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 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.

Facts

Update: Asics Gel Quantum 180 4
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 11.4oz | Women: 9.4oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 22mm | Women: 21mm
Forefoot height: Men: 12mm | Women: 11mm
Brand: Asics
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $130
Colorways: Black, Blue, Multi, Orange, Pink, Silver, Yellow
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A top rated Asics running shoe
A popular pick

  • 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.

The Gel Quantum 180 and its most recent version the Gel Quantum 180 3 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.


Just like the popular Asics Gel Cumulus 20, 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.

Comparison

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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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