ASICS GEL-Quantum 360 Running Shoe Review
With an aggressive look, the Asics Gel Quantum 360 shoes come with a modern design. The running shoes represent one of the leading options for lightweight construction with a tight fit. With a distinctive 360 gel construction, they are comfortable and easy to use. They are recommended for most runners who need comfort in combination with breathability and who also place value on design. So are the shoes right for you?
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4 Good Reasons to buy the Asics Gel Quantum 360
1. Neutral pronation.
2. Distinctive breathable upper.
3. 360 gel cushioning.
4. Seamless construction.
3 Reasons not to buy the Asics Gel Quantum 360
1. Large toe box.
2. Laces can be stronger.
3. Not all runners like the 360 Gel design.
Made to offer a great fit, the upper comes with good breathability. Made with no seams to avoid irritation of the feet, they represent a leading option for longer running sessions where this is an issue with so many alternative shoes.
Size and Fit
With options between sized 7 and 14, there are plenty of sizes to choose from. In terms of fit, the Ortholite X-40 sockliner makes the shoes a recommended option for a natural feel while running. At the same time, if you have smaller feet, it might be worth choosing half a size smaller options to counter the otherwise roomier forefoot. The Heel Clutch System also improves the fit to a great degree. It offers the support which is needed for many runners in this crucial area and it can mean that you can use the shoes for ultimate sprints as well.
With a durable rubber outsole, you can expect good flexibility with the shoes. This is, of course, based on the Gel technology which allows the outsole more flexibility with sprints as well. Made for the ultimate experience for all types of runners who need good stability with the outsole, the shoes can be used even for longer training sessions or race days.
Designed for neutral pronation, the shoes excel when it comes to correct foot biomechanics. They do a great job in weight distribution when the feet hit the ground. With above-average shock absorption as well, they can be among the leading options for many runners. With a heel height of 22mm and a forefoot height of 12mm, the shoes offer great support in the midsole. This translates into reduced shock towards your feet as well. Made for normal size arches, the midsole offers good support as well. Even people with higher arches or flat feet can still use their own customer support.
As one of the distinct advantages of the shoes, the upper is lightweight and follows the natural contour of the foot. Apart from the slightly oversized forefoot, the upper is close to the best it can be, especially with its traditional lacing.
Stability is improved due to the 360 Gel design. But the shoes are not your versatile option to take to the office as well. This is why they can only perform at their best while running and not so much as an all-day option as well.
With the help of the Ortholite technology, the durability of the shoe is above average. It offers a good moisture-management control and together with the upper, it represents a design made for long-term use. While the outsole can be improved, running on most flat surfaces can be the right way to go for maximum durability.
The Gel Quantum 360 offers unrivaled breathability making them one of the best options for the summer days. Together with the seamless constructions, the running shoes can be the breathable option to use when you want to run for longer distances as well.
With the most gel used up to this moment, the shoes offer one of the best options when it comes to shock absorption. Although not all runners are actually satisfied by the technology, in most cases it can significantly reduce the shock on joints such as the knees. With a thin layer of rubber on the outsole, this makes them flexible, with good traction due to the Truesstic System. They also stand out with the balance between the outsole and the midsole.
In terms of style, Asics delivered a great design. With one of the only shoes which come with an elegant olive version as well, they immediately stand out to runners. The Heel Clutching System is also elegantly designed. It makes the shoes support the heel while also looking apart. This is rare to find in many cases and it is the mark of one of the most respected manufacturers with its impressive history.
With a heritage which impresses most runners, Asics managed to deliver a staple design with the Gel Quantum 360. The running shoes excel in most categories and they can represent a trusted option when it comes to comfort with natural pronation. Made with attention to detail when it comes to foot biomechanics, they can be the solution you need if you are a runner looking for comfort.
Taking the shoes to the next level, Asics also made one of the distinctive designs with the upper. Recommended for most people looking to improve their overall improved breathability, the upper also looks apart. With only 6 color patterns to choose from, Asics manage to create each option its identity which can be easily combined with your running clothes as well.
- Stability - 9.1/109.1/10
- Comfort - 9.3/109.3/10
- Design - 9.0/109.0/10
- Cushioning - 9.4/109.4/10
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