Asics Gel Pulse 2 Review
Consumers voice a variety of complaints about this cheap running shoe, including a burning sensation when they run, blisters, and heel pain. The Asics Gel Pulse 2 is heavier than other neutral-cushioned running shoes (it weighs 9.9 to 12 ounces) and features shock-absorbing gel cushioning in the heel.
Burning feet and blister city are two ways consumers describe the Asics Gel Pulse 2 over at DicksSportingGoods.com while a user at Amazon calls them the most uncomfortable Asics ever saying that after only an hour of wear she has heel pain. The shoe doesn't fair well at Buzzillions either where one user reports that the stitching in the toe box rubs on his big toe making them very uncomfortable. The shoes don't even get very good marks at Runner's World where it is said that the forefoot is stiffer than most running shoes to give a better transition in every stride, but testers didn't like the feel of it.
As a neutral running shoe, the Asics Gel Pulse 2 weighs in on the heavy side at 9.9 to 12 ounces depending on size and gender purchased. They have gel cushioning in the heel, but lack it in the forefoot. The shoe comes in both men's and women's versions.
We worry about the lack of cushioning in the forefoot and think that the shoe weighs a bit on the heavy side. Users don't say a lot of good things about this cheap running shoe, reporting that the shoe rubs, causes a burning sensation, causes blister and gives users heel pain. Not good remarks to hear when you're looking for a low cost running shoe. Our recommendation - spend your money on a different low cost running shoe with better user reviews, a lighter weight and more cushioning.