ASICS Gel-Venture 4 Review

The ASICS Gel-Venture 4 is not the latest model in the train; however, as far as ASICS shoes come, the model has done enough to earn its bragging right. The shoe is a product of AISCS, a Japanese shoe company whose acronym is translated in Latin as “Anima Sana in Corpore Sano.” This running shoe is designed to assist men and women to attain a healthy soul as well as body through fitness. ASICS Gel-Venture 4 review examines the company’s extensive shoe line, of which the fourth model of the GEL-Venture Series is popular.

Some excellent feature of the shoe includes breathable mesh overlays, superior cushioning, durable design, and great value for money. But could there be more than meets the eye? Let’s find out if the product is worth your investment in this in-depth review of the fourth model of the ASICS GEL-Venture Series.

Who Is This Shoe Designed For?

The product is ideal for persons who engage in regular and long-distance running. The shoes are also suitable for daily walking and jogging.

They are suitable for:

  • Men
  • Women
  • Elderly runners

ASICS Gel-Venture 4 Review At A Glance

The ASICS Men’s GEL-Venture 4 features 100% synthetic rubber sole with a heel measurement of approximately 2.5 inches and a platform measurement of approximately 0.75-inches. The logo accented running shoe comes with a mesh upper featuring high-abrasion outsole for rough terrain and synthetic overlays. The product also comes with a removable sock liner and a rearfoot GEL cushioning system for comfortable wearing.

Pronation involves the natural faction of the human body. It refers to the means the foot rolls inner for impact allotment upon landing. By understanding your pronation type, you can find the shoe that is suitable for you. The Gel-Venture 4 improves overpronation, unlike other shoes for under and neutral pronation. What this means is that your foot rolls inward as you move.

As a result, the outer border of your heel strikes the floor first. And your foot rolls inner onto the arch to transfer weight to the inner side instead of the ball of the foot. To correct this, the shoe is structured with a cushioning effect to provide support.

Furthermore, the midsole is super lightweight and encompasses gel cushioning to help with vibrations and shock absorption. The footbed is completely removable on the interior for personal shoe configuration. On the outsole, the shoe comes features an aggressive tread pattern and high abrasion resistance.

Features

Soles

The shoe outsole features rubber that is designed to withstand hard impact. It also features gripping strips that help with traction when you move up and down. This feature helps with off-road and trail running. The insole, on the other hand, features Ethylene Vinyl acetate for durable performance. Not just this, the material helps the shoe to retain its form after frequent usage. In all, the shoe soles help to minimize shock from impact and ensure a comfortable stride.

Breathable upper

The upper part of the shoe that wraps close to the foot and keeps it in place features 100% synthetic mesh overlays. This allows for proper circulation and promotes breathability. Overlays are also attached to the shoelaces that tighten it when the laces are done and loosed it when they are undone. Since breathability aims to permit adequate circulation of air within the shoe, the ventilation offered by the upper mesh allows air and reduces the chances of blisters forming.

Lightweight

The weight of a shoe is a factor that must be considered when it comes to running. Light shoes offer more range of motion but less protection. Heavy shoes provide better cushioning but provide less range of motion. ASICS Gel-Venture 4 revealed that the product combines the two features to find common ground for a shoe that is not too heavy and not too light. Therefore, the weight of the shoe is just about right for users, and it offers better protection than many trainers.

Comfort and durability

The gel cushioning of the shoe and the sole material of the shoe helps to promote comfortable wearing. Also, adequate circulation promoted by the mesh upper promotes comfort. Although the insoles may not be flexible enough, they are removable. Hence you can customize it to make it more comfortable the way you want. The rubber material used for the outsole contributes to the durability of the shoe, and the gel impact absorber located near the heel provides lasting resistance to terrain use.

Stylish protection

The combination of different bright and vibrant colors on the shoe makes it one of the best as far as the clean design comes. With a myriad of colors to choose from, aesthetic people have a little problem standing out among other shoes. However, for people who enjoy discreet wearing or who plan to use the shoe as an everyday shoe, the flashy color could prove to be a challenge than a fantastic feature. Overall, durable mesh construction and protective rubber offer long-lasting protection for the foot.

Pros

  • Removable sock liner
  • Rearfoot GEL cushioning system
  • Multi-surface high-abrasion outsole
  • Mesh upper, synthetic overlays
  • Rubber sole

Cons

  • Vibrant color scheme discourages everyday use
  • Size runs a bit small

The Benefits Of This Shoe

Promotes a better stride

The ability for a shoe to promote better stride is linked to how responsive the shoe is. In other words, the responsiveness of the shoe determines its efficiency. The shoe returns energy whenever it impacts the floor to give an impressive responsive performance. Overall, it has decent responsiveness.

Traction

ASICS Gel-Venture 4 revealed that the grips located on the outsole of the shoe increase its ability to grip different surfaces. Unlike most trainers, the shoe offers better off-road traction due to the design of its outsole.

Support

The responsiveness of the shoe is further aided by the midsole coupled with the heel gel that works to protect the foot from a strong impact when it touches the ground. The upper also ensures support and fits perfectly by wrapping itself around the foot.

Stability

A stable shoe should support the runner with every step. This feature is crucial to preventing serious injuries. The midsole and outsole of the venture four and the gel near the heel of the shoe provides excellent cushioning effect with every step. The combination of these features, plus the upper increases the stability of the shoe.

Flexibility

The shoe is not the best when it comes to versatility, however, it holds up well to protect the leg from strains. The strength of the soles takes away a part of the shoe’s flexibility, but the upper mesh design permits flexible movement where it can for turn and twists.

High heel

Also referred to as drop, the height of the heel is about 1.25-inches for people that enjoy a little bit of height to their running shoe.

ASICS Gel-Venture 4 Video Review

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question: Are ASICS Men’s good walking shoes?

Answer: It is excellent walking, running shoes you almost forgot it’s on your feet. They are soft and comfortable, as well.

Question: Is the sole non-marking type?

Answer: When you say marking type, do you mean scuffing? I haven’t noticed if it scuffs or not, but I’ve been using them on the treadmills so far, and they’re super comfortable stability sneakers. As far as I experience, they don’t leave any marks on the floor. So the sole is non-marking.

Question: How is the gel cushioning for these shoes?

Answer: I walk a few times per week for a mile or so wearing these shoes, and I wore them while touring/walking in New Orleans a few weeks ago with no complaints. For me, they are excellent.

Question: Would they be suitable for standing and walking for extended periods?

Answer: They are perfect for walking or just standing. They are highly recommended and are very comfortable and affordable.

Question: Are these good for hiking?

Answer: No ankle support, they are running shoes.

Question: Can insoles be replaced?

Answer: Yes, the insoles can be pulled out and replaced.

Conclusion

For optimum performance, the shoe should be used for what it is as a trail-oriented shoe. This way, users who enjoy running through terrains and trails would find them handy and up to the task. Although the shoe does not come with waterproof certification, a little rainwater wouldn’t hurt.

Although we advise that you exercise a bit of caution when it comes to this. On price, the product is considerably cheaper than most running shoes. However, it is not the most economical. The ASICS Gel-Venture 4 review tells that much. What you should know is that it offers excellent quality at an affordable price.