Asics Patriot 12

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The Asics Patriot 12 is a reliable and affordable road running shoe. Analysis of reviews in progress!


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Model: Asics Patriot 12



Heel to toe drop

10 mm


Weight (men)

252 g/8.9 oz

Weight (women)

213 g/7.5 oz

Release year


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  • The outsole of the Asics Patriot 12 is equipped with resistant rubber. It offers maximum durability and is naturally adherent to remain balanced at all times.


  • The midsole features EVA foam. It’s resilient, lightweight and naturally snappy which explains why road running shoes use this compound under one form or another.


  • The upper of the Asics Patriot 12 is an open knit that provides a secure and comfortable foot lockdown while ensuring a good air circulation.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Is the Asics Patriot 12 true to size?

Yes, this model fits regularly. Indeed, the reviews we have read so far confirm that it fits true to size. Therefore, you can order your usual size for running shoes. However, if this your first pair of Asics shoes, it’s better to try them on in a shop to be safe.

Is this shoe good for overpronators?

Yes, this shoe should be adapted to everyone. Indeed, it’s a neutral running shoe. Therefore, it aims to suit all runners regardless of their type of pronation. It doesn’t include stability features to guide the movement and help with overpronation. At any rate, it should be reminded that running shoe models for overpronation are not superior to neutral shoes to prevent injury. Consequently, we advise you to choose your shoes according to their comfort, the most important criterion.

I'm a heavyweight runner. Are these shoes adapted for me?

Yes, these shoes are adapted even if you’re a heavyweight runner. Indeed, there’s only one empirical study that has investigated the link between likeliness to get injured, the amount of cushioning, and runner’s weight. Its results showed that minimalist shoes could worsen the risk of injury for runners who weigh more than 157 lbs (71 kg). Other than that, they were no issues with other categories of running shoes. The Asics Patriot 12 is not a minimalist model, so it should be safe for all runners

Is the Asics Patriot 12 a good choice to run a marathon?

This Asics running shoe is versatile enough to adapt to different types of distances and workouts. However, keep in mind that this is an entry-level shoe. Comfort and durability are, therefore, slightly less than with a more advanced shoe. We advise you to try them on before making this decision and to monitor their wear and tear.

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    The Asics Patriot 12 is a reliable and affordable road running shoe. Analysis of reviews in progress!

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