Comments: I've come to the GT2000 from Mizuno Inspire, after ongoing ball of foot pain in both the Inspire 8 and 9 (I'm a slow learner!) I love the GT2000 - good stability, good heel and adequate forefoot cushion, and the fit is great on my foot - the ball of my foot actually sits on the midsole, not hanging off the medial side as in the Inspires). I've read many comments from 2170 users about lack of forefoot cushion in the GT2000, but I found that aspect quite good - very similar to Inspire 8, but a tad firmer than Inspire 9. The best aspect of the GT2000, IMO, is the road feel which encourages good form. This is a very natural, intuitive feeling shoe. But not a harsh one - a great blend of cushion and feel, IMO.
From: Steven, Hobart, Aus
Comments: Great looking shoe. Felt great on the few runs I took them on, prior to the marathon (including an 18+ miler). After 2 weeks of running, I wore them in a marathon. After the race my left foot was KILLING me. It was the onset of my first case of P.F. I'm a heavier runner (260-ish) with a mid-foot strike. I have always worn the 2100 series. These don't ride near the same. I love the shoe, but won't wear them for another mary.
From: E.J., Fayetteville, AR, USA
Comments: These are my first Asics shoes, so I can't compare. The forefoot cushioning is far better than the Mizuno Nexus 5 which I had to return. I like the lower drop of these shoes and the soft upper materials. My pinky toe tends to punch through any running shoe and this one is no exception, but I don't think it's narrow - it's significantly wider than many running shoes. The PHF system is great and I don't feel any heel slip at all. What I don't like is their traction on wet pavement - they tend to slip. Kudos for the online Gait analysis - they said I should get those, I did and now I'm happy.
Comments: Although a bit lighter than the prior 2170 model there is a much firmer feel to the forefoot that I did not personally like and therefore I did not keep these shoes. I think the new midsole material is not as soft which is the reason for the change? Nice upper and the heel cushioning felt excellent, but I now prefer a softer (not mushy) toe off and this one did not work for me...
From: David, Tempe, AZ
Comments: Got a chance to try these early which was nice. A more snug and less stiff shoe than the last several versions. The ride is more responsive than it's been since the 2080 and earlier. The slightly lower platform feels more runnable. High volume feet may feel a pinch constricted.
From: Chester, Fort St. James, Canada