Who should buy the Asics Gel Quantum 360 4
- A great daily running partner for anyone who are into 10Ks and 21Ks.
- For long distance runners who are looking for a comfortable and springy natural running shoe for easy runs, walking and casual wear.
Updates to the Asics Gel Quantum 360 4
- More premium feel compared to its predecessor delivering the endurance and support with a springy, responsive Gel cushioning.
- Introducing a new woven upper for more supportive fit with locked-down feel.
Grippy outsole on various surfaces
Same as with the popular Asics Gel Cumulus 20, the Asics High-Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) makes up this shoe’s outsole.
It is reinforced in the forefoot and heel, also known as the high-wear areas of a shoe. Because the AHAR is made from similar rubber material as car tires, the outsole is guaranteed to be durable and protective, while also retaining the essential function of gripping on various surfaces.
Quantum 360 4 provides all-around shock absorption
At the forefront of the Gel Quantum 360 4 is the Gel technology in the midsole, and, as the name suggests, the shoe has 360-degrees of Gel coverage surrounding the midsole.
This design intends for all-around shock absorption, to ensure the foot receives minimal pressure from impact from all angles. With the Gel cushioning, the movement is more fluid and more efficient as the foot transitions throughout the gait cycle.
Ultra-light midsole that enables faster speed
Inside the Gel cushioning border is the Solyte, an ultra-light midsole material that offers maximum cushioning and durability. Unlike regular ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsoles, the Solyte material is lighter, thus endorsing a premium feel while enabling a faster speed.
The Gel Quantum 360 4 also promotes torsional rigidity with the aid of the Trusstic System. This technology comes in the form of a thermoplastic unit within the midfoot, providing the foot with steadiness by preventing the shoe from unnecessary twists and turns. Aside from that, the Trusstic System also gives the structural integrity of the shoe.
Working hand-in-hand with the Trusstic System is the Impact Guidance System (IGS), a design concept that promotes stability. The IGS works by giving the shoe an ability to work with the foot, instead of trying to control it. Such a mechanism results in a more efficient and natural gait cycle.
An OrthoLite X-40 sockliner tops the midsole of the Gel Quantum 360 4. It presents a high-rebound property and increases the responsiveness of the shoe, as well as its cushioning level. The sockliner also has an antibacterial quality.
Asics Gel Quantum 360 4 offers an adaptable fit
The upper of the Gel Quantum 360 4 introduces the FluidFit material, a unique combination of stretch mesh and other stretchable reinforcements to create an adaptable and contoured fit.
As it produces a glove-like fit, the FluidFit improves running efficiency because the upper is now more responsive towards the foot’s movements. The FluidFit upper is installed using a seamless construction, which reduces the risk of irritation and friction.
The shoe’s external heel counter is equipped with the Heel Clutching System, which provides the foot with enhanced support, as well as a more precise fit at the rearfoot area. This feature prevents the foot from slipping out of the shoe.