Verdict from 1 expert and +100 user reviews

5 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.
  • 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 feel 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 is a reliable neutral running shoe for the roads. Even if the shoe is expensive, it 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.

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Good to know

  • 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.


Just like the popular Asics Gel Cumulus, 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.


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.


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.

Rankings

How Asics Gel Quantum 180 ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 34% road running shoes
All road running shoes
Bottom 37% Asics running shoes
All Asics running shoes
Bottom 36% neutral running shoes
All neutral running shoes

Popularity

The current trend of Asics Gel Quantum 180.
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Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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