Facts

Discontinued
Update: Gel Surveyor 5
Terrain
Road
Arch support
Stability
Use
Daily running
Price
$160
Weight
M: 317g | W: 264g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 22mm | W: 21mm
Forefoot height
M: 12mm | W: 11mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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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 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • It features a removable sockliner for added comfort and cushioning.

  • Some runners liked the durable construction of the Gel Surveyor 3.

  • The gel cushioning in the rearfoot and forefoot promotes smooth transition, remarked quite a number of runners.

  • Several runners noticed the enhanced stability and support of this shoe.

  • As noted in some reviews, this shoe is comfortable to wear.

  • Based on a couple of reviews, the transition is effortless and efficient.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Asics Gel Surveyor 3 is an expensive shoe.

  • Lacks cushioning based on some runners experience.

  • The toe box is too narrow for some runners.

  • A bit heavy.

Bottom line

The Asics Gel Surveyor 3 is designed for neutral and overpronators. It offers cushioning, support and smooth ride on both light and rough trail. Overpronators will surely love the stable platform of this shoe to achieve a great running experience.



World wide, Gel Surveyor 3 is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Asics, is the 2nd most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 1010 shoes


Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 133 ratings

5 star
79%
4 star
13%
3 star
3%
2 star
4%
1 star
1%

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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78 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 81
    Running Shoes AdviceLevel 3 expert
    by Running Shoes Advice
    GEL-Surveyor 3 is (supposedly) designed for over-pronators BUT…if you’re a neutral pronator and want a little more cushioning and support, these shoes are for you! I’ve come across some complaints about a lack of arch support which isn’t good if you have flat feet or low arches (overpronate).
  • 70
    poiboy1964@hawaii.rr.comLevel 1 expert
    by Running Shoes Advice
    GEL-Surveyor 3 is (supposedly) designed for over-pronators BUT…if you’re a neutral pronator and want a little more cushioning and support, these shoes are for you!
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  • April Shop Zappos
    The midsole's made with FluidRide technology for a smooth transition throughout your gait cycle. With a combination of not only lightweight foam, but also Gel cushioning in the forefoot and in the heel.
  • Richard Shop Zappos
    These shoes are incredibly lightweight and built specifically for the moderate overpronator who requires a combination of enhanced cushioning, as well as added stability.

Updates to Gel Surveyor 3

The Asics Gel Surveyor 3 features the Impact Guidance system or IGS and the FluidRide cushioning for a bouncy feel without adding weight. The DuoMax for support is also added to enhance the efficiency of the Trusstic System and the entire Gel Cushioning system. The midsole is enhanced for a smoother, softer, more comfortable, and lighter feel with support and stability provided for mild to moderate over pronators.

Another feature of this shoe is the Gender Specific Cushioning, which allows both men and women to enjoy the ride depending on their individual needs.

Gel Surveyor 3 size and fit

The Surveyor 3 offers a comfortable fit to runners with standard foot measurements. The stretchable upper material provides a snug fit feel and a great glove like fit. The roomy toe box and forefoot area, and the wide mid-foot and snug heel area allow the foot to move freely and comfortably.

Outsole

The outsole of the Asics Gel Surveyor 3 has the AHAR or Asics High Abrasion Rubber with the DuraSponge rubber outsole material. This is used to improve the wear-resistance and the durability with its responsive lugs for trails.

The outsole is also designed with the Guidance Line Flex grooves and the Trusstic System, providing the guidance and the support for over pronation.

Midsole

The midsole of this shoe are constructed with the Rearfoot and Forefoot Gel cushioning system combined with the FluidRide Technology for added bounce at a lighter weight, SpEVA midsole and the Dynamic DuoMax technology. As a result, the midsole are softer, more cushiony, durable, and flexible with adequate amount of support, stability, and protection against shock and impact.

Upper

The upper of this shoe is designed with breathable upper mesh added with the ComforDry Technology, which is a soft sock liner that provides the cushioning and anti-odor properties. It keeps the foot cool and dry in a soft environment.


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