ASICS SUPERBLAST

Overall Grades And Reviews

9.2 Overall Grade
37 reviews

The ASICS SUPERBLAST is a neutral, lightweight, highly cushioned multi-purpose shoe. Reviewers praise its performance for everyday training, long runs, workouts, and racing. The SUPERBLAST falls into the emerging category of lightweight, high-performance shoes built upon speciality foam, but without a carbon plate like traditional supershoes.

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$199
$199.95
Holabird Sports 3 colors
White/Sunset Red

Pros

  • Sitting atop our shoe rankings, reviewers love this shoe.
  • The shoe is praised for all types of running: everyday training, long runs, workouts, and races.
  • Lightweight.
  • Despite being light, the ride is reported to be responsive and supportive.
  • The foam is light and comfortable.
  • No reviewers reported getting injured in this shoe.

Cons

  • Hefty price tag -- one of the most expensive non-supershoes you can buy.
  • While this is a training shoe (and some people race in it), the stack height of this shoe is 45mm which is above the World Athletics guidelines of 40mm. So it isn't eligibile for official records.
  • Some reviewers complain that the mid-foot of the shoe is slightly too narrow, whereas the toe-box is larger than average.
  • Some of reviewers think this shoe runs too big, by about a half-size.

LetsRun.com Reviewer Ratings

Shoe Comparison

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ASICS SUPERBLAST
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Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Pronation Control
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Weight
8.4 oz. (men's), 8.4 oz. (women's)
9.6 oz. (men's), 8.4 oz. (women's)
10.2 oz. (men's), 9 oz. (women's)
9.1 oz. (men's), 7.6 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
45mm.
35mm.
42mm.
37mm.
Forefoot Height
37mm.
23mm.
34mm.
31mm.
Drop Height
8 mm.
12 mm.
8 mm.
6 mm.
Upper material
Refined 3D Fit Print mesh, Recycled Materials include:
Engineered Knit Mesh, Ortholite X-55, Knit Tongue, Pull Tab
Mesh Upper, PWRTAPE
Shoe Released
Q2 2023
Q4 2022
Q1 2023
Q1 2023
MSRP
$200
$140
$160
$160
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
9.2
9.2
8.8
8.8
Comfort
9.1
9.1
9.9
8.8
Cushioning
9.6
9.1
9.7
8.7
Durability
8.6
8.7
8.6
9.0
Appearance
9.0
8.2
8.1
8.7
Value
8.3
8.5
8.2
8.8

Reader Reviews

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    A Win for ASICS, A Win for LRC Better Shoes

    40 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    8.0

    This is probably the best overall daily trainer I have ever run in. I typically don’t run in ASICS, but given the outstanding reviews on LRC Better Shoes, I decided to give them a try. They are worth every penny and effortlessly take 15 seconds off each mile.

    The last shoe I felt this strongly about, and coincidentally selected because of overwhelmingly positive reviews on the old LRC Shoe Review site, was the Adidas Boston 8. While a completely different type of shoe, it brings back the same joy and effortless propulsion I fondly recall from that old Boston.

    Good job ASICS. Good job LRC Better Shoes.

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Unmatched Lightweight Comfort

    40 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    8.0

    Quite simply the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever run in - I previously enjoyed the Nike Invincible 1 but was disappointed by the 2nd and 3rd iterations. I haven’t touched a pair of Asics shoes in years and am seriously impressed by how they’ve changed. I wear this shoe all my long and recovery runs but have also found them responsive enough to cruise through tempos without feeling weighed down and bulky. Would absolutely recommend to any marathoner. My only complaints are the high price point and durability - the foam is mostly unprotected and wears somewhat quickly.

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Asics superblast

    2 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    7.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    8.0

    Ive found the superbast to be a unique shoe. I think it does extremely well at all paces. I have found that I prefer the shoe for faster paces so I've mostly relegated it to long runs where I pick up the speed throughout the run. The foam of the shoe is the highlight for me. The ffturbo and thin layer of ffblast + is a very good level of softness for me. The shoe is definitely extremely cushioned and soft, but I don't feel like I'm losing myself when the foam compresses and it gives me a nice springback. This is especially nice when the pace picks up. I also very much enjoyed the 8mm drop of the shoe as that is my sweet spot. Even being a mid/forefoot striker, I find shoes with drops 6mm or lower to make my calves extremely sore and tight. The only complaint I have about the shoe is the fit. I find it to be ever so slightly narrow in the mid foot, while the toebox height to be quite large. I also think the shoe runs a little large, but going a half size down was too much. I also wish the heel gave me a better lockdown but thats a very minor issue that doesn't bother me too bad. I think if basics could dial in the sizing, and overall width and volume of the shoe, it would be a shoe with very little competition. 

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Best long run shoe

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, high arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    8.0

    Expensive, but worth it. Perfect for long runs regardless of pace. Cushioned, responsive and supportive enough. Half size down recommended.

  • This shoes is magical

    60 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    I’ve never felt so comfortable and fast in a shoe - this shoes outperforms any shoes I’ve ever run in. 

  • best shoe i've worn but is a bit expensive

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    overall is responsive shoes and suitable for daily routine

  • One of the best shoe i’ve ever run, Finishing Multiple half marathon with this shoe.

    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    8.0

    One of the best shoe i’ve ever run in. Finishing Multiple half marathon with this shoe. But, it’s quiet expensive.  recommended for heavy use runners. 

  • More durable than novablast 3

    65 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    Usually only get 300 miles out of shoe but have managed to get 400-500. On second pair. Light, durable, and cushioned (but not too much). Hoping the 2nd version is even better 

  • The Superblast is super!

    35 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    8.0

    I was late to try the Superblast and wish I would have gotten on board sooner. It is proving to be very durable. For me it is the ultimate in versatility. Snappy enough for quick running, cushioned enough to run long, 

  • Great shoe, very responsive and cushioned

    35 miles per week, neutral pronator, low arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    8.0

    As an ex track and field college athlete  and having a surgically repaired achilles, I gave this shoe a try as an alternative to carbon plated shoes. So far it’s been great, very responsive and cushioned. I’ve done a few 10K and a couple of 12 milers on them. Very comfortable. Not a lot to say on durability as I’ve had them for approx. 10 weeks only.