Who should buy the Asics GT 1000 5

  • Perfect for runners who want the lighter version of the Asics GT 1000 at a reasonable price.
  • Great buy for anyone who has slight to moderate overpronation and wants a solid stability running shoe that delivers a firm, comfortable and responsive ride.

Asics GT 1000 5 logo

Updates to the Asics GT 1000 5

  • Modified upper and outsole with new engineered mesh for enhanced breathability and additional lightweight support.
  • Tongue and ankle collar is no longer as thick as before.
  • Additional reflective materials around the eyelets enhance low-visibility running in this shoe.
  • Substantially bigger cut on the outsole to cut weight and offers enhanced flexibility and smoother transitions through the gait cycle.
  • Bigger flex grooves to take flexibility to another level and more articulation on the heel rubber to allow better compression and more cushioning.

Asics GT 1000 5 updates

Deliver excellent flexibility and cushioning

The outsole of the 5th edition of the GT 1000 is classic Asics. It uses large rubber pods that are separated by deep flex grooves. A huge vertical groove called the Guidance Line runs from the heel to the forefoot for enhanced movement from landing to toe off.

Asics GT 1000 5 deep flex grooves

Both the vertical groove and the horizontal versions deliver excellent flexibility, which is much-needed in a well-cushioned shoe with stability features.

A tough carbon rubber is located in the heel and other critical areas while DuraSponge blown rubber adds a little cushioning and better traction.

GT 1000 5 is more durable and lightweight

Same as in the popular Asics GT 1000 7, this shoe uses the Asics trademark, SpEVA, which brings the usual features of standard EVA, but with more durability without the typical weight.

Asics GT 1000 5 duomax support

It runs the entire length of the shoe, which should go in tandem with the Guidance Line for improved transitions. The Duomax Support system is made of two layers of foam that become denser as it reaches the midfoot, beneath the arch.

Asics provides shock absorption and stability

It props up the arch and the medial side of the heel to the midfoot for support. The award-winning and silicon-based Gel cushioning units are placed in the heel and the forefoot for more shock attenuation.

Asics GT 1000 5 silicon-based Gel

Lastly, the proprietary Guidance Trusstic System in the midfoot stabilizes the ride even more and helps with torsional rigidity.

Asics GT 1000 5 is a breathable shoe

A fairly soft mesh that is very breathable and synthetic overlays dominate the upper of the Asics GT 1000 5. Asics’ logo on both sides of the shoe provides substantial structural support to the upper.

Asics GT 1000 5 breathable shoe

The midfoot overlays extend to the heel to form part of the heel support system as well. Both the tongue and collar are moderately padded for additional comfort.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 295g / Women 249g
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Stability
Update: Asics GT 1000 10
Forefoot height: Men 12mm / Women 11mm
Heel height: Men 22mm / Women 21mm

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