Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Stability
Use
Daily running
Waterproof
Price
$130
Weight
M: 337g | W: 266g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 22mm | W: 21mm
Forefoot height
M: 12mm | W: 11mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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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 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The GORE-TEX waterproof upper unit serves as the fabric of the GT 2000 4 GTX.

  • The heel clutching system keeps the foot in place, thus reducing the risk of accidental removals.

  • Runners generally appreciate the Gel Cushioning System, a silicon-based unit that offers shock absorption.

  • The Impact Guidance System and Guidance Trusstic System offer a better stride by assisting the foot in a balanced manner.

  • The AHAR or the Asics High Abrasion Resistant rubber makes up a durable outsole unit that protects the shoe from wear and damage.

  • The DuraSponge layer adds a cushioning mechanic to the outsole that’s also flexible.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The GT 2000 4 GTX has a slightly expensive price.

  • The men’s version has a moderately heavy weight.

  • There were runners who felt that the mid-sole unit was a bit too stiff, limiting the natural movement of the foot.

Bottom line

The GT 2000 4 GTX from Asics is a great-looking daily running shoe that offers support for those who need it and waterproof protection all throughout. Its durability is dependable, making it great for high mileage training.



World wide, GT 2000 4 GTX is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Asics, is the 2nd most popular.

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Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 109 ratings

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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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85 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 85
    Impact MagazineLevel 3 expert
    by Impact Magazine
    It is great for daily training, a recovery run, long run and even light enough for a tempo.
  • 85
    Aravind MemanaLevel 2 expert
    by RunRepeat
    The waterproof lining does work! It is splash proof and helps to clean the shoes easily. I did notice in a sudden downpour that my shoes didn't gather much water and was easy to clean.
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Updates to GT 2000 4 GTX

Asics concentrated the changes in the GT 2000 4 GTX in the upper to offer the right blend of flexibility, secure foothold, and exceptional support. The obvious difference would be the overlays that are not as substantial or as numerous as before. Asics focused the overlays near the midfoot to provide the right kind of hold that is not overbearing.

The heel is where the most apparent modification happens. This version offers a very structured external heel counter that really cups the heel and prevents any kind of slippage. The idea of the introduction of this new external heel counter is to prevent rearfoot movement, especially on the uneven and difficult trails.

GT 2000 4 GTX size and fit

Asics kept the fit of the prior model in the 4th iteration of the GT 2000 GTX. The medium measurement from the heel to the forefoot is very much alive in this shoe. As always, this is the type that should make most runners comfortable. Available widths are D for the men’s and B for the women’s. The shoe is of standard length. It offers 7 to 14 for the men’s and 5 to 11 for the women’s.

Outsole

The main component of the outsole is the DuraSponge rubber, which is made of Blown AHAR. It means that it has some of the durabe features of the AHAR carbon rubber, but with enhanced traction. As running outdoors can be very tricky, the grip provided by this technology and the moderately-sized lugs should make runners very confident in their runs. Blanketing the areas that usually suffer from wear and tear is the tough AHAR carbon rubber. A horizontal cut, known as the Guidance Line, runs from the heel to the forefoot to add flexibility and improve heel to toe transition.

Midsole

The award-winning Gel technology still rules the midsole. Asics usually incorporates this silicon-based technology in the rear and forefoot for exceptional shock absorption and cushioning. Running from the heel to the forefoot is the Solyte midsole. This company-exclusive technology is incredibly light without sacrificing responsive cushioning and durability. Providing torsional rigidity and stability is the Dynamic DuoMax system that is made of dual-density compound. It helps hold the arches of slight to moderate overpronators so they can keep a more neutral stance with each step. Acting as the main part that holds the shoe together and helps with the overpronation measures is the Guidance Trusstic System or a light TPU material just below the midfoot.

Upper

A breathable mesh covers a large part of the GT 2000 4 GTX with a few number of overlays holding the upper together, especially the midfoot. Sitting below this mesh is the Gore-tex waterproofing membrane that effectively shields the shoe from rain or slush without compromising breathability. The step-in comfort is reasonably provided by the Ortholite Sockliner. More than just a foot-hugging wrap, the sock liner has anti-microbial and moisture-wicking features. The new external heel counter is directly connected to the midfoot and the sole of the shoe. It has one of the best rearfoot overpronation measures for a trail shoe. Acting as a buffer from the rigid heel counter is the Personal Heel Fit Foam or memory foam that delivers plush feel in the area and works with the external heel counter to eliminate heel slippage.


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