Summary

We spent 9.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The Asics GT Xpress was a comfortable running shoe, according to many users. Others mentioned that the shoe did not require a break-in period because it felt comfortable right from the start.
  • Several users agreed that the shoe had a stylish and modern appearance.
  • One reviewer shared that the toe box gave plenty of room.
  • The GT Xpress provided a stable ride all throughout the run, said a buyer.
  • The shoe helped with shin splints and other pains, according to a satisfied runner.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The support and cushioning were gone after only a month of usage, a user complained.

Bottom line

With the Asics GT Xpress, many runners felt their performance was exceptional while still feeling cozy and comfortable. The various positive reviews from consumers praised all the components of the shoe – from structure to appearance to wear experience. Overall, the GT Xpress has fruitfully wowed the market with its reliability and functionality.

Facts

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 10.9oz | Women: 8.9oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 22mm | Women: 22mm
Forefoot height: Men: 12mm | Women: 12mm
Brand: Asics
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal, X-Wide | Women: Normal, Wide
Price: $90
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Purple
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A top rated Asics running shoe

Expert Reviews

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  • The GT Xpress from Asics is a reintroduced road-running shoe that stays true to the qualities of the GT series: high-mileage durability and exceptional value. This shoe is suitable for neutral pronators because of the various technologies present, which help in keeping the structural integrity and promote a comfortable ride with dynamic support.
  • It has an engineered mesh upper that offers a breathable environment and a relaxing in-shoe feel for the ultimate comfort in running, even with everyday use.
  • The shoe’s midsole is the brand’s special EVA foam that is augmented by the Guidance Trusstic System™ technology and the Gel® cushioning system. Meanwhile, the outsole is made of the Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR®), which allows exceptional durability and traction.

The Asics GT Xpress has a standard running shoe length. It is designed to fit the wearers in their usual sizing preference, meanwhile giving the midfoot and heel a snug room to promote a secure wear. In terms of width, the GT Xpress could accommodate runners of various foot volumes, as it is available in D – Medium, 4E – Extra Wide in men’s versions and B – Medium, D – Wide for women’s options.

The Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR®) is one of Asics’ popular running shoe technology. This feature is made from an improved rubber compound that is reinforced in the high-wear areas of the shoe, aiming to provide abrasion-resistance and grip. The AHAR® is two times more durable and sturdy compared to standard rubber compound. Because AHAR® is tough and rigid, the outsole is guaranteed to be long-lasting.

Aside from its robust characteristic, the AHAR® material is made from unique components that are meant to last for a long time. The rubber compound is intended to reduce landfill because it takes a longer time for it to deteriorate.

The particular EVA (SpEVA™) is a unique midsole compound formulated by Asics. It is made from a blend of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam and rubber, which combines their functional characteristics for a high-quality midsole. The SpEVA™ is intended to improve rebound by 20 percent, then transfers the energy received towards the next step, thus improving performance.

Within the midsole, the Gel® cushioning system is installed. This is a gel-based unit placed in the forefoot and rearfoot areas, and that has a shock-absorbent capability. The Gel® cushioning works by absorbing the impact of footstrike, resulting in a more comfortable ride. It also prevents potential injuries. The Gel® cushioning can also be found in the Gel Kayano 25, which is one of Asics' most popular running shoes.

The GT Xpress also presents the tandem technology of Guidance Line® and Guidance Trusstic System™. These two elements promote enhanced gait efficiency and structural integrity through the use of vertical flex grooves across the center of the shoe.

For additional cushioning and underfoot protection, the midsole adds a layer of EVA that serves as the shoe’s sock liner.

An engineered mesh upper provides the GT Xpress with a foot environment with an adequate air circulation. The one-of-a-kind construction also allows the upper to give the runner with a supportive structure, which enables a secure and comfortable ride.

There are synthetic overlays that surround the upper. These details maintain the framework of the shoe and permit the foot to stay in place, thus preventing unnecessary movements while running.

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Jens Jakob Andersen

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