The ASICS Gel Foundation 12 is a standard, daily running, motion control shoe designed for a severe overpronated foot motion.


The ASICS Gel Foundation 12 is here with a fresh look and some new features to help you take control of your overpronation.  Layered stability in the midsole and a full guidance system helps guide your foot through the gait cycle for a smooth stride every time.  The upper is comprised of an engineered mesh built on a maximum support last to accommodate those with wider feet and runners who need orthodics.  Stable and cushioned, this motion control shoe is ready to help you build up the mileage.

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Weight: 12.4 oz/351.5g (size 9)

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

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Mid-foot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-straight


  • Rearfoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • Forefoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • SpEVA is a full length midsole material for increased energy return.
  • DuoMax Support System uses a dual-density material in the midfoot to reduce over pronation.
  • Guidance Trusstic System is a lightweight support system that provides additional torsional rigidity.
  • Guidance Line is a vertical flex groove in the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.
  • Impact Guidance System (IGS) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition.


  • ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) is located in the heel and is a carbon rubber that offers exceptional durability.
  • DuraSponge Outsole in the forefoot is made from a blown AHAR compound, for responsive cushioning and flexibility.


  • Engineered mesh comprises the upper, providing lightweight breathability.
  • Synthetic Overlays are strategically located to provide a snug, secure fit.
  • Seamless Upper Construction allows for irritation-free sockless wear.
  • ComforDry Sockliner is made with anti-bacterial material to reduce odor and moisture and provide additional cushioning.
  • Maximum Support Last is built on a wider platform to accommodate higher volume feet and stitched to SpEVA 55 Foam, for enhanced cushioning and a moderately soft underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Grade:

  • Neutral
  • Minimum
  • Moderate
  • Maximum

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm):

  • 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

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