Once again thanks to the Running Bug I have been lucky enough to nab myself a pair of bright new ASICS trainers to test out and review as part of their #PoundTheRoad campaign. The Gel-Indicate is exclusive to InterSport and is available for male and female runners.
The women’s version are pink, but it’s a hot pink and as I am fan of bright colours and not anti-pink then that’s fine with me. The trainer is at the cheaper end of their price scale and is billed as one of their “structured cushioning” range. These give you a bit more support and stability as you run. You can view the full spec and images in their staff poster & flyer, so I won’t repeat it all here.
How did I find them? They are definitely supportive! I could feel the structure and stability in the sole from the first run. I have used them on the treadmill at the gym, tarmac paths, grass and even for a HIIT class at the gym and they have felt very comfortable on my foot with no pressure points or hot spots. I don’t love them though. I think more than anything they don’t suit my running style and so I feel a bit “foot slappy” in them. When you read the specs you get the impression that they would work well for forefoot runners and heel strikers, unfortunately I am more of a mid-foot striker and so the roll from end to end isn’t quite there.
I have found that the more I wear the the more I adjust and the more flexible and at one with my foot they feel but we just aren’t quite the perfect partners, we’re friends but not lovers! One thing I have learned in snowboarding is that only you can choose your foot wear. Everyone can rave about a boot or a show but if it doesn’t suit your foot shape or your running style then it’s pointless buying it.
The ASICS Gel-Indicate are a good quality shoe at a reasonable price and so I would certainly recommend checking them out if you are looking for a supportive but cushioned trainer that handles a mix of terrains.
Whatever you are running in at the moment, just get out there and #PoundTheRoad