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


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When you need serious stability but don’t want to sacrifice a smooth transition from heel to toe, the ASICS Gel Forte is your solution. This high mileage motion control shoe offers excellent impact protection to keep you running mile after mile, and an innovative two-layered midsole to provide a soft underfoot feel with a responsive toe-off. A soft and breathable mesh upper securely holds your foot in place, keeping each step as comfortable as the last. 

Model Number:

Weight: 13.3 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (28mm), Forefoot (18mm)

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

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Narrow to medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved



The ASICS Gel-Forte is a maximum feature, motion control shoe designed for daily training and high mileage. 


  • Rearfoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • Discrete Heel unit is a component of IGS that provides excellent shock absorption in the heel.
  • Forefoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • Solyte is an ultra light, top-of-the-line midsole that delivers durable and responsive cushioning.
  • Dynamic DuoMax reduces over pronation by controlling the movement of the foot, leading to a smoother heel to toe transition. 
  • Space Trusstic System utilizes a gender-specific, thermal plastic midfoot unit for natural foot movement and increased torsional rigidity.
  • Impact Guidance System (IGS) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition.
  • Guidance Line is a vertical flex groove in the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.
  • 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.
  • Discrete Eyelets are independently placed to disperse lace tension and enhance comfort.
  • Heel Clutching System uses an exoskeletal structure that wraps the heel for a secure fit.
  • Personal Heel Fit (PHF) uses a two layer memory foam lining in the heel collar to provide an individualized 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 55 Foam, for enhanced cushioning and a moderately soft underfoot feel.
  • ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the heel is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.
  • DuraSponge Outsole in the forefoot is made from a blown AHAR compound, for responsive cushioning and flexibility.2

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: Wore the Asics Evolution for 4 years and bought them all from Running Warehouse. Great shoes- so of course Asics discontinued them this year. This was the replacement and they are terrible. Narrow, very firm shoes that make me feel that I am running on metal plates that force my feet out to the edges. Wore them about 5 times hoping to get used to them. I went to my local running store and got fitted with Brooks and they are great. Avoid this shoe.
From: CR Nash, Dayton, OH, USA

Comments: I have been running in Gel Foundations for years (2E) and just bought a pair of Fortes, same size and width. I am having to return the shoe as it is narrower in the arch and toe area. I am going to try a 4E to see if that does the trick. Disappointed in the change of design as I loved the Gel Foundation.
From: Edward, New orleans, LA, USA

Comments: Way too tight and narrow. I've been in Asics Gel Foundations and the ocassional Gel Evolution for the last 4+ years. This is a really poor substitute. I'm not sure what they were thinking???? Mine are going back.
From: Michael, North East, Maryland, USA

Comments: This shoe Runs Very Tight.  Followed Shoefitr Recommended size according to the shoe I am currently wearing  which is a NB MR1012. Said the same size in the NB and Asics.  Not True! Very Tight across the top of the Foot and Not Wide as stated.
Will return for Refund.
From: Michael, Willowick, Ohio, USA