ASICS Men's GEL Venture 5 Running Shoe

Best Running Shoes for Men Overall

Why people love it

• A well-priced, long-lasting, highly versatile pair of running shoes

• Good support, stability, and cushioning; shock reduction technology integrated

• Perfect for running on tracks, trails, and sidewalks

Drawbacks, not dealbreakers

The ankle cushion breaks quickly; and the shoe is sized small/narrow.


Performance: If you're looking for a high-performance pair of running shoes at a beautiful price, you'll love these bad boys. They're durable (save for the minor issue of the ankle cushion wearing out quickly), long-lasting, and offer the stability and support you need for running on trails, the running track, or through the city. You'll find they can keep up with most running shoes, but don't cost you an arm and a leg.

The shoes don't have uber-thick cushioning, but they offer enough to keep your feet comfortable without reducing your traction and grip on the road. You'll find they're surprisingly stable and supportive, especially around your ankles. If you're worried about ankle injuries while running, you'll love these shoes.

Features: The mesh upper is breathable, yet somehow waterproof at the same time! Your feet won't overheat in these shoes, and you'll love how tightly the lacing system grips your feet—keeping you stable as you run even in low-traction conditions (trail/mountain running).

The GEL cushioning built into the heel and midsole keep your feet comfortable while you run. The outsole has deep grooves that increase traction and grip, and the high-abrasion rubber can take a beating and still keep running. The sockliner is even removable, making this shoe compatible with orthotics.

Price: At just under $50, these are a beautifully affordable pair of shoes. They're able to keep up with many higher-priced offerings, and provide good comfort, stability, and durability—everything you want in a high quality running shoe!

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