Asics Gel Ziruss 3 vs 2: A downgrade

Although Asics claims that the technologies in the Gel Ziruss 3 are much advanced than the 2's, runners say it doesn't reflect on the run. As a matter of fact, they find the Asics Gel Ziruss 3 inferior to its precursor. 

So, what were the changes implemented? 

  • The shoe now has Flyte Foam midsole, which is much stiffer than the 2's — responsible for the loss of comfort in this version. 
  • On the plus side, the shoe's new mesh upper renders a more breathable fit. 

Who and what is it for? 

The Asics Gel Ziruss 3 is a road running shoe made for neutral runners. It's an all-rounder, handling your jogs, walks, and gym sessions. 


How Asics Gel Ziruss 3 ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 11% road running shoes
All road running shoes
Bottom 12% Asics running shoes
All Asics running shoes
Bottom 12% neutral running shoes
All neutral running shoes


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