Verdict from 4 experts and +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • The Gel Quantum Infinity is the first shoe from Asics to feature a visible full-length Gel technology midsole from heel to toe giving the shoe incredible comfort and flexibility.
  • Most of the users are pleased on how comfortable the cushioning on the new Asics Gel Quantum Infinity is saying it gives it a “pillow-soft” feel.
  • Some runners applauded the fact the shoe is very lightweight.
  • Also liked by a few users is that the shoe fits snugly with an ample room in the toe-box.
  • It had been mentioned in some reviews that the shoe fits well even on users with wide feet.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One of the testers said that his feet felt a little warm towards the end of the run.  
  • A few reviews said that the shoe does not provide a substantial amount of energy return, especially when compared to running shoes like the Adidas Ultra Boost.
  • Also noted by a user is that the Gel Quantum Infinity is quite heavier than many running shoes of a similar type.

Bottom line

The Asics Gel Quantum Infinity is a stylish-looking running shoe that provides the right amount of cushioning suited for all types of daily activities.  May it be for vigorous runs or just taking a leisurely walk, this well-engineered shoe did not disappoint the users in providing a high level of comfort and stability when they are on the move. Although the shoe’s weight and breathability is something that needs to be improved according to some testers, it does not diminish the fact that the Asics Gel Quantum Infinity is a shoe that needs to be added in a neutral runner’s shoe arsenal.

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Good to know

Known to be the first-ever running shoe from Asics to feature a visible full-length Gel technology, the Gel Quantum Infinity was created to provide uniform impact cushioning with its heel-to-toe Gel coverage.

Gel is considered the brand’s premium cushioning and is a common choice for the top-rated Asics runners. The Quantum Infinity is created with a 360-degree Gel midsole. Its benefits include:

  • Enhanced shock absorption with 10% more resiliency compared to similar-sized EVA foam
  • Springy rebound with every step
  • Mid-platform layout provides a smooth and consistent ride like no other road running shoe
  • Foam heel lining for durability and grip on concrete grounds, paved walkways, treadmills, and other flat surfaces

Who is it for? Well suited for runners that opt for neutral running shoes based on their feet pronation.

What is it best for? Daily running, casual jogging, long-distance running, and marathons.

  • New age upper. Boasting a seamless one-piece upper made via 3D puff printing, this provides the shoe its remarkable breathability and lightweight feel.
  • Lighter means faster. The outsole has been reduced in weight for faster performance in comparison to the heavier Gel found in Asics Gel Quantum 360 5.
  • Infinity and beyond. The word “Infinity” embossed in gold on the tongue and heel in Japanese Katakana, an iconic symbol that defines the shoe.
  • Zen design. Distinctive ripple design inspired by water drops flowing from the outsole to the upper part of the shoes.

How Gel Quantum Infinity compares

This shoe: 82
All shoes average: 82
57 94
This shoe: £170
All shoes average: £120
£40 £280
This shoe: 390g
All shoes average: 270g
100g 437g
Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

jens@runrepeat.com