Facts

  • 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
    $160
  • Weight
    Men: 12.8oz
    Women: 10.5oz
  • 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
    Jun 2018
Show more facts

Rankings

Updates to Asics Gel Quantum 360 4

  • The Asics Gel Quantum 360 presents their fourth release – a springy, responsive runner generously bordered with their signature Gel® cushioning. The shoe aims for a more premium feel compared to its predecessor, while delivering the endurance and support that loyal users are familiar with.
  • Introducing a new woven upper, the shoe brings a more supportive fit as it offers a locked-down feel but still retaining the comfortable sensation on foot.
  • The sole unit, on the other hand, continues the signature structure of the Gel Quantum 360, with its Gel® technology supplying a 360-degree underfoot coverage. In between the Gel® cushioning remains the Solyte® material for maximum rebound and shock absorption.

Asics Gel Quantum 360 4 size and fit

The Gel Quantum 360 4 is formed with a standard length and width of a running shoe. Like most Asics runners, the shoe is available in a wide range of sizes. The shoe’s structure from forefoot to heel is designed for wearers with a low to moderate foot volume. Width profiles for both men and women are in medium.

Outsole

Same as with the popular Asics Gel Cumulus 20, the Asics High-Abrasion Rubber (AHAR®) makes up this shoe’s outsole. It is reinforced in the forefoot and heel, also known as the high-wear areas of a shoe. Because the AHAR® is made from similar rubber material as car tires, the outsole is guaranteed to be durable and protective, while also retaining the essential function of gripping on various surfaces.

Midsole

At the forefront of the Gel Quantum 360 4 is the Gel® technology in the midsole, and, as the name suggests, the shoe has 360-degrees of Gel® coverage surrounding the midsole. This design intends for all-around shock absorption, to ensure the foot receives minimal pressure from impact from all angles. With the Gel® cushioning, the movement is more fluid and more efficient as the foot transitions throughout the gait cycle.

Inside the Gel® cushioning border is the Solyte®, an ultra-light midsole material that offers maximum cushioning and durability. Unlike regular ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsoles, the Solyte® material is lighter, thus endorsing a premium feel while enabling a faster speed.

The Gel Quantum 360 4 also promotes torsional rigidity with the aid of the Trusstic System®. This technology comes in the form of a thermoplastic unit within the midfoot, providing the foot with steadiness by preventing the shoe from unnecessary twists and turns. Aside from that, the Trusstic System® also gives the structural integrity of the shoe.

Working hand-in-hand with the Trusstic System® is the Impact Guidance System (IGS®), a design concept that promotes stability. The IGS® works by giving the shoe an ability to work with the foot, instead of trying to control it. Such a mechanism results in a more efficient and natural gait cycle.

An OrthoLite® X-40 sockliner tops the midsole of the Gel Quantum 360 4. It presents a high-rebound property and increases the responsiveness of the shoe, as well as its cushioning level. The sockliner also has an antibacterial quality.    

Upper

The upper of the Gel Quantum 360 4 introduces the FluidFit® material, a unique combination of stretch mesh and other stretchable reinforcements to create an adaptable and contoured fit. As it produces a glove-like fit, the FluidFit® improves running efficiency because the upper is now more responsive towards the foot’s movements. The FluidFit® upper is installed using a seamless construction, which reduces the risk of irritation and friction.

The shoe’s external heel counter is equipped with the Heel Clutching System™, which provides the foot with enhanced support, as well as a more precise fit at the rearfoot area. This feature prevents the foot from slipping out of the shoe.


Comparison