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  • Terrain
    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
    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
    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
    Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 11oz
    Women: 8.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    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
    Heel height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 21mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 11mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: narrow, normal, wide
    Women: narrow, normal, wide, wide
  • Release date
    Release date
    Mar 2016
  • Special editions
    Special editions
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Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviewers appreciated the comfortable sole of the GT 2000 5.
  • A handful of runners loved the shock-absorbing cushioning of the 5th version of the GT 2000.
  • The structured Heel Clutch System and the Duomax Support System combine to provide excellent support and stability.
  • The new mesh upper offers better foot-hugging support in this model.
  • The deep vertical flex groove enhance transitions and helps with the flexibility of this well-cushioned shoe.
  • Additional midfoot overlays deliver a wraparound feel in the midfoot, particularly in the arch.
  • Gender specific cushioning gives a slightly softer feel for the women for more comfort.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few wished for substantial weight reduction in the Asics GT 2000 5.
  • It is a bit expensive.
  • A handful of runners needed a break-in period to be very comfortable in this shoe.

Bottom line

The GT 2000 series is one of those shoes from Asics that has slowly, but surely gained a solid following from runners who require a shoe that blends a well-cushioned run and a supportive ride. In the GT 2000 5, Asics continues this line’s tradition of excellent cushioning, superb arch support, with improved security in the midfoot and the heel. For heel strikers, the 10mm heel offset and the Gel Cushioning system combine to soften the impact with every strike.

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Expert Reviews

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88 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

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Updates to Asics GT 2000 5

  • Not much has changed in the Asics GT 2000 5 compared to the last model. In the latest edition, what is most apparent is the new seamless upper. The no-sew construction provides a more adaptable fit that also reduces the risk of irritation or hot spots.
  • Asics added a sturdy toe cap in this model for more durability and enhance toe protection. While a prominent toe protection is added, the very thick and stitched eyelet support has been removed. The new welded eyelet support provides decent support without adding weight to the shoe.
  • The new mesh gives more support and comfort to the user in the GT 2000 5. It does not have the large holes of the earlier version, but it makes up for it with its countless holes to maintain the shoe’s breathability.
  • Finally, a more structured Heel Clutch System locks down the foot.

Asics GT 2000 5 size and fit

The fit of the newest instalment of the Asics GT 2000 5 mirrors that of the prior model. There is a decent space in the forefoot to accommodate even those with flat feet while the heel and midfoot have superb security and support that is not restrictive. Runners with medium to slightly wider feet are naturally built for this kind of fit. It runs true to size.


Outsole

The outsole is a classic Asics underfoot design. It features a very deep vertical flex groove called the Guidance Line that helps with the transition from landing to take off. This vertical flex groove merge with horizontal grooves in the forefoot for increased flexibility, which is badly-needed in a shoe that has more than enough cushioning and support features. In the forefoot a blown AHAR rubber, the Durasponge, delivers good traction and durability. The heel and other high-wear areas continues to use the very durable AHAR rubber for durability.


Midsole

Asics utilizes its proprietary FluidRide construction in the GT 2000 5 for that optimal combination of shock-absorbing and responsive features. By putting its brand-exclusive SpEVA on top of its Solyte foam, the shoe delivers top of the line cushioning that does not take away the needed bounce back features. As these cover the entire length of the shoe, the movement from landing to toe-off are also improved. The forefoot and the heel use the award-winning, silicon-based Gel Cushioning System for more shock-absorbing and cushioning abilities. Shoe integrity and support are enhanced by the TPU material in the midfoot known in the Asics lingo as the Trusstic System.


Upper

The seamless upper of the 5th model of the GT 2000 starts with a very breathable and comfortable form-fitting mesh. It basically wraps the entire shoe to ensure breathability. Asics incorporates new overlays in the midfoot to form a network of support with the Asics logo for better midfoot security and support. The tongue and ankle collar have moderate padding for comfort. A traditional lace-up closure keeps the fit snug and supportive throughout.