Asics Men's Gel Quantum 360 2 Running Shoe
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Gel cushioning system uses a silicone based gel around the entirety of the midsole for unmatched responsive shock absorption on impact.
Solyte is an ultra light, top-of-the-line midsole that delivers durable and responsive cushioning.
Trusstic System utilizes a thermal plastic midfoot unit to reduce weight and increase torsional rigidity.
FluidFit consists of multi-directional stretch mesh that provides a personalized, glove-like fit.
Engineered mesh comprises the upper, providing lightweight breathability.
Seamless Upper Construction allows for irritation-free sockless wear.
Heel Clutching System uses an exoskeletal structure that wraps the heel for a secure fit.
ComforDry X-40 Sockliner is made with anti-bacterial material to reduce odor and moisture and provide additional cushioning
Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full-length ComforDry, for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.
ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the heel is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.
13.0 oz (size 9)
Even as someone who tends to gravitate to shoes with a bit more a of a stripped down aesthetic, I nonetheless welcome the cushioning innovation of having the entire shoe covered in Asics's signature gel for how it emphasizes that shock absorption and design should be serving, above all else, comfort. But revisit some of the shoes of the past with similar intentions and notice how clunky or uncoordinated some of the pieces, like the upper or weight, could fit together. Here with with the strategic cushioning those are an afterthought (or forgotten thought?) that make uncomfortable shoes a distant memory. And the constructed Solyte midsole broadens the appeal for whom a high cushioning shoe was once thought to be made. The comfort is obvious and essential. But it's gained a new designation as a training shoe, daily training even.