Summary

We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

10 reasons to buy

  • A lot of runners commented that the Asics Gel Quantum 360 looked cool and endearing.
  • Many testers still felt comfortable even after using this shoe for longer runs.
  • The upper felt soft, and they didn’t restrict the motions of the foot, wrote some runners.
  • The breathable nature of the upper fabrics was appreciated because it kept the feet of wearers cool and dry.
  • The inner fabric didn’t rub uncomfortably against the skin of a tester, giving them blister-free running experiences.
  • A great number of purchasers used the word ‘comfortable’ to describe their time wearing this running shoe.
  • The Gel Quantum 360 stayed durable and resilient for those who have tried it.
  • Runners stated that the mid-sole unit was capable of delivering responsive and reliable underfoot cushioning.
  • Some of the testers felt that the mid-sole platform was able to support the arch of their feet, thus correcting supination.
  • The Gel® Cushioning System did a great job at absorbing impact, according to a reviewer.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners found the Gel Quantum 360 to be a bit heavy.
  • Some wide-footed runners felt that the mid-foot area was a bit narrow.
  • The outsole rubber wore off on some runners after only a few months of use.

Bottom line

The Asics Gel Quantum 360 was generally well-received by runners. They felt that it was able to provide reliable cushioning and consistent breathable coverage. Many were also impressed by its colorful façade and its various colorways. Some runners didn’t sit well with it, saying they preferred another Asics shoe over it. But this road running shoe pleased neutral runners and those who needed some mid-foot support.

Facts

Update: Asics Gel Quantum 360 5
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 11.9oz | Women: 9.9oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Material: Vegan
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 22mm | Women: 21mm
Forefoot height: Men: 12mm | Women: 11mm
Release date: Jun 2015
Brand: Asics
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $170
Colorways: Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Orange, Pink, Purple, Silver, White
Special editions: 2 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
Forefoot fit
Narrow Wide
Heel fit
Narrow Wide
Toebox
Tight Roomy
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 10/10
Comfort 7/10
Traction 7/10
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Rankings

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

Expert Reviews

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81 / 100 based on 16 expert reviews

  • 83 / 100 | Rob Andro | Level 4 expert

    This is way more comfortable, way softer underfoot. Super, super nice. Very plush. Definitely fits in the premium cushion category.

  • 83 / 100 | Standford Bear | Level 1 expert

    When you run in these, they are amazing in terms of ride quality. Very, very cushy but not overly soft.

  • 83 / 100 | Runner's World | Level 5 expert

    Like a concept car, the Quantum 360 is designed to draw attention, with its full perimeter of visible Gel cushioning units. The surprise is that it runs well, too.

  • 82 / 100 | Sportskeeda | | Level 5 expert

    This shoe is best suited for long runs and high mileage training. It is not suited for tempo and speed runs.

  • 79 / 100 | Sportskeeda | | Level 5 expert

    This shoe is best suited for long runs and high mileage training. It is not suited for tempo and speed runs.

  • 71 / 100 | Solereview | Level 5 expert

    The soft cushioning comes from the foam midsole, and the combination of the Gel and plastic midsole plate makes the ride supportive and half-responsive.

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  • The Asics Gel Quantum 360 features the brand’s 360 degrees of gel cushioning in rearfoot and the forefoot. It efficiently attenuates shock during impact and delivers a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
  • This shoe features the FluidFit upper that offers multi-directional stretch mesh that adapts to the runner's foot for a customized glove-like fit
  • The Gel Quantum 360 also features the heel clutching system that has an exoskeletal structure, wrapping the heel securely and provides added support.

The Quantum 360 and its recent version, the Quantum 360 4 has a standard running shoe length. It comes in a variety of sizes and it has a medium width for all its sections. The mid-foot and forefoot areas have a medium-volume for a snug fit. It is able to accommodate different foot types.


Similar to the popular Asics Gel Cumulus 20, the shoe's outsole uses the Asics High Abrasion Rubber for exceptional durability. The high quality carbon rubber is strategically placed in high wear areas, making the shoe to last for a long period of time.


The 360 degrees rearfoot and forefoot gel cushioning covered the entire midsole that delivers unmatched shock absorption on impact and smooth heel-to-toe transition. It matches well to the shoe’s Solyte midsole that delivers added cushioning and durability. The Trusstic System offers a lightweight sole without affecting the shoe’s structural integrity.


The Asics Gel Quantum 360 has an engineered mesh that delivers lightweight breathability. The seamless upper keeps foot free from irritation and blisters. The FluidFit element that has multi-directional stretch offers a customized, glove-like fit.

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