DiscontinuedUpdate: Asics GT 3000 5
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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WeightMen: 11ozWomen: 8.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 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.
Heel heightMen: 22mmWomen: 21mm
Forefoot heightMen: 12mmWomen: 11mm
WidthMen: normal, wide, wideWomen: normal, wide
Updates to Asics GT 3000 3
- The Asics GT 3000 3 comes with several notable updates which include the use of the Guidance Trusstic System in its sole instead of using the Space Trusstic System present in other versions. This system provides torsion control and flexibility. As a result, this shoe is more efficient and enjoyable to wear.
- Another update is the use of the Dynamic DuoMax Technology, which is the post placed in the sole in colored specs matching the rubber. Its purpose is to provide a post for support at less the weight.
- The Heel Clutch System is new in this shoe. It provides not just a better heel fit but improved support as well. As a result, this shoe is perfect for mid-foot strikers who need the stability, support and cushioning for the gait cycle.
- The upper is also updated with open mesh material. This new design helps reduce friction while keeping the shoe comfortable to wear. The mesh is light in weight, breathable, and stylish. The Discrete Eyestay lacing system is also noted as an update and the Bunion Window design is a wise move, especially for runners with bunions.
Asics GT 3000 3 size and fit
The GT 3000 3 from Asics is available in standard length and width. The toe box, the mid-foot area, and the heel box are wide enough to accommodate medium measurements and those with slightly wide foot shape. The upper design and the overlays are both complementing the great fit of this shoe.
The outsole of the Asics GT 3000 3 is made from the Asics exclusive AHAR+ which is actually lighter and thinner than the common AHAR. Areas that are prone to ground contact are designed to have this rubber compound to reduce excessive high wear.
The Vertical Flex Grooves are also placed in its outsole. As a result, this shoe is more efficient in the gait cycle.
The midsole of this shoe is constructed with the Asics Rearfoot and Forefoot Gel Cushioning System. It is the system that attenuates shock and impact during foot strike and toe-off. It also provides assistance to smooth foot transition. The Gel Cushioning System is also utilized in the Gel Kayano 25, which is also a stability shoe like the GT 3000 3.
The Solyte Midsole material is also present in the midsole. This is a lightweight foam midsole compound that offers enhanced durability and cushioning. FluidRide Technology is also a part of its midsole. It allows the shoe to bounce back and forth along the stride. The ComforDry Sockliner provides the soft cushioning and this material has an anti-microbial property.
The Dynamic DuoMax system is also used in its midsole which enhances the stability and support with its post. Working along with it are the Impact Guidance System or IGS and the Guidance Trusstic
System. With all these in the midsole construction, efficiency, responsiveness, support, protection, and comfort are all provided.
The upper of the Asics GT 3000 3 is constructed with the open mesh material combined with overlays placed strategically to solve bunion problems. This is called the Bunion Windows design for overlays. The lacing system is also designed with the Discrete Eyestay lacing for security.
California Slip Lasting is also attached directly to the canvas for added comfort and for stability. There is the Clutch Counter in the heel area to improve and enhance support and stability.