Asics GEL Stratus

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Asics GEL Stratus
If there's a mid-price gap left by the last Cumulus, the Stratus fills it admirably.

Our Review

The Stratus is a new shoe with some familiar mid-range Asics features, including a SpEVA midsole, GEL in the rearfoot and forefoot, and a Trusstic unit under the arch for stability. Though not an especially supportive shoe, for neutral runners it offers a bouncy, flexible but reliable run, which stays comfortable ...  Continue reading

Reader Reviews

8 user reviews of Asics GEL Stratus See all

Overall reader score
No nonsense shoe that does the job. Well priced, (a bargin if you shop around). Continue reading...
I use these shoes for my longer training miles.

One of the most comfortable pair of trainers I've ever had. Great fit and flex nicely on foot placement. I don't feel quite as quick in them (may be in my Continue reading...
well impressed, knew within a few yards that this is a really good trainer Continue reading...
with 30+ miles run in them so far (all of distances less than 8 miles) i haven't seen a single blister or nasty toenail. Soft and comfortable though not supportive enough for longer distance running. Eye catchi Continue reading...
A NICE, LIGHT TRAINER THAT FEEL GOOD UP 5K OVER THIS THE SOFTNESS GIVE S A LITTLE TOO MUCH MOVEMENT, THIS RESULTS IN SORENESS. Continue reading...

Discussions

Can someone please tell me what the top lace hole is for on Asics (and other makes of running shoes).  Im confused as to whether i should be fastening them all the way to the top.

 Also, does everyone buy a size larger, i have had to so my toes dont stub but feel like a massive big foot (really comfy though, Gel Stratus).

Posted: 08/02/2008 at 12:58

it's called a butterfly, you put the lace on the same side through it to form a loop, then put the opposite lace through the loop and pull tight, it gives extra tightness.

Most people do use a size larger, everyone I know does.

Posted: 08/02/2008 at 13:05

                                                        

                                                        

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Like so...

(slow Friday!)

Posted: 08/02/2008 at 13:11


ATM
Really slow Friday....

Posted: 08/02/2008 at 13:54


ATM
Where'd it go? http://www.viewdo.com/now_viewing.php?id=451

Posted: 08/02/2008 at 13:54


ATM
Lacing shoes...

Posted: 08/02/2008 at 13:58

... Well I'll go to the foot of our stairs!

I've always wondered why the extra lace whole. It really improves the fit around my ankle ... even on an old pair of shoes I always found a bit loose.

i'm impressed (would have put smiley here but my message widgets have all disappeared!)

Posted: 10/02/2008 at 11:06

Top lacing's great if like me you've small heels as the shoe can cup the back of the foot better. Good for improving subtalar stability without having the lower laces pulled too tight across the top of your foot too.

Posted: 10/02/2008 at 17:53

It'll be interesting to see if it has an effect on the run. I've always been prone to a bit of achey ankle but found having the top laces tight too uncomfortable as I got warmed up. Perhaps it may have contributed to my current shin woes having that bit less support ... we shall see.

Posted: 10/02/2008 at 18:36



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