Who should buy the ASICS GT 2000 8

You should definitely consider the GT 2000 8 from ASICS if you need: 

ASICS GT 2000 8 ASICS running shoes

Who should NOT buy it

If you're a supinator (feet roll outward), you can disregard the ASICS GT 2000 8. Look through these neutral running shoes instead. 

ASICS GT 2000 8 midsole

ASICS GT 2000 8 vs. 7

Almost all testers agree that the 8th edition of the ASICS GT 2000 is a "much-improved" version of its predecessor. They all say: 

  • "It has less weight." (10.6 oz vs 10.4 oz in US M 9) 
  • "The Flyte Foam midsole is softer." 
  • "It's more breathable." 

ASICS GT 2000 8 upper

Doesn't overdo stability

Unlike other stability shoes, the ASICS GT 2000 8 lives up to its promise of support that's not overbearing. 

ASICS GT 2000 8 support

To this, runners agree. According to them, it delivers a "highly stable" ride but with a feel of a neutral running shoe. 

Comfortably secure

The engineered mesh upper is not just soft. It also has a sock-like wrap that amps up the shoe's support and does not irritate the foot. 

ASICS GT 2000 8 fit

According to testers, it's snug from the heel to the midfoot, and opens just enough in the forefoot. 

The ASICS GT 2000 8 is mighty cozy

Although the shoe's collar and tongue are very padded, they do not block out airflow.

ASICS GT 2000 8 padded collar

Experts who have tested the shoe out in hot weather conditions report that they never felt warm in the shoe. 

Efficient transitions

This is thanks to the flex grooves on the outsole of the GT 2000 8. It allows the natural motions of the foot, heel-to-toe transitions are easy and seamless. 

ASICS GT 2000 8 efficient transitions

Not all support shoes are boring

"Highly responsive." 

This is how reviewers describe the ASICS GT 2000 8. The Flyte Foam midsole has a tinge of bounce, adding pep to every step. 

ASICS GT 2000 8 flytefoam

It's so energetic, road runners say they didn't have to exert so much effort to maintain their pace.

Protective as hell

True to how it's always been, the Gel tech placed in the shoe's rearfoot eat up all the impact; there are NO reports of achy feet and legs. 

Durability level: A 10/10

The ASICS GT 2000 8 nails it in this department. With its AHAR outsole, it's a solid tank. 

ASICS GT 2000 8 ahar outsole

Even after hundreds of miles, experts say the shoe is holding up "extremely well." 

The ASICS GT 2000 8 is still not the lightest

Although it sheds off some weight, critics still find the shoe "quite heavy," especially for a daily trainer. 

ASICS GT 2000 8 lacing system

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.4oz / Women 8.5oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Stability
Update: ASICS GT 2000 10
Forefoot height: 19mm
Heel height: 29mm

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Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
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.