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For runners with low arches that don’t need a support shoe, the Asics Gel Fortitude 5 is here with moderate cushioning and a semi-soft ride.


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Move forward in the Asics Gel Fortitude 5. The cushioned forefoot remains firm enough for a springy toe off, and your heel will fit snugly in the plush memory foam-lined heel. With just a tad of support, this shoe is great for runners with lower arches who don't need the added stability of a support shoe.

Model Number:

Weight:  12.2 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (28mm), Forefoot (20mm) 

Available Widths: D=Medium, 2E=Wide, 4E=Extra Wide

How It Fits (based on width D)


The Gel Fortitude 5 is a moderate feature, moderate neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage. It is built with a semi-curved shape.


  • Rearfoot Gel cushioning system is a silicone based gel that attenuates shock during impact.
  • Forefoot Gel cushioning system is a silicone based gel that attenuates shock during toe-off.
  • SpEVA is a full length midsole material and is Asics' mid-level midsole. Although SpEVA is not as durable and lightweight as Solyte, it has increased energy return compared to that of compression molded EVA.
  • Trusstic System is located at the bottom of the midsole and is made from thermal plastic. It reduces the weight of the sole while decreasing torsion between the rearfoot and forefoot.
  • Open mesh encompasses the majority of the upper and offers breathability to keep the foot cool.
  • Asics logo is located at both the medial and lateral sides of the upper to keep the shoe snug to the foot.
  • Personal Heel Fit (PHF) is a two layer memory foam lining in the heel collar which creates a personalized fit.
  • ComforDry Sockliner is made from an anti-bacterial material that not only reduces odor and moisture but also provides additional cushioning.
  • SpEVA 55 Last is located in the rear portion of the shoe and has a medium density to deliver a moderately soft feel under the foot. Traditional strobel last completes the forefoot of the shoe.
  • Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) is located in the heel and is a carbon rubber that offers exceptional durability.

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: I am 340 lb's trying to become more active and adding jogging/running to my activities to lose weight. I have wide boxy feet with a slightly low arch and a propensity to develop plantar Fasciitis. I have tried every nike walking/running shoes that comes in 4E, several high end new-balance control shoes and trail running shoes, Asics 2000's, 2170's, Gel Foundation, and Gel Evolution motion control shoes, and others. Every Athletic shoe I have tried has had flaws for my situation, too soft and unstable, not enough structure, too flexible, too hard, too much pronation control (causes too much supination and the outside edge of the shoe breaks down really fast), not enough arch support, etc...etc... That is, until I found this shoe. The Asics Gel Fortitude 5 is a must see for large runners. I have been out for 5 runs in these shoes, and see no signs of the cushion, support, or mid-sole breaking down. At my weight, every other shoe I've tried would show signs of this by now. My feet have never felt better after high impact activity, and I have been able to significantly increase my stride, raise my heel strike, and increase my pace from 18 minute miles, to 14 minute miles (yes, I mix walking and jogging, still a must for me but getting better every week :)
From: Josh, Independence, OR, USA