To View Your VIP Benefits |


Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports

Men's ASICS GEL-Evolution 3

Item #ASC1272
MSRP:$112.99
VIP:$101.69
Get This Price
   Loading product details ...
Description
Reviews (20)
Video
Need Help?

Product Description:

Men's ASICS® GEL-Evolution™ 3 :: If you want maximum support that fits like a glove in a sleek, lightweight running shoe, the men's ASICS® GEL-Evolution™ 3 is for you. The GEL-Evolution™ 3 features the latest technology with impact absorption to provide you a smooth, comfortable and efficient run. 13.3 ounces

Category Type:

MOTION CONTROL+ [?]
Get the maximum support and maximum cushioning you need to feel strong and stable as you rack up the miles. Enjoy ideal low-arch support with Motion Control+ shoes to help overcome overpronation and guide your feet comfortably. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

! Endangered Shoe [?]

Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  GEL-Evolution II
  • Shock Absorption: Heel|Dual density GEL|Forefoot|GEL
  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Shoe Construction: SLIP
  • Midsole Material: Dual density compression molded EVA
  • Outsole Material: Carbon rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic leather

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports
 
3.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Reviewed by 20 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I've gone through a ...

By Spike from NYC

from Undisclosed

Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

I've gone through a hundred motion control shoes over the years. I've tried NB, Saucony, ASICS. A few years ago I switched from NB to ASICS and haven't looked back. Yesterday, right out of the box, I ran in these. They are so light it's amazing. Usually a motion control shoe is like strapping a brick to each foot...but this was like a feather. The cushioning seemed excellent for such a light shoe. As far as running with a MC shoe straight out of the box, this was the best I've ever had, by far!

 
4.0

Overall great shoe!

By Gus the Bus

from Illinois

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      I purchased these shoes for my son. He is 6'2", weighs 285lbs, and wears a size 16 shoe. He is very active for a big guy and we bought these shoes for track practice/conditioning. However, they are so comfortable he wears them all the time!(To school, to gym, to football and baseball conditioning, if he's not in cleats or spikes he's in his evolution 3's.) He has been running a minimum of 5 miles a day in them since they arrived. He had no break in discomfort at all, no rubbing, or slipping. He found them to be both comfortable and supportive. We did have an issue with a small portion of the bottom sole peeling off after about a month. However, road runner sports made it very easy to return the first pair for a new pair and so far the second pair has been perfect. It is hard to find shoes in a size 16 wide that are affordable, comfortable, supportive and "cool" enough for a big 15 year old to wear. The evolution 3's have made both my son and I happy! We would have given this shoe a perfect score but because of the mishap with the first pair we feel we have not had the second pair long enough to judge long term durability.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
       
      4.0

      I am a big guy (220 lb) ...

      By Chris Shineldecker

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      I am a big guy (220 lb) with strong pronation. These are very comfortable shoes for a low mileage run - not exceeding 5 miles. They gave significant pain releif in my shins and ankles that I was experiencing in my previous Mizuno Renegades. Ditto the comment about wearing out fast. However, the comfort and support was excellent for short runs. They became much less comfortable and supportive after mile 12-13 during marathon training.

       
      3.0

      175 pounds/flat narrow ...

      By Skip

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      175 pounds/flat narrow feet, heel striker. I switched from Asics 2080's to this shoe. They feel heavy and stiff and wear faster then the 2080's. I was experiencing shin and ankle pain after several pairs of 2080's. The first pair of EVO3's seem to take care of my shin pain however they wore out fast maybe 200 miles. Im on my second pair now maybe 100 miles and the shin pain is back. The shoes feel worn. Little cushioning even with cushion insoles. Time to switch shoes again.

       
      2.0

      These shoes are not worth ...

      By sam

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      These shoes are not worth a hundred dollars you need a new pair every three months. They wore out fast and became hard as rock after they only got a little damp!

       
      5.0

      I love everything about ...

      By Bob

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      I love everything about this shoe. It is a little heavy but what motion control shoe that really works isn't. The only other shoes that I have run in that compare are the Brooks Beast and the previous Gel Evolution, but this one has both of those beat. Now this one is apparently endangered because the Evolution 4 is coming soon. I can only hope that one is as good!

       
      3.0

      With socks, this is a ...

      By Wiliam

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      With socks, this is a remarkably comfortable running shoe for a heavy (220lbs.) runner. Good support and motion control. No knee injuries. For non-sock running purposes, like in triathlons, however, this is a really bad shoe. One sockless 10k run resulted in the worst blisters and abrasions I have ever had, particularly on the heels. Evolution II is a better tri shoe. Got any unsold ones?

       
      4.0

      I am in the miltary and I ...

      By Eric

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      I am in the miltary and I am just getting over a climbing injury (achilles tendons). My boss turned me on to this shoe. Though it was a bit heavy at first, my leg musclular strength endurance increased dramatically. I increased my 2 mile run time by almost two minutes. The wide toe room took a bit of getting used to. I have been running them for 8 months (56 miles a month) with no durability issues.I recommend using these for training, but when running for time, get a lighter shoe. 240 pds, 70 inches.

       
      4.0

      i have enjoyed these ...

      By bob a - Brentwood, TN

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      i have enjoyed these shoes. I prefer training shoes that a little lighter. It has held up and reasonable comfortable. I am considering buying another pair.

       
      4.0

      I am a new runner, and ...

      By Patrick

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      I am a new runner, and made the same mistake many have by purchasing some Nike Shox to run in. After 70 or so miles, these shoes were wore out and I had multiple aches and pains. I visited Lukes Locker in Dallas who specialize in running shoes. They suggested either this pair or the Brooks Beast. I chose this pair, because it "looked" better. I have been running 20 to 30 miles a week in these for 4 months now. I am 5 ft 11, started out at 240, 228 now. Upon lacing these shoes up, my aches and pains melted away. They offered the support I needed while being fairly light. The heel maybe a bit firm, I added a Dr. Schols cushion to assist the heel strike. My aches and pains returned after 200 miles. I will try Brooks Beast next, but will certainly try these again at a later date. Man they look cool and feel great too!

       
      4.0

      I have a totally flat ...

      By Jason

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      I have a totally flat foot and very wide with a narrow heel. The 4E width is perfect for my foot and my heel doesn't slip, although I have to tie them pretty tight. I tried the New Balance 1010 and it was horrible for my feet. A lot of times they put an arch in these types of motion control shoes which are supposed to be for people with very little arch or a totally flat foot. The arch in the shoe creates blisters immediately for people that don't have an arch, that's why shoes like the New Balance 1010 don't work. This Asics model is great but it is lacking in padding. It would get 5 stars if the padding was better. It's a $100 shoe and should have much better padding, but the fact that it's comfortable for those with totally flat wide feet is worth the $100 right there. I've ran in $50 shoes that have the same padding as these shoes but nowhere near the support or comfort. These are good shoes.

       
      2.0

      all i feel is heavy, hard ...

      By speedy

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      all i feel is heavy, hard rock insole, slight improve wit the design, less durable 2 run on the road, last only 2 month, 2 expensive , make it cheaper next time n cushionless as usual

       
      2.0

      The shoe works ok.but ...

      By J. Gardner

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      The shoe works ok.but feels harder than the 2 and more controlling on heel strike. Asics needs to soften the solyte feel, which I understand will occur with the 4th version due ouit in august of 2008. In the meantime, I'll run in my equalons.

       
      3.0

      Smoothest running mc shoe ...

      By JGG

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      Smoothest running mc shoe out there now, with the possible exception of the alchemy. Low heel,flexibility, fit are all there-but the shoe is too firm/jarring for the long haul for bigger runners. Can't wait for the solyte reformulation.

       
      4.0

      Comfortable,wide shoe for ...

      By Joel

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      Comfortable,wide shoe for us flat feet folk. It is,however,a little heavier
      than the Evolution 2.

       
      4.0

      Without extra insoles the ...

      By Roland

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      Without extra insoles the cushioning feels a bit too firm for my liking (more so than the evolution 2's). With the insoles it adds just the right amount of cush without sacrificing on the MC characteristic of the shoe. The insoles actually increase the effectiveness of the MC and stability of the shoe. I give this shoe a 4 without the insoles, 5 with them.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      love these shoes. i have ...

      By arcangel

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      love these shoes. i have flat feet and they give me lots of support. i'm surprised these are motion control shoe because they're very light. the inside is seamless so it makes the shoe very comfortable.

       
      4.0

      These shoes grow on you. ...

      By Thomas

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      These shoes grow on you. They are firm
      and have a lower heel.For a Motion Control shoe for bigger runners they are very light. I start off each run in them feeling they are too firm or need more cushion but end up very happy
      with the run and the shoes!!!. I hear from thr Runners World Forum that ASICS will make the solyte midsole softer in the next shoe update. I will buy these again Mot

       
      5.0

      The cushioning feels firm ...

      By alan

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      The cushioning feels firm and responsive (moreso than the Evo 2), plenty of stability while definatly having a fast feel for an MC shoe. Great update!

       
      2.0

      I am 6 foot 1 about 200 ...

      By Charlie

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Men's ASICS Running Shoes | ASICS GEL-Evolution 3 - Road Runner Sports:

      I am 6 foot 1 about 200 pounds with flat feet, and altough slightly better than the horrible Evolution II, this shoe just does not have enough cushioning. Bring back the original Evolution with Speva! Solyte just doesn't cut it. After my first run with these shoes, I ended up with an injury. Why oh why did ASICS not just leave well enough alone with the original Evolution? I still have to hunt for these on the net, they were the best shoe I've ever used.

      Displaying reviews 1-20

      Back to top

      Your Help Is Here

      Shop with confidence knowing your team of Fit Experts is waiting to answer all your questions. You can always find your perfect product and your perfect fit. Your Road Runner Sports Fit Experts will make sure you get exactly what you want and have tons of fun in the process! Give us a call, chat, or email!

      Call 800-743-3206 to

      • Get help with your order or finding a product
      • Learn how to find your perfect fit for shoes, apparel and gear based on your feet, body, and training goals
      • Or just to have a great time talking about life, liberty and the pursuit of running!!!

      Send us an email and count on a Fit Expert to reply to you as quickly as possible

      All items marked * are required.

      * First Name


      * Last Name


      * Email


      Comment (please enter a comment below)


      You May Also Like
      1.    Chris Shineldecker rated this product 4 stars
      Wed, March 04,2009:
      I am a big guy (220 lb) with strong pronation. These are very comfortable shoes for a low mileage run - not exceeding 5 miles. They gave significant pain releif in my shins and ankles that I was experiencing in my previous Mizuno Renegades. Ditto the comment about wearing out fast. However, the comfort and support was excellent for short runs. They became much less comfortable and supportive after mile 12-13 during marathon training.
      2.    sam rated this product 2 stars
      Sat, November 01,2008:
      These shoes are not worth a hundred dollars you need a new pair every three months. They wore out fast and became hard as rock after they only got a little damp!
      3.    Skip rated this product 3 stars
      Fri, August 22,2008:
      175 pounds/flat narrow feet, heel striker. I switched from Asics 2080's to this shoe. They feel heavy and stiff and wear faster then the 2080's. I was experiencing shin and ankle pain after several pairs of 2080's. The first pair of EVO3's seem to take care of my shin pain however they wore out fast maybe 200 miles. Im on my second pair now maybe 100 miles and the shin pain is back. The shoes feel worn. Little cushioning even with cushion insoles. Time to switch shoes again.
      4.    Bob rated this product 5 stars
      Sat, May 31,2008:
      I love everything about this shoe. It is a little heavy but what motion control shoe that really works isn't. The only other shoes that I have run in that compare are the Brooks Beast and the previous Gel Evolution, but this one has both of those beat. Now this one is apparently endangered because the Evolution 4 is coming soon. I can only hope that one is as good!
      5.    Wiliam rated this product 3 stars
      Thu, May 01,2008:
      With socks, this is a remarkably comfortable running shoe for a heavy (220lbs.) runner. Good support and motion control. No knee injuries. For non-sock running purposes, like in triathlons, however, this is a really bad shoe. One sockless 10k run resulted in the worst blisters and abrasions I have ever had, particularly on the heels. Evolution II is a better tri shoe. Got any unsold ones?
      6.    Eric rated this product 4 stars
      Tue, April 01,2008:
      I am in the miltary and I am just getting over a climbing injury (achilles tendons). My boss turned me on to this shoe. Though it was a bit heavy at first, my leg musclular strength endurance increased dramatically. I increased my 2 mile run time by almost two minutes. The wide toe room took a bit of getting used to. I have been running them for 8 months (56 miles a month) with no durability issues.I recommend using these for training, but when running for time, get a lighter shoe. 240 pds, 70 inches.
      7.    bob a - Brentwood, TN rated this product 4 stars
      Mon, March 17,2008:
      i have enjoyed these shoes. I prefer training shoes that a little lighter. It has held up and reasonable comfortable. I am considering buying another pair.
      8.    Patrick rated this product 4 stars
      Tue, March 11,2008:
      I am a new runner, and made the same mistake many have by purchasing some Nike Shox to run in. After 70 or so miles, these shoes were wore out and I had multiple aches and pains. I visited Lukes Locker in Dallas who specialize in running shoes. They suggested either this pair or the Brooks Beast. I chose this pair, because it "looked" better. I have been running 20 to 30 miles a week in these for 4 months now. I am 5 ft 11, started out at 240, 228 now. Upon lacing these shoes up, my aches and pains melted away. They offered the support I needed while being fairly light. The heel maybe a bit firm, I added a Dr. Schols cushion to assist the heel strike. My aches and pains returned after 200 miles. I will try Brooks Beast next, but will certainly try these again at a later date. Man they look cool and feel great too!
      9.    Spike from NYC rated this product 5 stars
      Thu, March 06,2008:
      I've gone through a hundred motion control shoes over the years. I've tried NB, Saucony, ASICS. A few years ago I switched from NB to ASICS and haven't looked back. Yesterday, right out of the box, I ran in these. They are so light it's amazing. Usually a motion control shoe is like strapping a brick to each foot...but this was like a feather. The cushioning seemed excellent for such a light shoe. As far as running with a MC shoe straight out of the box, this was the best I've ever had, by far!
      10.    speedy rated this product 2 stars
      Fri, December 21,2007:
      all i feel is heavy, hard rock insole, slight improve wit the design, less durable 2 run on the road, last only 2 month, 2 expensive , make it cheaper next time n cushionless as usual
      11.    J. Gardner rated this product 2 stars
      Sun, November 11,2007:
      The shoe works ok.but feels harder than the 2 and more controlling on heel strike. Asics needs to soften the solyte feel, which I understand will occur with the 4th version due ouit in august of 2008. In the meantime, I'll run in my equalons.
      12.    Jason rated this product 4 stars
      Sun, October 21,2007:
      I have a totally flat foot and very wide with a narrow heel. The 4E width is perfect for my foot and my heel doesn't slip, although I have to tie them pretty tight. I tried the New Balance 1010 and it was horrible for my feet. A lot of times they put an arch in these types of motion control shoes which are supposed to be for people with very little arch or a totally flat foot. The arch in the shoe creates blisters immediately for people that don't have an arch, that's why shoes like the New Balance 1010 don't work. This Asics model is great but it is lacking in padding. It would get 5 stars if the padding was better. It's a $100 shoe and should have much better padding, but the fact that it's comfortable for those with totally flat wide feet is worth the $100 right there. I've ran in $50 shoes that have the same padding as these shoes but nowhere near the support or comfort. These are good shoes.
      13.    JGG rated this product 3 stars
      Tue, September 18,2007:
      Smoothest running mc shoe out there now, with the possible exception of the alchemy. Low heel,flexibility, fit are all there-but the shoe is too firm/jarring for the long haul for bigger runners. Can't wait for the solyte reformulation.
      14.    arcangel rated this product 5 stars
      Thu, August 16,2007:
      love these shoes. i have flat feet and they give me lots of support. i'm surprised these are motion control shoe because they're very light. the inside is seamless so it makes the shoe very comfortable.
      15.    Thomas rated this product 4 stars
      Sat, July 21,2007:
      These shoes grow on you. They are firm and have a lower heel.For a Motion Control shoe for bigger runners they are very light. I start off each run in them feeling they are too firm or need more cushion but end up very happy with the run and the shoes!!!. I hear from thr Runners World Forum that ASICS will make the solyte midsole softer in the next shoe update. I will buy these again Mot
      16.    Joel rated this product 4 stars
      Thu, July 05,2007:
      Comfortable,wide shoe for us flat feet folk. It is,however,a little heavier than the Evolution 2.
      17.    Charlie rated this product 2 stars
      Tue, July 03,2007:
      I am 6 foot 1 about 200 pounds with flat feet, and altough slightly better than the horrible Evolution II, this shoe just does not have enough cushioning. Bring back the original Evolution with Speva! Solyte just doesn't cut it. After my first run with these shoes, I ended up with an injury. Why oh why did ASICS not just leave well enough alone with the original Evolution? I still have to hunt for these on the net, they were the best shoe I've ever used.
      18.    Roland rated this product 4 stars
      Thu, June 14,2007:
      Without extra insoles the cushioning feels a bit too firm for my liking (more so than the evolution 2's). With the insoles it adds just the right amount of cush without sacrificing on the MC characteristic of the shoe. The insoles actually increase the effectiveness of the MC and stability of the shoe. I give this shoe a 4 without the insoles, 5 with them.
      19.    alan rated this product 5 stars
      Wed, June 13,2007:
      The cushioning feels firm and responsive (moreso than the Evo 2), plenty of stability while definatly having a fast feel for an MC shoe. Great update!

      ENJOY YOUR BIGGEST BENEFITS EVERY DAY
        Get FREE Shipping every day • Your WARP SPEED PROMISE
      • Ultimate Test Run 90-Day Wear 'em & Love 'em Guarantee • tons more perks!
          JOIN NOW!!