All Asics shoes are made in Vietnam. Brazil, Japan, Argentina, Cambodia, and Indonesia. So if your shoe has a ‘Made in *’ tag for any mentioned country then rest assured it is genuine (while checking other factors like design, logo, and place of purchase). Otherwise, it is fake.
This also means that any Chinese-made Asics shoes are total crap and have no authenticity because Asics does not have a single factory there.
In terms of Asics’ priority for shoes, Vietnam takes the lead by manufacturing the highest volume of shoes and the only reason for that is Asics have partnered with 13 factories which is the highest compared to any other country listed in this article. If you want to know why & how Asics selected these 6 countries to manufacture their shoes then this quote by Asics is more than enough:
We select countries and regions where our products can be manufactured, based on the analysis of human rights risks and risks related to sectors and regions.Source corp.asics.com
That’s our precise answer, keep reading if you want to know the name of factories, quality control of oversea Asics shoe manufacturers, countries where Asics legally sells its shoes, and much more.
Do Asics Sells Directly From Suppliers/Manufacturers
No, Asics does not sell directly from the supplier. The manufacturers first produce the shoes as per Asics criteria and then supply them to all the distribution centers as Asics tells them to do.
I suspect there are more than 11 distribution centers as it is not completely disclosed but in reports, they have mentioned Asics Byhalia Distribution Center Of Mississippi America is one of the main centers yet not mentioned on the distributor’s page.
However, from the available data, it is clear that supplier sent their final stock to distributors in Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia & Oceania, and Americas. And from the distribution center, it gets distributed to Asics-owned shops, certified retailers & e-com sites worldwide for customers like us to buy.
Yes, you heard it right Asics is a multinational company that sells shoes worldwide, though have no significant presence in the Caribbean region,
Asics Shoes Manufacturing (Country-Wise Data)
In the official factory list published by Asics in 2022 under corporate responsibility & transparency, they have only 25 factories worldwide divided into 6 countries just to manufacture footwear. Let’s see which country takes the highest share and why Asics may have chosen it.
Remember this list applies to Asics footwear only and not their other genres like Apparel and Accessories.
As we all know the Asics were officially founded in Kobe, Japan. Surprisingly Japan only has two out of 25 factories to manufacture shoes. Though supply yield can vary yet japan doesn’t account for the majority of Asics footwear that we wear.
I don’t know why but it could be of many reasons that are mentioned later in the post which may result in just 2 factories. Here are the details:
|Factory Name (Japan)||Address||Tier|
|Sanin ASICS industry corporation||2900, Wataricho, Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture||1|
|Shiotani Industry Inc.||250-5, Ebisu, Shikama, Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture||1|
Vietnam is the leading shoe manufacturer not only for Asics but even for other big player like Brooks and Hoka. Vietnam exports over a billion pairs of shoes of many kinds around the world and it has become the 2nd largest shoe exporter after china which leaves no room to doubt for why Asics have chosen it as manufacturing in Vietnam is cheaper yet provides good to great quality products.
The leading manufacturing hub; Vietnam has 13 factories that produce and supply shoes to Asics.
Here are the details for Asics shoe manufacturers in Vietnam: Out of 11, 8 are tier one factories, and 5 are tier 2 factories that are the primary suppliers to Tier 1 factories.
|Factory Name (Vietnam)||Address||Tier|
|Alena Viet Nam Footwear Ltd.||Dinh Lien commune, Yen Dinh district, Thanh Hoa city, Thanh Hoa, 440000||1|
|Beesco Vina Co., Ltd||Chon Thanh Industrial Park, Chon Thanh District, Binh Phuoc Province||1|
|Bai Hong Company Ltd.||Nguyen Giap Industrial park, Nguyen Giap village, Tu Ky district||1|
|Chinli Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd||Block H7, Viet Huong Industrial Park, No.13 National Rd., Thuan An Ward, Binh Duong Province||2|
|Freewell Co., Ltd||Lot G1-G10, D1-D10 Street N4,N3,N2,D2-D3, Bac Dong Phu Industrial Park, Tan Phu Town, Dong Phu dist, Binh Phuoc province||1|
|Jia Kuan shun Co., Ltd.||Block A3.1, D1 Street, Thanh Thanh Cong Industrial Zone, An Hoa Commune, Trang Bang Town, Tay Ninh Province||2|
|Ka Yuan (Vietnam) Bubber Factory Ltd||D10/89Q, National Highway 1A, Tan Tao Ward, Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City||2|
|Li Quan Footwear Co., Ltd.||Lam Cau Village, An Hiep Commune, Quynh Phu district||1|
|Pou Yuen Vietnam Company Ltd.||D10/89Q National Highway 1A, TanTao Ward, Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City||1|
|Shyang Shin Ind. Co. Ltd. Vietnam CO,LTD.||No.8 Doc Lap Ave Song Than Industrial Area 1, Di An Town, Binh Duong Province||1|
|Shyang Ta Co., Ltd||Lot A8 Chon Thanh I Indu strial Zone,Thanh Tam commune||2|
|Shyang Ying Company Ltd.||B1-B12 and E1-E12 lot,A2-A5 lot, Dong Xoai II Industrial Park, Tien Thanh Ward, Dong Xoai City, Binh Phuoc Province.||1|
|Try On Rubber||J-3-Cn.My Phuoc Industrial Park.Ben Cat District, Binh Duong Province||2|
After Vietnam, it is Indonesia where most Asics shoes are manufactured. Indonesia has two, tier 1 factories and three, tier 2 factories. In total Asics have 5 factories in Indonesia designated for shoes. This country is the 5th largest shoe exporter in the world and produces over 660 million pairs per year.
Economically Asics benefit from low wages and good quality work of Indonesian manufacturing to yield higher profits. Here are the details:
|Factory Name (Indonesia)||Address||Tier|
|PT. Beesco Indonesia||JL. Raya Karawang Cikampek KM.87,7 Tamelang, Purwasari, Karawang, Jawa Barat||1|
|PT. Ka Yuen Indonesia||Jl. Raya Serang Km. 71 Desa Tambak Kec||2|
|PT P.A Rubber Indonesia Jaya||Jln Industri III/7B Kawasan Modern Cikande, Desa Nambo Ilir Kecamatan Kibin, Serang, Banten||2|
|PT. Pou Chen Indonesia||Kampung Gardu RT.06/Rw.01 Tambak Kibin||1|
|PT. Unicorn Utama||Jl. Raya Banjaran Km 16.5, Kab Bandung, West Java||2|
Brazil is the third prominent manufacturer of Asics shoes with 3 factories and all are tier 1. Why Brazil? Because Brazil is one of the main producers of shoes creating 900 million pairs of shoes for domestic and international exports. Even though the labor cost is low and has high availability; as per Statista, there are more than 269K jobs in the Brazilian footwear industry.
Here are details of Asics shoe manufacturers in Brazil that the company has officially contracted with.
|Factory Name (Brazil)||Address||Tier|
|Grupo Dass – Itaberaba||Itaberaba – State of Bahia, 46880-000||1|
|Paquetá Calçados Ipirá||BA-052, S/N – Industrial, Ipirá – BA, 44600-000||1|
|COCALQUI||Avenida José Gonçalves Pinheiro, 155, Edmilson Correira de Vasconcelos,Quixeramobim, Ceará, 63800-000||1|
Argentina & Cambodia
Argentina and Cambodia take the least share in terms of the number of factories that Asics have there to manufacture its shoes. Both factories together have only 2 factories (1 each). And here are the details for the same.
|Factory Name (Argentina)||Address||Tier|
|Grupo Dass – El Dorado||Alberto Bejar Barrios, Eldorado, Misiones||1|
|Factory Name (Cambodia)||Address||Tier|
|Wing Star Shoes, Co. Ltd.||National Road No.3, Phum Ang Sukhunthea, Khum Moharussei, Srok Korng Pisei, Ket Kampong Speu||1|
How Asics Ensure The Quality Of Overseas Factories
The first question arises after knowing that Vietnam and Indonesia are responsible for most Asics shoe production and not its home Japan. While the headquarters are in Japan what is the guarantee that the shoe we are going to get is of good quality?
As per Asics Sustainability Report 2020, they select factories and suppliers who meet all criteria and commit to continuous improvement. Once the partnership is established, Asics once a year pays noticed and semi-noticed site audits to the physical manufacturing facility which helps them track manufacturer sustainability performance. Even the company has 17 criteria and the facility that passes will be awarded from A to E rating.
Just for developing enhanced shoes, the company invests heavily in R&D at Asics Institute of Sports Science to make sure that the shoes are designed for long comfortable running. To make sure the shoes supplied by manufacturers match the performance, experts are working closely with factories, labor unions, and industry groups to make improvements.