DiscontinuedUpdate: Asics Gel Quantum 360 Knit 2
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WeightMen: 12.6ozWomen: 10.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Heel heightMen: 22mmWomen: 21mm
Forefoot heightMen: 12mmWomen: 11mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
Release dateMar 2017
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85 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
Overall I would say that the GEL-Quantum Knit 360 is a shoe that will suit casual runners, who basically want to do running and walking purely to keep fit.
I sweat quite a lot even on my easy runs, so for me, a shoe is either for casual wear or for running, and i tend not to mix the two because a shoe you sweat in will smell eventually, and a knitted shoe you sweat in will smell even more.
- The Gel Quantum 360 Knit features Asics latest cushioning technology—the 360 Gel Cushioning System. It consists of a silicon-based unit that surrounds the perimeter of the platform, providing shock absorption upon landing while also ensuring high performance upon takeoff.
- The knit upper features a seamless construction, which provides a stylish ride & a smooth, glove-like fit that's free from irritation.
- The X-40 Ortholite Sockliner is a material that staves off moisture, enhances breathability and adds to the shoe’s rebound properties.
- The shoe’s structure is well supported by the Heel Clutching System. This is an exoskeletal heel counter that allows better fit & support, therefore avoiding foot slippage.
Quantum Gel 360 Knit comes in standard measurements—both for its length and width. The forefoot, midfoot and heel areas are all in medium sizes, providing a snug fit. The available width for both the men and women’s versions is medium. The shoe’s shape is semi-curved to accommodate the natural curve of the runner's foot.
Just like the popular Asics Gel Nimbus 21, this shoe's outsole unit utilizes AHAR®, a highly durable material known for its capacity to provide good traction & grip.
Flex grooves make the platform more flexible. They basically allow the foot to move more naturally through the gait cycle.
The midsole is mainly made up of the 360 Gel Cushioning System, which runs from the forefoot to the rearfoot of the shoe. This provides the shoe with great impact absorption quality while allowing the smooth heel to toe transition.
The Solyte Midsole material provides a good amount of cushioning. It doesn’t wear off easily, so it’s able to provide underfoot comfort and responsiveness, even after multiple uses.
The Trusstic® System is also added in the midfoot part of the sole unit to maintain the structure of the platform and avoid foot-twisting during movement.
The upper is made of knit material that lends the shoe its stylish look while providing exceptional breathability. Its seamless construction ensures a running experience that’s free from skin irritation.
Thin yet well-structured overlays are printed on the sides of the Quantum Gel 360 Knit’s façade. They help in terms of hugging the foot in place.
The Exoskeletal Heel Clutching System also provides the rear of the foot with much-needed support & a great fit. It also prevents accidental shoe-removals.
The padded tongue and collar give a bit of cushioning to the top area of the foot, as well as the ankles. They also offer good lockdown.