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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use
    Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    Price
    $150
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.9oz
    Women: 8.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal, wide, wide
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Incredible comfort is a common impression from many of the runners.
  • Some reviewers noticed that the Pursue 3 runs light and fast.
  • The mesh is very breathable, according to several users.
  • There is a very nice transition through the gait cycle as observed by quite a number.
  • Prominent reflective materials for low-light running.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Most of the reviewers were disappointed by the price tag.
  • A handful wished for better color options.
  • Arch support should have been better, noticed a few.

Bottom line

The 3rd edition of the Pursue 3 offers a lightweight and versatile package for runners. It is a very nice option for those looking for a trainer that can handle distance or speed without much trouble. The shoe has superior comfort, decent arch support, and smooth transitions for everyday running.

Rankings

Updates to Asics Gel Pursue 3

  • Asics concentrated the changes in the upper of the Gel Pursue 3. While the mesh is slightly softer and more forgiving, Asics added overlays in both the heel and the forefoot to provide structure and support. There is a new welded eyelet support that extends to the welded forefoot overlay. This enhances durability and foot security.
  • The external heel counter is more structured as well. It should hold the heel in place very well. Finally, the tongue is a little beefier than before for better comfort.

Asics Gel Pursue 3 size and fit

The Asics Pursue 3 has a snug fit, just like the prior model. It nicely secures the heel and midfoot with adequate breathing room in the forefoot. As always, this is the type of fit that should be very comfortable for those with narrow to medium feet. The sizing is standard in this shoe.


Outsole

Asics blends AHAR rubber in the heel and other areas prone to wear and tear for better durability while a blown AHAR rubber is in the forefoot for enhanced traction. With a very prominent vertical flex groove converging with deep forefoot flex grooves, the shoe gets a nice dose of flexibility.


Midsole

Manning the midsole is Asics’s latest midsole technology in the FluidRide. It is very light with exceptional bounce back features and durability. As it covers the entire midsole, the transition is enhanced in this shoe. Beneath this strip of foam are the Gel cushioning units in the heel and forefoot for shock-absorption and responsiveness. Asics’ TPU in the midsole adds torsional stability in the shoe.


Upper

An engineered mesh offers excellent ventilation in the Pursue 3. As the upper is seamless, there are lesser risks of getting blisters. The tongue and collar are adequately padded. Asics ramps up the cushioning and comfort by using a Comfordry Sockliner, which is also utilized for its anti-microbial properties. 3M reflective material makes low-visibility running doable.