Facts

  • 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: 10.7oz
    Women: 8.7oz
  • 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: Normal, Wide
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • The Asics GT 2000 7 presents to runners an alternative version, a trail running shoe of its kind. Like its base shoe, the GT 2000 7 Trail features a new woven mesh material that helps ventilate the foot and keeps it cool. The shoe is made for overpronators, guaranteeing maximum underfoot support and protection with every step.
  • The sole unit of the GT 2007 Trail promises improved stability, thanks to an updated support system and Stability Trusstic, a shoe technology that prevents the foot from moving around inside the shoe. In addition, an improved ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) sockliner provides an extra layer of breathability and more efficient moisture management, making the shoe suitable for daily running.

The standard shoe length of the Asics GT 2000 7 Trail allows it to meet the size expectations of most wearers, while its anatomical foot shape provides a snug fit to runners with average foot volumes. The shoe presents a structure that is a little narrow in the tiptoe area but wide enough at the toes and ball of the foot to enable a comfortable splay; it closes down to a slightly narrow midfoot and heel for a secure hold. The GT 2000 7 Trail is available in medium and wide for both the men’s and women’s versions.

Well-known for its ultimate durability, the Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) brings to the GT 2000 7 Trail an efficient guard against abrasions and punctures. The AHAR is made from a thick and long-lasting material that ensures an effortless grip on various trail surfaces; it also aims to deliver extra traction, which results in the shoe getting more protection from damage that may be caused by long-term wear.

At the core of the Asics GT 2000 7 Trail is the Flytefoam, which is the brand’s lightest midsole material—55% less than standard foams—that provides a steady and consistent cushioning. Made from organic nanofibers, the Flytefoam has the ability to return to its original shape after each step, making it an adaptive cushioning system.

The GT 2000 7 Trail’s midsole also works through the Guidance Trusstic System, a unique shoe technology that improves the foot’s gait efficiency. As it provides midfoot structural integrity, the Guidance Trusstic System prevents unnecessary twisting and sliding for a more consistent ride.

The Guidance Trusstic System is complemented by Asics’ Impact Guidance System (IGS) Technology. This feature is a design concept that enhances the foot’s natural gait. The IGS encourages a normalized motion by having the shoe move along with the foot. It is materialized through the GT 2000 7 Trail’s Guidance Line, which is a vertical flex groove found along the line of progression of the shoe.

Another supporting unit of the Asics GT 2000 7 Trail is the Dynamic Duomax system. This midsole component controls overpronation and reduces the fatigue caused by footstrike. The Dynamic Duomax works hand-in-hand with the Flytefoam in providing a responsive cushioning and constant adaptability during the transition phase. Its base shoe, the GT 2000 7, also utilizes this feature.

Lastly, the forefoot and rearfoot areas of the midsole are implemented with Gel cushioning. One of Asics’ most popular shoe technologies, the Gel cushioning effectively reduces shock to allow a smoother gait cycle.

The Jacquard mesh upper of the GT 2000 7 Trail helps in ventilating the foot to maintain dryness and cleanliness. The woven structure of this material provides the shoe with a close-knit coverage to prevent debris and other outside elements from entering the shoe. Compared to regular mesh, Jacquard is more durable and more elastic.

The shoe also has a heel clutching system that improves the fit and stabilizing the heel for secure mobility. This feature comes in a unique shape that hugs the foot, which reduces displacement.

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