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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
    $130
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.8oz
    Women: 8.6oz
  • 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: normal, wide
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
    Release date
    Oct 2016
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Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The 4th version of the GT 3000 is extremely comfortable for most of the reviewers.
  • It is much lighter than the earlier model.
  • It is well worth the price compared to other Asics stability shoes, according to several runners.
  • Some runners with varying concerns like shin splints and bunions have had really good runs without problems in the GT 3000 4.
  • It is stylish, based on a handful of comments.
  • Durability is really good, as noted by more than a couple of runners.
  • A few runners have run in them right out of the box without any problems.
  • It is excellent for gym workouts as well because of the adequate cushioning and great support.

3 reasons not to buy

  • More than a few were disappointed that the colors are not exactly what they appear in pictures.
  • A handful noted that the cushioning is a bit stiff.
  • It is a tad narrower than the previous version, according to a small number of users.

Bottom line

The 3000 4 is the top dog of the GT series. It provides the most structure, support, and cushioning than any other shoe in this collection. The shoe has a rather firm ride compared to other top of the line stability shoes from Asics. Runners will notice the responsiveness of their runs because of this midsole characteristic. It is a great shoe for those with moderate to slightly above average overpronation.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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86 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 92 / 100 | Second Sole Reviews

    It felt supportive. It felt really soft. For someone who likes a lot of cushion and stability, I would recommend the 3000.

    Second Sole Reviews

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 92/100

  • 83 / 100 | Running Stats

    Asics built it to be lightweight and spacious for breathability, which gives you opportunity to go that extra mile.

    Bethany Widdicombe

    Level 2 expert (3-5 reviews)

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Updates to Asics GT 3000 4

  • Asics carries over many of the features of the prior version in the 4th edition of the GT 3000. The changes are concentrated on the upper to save weight and to deliver excellent support. Losing some of its weight begins with the removal of many of the midfoot and rather thick overlays. These are replaced by welded and slightly thinner versions. There are lesser chances of getting hot spots or blisters without the stitching.
  • The new mesh is a bit larger, which should bode well for durability and with slightly bigger and more numerous holes for optimal breathability.
  • The midsole in the forefoot gets a little boost as it adds a slightly denser foam on the medial side to fight off the inward motion of late-gait overpronators. This gives the shoe a more encompassing support all throughout the gait cycle. The stability greatly increased with this small tweak.

Asics GT 3000 4 size and fit

In the GT 3000 4, Asics offers largely much of the same where fit is concerned. The shoe has average room in the heel and midfoot with more than sufficient room in the forefoot for a natural splay of the toes. It is quite supportive and stable as the heel and the midfoot are securely held in place. It runs true to size.


Outsole

The outsole layout of the Asics GT 3000 4 is very common among shoes from this brand. There are large rubber pods that are divided by deep flex grooves in the forefoot for flexibility. Additionally, a Guidance Line, or a very substantial cut from the heel to the forefoot saves weight, increases flexibility, and improves the transition from the heel to the forefoot. The heel uses tough AHAR rubber for durability while blown AHAR in the forefoot provide both cushioning and traction.


Midsole

The midsole of the 4th ride of the GT 3000 is heavily-packed with the best technologies from Asics. It starts with the full-length FluidRide foam that is highly responsive and durable. Starting from the heel to the midfoot is a dual-layered foam called the Dynamic Duomax Support. It is topped off by a patch of FluidRide foam to provide a gradual stability feature that does not hinder the smoothness of the transition. The forefoot gets a little dose of this technology for those who overpronate late in their strides. Finally, the heel and forefoot utilizes the silicon-based and ever-reliable Gel cushioning units for shock-absorbing features and more cushioning.


Upper

The upper is rather simple with standard mesh for breathability while welded overlays, mainly made up of the Asics logo, on the medial and lateral sides hold the foot in place. An exoskeletal heel counter further stabilizes the foot as it locks down the area. A plush collar and tongue makes every run very comfortable.