ASICS HyperGEL-Yu Review

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ASICS has been making great shoes since they were founded in the 40s in Kobe, Japan and introduced to the United States in the late 70s. It is an acronym of a Latin phrase that translates into “a sound mind in a sound body” which is what the company aims to do. They believe that the best way to create and live a happy and healthy lifestyle is to promote total fitness and health. ASICS sneakers are designed to help you achieve your health and fitness goals without breaking the bank. The ASICS HyperGEL-Yu running shoes are just one of their many sneakers designed to help you along your way and meet your wants and needs.

These shoes offer you a great deal of comfort that your feet will thank you for at the end of a long day. They feature HyperGEL bead technology integrated into the midsole to ensure you get a responsive ride and a spring in your step that any runner can appreciate. They look great and feel even better. The affordable price tag and great durability make them a great investment and keep customers coming back for more.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Super comfortable
  • Responsive ride
  • Breathable and moisture-wicking
  • Long-lasting durability
  • Flexible and supportive
Cons
  • Not made for stability
  • Slightly heavier than average
Uppers

Uppers

The uppers of the ASICS HyperGEL-Yu running shoes are made out of a soft mesh material that will give you a decent amount of air flow into the foot chamber, as well as a comfortable feel. They have a seamless construction that can help reduce the risk of blisters. The lack of seams inside of the shoes means that you will have less of a chance of your skin rubbing and causing irritation or blisters that makes walking, and even wearing your shoes, uncomfortable.

The sneakers feature a traditional lacing system that is designed to help keep your shoe snug and your feet locked into place. There are synthetic overlays incorporated into the uppers to help give you a little added support and durability on the high wear areas of the shoes.
Midsole

Midsole

The ASICS HyperGEL-Yu sneakers have a midsole with HyperGEL beads integrated into them that is going to give you a high energy return for a responsive ride as well as amazing shock protection while you are on the go. These sneakers have a great amount of cushioning to not only ensure you are going to stay comfy and happy all day long but it can also help keep you safe. The midsole offers you some good shock absorption so while you are out running and your foot strikes the ground the sole is going to take some of that impact away from your joints so you are not taking the full brunt of it.

These sneakers also feature a removable OrthoLite insole for even more padding on top of the already cushioned midsole. This is going to help ensure you get a custom underfoot feel and the proper support that you need. There is also Guidance Line technology integrated into the sole of these shoes that give you a little bit of additional stability and helps to improve your natural gait.
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the ASICS HyperGEL-Yu sneakers is made out of a durable synthetic rubber compound that is sure to give you a reliable grip. The sole is going to be able to take quite the beating from your daily running and you will not have to worry about the soles wearing down to quickly. The tread pattern on the bottoms of the shoes, as well as sticky rubber, is going to ensure that you are able to keep quite the grip on a wide variety of surfaces. You do not want to have to worry if you are caught in the rain while you are out and about, or hitting a wet spot on the gym floor. These shoes are going to help you stay on your feet so you do not have to worry about slipping and falling, potentially hurting yourself or someone else.
Weight

Weight

When it comes to running shoes you are going to want to make sure you find something that is as light as possible. Since you are going to be out running and moving around you are not going to want to have to feel like there are extra weights attached to your feet. No need to feel like you are being held back or slowed down while you are wearing the ASICS HyperGEL-Yu sneakers. Every part of these shoes was designed to give you a lightweight and comfortable experience. Weighing in, on average, at 11 ounces (size 11 medium). This is just a tad higher than the average weight of some other running shoes on the market, but it is not enough to deter customers from running easily and having a lightweight experience while wearing them.
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

When you are running you are going to want to be able to find a pair of shoes that are going to offer you a responsive ride and a high energy return. The great thing about the ASICS HyperGEL-Yu sneakers is that they will give you just that, you will get that little spring in your step that runners adore. The high-performance HyperGEL technology beads that are integrated into the soles of these shoes ensure that you are going to get that bouncy feel with every step you take, mile after mile.

When you are running your feet will sink into the cushioned HyperGEL midsole and then the sole will instinctively spring back into its original shape, propelling you forward and into your next step. You are going to be able to save a little bit of energy taking your next step thanks to this propulsion which can then be used to help you run just a little bit longer or faster. Any runner can love and appreciate the amazingly responsive ride they will get when wearing these shoes.
Durability

Durability

When you are in the market for a pair of running shoes it is important to keep in mind that you are going to be making a bit of an investment. You might end up spending a little more money on a pair of shoes than you initially planned, but if you get a good quality pair that are not going to fall apart quickly then you are going to end up saving a great deal of money in the long run since you will not have to worry about repeatedly replacing them. That being said, the ASICS HyperGEL-Yu sneakers are a great investment and seem to be well worth the money customers paid for them.

Customers do not seem to have any problems with premature wear and tear with these sneakers. They are designed to last. The high abrasion rubber sole is going to withstand your pounding into the pavement while you are on the run. The HyperGEL beads and Ortholite sock liner are not going to be deterred by your running either, they can stand with the best of them and will not lose their padding and responsiveness any time soon. Even though these sneakers are reasonably priced does not mean that they are cheap, they are designed to last and that is what they will do.
Breathability

Breathability

Breathability is essential in a good pair of running shoes, especially if you are going to be running longer distances or you are out and about in the heat. You want to be able to make sure that your feet stay as dry and cool as possible so you do not feel like your feet are suffocating or overheating, causing you discomfort. Thanks to the synthetic mesh uppers of these shoes you will get great ventilation, allowing a decent amount of air to flow into the sneakers. The air will flow into the foot chamber, helping cool your feet down, but it will also help the sweat the accumulates on your feet to evaporate more quickly and escape the shoes altogether. This is going to help keep your feet both dry and healthy.

In addition to the already breathable sneakers, they also have an Ortholite sock liner that is going to do more than give you extra comfort. It also gives you a little bit of moisture management but helping with sweaty feet. It will help wick some of the moisture so it can more easily escape the shoe thanks to the breathable uppers. This is going to help keep the shoes dry, and therefore your feet as well, preventing the growth of some unwanted bacteria, promoting a healthy and happy foot.
Comfort

Comfort

Customers love just how comfortable these shoes are when they are on their feet all day long. Whether you are hitting the gym, running long distance, or simply standing all day for work, your feet will thank you by the end of the time you take these sneakers off. One customer stated that they run numerous miles a week and these offer a great deal of all-around comfort for the duration of the runs.

The amazing HyperGEL beads in the midsole and the Ortholite sock liner give you a great amount of underfoot cushioning that your feet will sink into. Additionally, the lightweight mesh upper and seamless construction is designed to hug your feet in a sock-like feel that will not rub uncomfortably and cause blisters or other nasty sores. Everything about these sneakers is designed with your comfort in mind.
Support

Support

Support is essential for a great pair of running shoes. You want to make sure that you get the protection and security that you need when you are on the go to keep your feet safe from injury and discomfort. The ASICS HyperGEL-Yu running shoes can offer you a decent amount of support which customers can appreciate. The traditional lacing system and the synthetic overlays on the uppers are a big part in helping to keep your feet locked snugly in place. You will not have to worry about your feet slipping and sliding around inside of your sneakers which can potentially cause you to fall and hurt yourself, taking you out of the running game for a while.

When it comes to arch support, it seems that customers feel these sneakers offer an adequate amount. After running many miles customers said that their arches did not hurt, as was their experience with some other running shoes they wore. You have the amazing midsole and sock liner to thank for the great arch support. No need to worry about purchasing anything additional to give yourself the support you need, these shoes are great right out of the box.
Stability

Stability

Stability can be very important when it comes to deciding what kind of shoes you want to purchase. The ASICS HyperGEL-Yu sneakers are considered to be a neutral running shoe and as such, they are designed for those who walk with a neutral gait. Unfortunately, if you are one of the thousands of people in the world who have problems with overpronation or supination then these might not be the best option for you as they do not offer any kind of stability support. Since the sock liner is removable it is possible to switch it out with a stability insole to give you what you need, but right out of the box these are probably not going to the best option for you.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The ASICS HyperGEL-Yu running shoes are a great option for many runners. They are super comfortable and offer an amazingly responsive ride that gives you a little spring in your step. They have a great price tag and offer a decent amount of durability so you will not have to keep replacing them. They are breathable and relatively lightweight. They look good and come in a couple different color options so you are sure to find something that fits your style. Whether you are looking or a pair of fitness shoes or simply something for casual wear then you have come to the right place. These are an all-around great pair of running sneakers that customers adore.