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Asics GEL-Pulse 3

The Asics GEL-Pulse 2 was a very successful shoe. Building upon this success is the latest installment of the Pulse line, the Asics GEL-Pulse 3. The third version is almost an ounce lighter than its predecessor while enhancing the comfort, fit and performance and still offering the same fast ride and cushioned platform that runners love.

The reduced weight comes from the GEL-Pulse 3’s profile being leveled out. For more protection, Asics added an extra layer of padding to the forefoot. The result, testers with traditional gaits are skeptical with the update, it takes a while for them to break in, but nevertheless after a few miles they get used to it. On the other hand, midfoot and forefoot strikers love the additional cushioning and the energy turn out. The GEL-Pulse 3 acquired more fans for the series.

The upper is a combination of mesh and a supportive overlay material for a great fit and comfortable environment allowing runners to take greater distances. The Comfort Dry sockliner provides cushioning performance and anti-microbial properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment. Also, the GEL-Pulse 3 still features the both the Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning System with exceptional shock absorbency at point of impact. SPEVA, occupying the full-length of the midsole, increases the energy return.

The Trusstic System, a thermal plastic located at the bottom of the midsole, reduces the weight of the sole and decreases the torsion between the Rearfoot and the forefoot. Asics High Abrasion Rubber or AHAR is a lightweight yet durable rubber compound on the outsole, enhances traction and the durability of the shoe. These technologies put together make the GEL-Pulse 3 a tank of a shoe.

The Asics GEL-Pulse 3 retails for $90 USD but can go as low as $79.95 online. Check to see if the 30% sale we found is still valid – Men’s and Ladies. These platforms come in men’s and women’s sizes and come in a variety of colors. It is an excellent shoe overall, highly recommended for runners with gaits ranging from neutral to mild overpronator who seeks enhanced cushioning and an exceptional ride. The GEL-Pulse 3 is an entry-level-shoe with a great balance of support, comfort and stability with a price that is hard to beat.

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