Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3

Item #ASC1331
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Women's ASICS® GEL-SPEEDSTAR™ 3 :: The women's ASICS® GEL-Speedstar™ 3 is the lightest ASICS® running shoe in its class and enjoys a cult-like following with distance racers for its responsiveness and comfortable upper. Rely on its new, more-durable outsole and accommodating toebox. 7.8 ounces

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. 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.

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Features & Benefits:

  • GEL Cushioning Systems: Disperses shock at impact and during toe-off
  • SpEVA midsole: Lightweight, durable cushioning
  • DuraSponge outsole: Superior durability and cushioning with less weight
  • Trusstic System: Provides midfoot stability and balanced arch support
  • AHAR (Asics High Abrasion Resistant rubber) heel plug: Durable outsole in high abrasion areas
  • DuraSponge outsole in forefoot: Superior durability and cushioning with less weight
  • Reflectivity material: Enhances visibility during low light hours
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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  GEL-Speedstar II
  • Shock Absorption: Heel and Forefoot|GEL|
  • Toebox Width: Narrow
  • Shoe Construction: STROEBEL
  • Midsole Material: Speva|
  • Outsole Material: Carbon Rubber|
  • Upper Material: Mesh W/Synthetic Leather Trim|
  • Country of Origin: China

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Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3 Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (6)
  • Cushions impact (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Fast (5)
  • Arch support (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        67% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (6)

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    5.0

    I LOVE this shoe!

    By MNFirefly

    from Berwyn, IL

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Fast
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3 Running Shoe:

      I love this shoe. I wish that it was not being discontinued, but it has been amazing shoe. My speedwork has improved with this even after putting over 100 miles on the shoe. It's a must buy!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
       
      5.0

      Love this shoe!

      By Alaska Runner

      from Fairbanks, AK

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3 Running Shoe:

        I use this shoe for race training and marathons (and other races). I just ran the Boston Marathon in this shoe and love it.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
         
        5.0

        Great for racing and training

        By Ali

        from Morgantown, WV

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3 Running Shoe:

          I have already owned five pairs of this shoe and have been in love with them since my first run wearing these asics. My previous asics felt large and heavy compared to this light and fast design. I have been wearing this shoe almost everyday for over a year now to either run outside, on the treadmill, crosstrain, or race. This shoe made me become a devoted asics fan and I am disappointed to see it leave the market.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
           
          5.0

          The Greatest

          By Runner

          from WV

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Updated will miss it

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3 Running Shoe:

          Train 5 to 7 miles daily, use it to race in as well. The shoe has been updated, so I bought an extra pair...I love this show, this is my fourth pair

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

          Great mid-distance trainer

          By JCro26.2

          from TX

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Fast
          • Good Traction
          • Great color
          • Lightweight
          • Reflectivity

          Cons

          • Poor Stability

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3 Running Shoe:

          Had to buy a FULL size up for running (vs 1/2). I used these during mid-distance runs (<10 mi) while training for a marathon and LOVED them. These are lightweight, speedy shoes as per their design. Beyond 10 mi will not provide the type of support and cushioning necessary. I'm buying another pair, especially at the reduced price.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
           
          5.0

          DISCONTINUED?!

          By Emily H.

          from Huntington Beach

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training
            • Pavement
            • Road Running
            • Trail Running
            • Walking
            • Wet Conditions

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3 Running Shoe:

            I can't believe this shoe is discontinued. I've been running for 4 years now and I've never had such an amazing shoe on my foot! I was planning on buying new shoes today when i saw the endangered thing, and i'm praying they have my size when i go in! Best shoe ever! Super light and amazing fit!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
             
            5.0

            Terrific lightweight ...

            By Maria

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3 Running Shoe:

            Terrific lightweight running shoe. I was skeptical of the cushioning since these are billed as being so lightweight, and there are at least no visible huge gel cushions. I will say these absorb a lof of shock. I train on a treadmill, and I was duly impressed with the shock-absorbing abilities of these shoes. I can run intervals and keep these on for a combined training session, and they're light enough to not serve as accidental ankle weights.

             
            4.0

            What's up with the price ...

            By lluv2runv

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3 Running Shoe:

            What's up with the price hike? Womens $94 and Mens $64. Got to be a typo!

             
            4.0

            I loved the original ...

            By luv2runv

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3 Running Shoe:

            I loved the original Speedstar, even though they were too big and sloppy on my feet. I did long, hard , hilly fast runs and races in them with no problems. I think The II, ran smaller but I did go down a half size in each pair of the II. so those were tighter, than eventually felt too small. Maybe it is just me...swelling do to thyroid problems. Now the III, is real loose again. Went back up that 1/2 size on the III. On my second pair of the III and thinking of going back down a 1/2 size. I noticed that I am feeling more rocks and sore feet after going over 5 miles in hills on the trails. But they definately feel cushier than the II.

             
            4.0

            Love the shoe - have done ...

            By s

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3 Running Shoe:

            Love the shoe - have done all my marathon training in them as well as the marathon. The II seemed to run a little big - these are more true to size.

             
            3.0

            I preferred the ...

            By hk-Denver

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3 Running Shoe:

            I preferred the Speedstar-2. My feet hurt after training 4+ miles in this shoe. Forefoot is a little "flat". I also preferred the funky tread of the Speedstar-2 in wet or icy conditions; although it wore down fast. Please bring back the Speedstar-2!

             
            4.0

            Just got this shoe. Ran a ...

            By Sport21Mom

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3 Running Shoe:

            Just got this shoe. Ran a race in them this past weekend and they were great! So light!!

             
            4.0

            would be good for racing, ...

            By xc runner

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Speedstar 3 Running Shoe:

            would be good for racing, not for training for longdistances. Shouldn't train over 5 miles in these

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            1.    Maria rated this product 5 stars
            Sun, March 08,2009:
            Terrific lightweight running shoe. I was skeptical of the cushioning since these are billed as being so lightweight, and there are at least no visible huge gel cushions. I will say these absorb a lof of shock. I train on a treadmill, and I was duly impressed with the shock-absorbing abilities of these shoes. I can run intervals and keep these on for a combined training session, and they're light enough to not serve as accidental ankle weights.
            2.    s rated this product 4 stars
            Tue, March 03,2009:
            Love the shoe - have done all my marathon training in them as well as the marathon. The II seemed to run a little big - these are more true to size.
            3.    lluv2runv rated this product 4 stars
            Sat, December 13,2008:
            What's up with the price hike? Womens $94 and Mens $64. Got to be a typo!
            4.    luv2runv rated this product 4 stars
            Sat, December 13,2008:
            I loved the original Speedstar, even though they were too big and sloppy on my feet. I did long, hard , hilly fast runs and races in them with no problems. I think The II, ran smaller but I did go down a half size in each pair of the II. so those were tighter, than eventually felt too small. Maybe it is just me...swelling do to thyroid problems. Now the III, is real loose again. Went back up that 1/2 size on the III. On my second pair of the III and thinking of going back down a 1/2 size. I noticed that I am feeling more rocks and sore feet after going over 5 miles in hills on the trails. But they definately feel cushier than the II.
            5.    hk-Denver rated this product 3 stars
            Thu, October 02,2008:
            I preferred the Speedstar-2. My feet hurt after training 4+ miles in this shoe. Forefoot is a little "flat". I also preferred the funky tread of the Speedstar-2 in wet or icy conditions; although it wore down fast. Please bring back the Speedstar-2!
            6.    xc runner rated this product 4 stars
            Wed, September 17,2008:
            would be good for racing, not for training for longdistances. Shouldn't train over 5 miles in these
            7.    Sport21Mom rated this product 4 stars
            Thu, September 04,2008:
            Just got this shoe. Ran a race in them this past weekend and they were great! So light!!

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