Monday, December 12, 2011
Asics Gel Blade 3 shoe review
Shoe: Asics Gel Blade 3
Technology: I.G.S, DuoMax, Trusstic a, Gel, wet grip rubber,
First impression: This shoe is orange and white/black in color, seems very futuristic with the shining orange.
Fit: The shoe fits good enough but with some break-in period needed.
Size fits as indicated and feels comfortable.
Like all Asics shoe, it has the option to tie the lace snuggly to lock the ankle.
The shoes is low to the ground and is very well cushioned.
Game time: The ventilation is very good owing to the mesh under the midsole area and around the vamp/upper/toungue area.
The shoe felt light when 'standing on the balls of the feet'.
The shoe also felt comfortable and explosive first step is easy to achieve.
In addition, landing from a lunge or jumps felt comfortable with no excessive forced felt on the ankle and knee.
The rounded sole on the heel facilitates lunges and has very good gel cushioning.
Lateral movement is very good too as the shoe is low to the ground and ankle twist is less likely to happen.
Pros: Excellent cushioning and grip. Feels bouncy on the first step and low on the ground
Cons: The excellent cushioning comes at the cost of heavier weight than the competition.
Is somewhat expensive expected for Asics shoes
Fit: 8.5/10 (has the option to tighten the lace around the ankle are)
Feel: 8.5/10 (Owing to weight)