Who should buy the ASICS Gel Contend 3

The 3rd version of the Gel Contend 3 is the shoe for you if:

  • You need all-day wear for neutral pronation
  • You want affordable shoes for those on the heavier side
  • You want a shoe that's excellent for daily or long-distance running

ASICS Gel Contend 3 side profile

Updates to the ASICS Gel Contend 3

  • Used overlays are no longer as rigid and stiff as the predecessors
  • Flexible foot overlay
  • Adapts nicely to foot
  • Shock-absorbing heel
  • Better flexibility and enhanced tractions

ASICS Gel Contend 3 front profile

Durable and flexible outsoles

A textured outsole provides decent grip and durability on the road and track. Flex grooves are located near the forefoot for better flexibility and smoother transitions.

     ASICS Gel Contend 3 outsole

Asics' shock absorbing midsole

A single layer of standard EVA acts as the main midsole cushioning component. ASICS’ patented Gel cushioning, which is a silicon-based material, is placed in the heel for proven shock-absorbing features.

ASICS Gel Contend 3 midsole

Enhanced comfort in the upper

ASICS uses regular mesh for adequate breathability while synthetic overlays provide added support and structure.

ASICS Gel Contend 3 upper mesh

A well-padded heel collar offers enhanced comfort and support, minimizing heel slippage.

ASICS Gel Contend 3 sockliner

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.5oz / Women 8.5oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: ASICS Gel Contend 7
Forefoot height: Men 15mm / Women 12mm
Heel height: Men 25mm / Women 22mm

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