Asics Gel Flux Sneak Peek

Asics Gel Flux Women's Shoe

New to Asics’ popular line of cushioned, neutral trainers for Fall 2013 will be the Gel Flux. Nothing too groundbreaking here, but we expect this shoe to be a solid offering for runners looking for great underfoot protection and high mileage durability without the bells and whistles of higher priced options. Plus, Seattle Seahawks fans will appreciate the Men’s colorway, shown below.

What to Watch For

  • Trusted Cushioning: Forefoot and heel Gel units in a full length SpEVA midsole provide plenty of protection from the hard road below.
  • Smooth Ride: Flex grooves in the forefoot along with tech such as Asics’ Guidance Line ensure a smooth heel to toe transition.
  • Competitive Weight: According to Asics, the Flux will slot in at 11.2 oz in Men’s size 9 and 9.3 oz in Women’s size 8. That means it should fall right in between the upcoming Gel Cumulus 15 and Gel Nimbus 15.


Launch Date
June 2013

Men’s Color
Navy/White/Flash Yellow Asics Gel Flux

Women’s Color
Blue/White/Hot Pink Asics Gel Flux

Asics Gel Flux Men's Shoe

  • David Weeks

    Is this shoe essentially a tuned down version of the Cumulus 14 shoe? My concern is that it may also have the same very small Gel unit in the forefoot (like the Cumulus 14 model) which gave it a very firm and flat feel to the toe off? I know it’ll have the SPEVA midsole vs. the higher end models with the Solyte, but are heel and forefool Gel units smaller in this new model? Thanks

  • Matt

    Asics does not provide Gel unit measurements for its shoes. We’ll have to wait until the shoe arrives in stock and we take one apart to determine the size and position of the Gel units. We suspect that the Gel units will be almost identical to those in the Cumulus 14.

  • David Weeks

    Sad. Cheaper price, sure, but I’ll bet it’s just essentially a GT-1000 model without the medial post? You, I guess, get what you pay for nowadays? Way too firm, in the forefoot, to think it’ll be a great long distance option. I personally think the extra 15 bucks is a better investment to go with the improved Cumulus 15…

  • Michelle

    I just got mine and normally wear Nimbus. I haven’t run any long distance in them but they fit like a glove and felt really good. I’m happy with the colors and have got a lot of compliments on them. So far like them a lot but the real test will come when I compare distance I run in them vs my Nimbus.

  • Matt

    Thanks for the early review, Michelle. When you put some miles on them, let us know how they stack up to your old Nimbus!

  • Jason

    I just got mine today, I have only owned Nike air max prior to today. Took them out of the box and clicked off 5 miles. I was very surprised and very pleased on the level of comfort and these easily out performed my Nike. I wish I would have made the switch to Asics years ago. A++