Updates to Asics GT Xpress

  • 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.

Size and fit

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.

Outsole

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.

Midsole

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.

Upper

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.

Rankings

How Asics GT Xpress ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 40% road running shoes
All road running shoes
Top 25% Asics running shoes
All Asics running shoes
Top 40% neutral running shoes
All neutral running shoes

Popularity

The current trend of Asics GT Xpress.
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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.