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Rearfoot gel cushioning system: attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
Reinforced stitched toe cap
Removable sockliner: a sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
The new GEL-Contend 3 GS shoe combines great cushioning, comfort, and durability.
4 M US Big Kid
Indigo Blue/Pink Glow/Aquarium
4 M US Big Kid
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a hard review to write. We love the shoes and have bought ASICS Gel Contend 3 for a while. My 9 y/o son loves them and has never complained about his feet at all.
What I don't love is the fact that they only last us about 3-4 weeks before the soles are smooth and the shoes begin to fall apart. "Wait!" you're saying. "What the hell is this kid doing to his shoes?" you may be thinking. He is just a normal, active kid that plays at school, runs at recess, and plays for about 45 minutes after school in the shoes. Nothing too harsh or out of the ordinary for a pair of shoes.
We received our first pair on September 9th and had to buy a new pair just 20 days later on September 29th. Those arrived on October 1st and I had the glue gun out last night (just 22 days later) gluing the toe rubber back onto the toe and the sloes are getting smooth already.
So we are averaging 21 days, or 3 weeks, with these shoes on a normal, athletic...
I decided to give these shoes another try after purchasing a pair last year for my son (they fell apart literally after only a few months). Well since he loved the "look" of them again this year, I went with the full lace (big boy) pair and after TWO times wearing them, again, they are falling apart!!! The front part of the shoe becomes unglued and starts to peel down. The threads start to come apart from the shoe. This is just sad because I personally LOVE Asics and have tons of Onitsukas for both of us and never have this issue. Do NOT buy this shoe if you have a little boy who even remotely moves during the day because it will be a waste of your money. Two pairs of shoes and over $100 down the drain. I can only pray Asics makes this right and offers an explanation or a better pair...don't want to have to become a Nike or Reebok family and disown Asics but I am upset.
I love these shoes! I have very weird feet and finding shoes that fit comfortably is almost impossible. I tried a pair of these on at Langley Air Force Base and they fit better than any other shoe I've ever own, including shoes I've paid over $150 for. I immediately bought them I thought the size was mismarked as these are a Big Kid 7. I thought I took a woman's size 7- 7 1/2 wide. I love these so much I decided to order another pair off of Amazon. Again, a perfect fit. I have purchased two more pair since then. I love the bright color choices. I will definitely be sticking with this style and brand. I am one very satisfied customer.
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