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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: 12.3oz
    Women: 10oz
  • 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: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Asics Gel Quantum 180 3

  • The Asics Gel Quantum 180 3 is an update to a relatively fresh series of road shoes that are designed for neutral and under-pronators. Its design takes an overhaul, moving away from the Gel Quantum 180 2’s shiny silhouette and adopting a soft and stretchy construction that adheres to the natural shape and motion of the foot.
  • The midsole unit of the Asics Gel Quantum 180 3 features a foam that is lighter than the standard EVA compound. It’s also designed to last long. Taking up the heel and lateral sections of the platform is a J-shaped silicon-based material that’s meant to attenuate impact shock.

Asics Gel Quantum 180 3 size and fit

Standard measurements were used in the making of the Asics Gel Quantum 180 3. Runners are encouraged to get the size that suits them. The available widths are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women. This running shoe has a semi-curved shape that adheres to the natural curvature of the human foot.

Outsole

Same as with the popular Asics Gel Cumulus 20, the outsole unit of the Asics Gel Quantum 180 3 makes use of AHAR® or Asics High Abrasion Rubber. This layer is meant to shield the rest of the platform from the debilitating nature of the surfaces. It is also the one that gives traction during the run.

Flex grooves allow the platform to bend with the foot as it goes through the gait cycle. These shallow trenches also shave off weight from the sole unit.

The deconstructed back portion of the external pad allows the heel striking phase to isolate the impact force to the point of contact, thus preventing any discomfort or discrepancy to the heel-to-toe transition.

Midsole

Solyte® is a cushioning compound that runs the entire length of the Gel Quantum 180 3. This foam is designed to be lighter than the standard midsoles, even the proprietary technology, SpEVA®. Aside from being lightweight, this unit is also meant to last long.

Gel® is a technology that’s created to attenuate impact during the landing phase. This silicon-based feature snakes from the heel to the lateral side in a J-shape. Such a placement assists the natural way the foot takes each step.

The ComforDry™ X-4O Sockliner offers additional cushioning to the underfoot. It has anti-microbial and anti-moisture properties that maintain a clean and healthy in-shoe environment.

Upper

A knitted fabric is used for the middle and front of the Asics Gel Quantum 180 3’s upper. This cloth-like material offers a lightweight and flexible wrap that’s also breathable.

A form-fitting heel with outside padding has the job of holding the foot in place and preventing it from wobbling during the running session.

A seamless interior sleeve design prevents skin irritation. Such a configuration permits the runner to put on this neutral shoe without socks.


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