Facts

Terrain
Road

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

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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

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
$200
Weight
Men: 12.6oz
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.

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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 6.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • A lot of runners have lauded the shoe on how comfortable it is.
  • Some testers have reported going sockless with the Quantum 360 Knit and not having any hot spots or blisters.
  • As noted by most testers, the stretchy knit upper molded well to the foot, giving a glove-like fit.
  • A lot of runners shared that the upper offered great ventilation.
  • The knitted upper fabric proved to be good at keeping the feet dry during runs, commented a consumer.
  • Testers have stated that the cushioning material of Quantum 360 Knit delivered as promised; it did great in terms of helping protect the feet and legs from the impact generated by footfalls.
  • Some were pleasantly surprised by the damping technology of the Gel Quantum 360 Knit, which gave them smoother strides & takeoffs.
  • The outsole tread has been observed to provide good grip even on wet surfaces.
  • Some claimed that the upper granted good structure on the midfoot and heel cup area, which prevented foot slippage.

5 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of wearers has commented on how heavy the shoe was for them.
  • There were a lot who claimed that it's half-a-size smaller.
  • A runner had also noted that this shoe’s mid-sole tended to be noisy or squeaky during runs.
  • Some testers observed that the mid foot area was a bit narrow.
  • The mid-sole tended to be stiff and needed a break in period, a couple of runners claimed.

Bottom line

The Gel Quantum 360 Knit features a seamless knit upper that afforded runners a sock-like fit and exceptional breathability. It delivers responsive and exceptional cushioning upon impact while providing strong-push offs, thanks to its signature 360 Gel Technology. While many are impressed with the quality of this shoe, there were others who felt that it is a bit heavy and narrow. Overall, it’s a good road shoe for neutral pronators who need a reliable ride for short to mid-distance runs.


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Expert Reviews

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83 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 78 / 100 by Running Commentary • Derek Li • Level 3 expert

    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.

  • 91 / 100 by PrisChew Dot Com • Priscilla • Level 2 expert

    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.

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Updates to Asics Gel Quantum 360 Knit

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.

Asics Gel Quantum 360 Knit size and fit

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.

Outsole

The 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.

Midsole

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.

Upper

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.