Men's ASICS® GT-2160™ :: This longtime favorite has continued to deliver support and comfort to runners looking for a reliable Stability shoe. The newest version of the men's ASICS® GT-2160™ offers high-end performance at a mid-range price. Loved for its consistent fit and plush cushioning, the new GT-2160™ moves ahead of the pack with premier technical improvements. Get ideal efficiency through each stride with ASICS®'s unique Guidance Line Technology designed to enhance your natural gait. The GT-2160™'s dual density foam in heel and forefoot add ideal support and comfort. Light, quick and efficient, the GT-2160™ will give your run the added boost of confidence you've been searching for! 11.5 ounces
Features & Benefits:
Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®) (RUNNING): ASICS® Design Philosophy. Employs linked componentry that enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
Guidance Line™: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
Space Trusstic System®: This midfoot stabilizer creates a pocket between the Trusstic System® device and the midsole, allowing for controlled midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
ComforDry™ Sockliner: Provides cushioning performance and anti-microbial properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment
Solyte® Midsole Material: A lighter weight midsole compound than ASICS® standard EVA and SpEVA®. Also features enhanced cushioning and durability
DuoMax® Support System: A dual density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability, positioned sport specifically
Dual Density Solyte® Lasting: Employs different densities of Solyte® lasting material in heel and forefoot for improved comfort
The 2160 is a huge improvement on the 2150 and marks a return to the performance of the 2140. The 2140 was a great shoe and it's a shame that Asics dropped the ball so badly with the 2150, like other runners I felt they lost all the character and feel/cushion that makes the 2100s so popular. The 2160 clearly rectifies that situation, the midsole cushion and responsiveness has returned, although I will say they seem to be a little narrower in the heel that before. I take the 2E width and it seems a reasonable fit, a few more millimetres would help though. I have bought two pairs of this shoe already! Needless to say, I didn't do this with the 2150 ...
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Light shoes, worth a try
I'm not much of a running expert, however I run and workout 4 or 5 times a week. I used to run with Nike Shox just because I thought they were cool shoes, but making the switch to these shoes was definitely a positive so far. I have had the Asics for about3 weeks now, and being where I am, our only choices to run are on blacktop pavement roads or on a treadmill. I choose to run outside just because I'm not an 'iPod runner' and I do all my training without music for some reason. Anyways, the shoes are much lighter than your Nike Shox, and they seem to take less of a toll on the shins and calf muscles. With the Shox running a quarter mile and you already start to feel the pain from the hard running surface, but the Asics tend to block that out. That's all I can really compare to at this time, hope this helps.
Glad to be back in the 2100 series.
I loved earlier versions of the Asics GT-2100 series, but did not like the 2150's (last year's version). I tried two pair thinking the first pair must have been a defect or something. The toe box was way too big, allowing too much room. They buckled at the toe when flexing and just never fit right. So I went to another shoe.
When the 2160 came out, I thought I would try them again. Glad I did. Fit great right out of the box. Felt like the shoe I had grown to love. Just two weeks so far, but am very pleased.
This shoe was made for my feet
I was very happy with my 2150s, so when the 2160 was available I bought two pair and interchange them. This shoe has plenty of stability and cushioning for my 20 miles per week. Great breathability/drainability. I ran in a fairly heavy rain one day, and my 2160s drained quickly- no squishy foot and my feet did not move around or rub against the shoes. Feels a little on the heavy side, but I'll trade that for a little extra stability since I run almost exclusively on pavement.
Been running in the GT series since the 2120. I had two pair of those and loved them. The 2140 was OK, the 2130 and the 2150 were cra p. The 2150s gave me shin problems the whole time. I just chaulked it up to trying to increase my mileage too fast. (they were still giving me problems right up until I replaced them). I bought the 2160s and they are GREAT no shin pain at all. Had them 3 weeks and did a 1/2 marathon in them. My feet didnt give me a bit of trouble. Great come back for the 21(even number)0 series.
Comfortable..first in its class
Last year I switched from Asics to Mizuno and ended up with shin splints and pain in my forefoot. I heard great things about the GT-2160 and after running 100 miles I am sold that these are the best stability shoes on the market. I have had foot problems with my metatarsal in recent years and so far no problems. They fit great in the heel and provide good cushioning for pavement runs. You won't be disappointed.
Overland Park, KS
Great running shoe
Have used 2150s and loved them, so bought an extra pair of 2160s to alternate with. These are great shoes to run in. Enjoyed their comfort and durability so much, I convinced my wife to try the women's 2160 and she loves them as well.
For me, bought 1/2 size up and were perfect.
San Marcos, Tx
Return of 2120 and 2140
I agree, the 2160 fit is more like the 2140 and 2120. In particular, the 2160, 2140 and 2120 toeboxes are about the same.
The 2150 was a disaster for me. The toebox being way too big and there was something about the forefoot that it was very difficult to get proper take off.
It seems ASICS listened to 21xx users who wanted a return to the 2140 and 2120 design (though I miss the 2120 responsiveness, which I've been told by folks at ASICS, was a one time thing, because of a fluke in the chemistry of the midsoles).
Since no shoe is perfect, I'm delighted to have the 2160s.
New York City
Complete Shoe, Hard to Beat Performance
I run with these shoes 25-30 miles per week on roads and trails. I need a wide stability shoe. These are among the best I've found for the combination of stability, lightness, cushoning, durability, fit, and price. I highly recommend this shoe.
If the shoe fits, wear it.
I know that each year my shoe will be consistent in fit. Many shoes don't come in a 7 and a half size. The size doesn't vary like some. The shoe wears well and can be used for walking when its running days are over.
St. Paul, MN
A shoe that will satisfy
This Asic 2100 range is great for those that want a well made, long wearing, good value running shoe. The features and performance of the 2100 range continue to provide me with predictable and reliable fit and service.
Tiz time to run
Small changes from the 2150
It's still early on, but this seems like a fairly subtle upgrade from the 2150. It is firm and a bit on the heavy side, which are both positives for me, but it could feel a bit cluncky to those who don't need that much support.
More like the 2140
Asics made some good improvements over the 2150 making the 2160 more like the 2140 which was a very solid shoe. Biggest improvement was in the toe box which provides more lateral stability and keep the foot from sliding from side to side.
Narrow size hard to find.
I have a narrow foot and always have a hard time getting shoes that fit correctly. These are the best fitting running shoes I have bought in my 50 years of running. ASCIC's keep up the good work!
Better than the 2150
I've been wearing the Asics GT series since I started running 10 years ago. For some reason this shoe is much more comfortable and took less time to break in than the 2150s.
Good traditional trainer
I still do the bulk of my training in traditional shoes. When it comes to traditional trainers, these are a solid choice. From my perspective the best thing these shoes have going for them is they come in widths. They're lighter than most trainers and when new they provide a great, cushioned ride. These shoes outlast other trainers I have worn.
It's not really fair to compare these shoes to the new minimalist shoes. Obviously trainers have a place in base building and these shoes are a great choice, but trainers are like the minivan parked next to the sports car in your garage. There's times when you need the minivan and you're glad you've got it, but when you're driving the minivan you're wishing you were driving the sports car. Yeah, I do most of my running in these trainers but when I do, I wish I were running in my minimalist shoes. I just wish someone would make the minimal shoes in widths.
Great cushioning, ASICS GT-21xx series is back. I loved the GT-2140s, best shoe ever. Hated the GT-2150, sent those bricks back to RRS.
The GT-2160 feels great just like the GT-2140, even better actually!
190 lbs, marathon runner.
Great shoe for wide foot!
Finding a great running sneaker with a 4E width that LOOKS GOOD is hard to do. This shoe is great! It is comfortable and cushioned well and is great looking!
Very good, not great
I have been a runner for many years and am very experienced. Out of the box the asics 2160 was very uncomfortable in the left toe box. I placed a stretcher in the shoe and the problem went away. I have used a heel orthotic for many years and within a 1/2 mile on the first run began to experience back pain. After healing I used a different orthotic (one not quite so high) and the pain did not return. Also, the plastic mid-sole made an annoying squeaking noise but that too went away with usage. Now I feel the shoe has become quite serviceable but not on the same level as the 2150 or the 2130. The 2140 was a disaster. I run about four to five times a week, four to six miles a run, outdoors all year in all conditions.
The best one in a few years
Better cushion and a more responsive forefoot. The fit is great and not too large compared to other shoes as some have been in the past(2110,2130,2150)
Mission, B.C. Canada
The best 4E you will find.
Very good shoes! The 2160's feel low on the ankle, but I've had no issues with that. You can run a marathon in them right out of the box.
I used to run the GT series exclusively. I recently tried Nike Triax and liked the way I ran in them (seemed not to be slapping so much) but I almost immediately noticed the balls of feet getting sore especially as I increased my mileage. Switched back to GT-2160's and the soreness is slowly going away even as I increase my mileage to 1/2 marathon training distances. Also, I had to go up one full size to relieve blistering toes. I think Asics run pretty true to size but I suffered blistered toes in my normal size. The larger size feels a bit loose but so far a lot less trouble with blistered toes. My suggestion, stick to brand/styles that have proven to work for you, hence the "Old Reliable" label for the GT-2160's
Well, I have ran 9 marathons a number of 5 and 10Ks. I also have done two half IronMan Tris in the past. Last March I had knee surgery. I still can't run but I do PT and walk. I use to only wear Nike. Then I went to Mizuno then to Brooks then to NB, and stuff in between. I have vary narrow for a man. So I need to go BW. The Brooks seemeed the best. I have two folks also have narrow feet. But both of them love this shoe so I gave it a try. I can say so far I love it! Asics is a lot diffrent then when I first try them way better fit and feel. If you have narrow and low arch but don't need a MC shoe give this one a try. When I do get back to running I will check back in!
Brooklyn Center, MN
Stability and cushioning!
I'm a 138 pound 1/2 marathon runner training 20-25 miles/week. I have a pronation issue and low arches so I need the support of a stability shoe. After researching the offerings, I purchased the Asics GT2160, Nike Air Structure, and Brooks GTS 11 for a trial. The Asics won the trial hands down. It has the perfect combination of pronation control and arch support while providing a nice cushioned ride. There was zero break in period. I bought them on Friday and ran 14 on Saturday..no fuss no muss. They also offer several widths in this color. I bought the 2E and it worked out great.
I had been a charter Nike fan for years, but Asics has won me over.
HB the 1/2 marathoner
The 2160 seems to be an improvement over the 2150. The toe box feels better and the ride seems tighter and more consitent.
Love these shoes
Love these shoes
I have been running in Asics for 14 years the 2140 may have been the best shoe in this line and Asics has gone back to that great fit in the 2160 the shoe has a roomy toe box with a snug fit in the heal and forefoot to prevent slippage. Although, the shoe fits snugly they don't feel too tight or restrictive. The sole has comfortable cushioning but still responsive and light. They fit so well I bought 2 more pair after only 100 miles so I will have shoes t last the year. Hopefully they don't change anything in the next release.
O Fallon MO
Very good shoe
After wearing another brand and being dissatisfied, I returned to Asics. These were suggested to me by a local running store, and they are good shoes in many ways. They feel light, comfortable, and breathable on my feet. They don't seem heavy like the previous brand and model I was wearing. On the down side, the toe box seems tight. For my 180 pound, 50 year old frame, they don't seem to provide the cushioning that I need.
For many runners I believe these shoes would be excellent. For me, I'll probably go to something with more support and cushioning, such as the Asics Kayano.
St. Albans, West Virginia
WOW!!!!! 2160 ASCIS
I LOVE THIS SHOE 2160. I HAVE 2150 SAME WIDTH 4E AND THEY DONT FIT AS GREAT BUT OH WELL.
Well Rounded and Solid Shoe
As an avid runner who likes being outside and running on hard surfaces, I continually seek out shoes that have great support and excellent cushioning. These shoes are quite possibly the best I've had the chance to use in several years. The shoes are well balanced, do not feel heavy or cumbersome and have worn very well. I've also used them for running on trails and tread mills and found the traction on all surfaces very solid. Overall I've been extremely satisfied with the GT-2160 and my only regret is that I should have purchased 4 pairs instead of two.
fit good for me
I have a hard to fit foot. A regular width foot with a narrow heel. This shoe fits better than most for me.
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