Who should buy the Asics GT 2000 4

  • Road runners who are into 5Ks, 10Ks, and half-marathons
  • Runners with mild to moderate overpronation who need a stability shoe.

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Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber 

Similar to the shoe's well-known version, the Asics GT 2000 7, the GT 2000 4 uses the Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber or the AHAR which is made from durable carbon rubber.

Asics GT 2000 4 outsole

It’s placed primarily in the heel area. It protects the external sole from wear and abrasion, thus preserving the integrity of the unit. It can handle impact and it doesn’t peel off easily.

The DuraSponge is a blown version of the AHAR. It’s durable, responsive, and it even gives enhanced cushioning to make each forefoot strike or toe-off more comfortable and efficient.

GT 2000 4’s lightweight cushioning

The FluidRide is a midsole technology that’s responsive and durable. It offers a mix of springiness and lightweight cushioning to each step, so the runner actually stays comfortable while landing on the ground and lifting the foot.

Asics GT 2000 4 midsole

The Gel Cushioning System is a silicone-based gel that’s placed separately in the heel and forefoot sections of the Asics GT 2000 4. It’s there to attenuate shock and make each transition from the heel to the forefoot easier and more comfortable.

Asics’ high-end arch support

The Dynamic DuoMax Support System is a dual-density foam that helps in correcting the stance of the runner. It acts as a foundation that will lift the arch in order for the foot to assume a more neutral position when standing or when running.

Asics GT 2000 4 high-end sole

The Impact Guidance System, Guidance Trusstic System, and the Guidance Line assist the foot through the gait cycle. They make sure that the process of going through the heel strike to the toe-off is much smoother and more agreeable.

Open Mesh provides high levels of breathability

The upper utilizes the Open Mesh, which is a material that delivers high levels of breathability in order to maintain a well-ventilated environment in which the foot can relax.

Asics GT 2000 4 open mesh

Holes or spaces permeate this material and these act as portals of entry for air to keep the upper and the foot dry and cool at all times.

All-around support

The overlay system has been fused onto the upper unit. They bring structure to the upper material, though they do not limit the natural movement of the foot because they’re not stitched on. These overlays work with the lacing system, giving a customized fit for the wearer.

The Heel Clutching System is an exoskeletal structure that’s meant to lock the rear of the foot in place. It holds onto the heel and prevents slippage or accidental shoe removal.

Asics GT 2000 4 insole

The ComforDry Sock Liner is a removable and replaceable insole that delivers additional cushioning to the runner. It can manage moisture well and its anti-microbial capability gives the runner a healthier and cleaner environment that’s free from odor.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 320g / Women 238g
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Stability
Update: Asics GT 2000 10
Forefoot height: Men 12mm / Women 11mm
Heel height: Men 22mm / Women 21mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
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.