Asics’ flagship moderate support shoe continues its franchise with the GT 2000 2, a reliable trainer shoe that promises high mileage cushioning and a great fit.
- FluidRide: A new, two-layered midsole may feature a new name, though the underfoot feel remains fairly soft with a good amount of rebound through toe-off.
- Gender Specific Cushioning: The Men’s and Women’s versions of the GT 2000 2 feature slight cushioning variances to accommodate gender differences in running mechanics and foot anatomy.
When it comes to supportive daily trainers, or even running footwear in general, few shoes match the popularity and reliability of the GT 2000 series. Asics’ flagship support lineage has been providing stability and cushioning to countless runners since the mid-90’s, and when something works for so many people, you’re careful not to change it too much.
As such, it’s no surprise that the latest iteration, the simply named GT 2000 2, doesn’t depart far from its predecessor. The biggest difference here is the addition of Asics’ FluidRide midsole, which looks and feels comparable to the two-layered Solyte midsole of the previous version. Even the weight of the shoe goes unchanged, with both the old and the new remaining at 10.9 oz and 9.2 oz for the Men’s and Women’s models.
Update aside, the GT 2000 2 continues to be what many mild to moderate overpronators look for in an everyday trainer. The Dynamic DuoMax support system provides a stable ride without interrupting a smooth transition, and a cushioned platform offers ample impact protection for high mileage running. Up top, a nicely padded upper works for a variety of foot shapes, while a range of widths are available for those who find it too roomy or snug.
If you are a mild to moderate overpronator and need a fairly cushioned shoe to get you through the miles, there are few options more established than Asics’ GT 2000 2. The reliable support, high mileage impact protection, and plush, near-universal fit add up to make this shoe a true crowd pleaser.
“The cushioning still feels pretty springy in this update. It does feel slightly softer in the heel, but the difference isn’t huge.”
“I think the Dynamic DuoMax system works. It offers a good amount of support, but thanks to the soft foam layer above the medial post, you still get a uniform underfoot feel from heel to toe.”
‘This was definitely a comfortable shoe. The padded heel collar along with the snug wrap around the foot makes this a shoe I can run in and wear all day without any problems.”