Men's ASICS® GT-2000™ :: When a plush ride is what you seek, slip on the new ASICS® GT-2000™ and hit the road running! You'll love the stability features included in these revamped, re-engineered and redesigned shoes that provide even more of the comfort your feet have grown to know and love. Enjoy premium pleasure, from the seam and irritation - free uppers to the Personalized Heel Fit® system, powered by dual layers of pillow-soft, resilient memory foam that molds to your heel shape for a snug, secure fit. Plus, reduced weight and lower midsoles heights all contribute to an amazingly smooth, comfy ride. 11.4 ounces
I'm pleased with the improvements ASICS has made to the GT-2000 over its previous model. The added Gel cushioning system keeps my foot in place during my long runs. The look and general feel are the same, but the added technology improves the overall feel and support of the ride. Great shoe.
San Diego, CA
A slimmed down version of the 2170
This shoe is perfect for me. I used to run in the GT 2170 because I have knee issues and need moderate cushioning and support, however they felt too bulky for my liking so I switched to the Kayano 18's. I liked these shoes a lot. They had good cushioning, were sleeker than the 2170's, but unfortunately had basically no pronation control. What I really wanted was a shoe with a similar feel but more support and that's exactly what the GT 2000's are, albeit with a couple of differences. For one, it has a narrower toe box. I like this because I always had to lace my Kayano's and 2170's tight to the point I got a slight wrinkle in the toe box material, but these shoes fit like a glove. I also like the short laces which don't flop around. The heel feels more stable and secure than in the Kayano's, which had a slippery material in them. They definitely don't have as much cushioning and support as the 2170's, but being 5'11", 165 lbs, I find that the 2000's give me plenty of both. So, if you've wanted a sleeker version of the GT 2170 that offers better support than the Kayano, you'll absolutely love these shoes. However, if you're a bigger, heavier runner or if you need serious support, you may be disappointed.
Finally found it (again)!!!
Let's start by saying this shoe rocks!! Over 15 yrs I've tried them all, every brand. And ended up with the Adidas Sequence 1,2,3 were great. I liked that they had a flat feeling insole, no padding up front that pushed into the ball of my foot and were not cushy. As a poster put this shoe (GT2000) isn't cushy, well that is right. Cushy to me isn't good for running, makes the calves work to hard and just doesn't feel good on the road. I'm 165lbs 5'9". Adidas messed up with versions 4 and 5 of the sequence, cushy, huge toebox and now I was on the hunt again for a shoe to compare. It was terrible, back and forth with everything. Then I tried the Asics GT-2000 and it is it!!! Perfect feel, flat insole (unlike other Asics), nothing pushing up into my forefoot, no mushy cushy sole. This shoe makes me want to stay out there running.
I'm not technical in the make up of a shoe but I know as soon as it is on my foot and this one has made me soooo happy. I have picky feet. Please don't change this shoe, ever!!!!!!! Thanks for reading.
Not a replacement for GT-21XX
I got these to replace a long string of great GT-2160s (6 pairs). I tried a pair of GT-2170s, but they never fit right around my ankle so I jumped to the GT-2000.
Seemed OK at first - albeit very little cushioning under-foot, and the toe-box is WAY too big. But less than 200 miles in, I have worn through the heel. I change shoes religiously at 400 miles, and I have never even come close to this with any shoes before. Worse, I've developed runner's knee (first in one knee, then in both) over a month and a half of running on these. In 10 years of running I've never had this problem before, but my doc, online research, and the "Runner's Repair Manual" all say that it's likely from poor support from the shoe. Which is also what I'm feeling - flat, hard, poor support, poor cusioning. So these are going in the trash, and I'm looking for a new shoe. With the resulting injury, it's even worse than just a waste of money.
Big change from 21x0s
I have been running in the GT-2000 series shoes since they were launched many years ago, in part because they are only one of a couple of stability shoes offered in a B (narrow) mens size. I run ~2 half-marathons per year.
In comparison to the 2160s, the new 2000s feel quite different. The forefoot is much less cushioned and also feels more flexible. Heel cushioning feels similar. I currently am having to wear thicker socks with these shoes to adjust to the reduced forefoot cushioning. As others have said, the toebox is a little narrower. (I have a long middle toe and it rubs a bit which never happened before with same size asics.) I'm ok with the shoes, but if you're switching from the 21x0s you may want to give yourself some good overlap time with your current shoes to adjust.
My next pair will likely be another try at the Brooks Adrenaline GTSs; they seem to be a good substitute when the asics gts have an off year.
Asics does a decent replacement
I'm a casual runner, 12-18 mi/wk. I'm a heavy runner, hovering around 200lbs. I used the GT 2XXX models on and off since 1994, switching between Nike, Adidas, and Brooks but I've really relied on the GTs as a go-to shoe even when I'm not faithful. Nikes and Adidas are flings you have but the Asics GT is the shoe you marry. Asics took my shoe-wife and leaned her up like a competitive marathoner. The new era GT 2000 is lighter, breathier, and has less motion control. But the fit is just about the same. The first thing I noticed is that the solid foundation/platform I was used to is gone which makes me feel more nimble, maybe even faster. The minimalist upper was wasn't like running in your socks, which is how I usually feel when faced with the trend of the minimalist shoe. The size 11s feel like the size 11s I used to go home to. Honey, where's my chicken pot pie!?!?!
Mister Asics GT
Asics GT-2000 is a great improvement
I've had the 2150, 2160, and 2170, and the best of that group was the 2160. This new 2000 is just as good overall as the 2160, and much improved over the 2170. I have not noticed any decrease in the toe box as others have stated. I have plenty of room, but I also know that different people's feet have slightly different shapes, which can always affect the fit. Cushioning is very good, maybe slightly decreased from 2160 but almost impossible to be certain. The 2000 feels lighter and faster. I have run 12 half marathons in the past 12 months in 2160, 2170, and now 2000, and these shoes pass the test so far (have had them for about 2 months). Buy with confidence. If they don't happen to fit you, RoadRunner has the best return policy in the business!
Best shoe in the Asics 2000 series yet!
I've been hearing mixed reviews on the new Asics GT-2000 so I decided to give them a shot. The cushioning is slightly firmer than the 2170, but the ride quality is much smoother and feels very natural. Initially I was skeptical about the claim that the updated support(dynamic duomax midsole) was as supportive as the previous 2170, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the GT-2000 offered just as much support. The heel to toe drop of 11mm to 10mm was not noticeable to me, but I appreciate the drop in weight in the GT-2000. As a 16:19 5ker, this will be my go to shoe for the bulk of my training (tempos, long runs, easy days) and I will use the Asics DS Racer 9 for track workouts and racing.
2Ks are great update
I was resistant at first to lose the 21xx series but this is a competent replacement. The heel counter is sturdy enough to not crush down when stepping into the shoe, but stout enough to hold your heel snugly when in the shoe. Toe box I thought would give me issues in the D width but hasn't bothered me at all (glad I could choose from all the colors in d width without hot spots in the toe box for my wide forefoot). Lots of comments on the safety orange color too, wondering where could they get a pair. Overall a comfortable, so far a long lasting out-sole, and a good looking shoe as a nice upgrade to my old 2170's. I even prefer these over my Kayano 19's for everyday wear.
Mission Viejo CA
Great update for the 2000 series
I have been running marathons for 15 years, primarly in the Asics GT series with occasional races in the Kayano. My last GT prior to this pair was the 2160 because I found the 2170s too stiff. I tried the Saucony Kinvara and Mirage, K-Swiss K-Ona and Kwicky Blade Light. While each of these shoes had pros and cons, I found that for my feet, Asics offered the best fit. I eventually went with the Gel Neo 33 and these worked as well as the 2160 while seeming to provide a more plush ride. The GT-2000 has a similar ride to the Neo 33 but after a long run, my legs feel fresher in the GT. I am glad that Asics offers the bright lime color but doesn't force you to deal with the kaleidoscopic puke effect of the Noosa.
San Antonio, Texas
Plan to buy another pair
I have had these shoes for a few weeks. Prior to buying the shoes, I couldn't even run a mile before my knee would hurt and I would have to stop running. Now, I am up to over 3 miles each run and building up to higher mileage. I stopped in to Road Runner and was fitted to this shoe type because, as it turns out, I have a high arch and a running style that put pressure on my knee that caused the IT Band Syndrome. I have combined these shoes with the custom orthotic and an IT Band Compression Wrap and have been pain free and looking forward to building my mileage up again (I have barely run in the past 15 months because of the discomfort in my knee.)
Okay, but it will never be the 21x0s
I have been wearing the ASIC GT 2150s, 2160s and 2170s. I've also used the Saucony Pro Grid Guide which is very similar to the 2170s. ASICS says that these are a replacement for the 2170s, but I think they missed the boat on it. The 2170s had considerable dense foam around the medial post that provided firm support in the arch area. The 2000s do not have that dense foam so the arch support isn't what it was in the 2170s.
This isn't a terrible shoe, but it definitely is not the 2170. This feels closer to a neutral cushioned shoe than it does a stability shoe. Would I recommend it to a friend? It would depend if it fit their running style.
Best GT 2000 series in a long time
This version of the Asics GT series is the best so far. I have orthotics and they fit perfectly with them- I need a wider shoe to accomodate the orthotics. ( I have a morton's neuroma in one of my feet so i need a bigger volume shoe.) I run between 25-35 miles/week and I am a smaller guy (5-4" and around 150lbs). I was skeptical about these since I did NOT like the 2170s. The 2170s were TOO flexible to me and fit tight in the toebox. But I was a big fan of the 2160's. These fit more like the 2160s. The lower profile is a big change, but so far no problems...they actually feel very fast. So far the 2000's have it all.
Mens ASICS GT-2000
I agree with several other posters that Asics made a terrible blunder with this shoe. I had purchased 12 pairs of the 2100 series over many years to run marathons/half marathons. I bought the GT-2000 to replace my 2170s, and developed runner's knee for the first time ever after about 175 miles in the new GT-2000. The cushioning is indeed inferior to the 2100 series, and I am stunned Asics messed with a great shoe. I had to switch to the Saucony Guide 6, and am happy with it. Asics lost a long time, loyal customer. Also, due to the redesigned toe box, I also got three black toenails for the first time.
Order the 2000 1/2 size up than normal
I really like the 2000 with the exception that the shoe is not as true to size as it predecessor, the 2170. I have ran in 9.5 most my running life, running 35 miles per week and up to 4 marathons a year. Immediately upon taking these show out of the box, i knew right away something was different about the toe box. I called Asics and it seems I'm not the only one complaining - they say "We are looking into it". Anyhow, just got the size 10's (thanks to RRS and the best return policy in the business, the new size fits much better and although a bit more toe room than I normally like, I find it very comfortable. I must comment too, that I rotate my shoes, mostly with the new DS Trainer 18 and that shoe too is a 1/2 size off. Bottom line, order a 1/2 bigger than the last shoe you have as both toe boxes are design a bit narrower. Good running
Perfect right out of the box
This shoe has been my favorite from the first run! Very comfortable and keeps the impact from road running (my favorite) to a minimum. They have excellent cushioning and keep the foot cool.
My background is that I'm 6'2" and weight about 210lbs. This shoe fits the bill for larger guys that love to run! I've worn them to the gym, on trails and always on the road. I've paired them up with feetures brand socks and found absolute perfection! No body aches, no foot issues, no pinching....perfect....right out of the box! Good Job Asics!
Good Shoe - just not for me.
I was looking for a quality running shoe I could commit to instead of buying whatever is cheapest. I am a 6'1", 210 lbs, and 42 yr old guy, wear a support shoe and have a normal arch and mid-foot stride. After trying a different Asics shoe that bruised the bottom of my foot at the front and back of the medial support, I thought I'd try these since I liked everything else about the previous Asics. The arch support in these was better, but still hurt in hte middle of the arch support, which is too bad since I really like everything else. If these work with your foot, go for it.
Slow and Long
Not the successor to the GTX2170
Having used Asics 1160's, 1170's, 2160's and 2170's I was interested in seeing what Asics claims is the direct successor, the GT2000.
I am training for a BQ attempt in December and have put over 100 miles in these shoes, but I've had to return to the 2170's, as the forefoot cushioning and stability have been virtually removed, leaving you with a shoe that started giving me both knee and calf pain. I would say they are good for fast training days, but would avoid using for any kind of distance training.
Way to screw up a great shoe, Asics!
This is easily the worst pair of running shoes I've ever owned. Coming from the 1170s and 2170s I expected quite an upgrade since this model was re-engineered. Calling it a downgrade would be much too kind. The shoes are extremely tight and narrow in the toe box. The sides of the heel support have an extremely sharp edge to them with very little padding around this edge. I had blisters forming on the area between my inner heel and my inner ankle within 4 miles. Just an extremely uncomfortable shoe compared to past Asics models.
Outstanding shoe. I switched from the Nimbus series as I started training for my first marathon. I wore the Nimbus series for years through multiple races and a half marathon. Then I did a gait analysis and found out that I pronated to much and I should switch shoes. I didn't have the knee pain or shin splints anymore even when I got into the 15 mile plus runs.
I have bought 3 more pairs because of great sales on RRS. So I know that I am good to go for the next year plus.
What the 2170 should have been
BUY A HALF SIZE UP. I have worn size 12 in the 21XX (and the 16XX and 17XX) for years. I had to return it for a 12.5.
The 2170 in my opinion went the wrong direction...a more prominent heel right when other shoes were trending towards minimal or natural running. It was so much so that I almost disliked the shoe compared to the 2160. If you are a mid or forefoot runner, this is a great shoe. It has less cushioning overall than the 2170. If you are heavier or a heel striker who needs more cushion you might want to look elsewhere.
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Charlotte, N. Carolina
Almost as good as the 2160
The 2160's were great, but I'm 6' and 185 lb. and I couldn't get more than 300 miles out of them before getting knee pain. However, the 2160 Trails fit the same and were durable enough that I could get over 400 miles. The 2170's were terrible and the 3030's didn't fit the same, so I had hoped the 2000 Trails would replace my 2160's Trails. They were way too hard, but it turns out that the 2000 Road version feels almost identical to the 2160 Trail. Within 35 or 40 miles they felt great. Love em.
Fits my needs
I run everyday, 40 to 50 miles a week. In the past year I had to start using custom orthotics that seem big and heavy. I need a 4e and have tried many shoes, mostly New Balance, but they never felt quite right. The Asics GT2000 are easily the best yet. They seemed more shaped like my foot and there is even a little feel for the road missing in all the other shoes...and they accommodate these pesky orthotics.
Great shoe for the larger runner
I'm 225lb and struggle to find a shoe that works great as an everyday runner. I love the extra width. For the amount of cushioning you get a surprisingly light shoe. All my knee and foot soreness has gone away and the calf issues I was having have disappeared completely. Extremely disappointed they have discontinued this model so have bought two extras to last a while until they sort out the replacement.
Great Shoe for the $Price$
This is a great shoe for those who need Stability/Stability+ shoes. I use these shoes in the gym primarily and for road/trail running I'd recommend a Stability+ shoe such as the ASICS Kayano. For those with wide feet (10.5,2E) I always find ASICS shoes the best fit (With Superfeet Insoles). There are limited choices for those with wide feet :-( ASICS - Sound Body, Sound Mind! :-)
Significantly different from 2170/2160
The GT-2000 is a sturdy shoe, but with noticeably less cushioning. As a bigger runner (200 lbs), I liked the stability and cushioning in the 2160 and 2170 and loved slipping on a new pair after 300-400 miles. The GT-2000 feels like my 2170's after 350 miles - great fit, but much less cushioning. A long time ASICS buyer, I may consider other shoes in the category if the GT2000 stays this "solid".
Great shoe! Very comfortable
I love these shoes. I have higher arches and need a stability shoe due to my instep. I wear down the middle padding in the sole, so I needed something with great arch support, lightweight, and good for running regularly.
These are perfect. I am used to minimus shoes so these were slightly heavier than I am used to. Very comfortable and does the trick for anyone trying to take their run to 5 miles and up.
Decent stability and cushion but narrow
My what I consider to be and always measures and fit in other brands "average" width foot felt very cramped around the mid foot and toe box in this shoe. Other than that the shoe felt good with decent support and good cushioning. If you have narrower than average feet you'd prob be fine with the D Width, otherwise I'd look to another shoe or the wide version.
Not the same as previous models
I run half marathons and use the GT series for training. The 2150, 60 and 70 were great. Within 3 weeks of wearing these shoes I had significant knee, shin and hip pain. I'm not sure what changed in this model, but I hope Asics goes back to the previous design. I switched to Saucony's but I don't like them as much as the 2170.
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