Verdict from 1 expert and 100+ user reviews

4 reasons to buy

  • Support: The midsole of the GT 1000 10 does not compress while the upper hugs the contours of the foot. It has the structure appropriate for all-day support. 
  • Fit: Narrow-footed runners appreciate the snug fit of the upper. 
  • Ride: It performs similarly to its high-end siblings — the Kayano and GT 2000. It's highly responsive without forgoing surefootedness. 
  • Comfort: It's flexible and bouncy and almost feels like pillows on foot.

1 reason not to buy

  • "Unforgiving forefoot": There's not enough Flyte Foam material in the forefoot, making the foot "sink into" the cushion. This results in insubstantial impact protection, causing the ball of the foot to hurt. 

Bottom line

Given its pocket-friendly price, ride, and stability features, the Asics GT 1000 10 is comparable to the Brooks Launch GTS and Saucony Guide. It's the perfect entry-level stability shoe for runners looking for a model that will take them "from their couch to their first race."

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Asics GT 1000 10: A reliable stability trainer for less 

For $100, you get so much out of the GT 1000 10 from Asics. It's filled with the brand's signature features to stabilize and make your runs smooth. Here are some of the technologies incorporated into its construction to achieve such a feat: 

  • A DuoMax support system in the medial side of the shoe. This is a firm midsole material that prevents excessive inward rolling of the foot. 
  • For energy return and comfort, Flyte Foam is employed. It's soft and supportive, making each step stable and secure. 
  • To improve the gait and promote a smooth and snappy toe-off, a full-length guidance line and vertical flex grooves are integrated.

What is it for?

The Asics GT 1000 lineup is designed for runners who are: (1) new to running and are aiming to run 5-10ks and (2) runners with an active lifestyle. So, whether you're doing daily runs, walks, or just gym sessions, you can rely on this budget stability model. 

Asics GT 1000 10 vs. 9: Minimal but meaningful updates

  • A more comfortable lockdown: This version has a combination of a new engineered mesh upper and an integrated support system. Together, they create a more breathable and secure midfoot hold.
  • Sustainability-driven: To lower their ecological impact, Asics uses fewer resources to dye the shoe's sockliner.  

Rankings

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Top 16% road running shoes
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Top 11% Asics running shoes
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Top 25% stability running shoes
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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.