Ratings by Runner's Choice
- Stability - 8.8/108.8/10
- Comfort - 8.8/108.8/10
- Design - 9.1/109.1/10
- Cushioning - 9.2/109.2/10
- The Gel Cushioning System has amazing shock absorption.
- A breathable, flexible upper and excellent lacing system deliver consistent performance.
- The well-designed heel counter maximizes stability.
- With the FluidRide system, your mid-sole will always be comfortable.
- The wide selection of colors makes this shoe a good choice for casual wear too.
We Don't Like
- Narrow toe box is uncomfortable for some.
- This medium-weight shoe may seem too heavy.
- Sole has numerous features, which may limit flexibility.
The ASICS GT 2000 4 running shoe is durable and guaranteed to offer you top-of-the-line comfort. Choose the fit carefully, and you'll have a shoe that will deliver long-distance performance on even the most challenging runs.
ASICS GT 2000 4
ASICS has a reputation for making a quality running shoe. The ASICS GT 2000 4 is no exception. It may not be perfect, but road runners will still find plenty to admire.
Compared to the ASICS GT 2000 3, this latest iteration features a repositioned gel pocket in the heel for improved comfort. The other main improvement is the updated mesh on the upper. It features seamless overlays, allowing for a snugger, more secure wrap.
Another notable innovation on the ASICS GT 2000 4 is the shear deformation. Previous models only allowed for deformation from the ground up. This one maintains the ground-up deformation, but adds side-to-side. The result is smoother transitions throughout the foot strike.
You'll appreciate the FluidRide midsole for the comfort it delivers. The updated heel counter comfortably reinforces the heel cup and provides enhanced support. This lessens the tendency to over-pronation, and secures your foot in the shoe. You will probably experience fewer after-run aches and pains than you do with other shoes.
This version of the ASICS GT-2000 also includes the company's exclusive Duomax support system along with their Impact Guidance System that's known as Trusstic Technology. Altogether, this makes for a supportive, reliable shoe. Your feet will be comfortable even on your longest runs.
If you over-pronate, you'll love these shoes. This version of the ASICS GT-2000 features more adaptive gel cushioning, which means more support for mild to moderate over pronators. The improved heel counter is a definite plus as it cradles the arch and heel to reduce the tendency to over pronate.
Size and Fit
The ASICS GT 2000 4 runs pretty true to size. If anything, it may be a bit small, which means that you may want to go up a size. Additionally, it has a narrower toe box than some other ASICS models. It's available in medium and wide widths, so if you have a wider foot, don't hesitate to choose the roomier option.
Your feet will thank you for it. Regardless of which width you choose, the shoe's curved shape is likely to accurately mimic the shape of your foot, resulting in greater comfort even over long distances.
Impact Guidance System
Tall and uncoordinated deal with serious gait problems while exercising. If you are part of this statistic, GT-2000 has a new Impact guidance system that maintains a natural gait. As your heels and toes hit and lift from the ground, its Guidance Line vertical flex groove, for instance, aligns them well to moderate over pronation.
Guidance Trusstic System
The newly designed Guidance Trusstic System in the ASICS GT-2000 maintains the structural integrity of this shoe well. The system also lowers the weight of the sole, reinforces the arch, and helps to moderate over pronation further, when running.
Dynamic DuoMax support
To improve the durability of ASICS running shoes, the manufacturer has fitted a Dynamic Duomax support system in them. The system prevents the feet from rolling inwards when running or exercising. This often lowers the durability of ASICS shoes.
You won't have to worry about your feet getting overheated and sweaty in these shoes. The upper is mainly constructed of an open mesh that guarantees the maximum amount of breathability. This also ensures that the upper hugs the foot like a comfortable glove.
Another feature you'll probably love is the proprietary ComforDry sock liner, which is made with an advanced anti-bacterial material that keeps your shoes smelling fresh even after a tough run. The updated lacing system, which features independent eyelets, is about as perfect as you'll find on the market today.
This is what really counts for runners, and ASICS has packed in plenty of features. The Gel Cushioning System uses a silicon-based gel in separate pockets in the heel and forefoot. In the mid-sole, you'll notice the FluidRide system, which brings you enhanced comfort wherever you are in your foot strike.
Support is provided by the Dynamic DuoMax system, which is constructed from a dual-density foam that helps to correct stance issues. Essentially, it lifts the arch to allow your foot to achieve a more natural position on the ground. The shoe also has the Guidance Trusstic System and the Guidance Line to provide comfort, support and an enhanced gait cycle.
With improved shock absorption, increased stability and an unmatched lacing system, you could run in these shoes all day. Like other runners who have tried these shoes, you may discover that your over-pronation tendencies are lessened, which results in fewer aches and pains. These shoes are so comfortable, that you may be able to increase your weekly mileage.