Summary

We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A cool and dry environment is provided by the breathable upper unit of the 3000 3.
  • The Comfordry Sock Liner is a removable insole that has moisture-wicking capabilities.
  • Runners appreciated the FluidRide mid-sole, which has a bouncy property that offers better underfoot cushioning.
  • The Dynamic DuoMax support system helped several runners achieve a better running stance by reducing the rate of over-pronation.
  • The Impact Guidance System and Guidance Trusstic System give the gait an enhanced level of efficiency when running as noted by a few testers.
  • Since its release, the GT 3000 3 has seen vast reductions in its price, which is now affordable.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The 3000 3 has a moderately heavy price.
  • Many runners felt that it was too stiff and bulky that it limited their natural movement.
  • The stitching of the overlay system began to loosen out for some testers.
  • The similar look to many of Asics shoes turned off a few reviewers.

Bottom line

The Asics GT 3000 3 is a supportive shoe that can be used daily for many activities. It has been enjoyed by many runners because of its comfortable cushioning, responsive stability mechanics, durable outsole and reliable overall quality. Though it also received negative comments from users, overall, the shoe is still considered by some as a successful update.

Facts

Update: Asics GT 3000 5
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Stability
Weight: Men: 11oz | Women: 8.6oz
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: $130
Colorways: Grey, Multi, Pink
Size
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  • 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.

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.

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