The ASICS Gel Foundation 8 is a standard, daily running, motion control shoe designed for a severe overpronated foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Take control of your overpronation with the ASICS Gel Foundation 8. This classic shoe is back, offering tried and true motion control and a forgiving underfoot feel without breaking the bank. A spacious toebox gives you as much room as you need without being sloppy or unsecure, making this shoe ideal for low arches and flat feet.

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Weight: 11.0 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: 28mm (Heel), 19mm (Forefoot)

Widths Available: B=Medium, D=Wide

How It Fits (Based on Width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Mid-foot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium width
  • Toe-Box height: Medium
  • Arch height: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-straight


  • Rearfoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • Forefoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • SpEVA is a full length midsole material for increased energy return.
  • DuoMax Support System uses a dual-density material in the midfoot to reduce over pronation.
  • Trusstic System utilizes a thermal plastic midfoot unit to reduce weight and increase torsional rigidity.


  • ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) is located in the heel and is a carbon rubber that offers exceptional durability.
  • DuraSponge Outsole in the forefoot is made from a blown AHAR compound, for responsive cushioning and flexibility.


  • Open mesh on the upper provides breathable coverage.
  • ASICS logo located at both the medial and lateral sides of the upper to contribute to a secure fit.
  • ComforDry Sockliner is made with anti-bacterial material to reduce odor and moisture and provide additional cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to Solyte 65 Foam, for enhanced cushioning and a moderately soft underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: So happy that Foundations are back! Best running shoe for this severe pronator. Have tried 4 other brands/styles since these were discontinued and none make me feet feel as great as this. No break in needed. Great support, good cushioning and a wide toe box. Works great with my orthotics, too. I'm ordering a spare pair or two in case they disappear again.
From: Julie, FL, USA. May 3rd 2014

Comments: Yeah!!! They're back! Finally, my feet are happy again. The best shoe for my flat, over-pronating feet, with room for my orthotic insoles. Thank you, Asics, for bringing these back!
From: Susan, USA. April 18th 2014