thanks to the Gel Cushion midsole. If you have flat feet or high arches then you can consider swapping out the insole for something better suited for your needs, but a majority of the customers are content with what they get right out of the box.
Additionally, they have a padded tongue and collar which can help prevent the discomfort that may occur from rubbing and chafing. Some people might choose to forgo the socks when they are wearing them, and that is the case you should have no problems with blister prevention thanks to the soft interior lining and the padded collar and tongue.