There’s a reason ASICS is the most popular shoe among marathon runners. They make high quality shoes and they are passionate about running and runners. There newest and boldest shoe release of 2015 is the Gel-Quantum 360.
The ASICS design team has worked on the Gel-Quantum 360 for almost five years. They were asked by runners to offer “more of that gel feeling,” and answered with a midsole made up entirely of ASICS gel cushioning. The shoe provides a nice soft landing on the harsh paved surfaces most of us train on.
The Gel-Quantum 360 also provides stability, energy, and momentum with a unique full-length Trusstic footbridge. The bridge runs around the perimeter of the sole and is radically different from any other ASICS shoe design. While the shoe targets runners with a neutral foot-strike, it may work well for mild pronators as well.
The size 13 shoes I tested weighed in at close to 13 oz, and the heel-to-toe drop is 10mm. The comfortable upper provides some nice structure with woven materials that overlap and give support in the midfoot area. The 5.5mm sock liner rests on a bed of foam that sits over the gel midsole.
The shoe looks impressive and the colors are fantastic. You can actually see the midsole suspended in the gel just above the segmented crash pads along the outer edge of the shoe. Look for the ASICS Gel-Quantum 360 in running stores near you on July 18th.
I took the ASICS Gel-Quatum 360 out for a test run and it felt incredibly smooth. If you’re already a fan of the ASICS Gel lineup and you crave even more cushion, definitely check this out!
I received these shoes from ASICS for review.