Pronation is part of the natural movement of the human body and refers to the way your foot rolls inward for impact distribution upon landing. Understanding your pronation type can help you find a comfortable running shoe. ASICS GEL-Quantum 360 is made for Under, Neutral.
GEL runs deep! High performance with no equal, ASICS introduces the new GEL-Quantum 360 – engineered for a high octane ride with 360 degrees of GEL Cushioning technology! Designed for the athlete demanding the ultimate in performance and endurance, with unmatched GEL cushioning that is built to outlast the competition. The discrete construction of the full length Trusstic System delivers support and a spring-loaded ride to power through each workout. The advanced FluidFit upper is nearly seamless, constructed to provide strategic support so the only thing runners will notice is how great their feet feel while running in the GEL-Quantum 360. Weight: 11.9 oz. Heel Height: 22mm. Forefoot Height: 12mm.
The technology in this product
There are a few things about this shoe that make it super comfortable: 360 degrees of gel make it Asics’ most cushioned shoe ever. That gel is topped by a cushioned sockliner, giving the shoe an ultra plush feel when you first put it on. Additionally, it has a slightly narrow heel which makes you feel locked in.
Although technically a neutral shoe, the Quantum offers a really stable ride thanks to a full-length trusstic system; it was certainly enough support for my overpronated foot, but wouldn’t be overwhelmingly stiff for a true neutral runner.
The shoe features a seamless upper – ‘asymetrical fluid fit,’ they call it. Basically it offers a sock-like fit that is snug and secure where it needs to be (midfoot) and open where it needs to be (toe box).
If you’re looking for a shoe to mix into your everyday lineup with some extra cushion – perhaps a shoe for the day after a hard workout – the Quantum fits the bill.