ASICS Women's GEL-Pulse 3 Running Shoe

4.5 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews

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The fit is true to size, very comfortable and recommended by my podiatrist.
She is a ladies size 7 and this shoe fit true to size.
These Asics were comfortable right out of the box and provide the nearest thing to walking on pillows all the time.
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  • Synthetic Mesh and Leather
  • Rubber sole
  • Women's Asics, Gel Pulse
  • A performance running shoe designed for neutral to mild over-pronators
  • Lightweight mesh and synthetic upper
  • Space Trusstic System helps to stabilize the foot
  • SpEVA Midsole improves bounce back and decreases midsole breakdown
$86.99 + Free Shipping
Only 1 left in stock. Sold by ShoeMetro

$86.99 & FREE Shipping Only 1 left in stock. Ships from and sold by ShoeMetro.

Product Description

Women's ASICS® GEL-PULSE® 3 :: Incredibly advanced for an "entry-level" shoe, this nimble, versatile trainer delivers supreme cushioning from heel to toe despite weighing a full ounce lighter than its predecessor. The women's ASICS® GEL-Pulse 3 is sure to be your favorite running shoe for all-around fitness. 9.4 oz.

In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano," which, when translated, expresses the ancient ideal of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. Today, ASICS offers a full line of performance-driven athletic shoes and technical active sports apparel and accessories dedicated to bringing harmony to the body and soul.

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004TBIWWY
  • Item model number: GEL-PULSE 3
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 26, 2003
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,209 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews
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    By L. Stanek on March 8, 2012
    Size: 10.5 B(M) USColor: Storm/White/Plum Verified Purchase
    Now, I am just starting to jog - I am no pro runner - but I love these shoes! They are ridiculously comfortable and super cute. I bought a 1/2 size up, as other reviewers recommended, but I'm not sure I needed to as there is lots of extra room in the toe area. I also have a super wide foot, and the shoe fits perfectly without ordering a wide size. Love them!
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    I have been running for over 20 years and have tried just about every major brand out there: NB, Nike, Adidas, Ryka, Avia, etc. Asics has by far delivered the most consistent, comfortable running shoe for me. This particular model has been the best, hands down. It is the only shoe that I can run 10+ miles in and not have any knee, foot pain or blisters. I just ran 11 miles the other day, and had a few muscle aches and that's it! The Asics Kahana shoe has also been great for me, but this one wins hands down! Have ordered a couple extra pairs to keep on hand, since this one is no longer being made.

    I am editing this review to add: I have tried both the pink/gray color and the blue/white color. The blue/white shoes seem to run a bit smaller than the pink/white shoes and gave me blisters in the toe area. The materials in the pink/white shoe seem to be more flexible, and the toe area seems wider than the blue/white shoe. I'm not sure how that can be, since they are the same exact model and size only just different colors (maybe they are manufactured in different places???). I have not tried the purple version of this model.
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    Size: 8 B(M) USColor: White/Marina Blue/Lightning Verified Purchase
    These shoes are for my wife, who has been using Asics shoes for years (the Cumulus, Nimbus, etc., models). I had recently purchased for myself a pair of these GEL Pulse 3's, however, and once I tried them out, they were so insanely comfortable with their plush, cushioned feel, that I got a pair for my wife. She absolutely loves them (the GEL Pulse 3), and now regularly uses them indoors to help prevent back and foot fatigue. (She still uses the Cumulus model for her workouts, however.)

    These shoes follow on in the Gel Pulse tradition (three years now; this version is the third release in the Pulse line), with incredibly soft, almost pillowy, insoles that are immediately comfortable from the first wear. This particular model runs a bit on the small side, and I've had to purchase them at half a size larger than normal (although I have a somewhat wide foot, as well as a high arch), but they are ridiculously cushioned to where you feel you are walking on gel, much more so than Asics' Cumulus, or even their Neo Walker, models. And although they are labelled as "running" shoes, the cushioning and comfortable fit also makes them ideal for walking (although the Neo Walker 2 will have a more supportive side and heel). As I say, they will run a little small, so consider purchasing a half size larger than normal, and they will take a day or two of break in before you really feel the comfort on the tops and sides (the soles will feel amazing, however, the first second you put them on.)

    They are one of my favorite shoes. I highly recommend them. Five stars.
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    By Interliner on December 5, 2013
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    These are my favorite running shoes. I don't know what it is about them but the design eliminates knee pain I get in any other shoe. I've tried Nike and then Saucony after being fitted at a top running store. I bought these on Amazon without trying in the store and they are perfect. I only wish I could find them in my size again. I was fitted again for a replacement pair and they put me back into a newer ASICS model but the knee pain is back and I ended having to take a break from running for a week. Love this model.
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    Size: 8 B(M) USColor: Lightning/Hot Pink/Lightning Verified Purchase
    The shoes are nice, I am usually a 7 1/2, but decided on the 8 which was perfect. I used this shoe for a 30 minute walk/run session. I gave it 3 stars because my feet are not made for over pronator type shoes, if you are an under pronator (high arched) do not buy this shoe. I had to take out the sole and put in my own sole to use this. I ended up buy another model just yesterday.
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    Size: 7 B(M) USColor: Storm/White/Plum Verified Purchase
    I've owned these shoes for over 2 years. I use it on (average) 7-8 mile runs about 3-4 times a week. I initially had issues with my knees when I was first using it as I am used to low volume/minimalist shoes. I figured cushioning should be nice on a long distance running shoe but it wasn't the case. I went back to my old (nike free run) shoes for training and then used this pair about once a week until I noticed that it was fully broken in. I still got the occasional knee ache but it wasn't as bad. Now, I use it to alternate with my new Asics Blurr or when doing long walks or just roaming around town. The purple color is pretty and fashionable. It is a good shoe for the price and value, but it is not perfect. For more serious running consider other options such as the Brooks Ghost etc.
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    Size: 7.5 B(M) USColor: Onyx/Black/Plum Verified Purchase
    This shoe is great! My feet had been giving me trouble for a while and prior to the purchase of these shoes I had been wearing Birkenstocks almost exclusively through the summer. With the onslaught of cold weather I knew I had to have an alternative and decided that I would give these a shot as I had had good luck with Asics in the past. I wasn't disappointed. The fit is good and the cushioning support they offer is substantial. Hurting feet are virtually a thing of the past. Frequently I wear these shoes all day and well into the night with no problem. I highly recommend.
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