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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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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: 10.7oz
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 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Many runners noted that the Asics GT 2000 3 was able to deliver a great fit.
  • The cushioning system of this running shoe was adequate for many testers.
  • Stability is given via the DuoMax®, a dual-density foam in the mid-foot section.
  • Abrasion resistant rubber keeps the sole unit from succumbing to wear and tear.
  • The vibrant colorways made this running shoe more visually appealing for many testers.
  • It doesn’t have an expensive price.

1 reasons not to buy

  • There were runners who noted that most of the models with more vibrant color schemes didn’t come in wider widths, which limited their choices.

Bottom line

Made from high quality components, it is sure to make each running experience more agreeable, especially for those who need additional support.


Rankings


Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 1315 ratings

5 star
72%
4 star
18%
3 star
5%
2 star
2%
1 star
2%

My Rating

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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83 / 100 based on 12 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    Comfortable and stable, it's a great high-mileage shoe

  • 78 / 100 by Solereview • Solereview • Level 5 expert

    The change in cushioning level is a sum of parts, namely the redesign of midsole stacking, foam density (midsole and insole), Gel volume and heel crash pad. The basic construction doesn’t change; two layers of midsole foam (black and white) are stacked together with forefoot and heel Gel pads embedded within.

  • 84 / 100 by SK Running • Kredy • Level 4 expert

    The first thing that caught our eye is the Open mesh upper. The construction and stitching is great, you will feel zero to minimal irritation and offers great levels of breathability.

  • 95 / 100 by The Running Shoe Review • Nick • Level 3 expert

    The cushioning is once again spot on, and offers just the right amount of impact protection, whilst still allowing you to feel the road.

  • 76 / 100 by Gear Institute • Tom Poole • Level 3 expert

    The Asics GT-2000 3 tested more like a cushioned trainer than a pronation/stability shoe. The cushioning did not sacrifice energy efficiency and was among the softest shoes tested.

  • 70 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Theo Clyatt • Level 3 expert

    At the mid-foot is a lightweight, yet incredibly stiff plastic shank that helps the shoe resist torsional, or twisting, forces. The GT 2000 3 also sports a Guidance Line channel that guides the foot through the gait cycle.

  • 94 / 100 by Active • Active • Level 2 expert

    This shoe can be your go-to for both training and race day.

  • 91 / 100 by Dad Creeek Without a Paddle • Dad Creeek Without a Paddle • Level 1 expert

    I have suffered no pain, no joint failures and no stiffness since running with these trainers. None.

  • 85 / 100 by Run And Become • Jennifer Topalian • Level 1 expert

    I feel confident running both on road and on hard-packed park trails and footpaths in these shoes, as I have been impressed by how hard-wearing and durable the outsole is.

  • 85 / 100 by Jumping The Gun • RONAN DUGGAN • Level 1 expert

    They are a catch all shoe, inoffensive and able to perform plenty of roles adequately.

  • 63 / 100 by Running on Lentils • Jennifer Kent • Level 1 expert

    The new GT-2000 definitely loses some of that stable feeling which was a part of the old GT-2000, as the midsole gets depleted of firmness.

  • 60 / 100 by Running on Lentils • Jennifer Kent • Level 1 expert

    I have never had a problem with cold feet in my old Asics, but I immediately noticed cold air coming through my shoes the first time I wore them. My toes freeze when I wear my regular socks!

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Updates to Asics GT 2000 3

  • The Asics GT 2000 3 utilizes some of the brand’s most trusted technologies and systems. When combined, they make the running experience more robust. A good helping of cushioning and moderate stability make the platform more responsible; the upper feels secure as it wraps around the foot; and the outsole is able to give reliable protection and traction.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe utilizes breathable materials in order to keep the foot cool and dry. Basically, they allow air to easily enter the shoe in order to maintain a well-ventilated experience for the runner. Lightweight support is afforded by synthetic overlays. The Heel Clutching System™ holds the rear of the foot in place and keeps it in the shoe at all times.
  • The platform makes use of a cushioning system that mixes responsible cushioning and springiness in one package. Billed as more efficient than standard and modified foam technologies on the market, this full-length compound maintains comfort and security to the underfoot area. Stability is also part of what this shoe is capable of providing.
  • The outsole unit of the Asics GT 2000 3 uses two rubber compounds that work together in order to keep the mid-sole safe from the debilitating nature of the asphalt. Aside from being protective and durable, one of these rubber compounds add a bit of cushioning, making each step more comfortable.

Asics GT 2000 3 size and fit

The Asics GT 2000 3 has a standard running shoe length. It comes in sizes that adhere to the regular measurements. Men and women are going to get the right fit for them. The width of this shoe is medium, so it welcomes the runners who have medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural curve of the human foot.


Outsole

The AHAR® or Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber is the main protective element of the outsole unit. It shields the mid-sole from the potentially harmful nature of the asphalt, essentially extending the lifespan of the shoe.

The DuraSponge® is a more responsive rubber compound that also protects the sole unit from damage. A unique trait of this type of rubber is that it gives additional cushioning, basically keeping each step as comfortable as possible. It’s flexible, as well.


Midsole

The FluidRide™ combines reliable cushioning and bounce-back mechanics and places them in a coherent foam that runs the entire length of the Asics GT 2000 3. It doesn’t break down easily, so it stays efficient even after many uses.

The front and rear sections of the platform feature the Gel® Cushioning System, a silicon-based gel that’s responsible for absorbing impact shock during the landing and toe-off phases of the gait cycle.

The Dynamic DuoMax® Support System in the mid-foot regulates foot pronation and keeps the running gait of the wearer as balanced as possible. They lead the runner to a running method that is more sound and consistent, but they do not limit the capability of the foot to move as naturally as it can.


Upper

Breathable mesh makes the upper unit of the Asics GT 2000 3 very comfortable. Air is allowed to circulate in and through the foot-chamber, thus making the interior feel well-ventilated.

Synthetic overlays provide a snug and secure fit to the runner. They connect directly to the lacing system, adapting to how the shoelaces are adjusted.

A padded tongue and collar keep the foot in place while making it feel well-supported. They help the Heel Clutching System™ when it comes to preventing interior wobbliness and accidental shoe removals.