ASICS GEL-Craze TR 3

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Asics brings once again a great option for an optimal multipurpose shoe in their cross training collection. The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 raises the standards of functionality and style for the brand. Lightweight, durable and really comfortable, these shoes are ideal for your sessions of intense cross training in the gym and outdoors.

The Gel Craze TR 3 combines some of the greatest technologies from Asics. The FluidRide midsole technology brings extra cushioning and protection to the shoes at the same time that the FluidAxis technology provides the shoes with remarkable flexibility from the outsole to the midsole. The rear foot Gel Cushioning system and the Solyte midsole protect you from the shock of the impact from your training session, keeping your feet, ankles, knees and hips more protected. The lateral outrigger construction of the shoe provides stability in any side to the movements, and the upper that brings extra support, will make you feel even better while you do your training.

Pros
  • Ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties
  • Great Training Shoe
  • Rear foot and Fore foot Gel Cushioning System
  • Great look and style
  • Very, Very comfortable
  • Starting at a very affordable price
Cons
  • unfortunately they are a bit narrow
  • Sizing can be tricky
  • Heel cushion  is a bit too soft, causing lack of stability
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Asics Gel Craze TR 3 comes with a combination of technologies that provide protection, better performance and a lighter feeling of the shoe. The Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) technology places a extra durable rubber compound in the high-impact critical areas of the outsole making the shoe exceptionally durable.The sole of these shoes has been designed for quick movements as well as all-purpose training. The outrigger design increases your lateral movement ability and allows your foot to cover more ground when you do active drills like hurdles, box jumps and dancing.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

A combination of technologies patented by Asics in the Gel Craze TR 3 makes these shoes, one of the most comfortable shoes to train on. The FluidRide technology, provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties while keeping the shoe light and extremely durable. The rear foot and fore foot Gel Cushioning system makes sure to attenuate shock during landing and take-off. It allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the natural gait cycle. The Solyte midsole material makes the shoes even lighter, and the SpEVA technology improves the bounce-back characteristics while bringing more durability to the Asics Gel Craze TR 3.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The remarkable upper construction, gives to the Asics Gel Craze TR 3 provides a cushioning performance and breathability properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment for your feet while training with the Gel Craze TR 3. The lace-up front provides adjustability, making the shoes to fit perfectly around the back of the foot, offering plenty of stability and support.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 shoes are not meant to be shoes for speed work, with an average weight of 9.1 oz for the men’s line, and 7.4 oz for the women’s line, the Asics Gel Craze TR 3 will not help you running faster, but will make your feet more comfortable when doing your training. The Gel Craze TR 3 is lighter than other shoes in its category tough. You need to have in mind that the weight is an average as it depends on the size of the shoe. The weight of the shoes has been reviewed as ideal when you use them for cross training.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The breathable air mesh upper from the Asics Gel Craze TR 3, will provide you great ventilation to your feet. The mesh is good for dispelling heat and the microfiber foot-bed is hardened with antimicrobial solution with anti-odor properties. The wider toe box is helps the foot to breathe while you are performing your toughness cross training sessions. The sock-liner helps the shoes to provide a great grip on your feet while seeing them fresh and cool.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 is known to provide a lot of comfort, even when training in hard surfaces for a long period of time. The FluidRide technology, provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties while keeping the shoe light and extremely durable, while the rear foot and fore foot Gel Cushioning system makes sure to attenuate shock during landing and take-off. Both technologies allow more movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the natural gait cycle. The toe box of the Gel Craze TR 3 is wide enough to provide enough room for your toes preventing the formation of blisters by keeping them dry and cool. Overall, the comfort of the Gel Craze TR 3 is outstanding for cross training.
Style
Style

Style

Customers all around the world love the look of the Asics Gel Craze TR 3. The line provides a limited color palette, but the combination of colors will make you look amazing while you train. The great style and the outstanding design and comfort they provide, make them as well perfecto to be on the top of the list of “wear every day” shoes. Whether is going to the gym, or just wearing them during a long day, the Asics Gel Craze TR 3 trainers will always make you look amazing.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The high quality materials used to build the Asics Gel Craze TR 3 make the shoe very resistant yet still light and flexible. They are comfortable and durable enough to provide you the best performance for a long while. The Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) technology places an extra durable rubber compound in the high-impact critical areas of the outsole making the shoe exceptionally durable. The mesh upper is also made of high quality materials that provide the best durability to the shoe, and the Solyte midsole technology makes the EVA and SpEVA compounds lighter and more durable.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The protection provided by the Asics Gel Caze TR 3 is remarkable. The technologies used in the midsole provide maximum cushioning and protection from the impact on every step you take. The FluidRide technology, provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties while keeping the shoe light and extremely durable.

The rear foot and fore foot Gel Cushioning system also provides the necessary protection to attenuate shock during landing and take-off, and the resistant mesh upper will keep you protected from most of the hazards of cross raining. These shoes will make sure your feet, ankles, knees and hips are protected from the shock of every movement you make, while keeping blisters within miles away of distance.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The different technologies used in the design and production of the Asics Gel Craze TR 3, provide you the best control while training indoors and outdoors. The shape of the shoe and the glove-like feeling brought by the remarkable design, provide the right support in al the right places at the right time. The FluidAxis technology of the midsole enhances the foot’s natural gait from heel strike to toe-off. On top of that the Solyte midsole material reduces the weight of the shoe and provides more durability. Your shoes will be your best companion while training. However, the responsiveness of the shoe will decrease if you wear them in off-track terrains.
Support
Support

Support

There are some things you need to know about your body mechanics before buying the perfect shoes for training. If you have pronation, over-pronation or under-pronation when you walk and run, is very important. It can affect the kind of shoe you want to wear, you may need special support to enhance your performance. The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 provides the necessary support if you slightly over/under pronate.

These shoes support neutral foot arches and provide extra space in the toe box. Its memory foam padded interior also supports your foot well when using the shoes. Thanks to the Gel Cushioning units in the fore foot and in the rear foot, you can perform your best easier and longer. The cushioning of the shoe and the FluidAxis midsole construction, enable the shoe to recognize, adapt, and respond to the your exact load and positional change from first impact to toe-off.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Asics Gel Cumulus 16 are training shoes that perform the best when exercising over track, road and gravel paths. Running over those surfaces under wet conditions is safe with these shoes, the support and responsiveness are known to be really good. The breathability of the shoes is outstanding, so the shoes will keep you cool and dry in any kind of conditions. You can use them indoors and outdoors. We do not recommend to use them off-trail, the traction and support decrease when training over that kind of surfaces.
Price
Price

Price

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 training shoes price start as low as $40 USD and goes up to $100 USD depending on the color and size. So, the average price would be $70 USD. These trainers are one of the most affordable shoes in the market. The Gel Craze TR 3 are definitely good value for your money.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The rubber outsole of the Asics Gel Craze TR 3 provides good traction when running on flat surfaces regardless if it is wet or dry, outdoors or indoors. The AHAR technology bring extra traction and durability to the midsole. The outsole pattern has been designed to bring the best stability while cross training.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 trainers incorporate extra cushioning and great protection technology while providing good flexibility. With this model, you can be safe and comfortable during your toughest cross training session thanks to the versatility and flexibility of the shoe.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The rubber outsoles with their AHAR technology and the FluidAxis midsole technology combine their best features to give you a lot of control during your training. The cushioning that the Gel Cushioning units and the FluidRide midsole, make them very easy to adapt to your feet as well as to the terrain. You will experience great stability. Ideal for cross training, the combination of the lateral outrigger construction, one that offers extra stability in any side to the movements, and the mesh upper, will give you exceptional support while training.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop of a shoe is the difference between the height of the heel and the height of the toe. Asics Gel Craze TR 3 training shoes have a 10 mm drop for both men and women lines. However, the men’s line has a heel height of 20mm and a forefoot height of 10mm, while the women’s line has a heel height of 19mm and a forefoot height of 9mm.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

•Asics High Abrasion Rubber applied to the outsole

•FluidRide midsole

•Solyte and SpEva midsole material

•Rear foot and fore foot Gel Cushioning System

•FluidAxis midsole technology
Bottom line
Bottom line

Bottom line

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 cross training shoes will help you perform your best during those long training sessions. These running shoes will give you good support, traction, and remarkable comfort while you are training. The price for there trainers is unbeatable as well.

Whether is indoors or outdoors, cold or warm, the Asics Gel Craze TR 3 ventilation and breathability will not let the conditions stop you from performing your best while cross training. These shoes are a great option for those who love great cushioning and enough space for their toes. Fitness instructors love the feeling, lightweight and support the Gel Craze TR 3 provide. The length and width of the shoe is true to size. Do not forget they come in a great combination of colors, always making you looks amazing while wearing them. If you over/under pronate, we recommend you to check with your doctor or an expert before getting a pair of Asics Gel Craze TR 3.