|Base model:||Asics GT 1000 4|
|Update:||Asics GT 1000 8 GTX|
|Weight:||Men: 12.1oz | Women: 10.4oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Heel strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Heel height:||Men: 22mm | Women: 21mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 12mm | Women: 11mm|
|Type:||Heavy | Big guy|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
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- 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.
Same with its base version the GT 1000 4, this shoe's 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.
Just like in the popular Asics GT 1000 7, this shoe's outsole uses Asics’ own version of a carbon rubber that fights wear and tear called the AHAR. 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.
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.
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.