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

The Asics GT 2000 3 is well-received by the majority of its users. The performance and design were all positively regarded by wearers. Made from high quality components, it is sure to make each running experience more agreeable, especially for those who need additional support. Given all the positive feedback, it could be said that the GT 2000 3 is an exceptional running shoe that is worth a try.


Update: Asics GT 2000 8 Lite-Show
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Stability
Weight: Men: 10.7oz | Women: 8.4oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Overpronation
Arch type: Medium arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Brand: Asics
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Narrow, Normal, Wide
Price: $120
Colorways: Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Multi, Orange, Pink, Red, Silver, White
Small True to size Large
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A top rated Road running shoe
A top rated Asics running shoe
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this April
Better rated than the previous version Asics GT 2000 4

Expert Reviews

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83 / 100 based on 12 expert reviews

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

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

  • 84 / 100 | Sportskeeda | | Level 5 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.

  • 78 / 100 | 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.

  • 95 / 100 | The Running Shoe Review | | 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 | Gear Institute | | 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 | Running Shoes Guru | | 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.

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  • 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 stability 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.

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.

Just like in the popular Asics GT 2000 7, this shoe uses the AHAR® or Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber and it 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.

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.

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.


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.