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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 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

    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
  • 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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 21mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 11mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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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

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.