Shoe Review – Asics 2130

It’s usually difficult to find a snug fitting running shoe if you have a narrow foot. Even harder if you have a narrow, shallow foot. Nearly impossible if you have a narrow, shallow foot with a bunion.

I was pleased when a patient brought this shoe in today, especially because it fits the narrow, shallow foot perfectly. The Asics 2130 comes in a 2A (narrow), B (medium) and D (width), and all work for a shallow (flat) foot type.


The Asics Gel Kayano also works for a narrow foot, but the 2130 actually is slightly more shallow and narrow and significantly lower in price.

Don’t miss my other 2130 posts:

3 responses to “Shoe Review – Asics 2130

  1. Thank you for putting up this blog. I did not see your e-mail posted, and I have a question for you. I’m a female with a small, narrow foot. I have to wear boots at work, and many of the authorized boots I have found are too wide in the heel for me. I have no problems with day-to-day wear, but outdoors, I have to use a lot of moleskin on my heels to minimize blisters. Sometimes I get them anyway (once so bad I bled through my boots). Are there any inserts that I can buy to create a better fit in the heel? Do you know of any specific boots made with a narrow heel?

  2. Just found your blog. Great information. I am relatively new to running and just bought my first “good” pair of running shoes. I asked for help (at our area’s top running shoe store) and after trying many with help from an employee, I settled on the Asics 2130. She told me how popular it was etc. Ran the first time them and atfer a couple of miles had some serious neuroma type pain in toes and ball of left foot. Tried them for a second time and had same thing happen. I am taking them back tonight and have been doing lots of research on my foot pain and running shoes. After reading your review of the 2130, I see it is all wrong for my foot type. I have pretty wide feet with shallow arches. I am a heavier body type and pronate slightly/moderately. Do you have any reccomendations for shoes for me? Thanks in advance. Doug

  3. I just found this blog and wow do I love it, love it
    thanks so much.
    Should be helpful for the picky shoe monster runner I am.

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