Since 1949, ASICS has understood that athletes have a variety of needs and therefore require a variety of shoes to suit their personal taste as well as their personal style of running. Their scientists at the Institute of Sport Science have studied the human body in motion and have developed the ASICS Gel Quantum 360 for everyday use. This shoe contains several types features which use newer technologies and more advanced types of materials, all designed to work with your feet and enhance your running experience. While each is discussed in detail below, we will give you an overview here. Don’t be overwhelmed by all the information.
First, this shoe is all about cushioning and comfort with 360 degrees of Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL cushioning. Second, the ASICS AHAR® technology provides the shoe with supreme durability. Third, the Trusstic System® enhances support. Then, the Solyte® midsole, which weighs less than the traditional EVA or SpEVA®, makes this shoe even more lightweight. In addition, the shoe's Heel Clutching System is designed to give you the absolute best fit in the back of the shoe, while the FluidFit™ technology allows for maximum fit in the upper. And finally, there is a removable ComforDry™ X-40 sockliner, that not only elevates comfort but reduces the growth of microbes in your shoe. Some of these components you can see from the outside and some you cannot.
Excessive wear under the base of the big toe may indicate that the foot is twisting during toe-off. Sometimes, having too much support under the inner arch can cause the foot to land toward the outside and result in excessive lateral wear. Also, one leg is often longer than the other, resulting in increased wear on the dominant side. The ASICS AHAR® system appears to be excelling in cutting down the wear in most, if not all, of these situations. This quite possibly could be the best outer sole material ASICS scientists have designed.
Some may find the upper narrow in the midfoot, making it slightly uncomfortable for those with a wider foot. Widths are indicated as follows: Men: narrow - B; standard - D; wide - 2E; extra wide - 4E. Women: narrow - 2A; standard - B; wide - D; Extra Wide - 2E. With ASICS, women sometimes will purchase a men's shoe in order to achieve a wider fit, and men will order a women's shoe to achieve a more narrow fit. The wide variety of styles and colors allows you to do this without feeling self-conscious. Visible stretching or bulging on the outsides of the forefoot are good indicators that additional width may be needed.
The Forefoot GEL Cushioning system is a similar technology in the front of the Gel Quantum and reduces the stress placed on the foot during toe-off. The ComforDry® system, mentioned above, combines underfoot comfort with exceptional breathability. It also contains anti-microbial properties for a cooler, drier, healthier foot environment. These sock liners are removable, making them easy to clean and to customize. Along with the GEL® cushioning system and the ComforDry® system, the Solyte® midsole material is also designed to enhance cushioning for a comfortable ride.
•Heel Clutching System™ for increased support
•Removable ComforDry™ X-40 sockliner
•Lightweight Solyte® midsole
•Durable AHAR® rubber outsole