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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: 11.4 oz (size 8)

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

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

How it Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium to 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: These shoes were terrible for me. Been looking for a different style since the Asics GT-2100 were discontinued. After a few 4 mile runs the balls of my feet were visibly bruised and had blood blisters near the top of the balls of feet.
From: Anonymous. May 25th 2014

Comments: I am training for a breast cancer walk of 20+ miles a day for two consecutive days. This shoe was to replace my Asics Evolution 6 from 2011. Not even close the comfort of the Evolution, but they are okay. Took them for a 15 mile street and trail walk today and the balls of my feet are sore and I had to relace a few times, but they held up pretty good.
From: Beth Fagundes, Paso Robles, CA USA