ASICS GT-2000 5 Men’s Running Shoes Review

Such features as the Rearfoot and Forefoot Gel cushioning system, DuoMax® dual-density FluidRide® midsole assisted make these steady landers, but the profusion of stabilizing structures seem to hinder a natural or comfortable landing. A fantastic choice can be found in HOKA Arahi and the Hurricane ISO 3, both of which fall into the stability category. The top models in this measure were Editor’s Choice Brooks PureFlow 6 and the Buy winning Pegasus 34. Both models exhibit the mixture of texture and padding, but we suggest having a peek at the HOKAs.

ASICS GT-2000 5 Review

ASICS GT-2000 5 Review

This is the traditional stability design familiar to runners and they do a fantastic job because such. For the runner looking to get into a pair of shoes without fussing over the details, the GT-2000 5 will get you out. Its stability structures ensure that runners will find their toes landing in the ideal place as the FluidRide™ midsole dampens the landing impact.

ASICS GT-2000 5 Running Shoes

The GT-2000 7 appears quite similar to the previous version, but Asics notes a couple of major changes that have been made in the construction of those sneakers, in the form of changes to the past and midsole structure. The version is also available in several colour choices. Below is a comparison of this GT-2000 7 on the left and also the version on the rightside.

ASICS GT-2000

ASICS GT-2000

All these are certainly stability sneakers, with their multitude of service structures, including, but not restricted to this FluidRide® midsole, Guidance Line® to help gait progression, Trusstic System® for gait assistance, Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®) to transition from heel to toe, and the DuoMax® Support System to provide a better landing platform. Despite all of this, the midsole appears to have a little not enough firm and too much cushion return. That may happen sometimes with shoes created to be particular for heel-planters, pounders which may be a reprieve.

Running Shoes

Stability shoes tend to be more expensive since they last a little longer and function more of a niche, but $120 is a small premium for this timeless layout, especially given its middling performance. Then you should be pleased if you can find it in a discount, but for that price, we propose contemplating the Arahi and paying.

These stability shoes will probably be recognizable because the traditional design of recent decades with their noticeable heel counter tops cupping the back of the foot, thick midsole for its heel-plant, and composite equilibrium structures across the arch and midfoot. These are the version of your classic, reliable shoe with all necessary padding, counters, and structures. We take a look at this classic design and see how it stacks up to some field of new designs like the On Cloud with its cloud pods that are spacious and the Arahi with its padding.

Final Verdict

This is the shoe you’re thinking of when you think of traditional stability shoes. We really liked them, but undeniably they are outclassed and outperformed when stood up against the newer models in our review. Even so, they hit a good price point and are the dependable, familiar model beloved by so many runners and they will not disappoint that demographic. For those looking to branch out into something more unique, try the Arahi or even the On Cloud.

Updated: May 7, 2020 — 4:58 pm

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