Facts

Discontinued
Update: GT 1000 5 GTX
Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Waterproof
Price
$120
Weight
M: 343g | W: 295g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 22mm | W: 21mm
Forefoot height
M: 12mm | W: 11mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D, Wide - 2E, Extra wide - 4E | W: Normal - B, Wide - D, Extra wide - 2E
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 4.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The GORE-TEX membrane is the upper cover in this running shoe.

  • The Gel Cushioning System is a silicone-based gel layer for absorbing the shock from landing the foot on the ground.

  • Runners appreciated the DuoMax Support System, a dual-density component that controls the over-pronation of the foot.

  • The Guidance Line and Guidance Trusstic System ensures structural integrity and efficacy in terms of the runner’s gait.

  • Reviewers welcomed the AHAR or the Asics High Abrasion Rubber that makes sure the outsole remains durable and dependable all the time.

  • Traction over dry and wet surfaces is at full work in the GT 1000 4 GTX.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There were runners who felt that this 4th version was too narrow for their feet.

  • It has a moderately expensive price.

  • Some testers also noticed that it wasn’t true-to-its size; they recommended to buy a pair that’s ½ size larger.

Bottom line

The GT 1000 4 GTX from Asics is a daily running shoe that features robust supportive mechanisms for the underside of the foot. It has waterproof capabilities and an appealing design that anyone can appreciate.



World wide, GT 1000 4 GTX is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Asics, is the 2nd most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 967 shoes


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 82 ratings

5 star
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4 star
15%
3 star
5%
2 star
2%
1 star
9%

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    There is an engineered mesh upper that also includes Gore-Tex technology to ensure waterproof protection against outside elements while still giving you that breathability factor.
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    These shoes are the weather-ready version of the GT 1000 4, built for the mild to moderate overpronator who requires a blend of enhanced cushioning and stability.
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Updates to GT 1000 4 GTX

Small changes in the upper characterizes the unveiling of the GT 1000 4 GTX. Clearly, the most obvious modification is the elimination of several synthetic overlays. Asics’ optimizes the use of what’s left of those overlays for a supportive and adaptive fit that does not translate to more weight on the scale. It really helps in making the shoe a tad lighter than the past version. Breathability gets a boost as well with this change.

The change in mesh does not change much when it comes to ventilation. Asics’ promises a more durable upper mesh, though, in the latest version of the GT 1000 GTX.

GT 1000 4 GTX size and fit

The fit is medium to narrow in the heel, snug in the midfoot, and enough toe room in the forefoot just like the past edition. This is the natural comfort zone of those with normal foot widths. Asics offers the regular D for the men’s and B for the women’s. Sizing is a bit off, unlike the previous model. Runners are advised to get half a size larger than normal. Available sizes are 6 to 14 for the men’s and 5 to 11 for the women’s.

Outsole

Asics’ own version of a carbon rubber that fights wear and tear called the AHAR is fitted in the outsole. Another company-exclusive tech is the Snow Rubber technology, which helps with the durability and makes traction superb. The treads on the shoe are sufficient for multiple road surfaces and light trail. A decoupled heel helps with the cushioning and adds flexibility.

Midsole

Manning the heel and the forefoot areas is Asics’ award-winning and most famous technology-the Gel Cushioning System. This silicon-based technology is recognized for its superb ability to attenuate shock and use the impact for superb responsiveness. Running the entire length of the GT 1000 GTX 4 is the SpEVA midsole that helps with the responsive cushioning and shock absorbing features. In the heart of the shoe is Asics’ patented Duomax Support System or a two-layer foam that helps hold up the arch as it takes the brunt of excessive inward rolling of the foot.

Upper

A Gore-Tex upper lining makes the shoe an all-weather road warrior. The mesh upper enables a very breathable interior for cool and sweat-free runs. Asics maximizes the logo on both sides of the shoe for added support and in getting a more personalized fit. An industry-grade sockliner adds comfort and snug fit in the shoe.


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