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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

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$130
Weight
Men: 11.4oz
Women: 9.4oz
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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Uses Rearfoot Gel Cushioning in the heel for proven shock absorption and cushioning features.
  • The Quantum 180 has premium cushioning with very noticeable spring to it based on the reviews online.
  • 6 color variations to suit the fashion styles of everyone.
  • Comfort comes second to none as agreed by a large number of users.
  • Several runners gave a favorable verdict to how the upper hugs the foot in comfort and support.
  • Moving through the gait cycle as effortless is a common observation for a couple of other users.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Gel Quantum 180 is expensive.
  • Some feels that the shoe is heavy.
  • Traction becomes a little tricky when it gets wet, remarked a few testers.
  • The heel is a bit wide, which frustrated some runners.

Bottom line

The Asics Gel Quantum 180 delivers superb cushioning, comfort, and support at the cost of extra grams. It offers nice arch support and is suited best for runners looking for a workhorse of a training partner.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 181 ratings

5 star
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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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1 star
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Expert Reviews

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80 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 by Running Shoes Online Reviews • Running Shoes Online Reviews • Level 2 expert

    The shoe is well cushioned from front and rear.

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Updates to Asics Gel Quantum 180

  • The Asics Gel Quantum 180 features the 180 degrees gel cushioning that delivers high performance and reliable cushioning. It attenuates shock during impact and delivers a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
  • This shoe has a new designed seamless upper that delivers a comfortable, glove-like fit. It keeps the foot well-ventilated all throughout the run. It also reduces the possibilities of irritation and blistering.

Asics Gel Quantum 180 size and fit

The Gel Quantum 180 is available in standard running shoe length. It has a medium measurement from the heel to the midfoot and the forefoot areas. It is available in standard width for both men’s and women’s version.


Outsole

The outsole of the shoe uses the Asics High Abrasion rubber that delivers impressive sole durability. The outsole has deep tread that gives reasonable traction for road to light trail running.


Midsole

This shoe uses the 180 degree rearfoot and forefoot gel cushioning that delivers reliable impact absorption and energy-rebound. The gel cushioning of Asics offers smooth foot transition all throughout the gait cycle.

In the shoe’s midsole is also the brand’s Solyte midsole material. This lightweight midsole is the innovation of the standard EVA foam and SpEVA that delivers enhanced cushioning and added durability.


Upper

The Asics Gel Quantum 180 features an engineered upper mesh that delivers maximum breathability and comfort. The seamless upper construction reduces the possibilities of blisters and irritation caused by stitches and seams. The ComforDry X-40 sockliner delivers an excellent moisture wicking capacity for added breathability.