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 midsole features FluidRide technology and 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 energy return and cushion
  • Great Training Shoe
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot Gel Cushioning
  • Great look and style
  • Very, Very comfortable
  • Starting at a very affordable price
Cons
  • Unfortunately, they are a bit narrow
  • Sizing issues
  • Heel cushion  is a bit too soft, causing lack of stability
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Asics Gel Craze TR 3 is composed of several technologies that act to protect the wearer. The shoe's AHAR material that covers the outsole ensures the shoe is durable underfoot since it is placed in high-impact areas. The shoe also features an outrigger component to help with side to side movements.

Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The materials featured in the midsole of the Asics Gel Craze TR 3 enhance the comfort level ten fold. The shoe's midsole Fluidride technology provides excellent energy return and padding. Even with ample cushioning, the shoe remains lightweight.

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 also packs Gel Cushioning in the front and back of the shoe. This particular cushioning material ensures that runners are well-padded from the shock of landing. Movement in the shoe is easy and a smooth ride is almost a given. The midsole also features Solyte, which is fairly lightweight. In addition, SpEVA material provides a nice amount of rebound and support for the wearer.
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

While the shoe is not the heaviest available in its category it's still a bit heavier than some might like. The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 weighs on average 9.1 oz for men and 7.4 oz for women. The shoe is meant to provide comfort not enable speed. Reviewers didn't complain much about the shoe's overall weight but did note that they were perfect for cross-training.

Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 upper is composed of air mesh. The breathable mesh material ensures optimal breathability. Heat can escape easily to ensure a comfortable run. The shoe's microfiber interior features bacteria fighting properties and is tough enough in that regard to keep foul smells away.

The shoe also features a larger toe box which ensures a nice comfortable ride even when going hard. The shoe's liner helps to keep feet free from moisture at a comfortable temperature.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 is known for its comfortable properties. The shoe remains comfortable on a variety of surfaces even when training long. The shoe's FluidRide midsole tech is energy-efficient and pads well underfoot but it doesn't weigh things down. In addition, the Gel Cushioning adds another layer of padding to prevent impact injuries. Both of these materials ensure a nice smooth ride from the Gel Craze TR 3. And, of course, the roomier forefoot area enhances the overall comfort of the shoe and helps to reduce the chance of blisters.


Style
Style

Style

Reviewers love the attractive design of the Asics Gel Craze TR 3. The shoe comes in a limited number of colors but those that are available are quite nice.
The shoe is well-designed in terms of structure and aesthetics. They're great for casual wear or training. They look good worn on errands or to the gym.

Durability
Durability

Durability

The materials used in the construction of the Asics Gel Craze TR 3 make it a durable shoe. Despite such a solid construction, the shoe is also pliable. The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 is a comfortable, resistant trainer. The shoe's outsole features AHAR material that's placed in high-wear areas. The upper of the shoe is also quite tough. In addition, the midsole technologies are also very durable each in their own way.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 provides excellent protection for the wearer. The shoe's midsole cushioning materials provide ample padding underfoot and keep the wearer well-protected from the forces of impact. In addition, the Fluidride component in the midsole ensures a bouncy ride while also providing padding. The Gel Cushioning featured the length of the shoe also helps to pad each footfall. And, the mesh upper, made of durable materials, protects the wearer even when using the shoe for cross-training. The design of the shoe ensures wearers are protected from ankle rolls, hard impact, and nasty blisters.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 provides a pretty smooth ride whether you're running inside or out. The tight fitting shoe ensures support when needed and the FluidAxis midsole component enables a ride that's controlled and comfortable. The Solyte material also featured in the midsole, is lightweight and enhances the shoe's overall durability. The shoe provides good responsiveness, especially on the roads.


Support
Support

Support

Remember that it's important to know what kind of shoe you need before you even start trying them on. Find out whether you need support or not.

As a neutral shoe, the Asics Gel Craze TR 3 provides decent arch support and a snug supportive fit with a roomy forefoot area. The midsole cushioning and well-padded sock liner both provide support for the wearer. The Gel Cushioning also provides a bit of support underfoot. The FluidAxis component of the shoe ensures a smooth non-wobbly ride.


Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 is best for non-trail surfaces. The shoe can handle running on wet surfaces. Even when the ground is covered with fresh rain the shoe can ensure you are well-supported. In addition, the shoe is quite breathable so you'll feel comfortable and dry whatever the weather. Avoid going off-road with the Asics Gel Craze TR 3 since traction is poor on trails and the support is just not good enough in those kinds of conditions.

Price
Price

Price

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3's price can go as low as $40USD. The maximum price it retails for is $100USD. The price of the shoe is dependent on several factors including primarily the shoe's color and the sizing chosen. The Gel Craze TR 3 is a fairly affordable shoe model considering its features.

Traction
Traction

Traction

Featuring a tough rubber outsole, the Asics Gel Craze TR 3 ensures runners are grounded when they run. On flat ground, even in the rain, the shoe provides a nice amount of grip. The AHAR material in the outsole enhances the traction and ensures runners get a lot of miles out of the shoe.

Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 trainers incorporate extra cushioning and great protection technology while providing good flexibility. In this third version, 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 AHAR material in the rubber outsole of the Asics Gel Craze TR 3 provides a grippy, smooth ride for runners. The FluidAxis midsole also helps to ensure stability. All of the midsole cushioning materials work together to provide a supportive base for the runner. The shoe works well for cross-training thanks to the outrigger component which helps to prevent ankle rolling and ensures stability even when moving from side to side.


Drop
Drop

Drop

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 features a 10mm drop for both the men and women's version of the shoe. There is a slight difference, though, the heel stack height of the men's version is 1mm greater than the women's.

Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

•AHAR applied to the outsole

•FluidRide midsole

•Solyte and SpEva midsole material

•Gel Cushioning in forefoot & heel

•FluidAxis midsole technology
Bottom line
Bottom line

Bottom line

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 works perfectly as a cross training shoe and deliver a smooth ride even when going long and hard. The shoe is supportive, grippy, and well-priced. It can work well in a variety of conditions, indoors or outside, and in a variety of outdoor temperatures thanks to the shoe's breathable upper. The shoe also features a nice wide toe box. It's a great shoe for fitness classes thanks to its lateral support components.

The Asics Gel Craze TR 3 is true to size, comes in a variety of attractive hues, and looks great when worn. The neutral shoe can easily be worn outside of training.