ASICS GEL-1170 Running Shoes - 16

4.4 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews

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  • *UPDATED* 3M Reflective - Improved footwear visibility when running in low level light.
  • *UPDATED* Visible Rearfoot GEL - The ASICS GEL system is based on a special kind of silicon that enables optimal shock absorption. GEL units are strategically placed in the midsole and designed to enable specific functions and positions.
  • Outer Material: Synthetic
  • Closure: Lace-Up
  • Shoe Width: D
  • *UPDATED* Discrete Eyestay Lacing - Independently placed eyelets disburse lace tension, creating a customised fitting environment and enhanced upper comfort.
  • *UPDATED* Trusstic System - A molded component under the mid-foot area which covers a wider area than the 1160. Provides stability and in combination with the contoured midsole helps to control torsional stability.
  • *UPDATED* AHAR+ - This is a thinner and lighter version of ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. It is placed on heavy contact areas of the outsole to reduce excessive wear.

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  • Item model number: T1P0N9099
  • ASIN: B00AK6LXSW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 Dec. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,918 in Shoes & Bags (See Top 100 in Shoes & Bags)

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The ASICS GEL 1170, Spring/Summer 2012, a hugely popular and great value shoe with a fantastic ride, is an excellent shoe for both intermediate and the ambitious runner as well as those requiring mild structure from a shoe at a decent value for money with the added benefits of a structured cushioning category. This shoes is the updated version of ASICS GEL 1160 with the 1170 being 8 grams lighter than the previous one with the new discrete eyestay lacing installed into it. Continuing the tradition of the GEL-1000 series, the GEL-1170 is designed for moderate over-pronators and provides a fantastic ride with features like the shock-absorbing Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning.


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My experience of trainers is very limited, and I'm not a runner, more of a jogger-on-the-spot-while-watching-TV. But I did need to replace the shoes I use for a daily workout, and modern sports shops are a bit intimidating as you head towards 50. So it took me a while to decide on these.

My choice was based on (i) if I'm going to risk shoes over the net it might as well be from someone with a good returns policy (ii) Asics have a good reputation (iii) this pair looked a bit less visually offensive than most modern trainers, and (iv) I was sick of trying to make a decision! :-)

In the end I needn't have worried. These are very comfortable indeed, making a necessary evil (exercise!) much more tolerable. They instantly relegated my old trainers to the "wear when decorating" corner of the closet. And while I'm not a big fan of the way they look, if I ever do go out in them that'll just encourage me to move fast enough that people can't see my feet properly. ;-)

As for fitting, I take a size ten and have pretty wide feet, so normally stick to the wider Clarks type styles. These Asics are not quite so generous in width, but they fit like a glove and are immediately comfortable.

I hope this all helps someone as indecisive as me. I'm pleased enough to be considering a second pair so I'm spared this process in another few years.
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Size: 8 UKColour: Black/Onyx/Graphite Verified Purchase
fine and dandy
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Size: 9 UKColour: Black/Onyx/Graphite
I started running 2 years ago, and on recommendation undertook gait analysis prior to purchasing my trainers. As a 'mild overpronator' the Asics 1150's were recommended and bought. They were an absolute joy, and really lightweight. Sadly, after a couple of years of regular jogging (5k ish, 2 to 3 times a week, with the occasional 10k race) they had lost a bit of their skock absorbency. So I plumped for these on the basis that they were the same, but a newer model. These are absolutely brilliant, although during the first few runs they felt slightly heavier.
Highly recommended for Mild Overpronators.
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Bought these after getting my Gait checked at a specialist runners shop and was told my feet need mild support. Was recommended these trainers and so after much searching, found the best price on Amazon (mainly due to free delivery).
These trainers are extremely comfortable and offers the support and cushioning that I need for road running. I do quite a few road races and half marathons if I get chance and so I recommend these trainers highly if you are thinking of taking up running...however, get your gait checked first to make sure you have the correct footwear as it does make a difference.
I got these trainers within 4 days of ordering them so good delivery. Excellent value, good spec running trainer in the Gel series.
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Arrived in 2 days in perfect condition. Excellent all black stability trainer . Why other trainer manufacturers have not cottoned onto fact that not all over pronators are runners and hence do not want garish luminous colours on their trainers - an all black stability trainer like this one fits the bill nicely.
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Size: 8 UKColour: Black/Onyx/Graphite Verified Purchase
I needed black trainers to wear back to work. I'd had a fall and cushioned shoes weren't enough to stop the pain which would have stopped me returning. I wear a suit, so needed something that was as black as possible. The very small logos and reflective part I have covered and no-one knows unless I point out I'm wearing trainers. A hospital consultant had advised my wife to use Asics trainers after a very bad tear in her leg ligaments, so that is why I went for this make. Don't regret this purchase at all.

After a while the material wears thin around the big toe, and if wearing socks that aren't all black the colour can be seen through. The only disappointment, and why I have reduced my rating figure
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Size: 7.5 UKColour: Black/Onyx/Graphite Verified Purchase
When we were in Dresden during the summer my husband found a pair of Asic trainers. He walked out of the shop wearing them and since then has worn them almost continuously. He finds them the most comfortable footwear he has ever worn. However with so much wearing I felt he would soon need another pair and fortunately I found,what seemed to be an identical pair for sale through Amazon. Now he is blissfully happy to,have two pairs, and I also know here to get another pair when the need arises. Wonderful! Perhaps I should look for a similar pair for women.,
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Size: 9.5 UKColour: White/black/true blue Verified Purchase
These trainers are great. The extra support on the instep really helps align my feet due to fallen arches. They are of a high quality and very comfortable to wear. Stylish too with an excellent price from Amazon.
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