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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 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.

Price
$120
Weight
Men: 11.3oz
Women: 8.4oz
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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 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • A runner used the Asics GT 2000 4 for a half-marathon and he wrote that it kept him comfortable and safe from knee aches.
  • The vibrant colorways for this model were lauded by consumers.
  • The underfoot cushioning system was responsive, noted many testers.
  • The shock absorption capability of the Gel® Cushioning System became a highlight for runners.
  • Several testers took note of the efficient mid-foot stability mechanics, which didn’t allow their feet to roll inwards unnaturally.
  • A number of runners commented that this shoe remained strong and durable, even after many uses.
  • Some users said that the upper fabrics were able to hug their feet securely, just like a glove.
  • A runner claimed that wearing the Asics GT 2000 4 significantly diminished ankle pain when running.
  • There were consumers who stated that this shoe was great not only for running, but also for casual use.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners noted that the sole unit was so jam-packed with features that it limited the flexibility of their feet.
  • The exoskeletal heel counter caused the inner fabric to rub uncomfortably against the skin of some runners, resulting in some blisters.
  • A few of the testers felt that this this shoe’s toe box was uncomfortably narrow.

Bottom line

The Asics GT 2000 4 gained a lot of fans because of its comfortable features and stability mechanics. Those with over-pronated foot motion felt that it supported them well. Many said that it was constructed well, that it remained durable even after many uses. Inversely, some complained that it was unpleasingly narrow; others claimed to suffer from blisters because of the fabric rubbing against their heels.


Rankings


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 1515 ratings

5 star
64%
4 star
18%
3 star
8%
2 star
4%
1 star
6%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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88 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 89 / 100 by TF XC Running Shoe Reviews • TF XC Running Shoe Reviews • Level 3 expert

    So, this is definitely a great update; it's one of my favorite shoes.

  • 81 / 100 by The Runner's Flat • The Runner's Flat • Level 3 expert

    The lightest 2000 ever made by Asics took a couple runs to break in and then it felt smoother than any previous 2000 I've tested. Just like a sports car. Sizing seems to run just a tad short.

  • 92 / 100 by RunRepeat • Frank DuCett • Level 4 expert

    A clean, good looking and well designed workhorse of a shoe that is perhaps the best designed go-to shoe for most types of runners.Changes are so subtle each year that last year's model could be the best deal of the year.

  • 87 / 100 by Sportskeeda • Kredy@Kredy10 • Level 4 expert

    Asics GT-2000 4 offers consistent support during short runs and is very stable during workouts. 

  • 80 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Jon Ober • Level 4 expert

    If you are on the larger side that has been running in stability+ shoes like Kayanos or Brooks’ flagship Adreinaline GTS this is a good shoe that is lighter but still gives a ton of support. 

  • 100 / 100 by Fix My Walk • Amy W. Bogard • Level 3 expert

    As someone, who has been around this shoe for a lengthy period of time, I can tell you that they’re great in most categories. 

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Updates to Asics GT 2000 4

  • Support, protection and cushioning are part of the hallmarks of the GT 2000 4 from Asics. This running shoe gives the runner more opportunity to run in a well-balanced and well-supported way, thanks to very efficient components that make sure each step is as comfortable as possible. Its multiple colorful designs are visually appealing, as well.
  • The upper unit uses a mesh material that is responsive and comfortable. It has a more open construction, so it naturally lets air into the shoe in order to keep the foot cool and dry. The overlay system isn’t stitched onto the upper, thus reducing the overall weight and allowing the foot to move more naturally.
  • A chock-full of mid-sole technologies are placed in the platform. They work together in providing a well-cushioned and stable underfoot experience for those who need greater comfort and additional support. Gait efficiency is also part of this mid-sole’s service as it has specific components that guide the runner through the gait cycle.
  • The outsole unit utilizes two different rubber compounds, which protect the mid-sole unit from the harsh and unpleasant effects of wear and abrasion. One compound gives additional cushioning, though, thus making each toe-off a bit bouncy and more responsive.

Asics GT 2000 4 size and fit

The Asics GT 2000 4 is true to its size. It comes in men and women’s sizes that adhere to the regular measurements when it comes to length. Its available widths are medium and wide, so runners can actually choose the fit that suits them according to the dimensions of their feet. Its semi-curved shape lets the natural curved shape of the foot acclimate well when wearing it.


Outsole

The Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber or the AHAR® is made from durable carbon rubber. It’s placed primarily in the heel area. It protects the external sole from wear and abrasion, thus preserving the integrity of the unit. It can handle impact and it doesn’t peel off easily.

The DuraSponge® is a blown version of the AHAR®. It’s durable, responsive, and it even gives enhanced cushioning to make each forefoot strike or toe-off more comfortable and efficient.


Midsole

The FluidRide® is a mid-sole technology that’s responsive and durable. It offers a mix of springiness and lightweight cushioning to each step, so the runner actually stays comfortable while landing on the ground and lifting the foot.

The Dynamic DuoMax™ Support System is a dual-density foam that helps in correcting the stance of the runner. It acts as a foundation that will lift the arch in order for the foot to assume a more neutral position when standing or when running.

The Gel® Cushioning System is a silicon-based gel that’s placed separately in the heel and forefoot sections of the Asics GT 2000 4. It’s there to attenuate shock and make each transition from the heel to the forefoot easier and more comfortable.

The Impact Guidance System®, Guidance Trusstic System® and the Guidance Line® assist the foot through the gait cycle. They make sure that the process of going through the heel strike to the toe-off is much smoother and more agreeable.


Upper

The upper utilizes the Open Mesh, which is a material that delivers high levels of breathability in order to maintain a well-ventilated environment in which the foot can relax. Holes or spaces permeate this material and these act as portals of entry for air to keep the upper and the foot dry and cool at all times.

The overlay system has been fused onto the upper unit. They bring structure to the upper material, though they do not limit the natural movement of the foot because they’re not stitched on. These overlays work with the lacing system, giving a customized fit for the wearer.

The Heel Clutching System™ is an exoskeletal structure that’s meant to lock the rear of the foot in place. It holds onto the heel and prevents slippage or accidental shoe-removal.

The ComforDry ™ Sock Liner is a removable and replaceable insole that delivers additional cushioning to the runner. It can manage moisture well and its anti-microbial capability gives the runner a healthier and cleaner environment that’s free from odor.