Good to know
- Combating overpronation is a highlighted trait with the features of the Asics GT 1000 8 GTX. This product features a midsole unit that is configured to correct the excessive inward rolling of the foot as it takes each step. It also has a bevy of cushioning systems to ensure consistent comfort and protection from impact shock.
- In this shoe, the original version of the GT 1000 8 is equipped with the well-known waterproofing technology, the Gore-Tex®. This membrane doesn’t make the shoe look bulky nor inflexible. It even preserves the breathability given by the open mesh. Stitch-reinforcements on printed overlays bolster durability and security.
The Asics GT 1000 8 GTX is made to be true to size. Runners are encouraged to use their usual sizing expectations when it comes to getting a pair. However, it is generally a positive thing when the shoe is initially tested or when reviews that talk about the accuracy of the sizing scheme are studied.
Semi-curved is the shape of this product’s platform since it is aiming to mimic the natural curvature of the human foot. Other elements that contribute to a secure and accommodating coverage are the form-fitting upper unit and the uncluttered configuration of the facade’s layers.
The outsole of the Asics GT 1000 8 GTX features AHAR® or Asics High Abrasion Rubber. This compound is meant to protect the base of the midsole foam from the debilitating effects of surface exposure and continued use. It also provides traction, a trait that is fundamental to the performance of any running shoe.
Horizontal flex grooves permit the forefoot section of the Asics GT 1000 8 GTX to bend in conjunction with the toes as they prepare for the lift. The toe-off phase is encouraged and energized by these elements.
A full-length SpevaFoam™ is used as the primary cushioning unit of the Asics GT 1000 8 GTX. This technology is a lightweight and reactive one that encourages smooth steps. It supports the whole foot, carrying it responsible when it is idly standing or tackling a running session.
FlyteFoam® is a heel layer that heightens the shock absorption generated by the foot strike. Organic super fibers are used to make this piece, so early material sagging is likely to be prevented. Heel steadiness is improved because of this element in the heel section.
The DuoMax® is a dual-density accouterment near the medial part of the platform. This technology stabilizes the foot and prevents it from bucking at any point during the step.
Gel® is a silicon-based technology that is placed in the heel part of the platform. It attenuates impact shock during the landing phase. Gel® is used in many Asics running shoe series like the venerated Gel Kayano line.
An open-weave mesh is used for the upper unit of the Asics GT 1000 8 GTX. Ventilation and form-fitting security are the targets of this feature.
Gore-Tex® is a waterproof membrane that shields the upper from wetness. It is thin and flexible, so it won’t hinder the breathability.
Printed overlays with stitch-reinforcements heighten the durability of the upper. They also help in the attainment of a snug and secure wrap.