Arch support
Daily running
M: 295g | W: 274g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.


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.


We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The Gel Trounce 3, according to most runners, is one extremely comfortable shoe.

  • A very stable ride is a natural result of the over-pronation measures in this shoe.

  • The affordable price makes it more appealing.

  • Many runners appreciated the adequate cushioning in the Asics Trounce 3.

  • For its inexpensive price, the durability is as good as any, observed a good number of runners.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The 3rd version of the Trounce has a tongue that sometimes slips a bit to one side, making it uncomfortable to the skin.

  • The quality of the laces is another small issue that a small number of users were not happy with.

  • Some runners noted that it was half a size larger than what Asics provides in their shoes.

Bottom line

Entry level runners, runners with flat feet, or those who require stability features can’t go wrong in the Asics Gel Trounce 3. The shoe is a no-frills type that performs as advertised with reasonable endurance to boot.

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

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Updates to Gel Trounce 3

Asics introduces only very minimal changes in the latest version of the Trounce series. The Gel Trounce 3 uses a thicker mesh with still enough breathability to keep up with the long-lasting performance of the rest of the shoe.

For a more comfortable and form-hugging fit, Asics removed some of the overlays in the forefoot and strategically placed them in the midfoot. The result is a shoe with enhanced room in the toe box and has a better midfoot foothold.

The vamp in the Asics Trounce 3 has several holes unlike the previous version. This helps drain out water fast.

Gel Trounce 3 size and fit

Fit and sizing follow the prior version and run standard to industry norms. Runners with medium measurements from heel to forefoot will be very comfortable in this shoe. Additionally, the toe box has more room in this version. Available widths are D and B while sizes are from 6 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.


Asics uses a mix of industry-standard carbon rubber in the heel and other high-impact areas and blown rubber the rest of the way for better durability and traction. The rubber pattern is moderate in size for added grip.


The midsole offers the renowned Gel cushioning system for shock attenuation. This is a silicon-based material that expands upon impact and compresses as the foot moves to mid-stance for better propulsion. Keeping overpronation to a minimum is the DuoMax Support System, which is a dual-density foam in the medial side for added arch support.


The upper is standard open mesh for breathability and synthetic overlays for support and structure. Asics relocates some of the overlays in the forefoot to the midfoot for more room in the toe box and enhanced midfoot support. A molded and removable sockliner provides enhanced step-in comfort and can be replaced with customized orthotics for a more personalized fit and support.


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