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  • Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Men: 12.1oz
    Women: 10.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 21mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 11mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Asics 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.

Asics GT 1000 4 GTX size and fit

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.


Outsole

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.


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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