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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 a 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 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. Though it received both positive and negative feedback, it is still safe to say that the Surveyor 3 is a winning release.


Update: Asics Gel Surveyor 5
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Stability
Weight: Men: 11.2oz | Women: 9.3oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Overpronation
Arch type: Medium arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 22mm | Women: 21mm
Forefoot height: Men: 12mm | Women: 11mm
Brand: Asics
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $160
Colorways: Black, Grey
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  • 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 overpronators.
  • 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.

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.

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 treads for the roads.

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

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. The Asics GT 1000 7 is another Asics running shoe that utilizes the tech combination of SpEVA foam and DuoMax in the midsole.

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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