Women's ASICS® GT-2000 :: Enjoy this revamped, re-engineered and re-upped running shoe with all of today's latest technology. You'll love the sleek, lightweight facelift of the ASICS® GT-2000™, featuring a range of built-in comfort and support features. Your feet will love the springy, soft ride provided by dual layers of cushy, high-tech foam, while ASCIS®' Guidance Trusstic System™ keeps any pronation firmly in hand, providing just the right amount of guidance for an efficient gait. 9.3 ounces
I have been running off & on for over 10 years, anywhere from 10-30 miles/week; in the gym, outside, for my health, for leisure, in competition. I have always been a fan of Saucony, namely, the Hurricane 7 model from years past, then Hurricane 13 most recently. If you are familiar with the 7, you remember the stability & comfort which in turn helped with the overall performance of the shoe. However, when the 13 arrived & the 7 was long retired, I appreciated it for being more lightweight & less bulky than the 7, but with similar support & performance. I had been frustrated with all of the models in between these two and thank goodness, always stocked up on them before and as they were being retired. I did try Asics during this time(Gel Nimbus 11), but was not happy and just settled for that shoe long enough for the next Saucony to come out. I was very dedicated to the hope that Saucony would eventually get it right. Then my running world came to a "halt", when the Hurricane 14 and 15 came out. I waited with much anticipation, wondering what they would change on the 13. Needless to say, I was highly disappointed in the 14, then the 15, due to multiple reasons, not just one thing, like style, stability or performance. It was that the overall quality had suffered greatly, from materials to design to performance & comfort. I have bought & returned more than I care to admit, having that reference point from the past. I took a chance with the Asics GT-2000 after reading many reviews and doing research and I have not been happier! I am more motivated to run than ever before...all because of this shoe! It is a straight-out-of-the-box delight. Starting with the style design, to being made of quality, durable materials you can both see & feel, and on to providing a stable, yet lightweight, comfortable performance . The GT-2000 has just the right amount of room in the toe box, breathes well, the stability in the mid-sole is very apparent, without being restrictive. The heel strike is comfortable & quick, without being cumbersome. I have a normal pronation and average arch and this shoe works well for me. I think many shoes today are designed to be so lightweight for speed, however, the structure is compromised greatly(likewise, your proneness to injury). So much importance is given to styles and colors, which are so vast & varied, that the performance of the shoe goes out the window. The value SHOULD be important & used to be, moreso, when you knew you would get what you paid for. You would happily spend more for the best & could distinguish the best quality by price. Unfortunately, now it is harder to pick a shoe with the price and quality being synonymous and true. In the current economy, it is apparent the quality of running shoes has diminished as prices have risen. But, I believe the Asics GT-2000 defies all of this and I would highly recommend at least trying it for yourself, keeping in mind we are all made & do perform differently:) I also highly recommend Road Runners VIP program. Thanks to this, I was able to find the right shoe for me, with their 90 day wear em & love em guarantee. Now, that is true value, as you can have an assessment period that fits your budget, while trying to find the perfect fit...even if the search may seem endless at times. Thanks to Asics & Road Runner for giving me a new beginning!
Run to your destiny
Kansas City, MO
Asics GT-2000 not as good as the GT-2160
I purchased these because my GT-2160s were wonderful...but worn out. I was super excited about the new grape color and LOVE all the bright new colors coming out (Noosa, etc). I have mid-to-high arches and my tendinitis in my arches flare up whenever there isn't good enough arch support. These arches seemed lower and less supportive than the GT-2160s. I added my awesome Babolat tennis inserts ON TOP of the existing and that cured it. Not sure why, but the GT line always seems to have more support inside and the outside foot wall easily rolls out (neutral runner)and I sometimes fear of turning my ankle with all the height. Also got dirty faster. Like the cushioning of the GTs, but if I could do it again, I'd have probably tried the latest Gel Nimbus or Mizuno Creation 14.
So disappointed... not reccomend
Was so excited to get a new pair of Asics, have been wearing them for long, so decided to change reference to Gel2000 since I need stability. I run, walk and work out in the gym (body combat) every day. My feet are on the narrow end, but I wear B-medium in all Asics, (except these horrible shoes)and have no bunions or promient toe. Was so disappointed on the first run... the logo in the inner side goes up to your toe and makes some kind of pressure on it, that it was so bad I have a bursitis on the 1st methatarsal joint. Turned them over and still trying to decide which new pair to get, but waiting for the pain to go away. So, if by any chance you have bunions or any toe issues these are not the shoes for you. When I found out how terrible they were, was dissappointed of not paying attention to some of the reviews which didnt reccomend this shoe either. Ill stick meanwhile to my Gel Noosa, and Mizuno Wave Inspire.
San Francisco, CA
I'm a 40+mile per week marathon runner. I've worn the Asics 2100 series for probably the last 12 years and loved them, although in recent years I've felt Asics are cheapening the materials.
The soles seem to wear out much faster.
I bought the 2000 being the next model after the 2170, and have concluded after about 150 miles that I'm disappointed. The colors are good, finally, but the fit has deteriorated from the 2170. The heel constantly slips which I've never had before, and the forefoot is much narrower, being uncomfortable. Also the upper part of the shoe is much thinner and not as supportive. The tongue doesn't seem as padded as previous models.
The shoe fits/feels drastically different from the 2100 series I've enjoyed in the past, enough to make me look at other brands. I will not be buying another pair of the 2000's.
Asics GT 2000
I'm 5'6, 130, and usually wear size 11's in the Asics. Used Kayano's for about 10 years; a couple years ago switched to GT 2160's and really liked the responsiveness and flex. Even tho I pronate, I found the stability just fine on the 2160's. I run almost exclusively on packed dirt/trails, short runs 4-6 miles with some small hills. I tried out the GT2000's---- they are very cushy, which is nice for my 55 yr old knees-- , but they are too narrow across the forefoot and toes -- after a 6 mile run my toes were rubbing all over. I tried a few more runs thinking they would stretch. (wides never work, I have narrow heels) I wanted to like them but I am taking them back; I got a pair of GT2170's on clearance that fit better even tho they are not as cushioned. I would recommend the 2000's for the "right" feet, but not mine.
The Asics GT2000's are great! I have been running in the 2710's for 2 years and needed new shoes badly. I wanted to find a lighter shoe than the Asics GT2710s so I bought the Brooks Ghost 6, ran 5 miles and my arches were on fire, returned those and bought the Mizuno Wave Rider 16. I thought these were the ones but sadly after 8 miles my arches and heels were killing me. I realized it was silly to steer away from Asics who have been good for me for so many years so 2 weeks ago I bought the new gt2000's. Although I'm not crazy about the color options, these feel amazing!! I've logged about 30 miles on these so far and am in love. Just the right amount of cushion, big enough toebox, and the arch support is the best.
BEWARE fit difference!!!
I've worn the Kayano for a few years now. I've always worn a 10.5 and love them. Lately my pronation has gotten better and the Kayano is too much stability to the point of hurting my feet so a fit expert recommended these. My biggest disappointment is in the fit difference- I didn't size up and ended up with shoes that were too small (my toes literally were pushing against the toe of the shoe). Thankfully RR is super, I sized up to an 11 and they feel awesome now. A little less cushion than the old Kayano but still a good amount for me. I typically run on the tread mill here in Chicago since it's winter and I average 2-3 miles a day and so far they're working out. I'm not crazy for the neon colors but that's just personal preference and I like that the black isn't too "crazy".
4 Months Later
I train for mud runs and obstacle racing, so I needed a shoe that could handle everything from box jumps to trail running to heavy lifting days. I'm 5ft 7in, 145 lbs, and I have terribly flat feet. I've always worn Asics GT-2170 and never had any issues, so I went with the GT-2000. They are a great looking shoe and the original fit was excellent. My issue is that they haven't really held up as well as my previous Asics. The rubber on the toe is already peeling off. I've already managed to wear a hole in the inside heel cushion so that I'm actually forced to buy another pair of shoes to avoid getting horrible blisters. They are probably a great shoe for someone that only runs, but they didn't stand the test of time for my choice in activity.
Kendall the Mud Runner
Wide width not so wide
I loved my GT-2160's (wore them for training, half marathon and after) from the first time I put them on they fit perfectly! After lots of miles it was time to get a new pair and of course my beloved 2160's had been replaced. Since the 2000's series was the most recent release I thought I'd try them hoping for the same results. Sadly, I did not feel the love. I have a bunion on my right foot causing me to need a wide toe box and when I tried them on at home I thought they felt narrower, after a 5 mile run it was confirmed with a big blister. I had a 15K yesterday and decided it was best to run in my old shoe even if it was worn rather than the too tight GT-2000. Sad that I have to go through another shoe search yet again! (I noticed that these shoes are manufactured in Vietnam where the 2160's were manufactured in China.)
Ran a marathon in these with no injuries
I ran the LA marathon this year in these shoes. This being my first marathon, I did the shoedog recommendation in the store and I am really glad I did. My stride is not symmetric, I tend to have a straight stride with my right foot but pronate with my left. They recommended a shoe with light stability. I trained for 6 months running four times a week in two pairs of these shoes culminating in two 20 mile runs (all on concrete or a track) before the marathon. I had absolutley no injuries with these shoes, it made my first marathon experience great! Highly recommended. I am now using them for other sports and only wish they came in more colors!
Los Angeles, CA
Jury is still out on this shoe
Ok since Asics ditched the 2170 I felt I had no choice but to try this shoe. I'm not sure if it will work for me. I love to run but I have some ankle issues and I pronate. Asics have been my go to running shoe however this one doesn't seem to correct my tendency to walk and run on the outside of my foot. I don't have pain in my shins when I run in them like I would with other running shoes I just feel like in order to make the shoe lighter they took out support. I encounter a lot of woman that run and we all agree the 2170 was the best shoe for us. I know we may not be hardcore runners but we sure were loyal to asics. I may exercise my option to return within 90 days.
fat girl 1
Stiff and Narrow
Very lightweight shoe, but it has a narrower toe box than I've seen with other running shoe brands I've worn (Nike, Brooks, Mizuno), and the arch is very stiff. While it was initially comfortable to run, after about a month of running on multiple terrains - treadmill, road and pavement - in both speed intervals and long distance running my arch started to hurt. The sales attendant at Road Runner Sports mentioned that Asics designed the arch area to be stiffer to promote forefoot running. I just found it uncomfortable and returned it to the store. Additionally, this was the first shoe that gave me blisters on the outside of my feet.
Los Angeles, CA
great shoe if you need stability
I run 30-40 miles a week, am a 50-year-old female with a small build, so I need a lot of support. I have always worn "neutral plus" for long runs and "neutral" for shorter, faster runs and races. However, I wanted to try a shoe that has mild stability to see how I feel with mild stability. I discovered that I don't like the feel of even mild stability shoes at all.
My advice: stay within the range of shoes that fit your stride and how you run.
If you need stability shoes, I would recommend these because they are comfortable and have good cushion.
Style & Function
I've had these shoes for about 3 weeks, putting about 30 miles on them, both outside and on the treadmill. I absolutely love them. I was excited to purchase these because of the amazing purple/lime color combo, but hesitant in thinking that they would not be as comfortable as my beloved 2170s. Much to my pleasure, these have exceeded the previous version; I feel there is better support and less chance of blistering. My favorite Asics thus far, for sure. Could not beat the RoadRunner price with my VIP benefit, either! Cannot wait to put more miles on these :)
Feels like Asics of 5 years ago!
This is a great all purpose gym shoe. It works well on treadmill or shorter outdoor runs. Flexible enough to kick it up a bit and good for shorter distances under 5 miles. After that, I felt like I was fighting the shoe a bit and ran faster to get home and take them off--not always a bad thing...all foot strikes are possible and the shoe is fairly quick. Good to go right out of the box, as only Asics can do it. Can't go wrong here, even if a neutral runner, like myself. If you are a serious overpronator, I would look elsewhere.
Runner for life
Dependable for miles
I've used Asics for 3 years, training and running a handful of Half marathons and other races. I started with 2160's, 2170's, and now GT 2000. They have been able to handle long miles, speed work, and even gravel roads. The wide size is perfect for my feet. Relieving foot issues I had when I started running in shoes too small/narrow. I really, really wish I had one more color option for a wide stability shoe. That way I could have two of the GT2000 to alternate through the week, different colors to keep track of which one I'm using.
Not for me
I've run in the Asics 2100 series shoes for years and was disappointed to see them discontinued. These do not have the cushioning I want/need in the forward foot area and the toe box felt cramped to me. After trying them on both the treadmill and road I am returning them. They aren't comfortable and rather then wear them on a 10 mile training run I pulled out my old shoes. I like the way they look but not how they feel.
As always, appreciate the great service I received on the phone with RRS and am looking forward the delivery of their recommended alternative.
its okay for short distances
i wish the 2170 came back. i needed a good training shoe and since 2170 is gone i tried the 2000. it was light, felt really good, i broke it in and even did a 10 mile run in it and it was great. went for an 18 mile run and it just totally sucked. after 12 miles, it felt like the cushioning was gone and my feet just hurt! i dont plan on using this pair unless im doing a run under 10 miles. anything over ill use my kayano's. im really dissapointed. dont get me wrong this is a great pair of shoes, but not for long distances
Fort Wayne, In
Worst change in style I have seen.
I got this shoe when it came out since the store was out of 2170s, my usual shoe. After two or three runs in it, my knees were hurting, my hips were hurting, and I felt no support at all. My daughter also tried these shoes at the same time and had the same reaction. We are trying to find all the 2170s we can now before they stop making them and would never run in this shoe again. We use the shoe as just a walking shoe. Terrible idea to change to this style. Go back to the 2100 series! Please!
Great Falls, Virginia
Best GT yet
I have been using the GTs for several years now. This go-around I used them for marathon training. Support is good on these shoes, though it may promote pounding the pavement (something I am guilty of!) These shoes don't have a lot of traction so I don't recommend them for trail running, just road running. I love the new colors, too. I hope the next update doesn't change too much of a good thing.
Pros:great support, cool colors, sturdy construction
Cons: May promote thumping pavement,
AD the runner girl
Great shoe for newbie runner
I got this shoe because I was having knee pain with my other shoes. (I have low arches and I pronate.) This shoe was listed at runnersworld.com for a good shoe to remedy these problems, and I'm so glad I got it. My knees no longer hurt after wearing them for a week. I'm new to running and do trails 3 times per week. These have been perfect for me. My partner bought the same pair because I loved mine so much! We both ordered up a half size and that seemed to be perfect.
Comes in narrow width
I was really happy to see that RoadRunner had this shoe in narrow (2A).
Previously, I had an older model of the same shoe, which worked fine - apparently I pronate and this fixed the problem. But my foot moved around a lot, especially my heel - both inside heels had little holes where my heel bone would rub. I used the shoes with Powerstep and tried different lacing patterns, but finally decided I must have narrow feet. It turns out that this shoe fits my foot much better and I have been running more comfortably.
faithful until now
I have worn the GT series since it was the GT-2000 the first time! Unfortunately, although the shoe fit well, it didn't have enough cushion in the forefoot. I realize it is a stability shoe, but it has always had great cushioning, too. We all don't want that "close to the road" feel. It may be time for me to go to a higher level of shoe. My daughter uses this shoe for distance training in xc, and it's great for her.
Well cushioned but heavy
I liked the cushioning when I tried them on in the store, but didn't notice the weight at the time. After taking them on a real run I could definitely feel the weight. I also have low arches and the arch support for me was (painfully) too much. They also provided too much stability support for me (I'm a light overpronator). If you are a moderate to severe overpronator these might not be a bad choice if you can deal with the weight.
I really like this shoe! I run 30-35 miles a week and am training for a full marathon in December. I over pronoate pretty badly and needed something with support and stability. I used to wear Asics but switched brands last year when I got a coupon for another brand. I then got bursitis in my right hip but since I've worn the Asic GT-2000 (for 46 miles to date), my hip has not hurt! I just ran 17 miles on Saturday and have no hip pain! I would recommend getting a half size bigger (like most running shoe manufacturer's recommend). You'll enjoy these shoes!
Great Shoe, great price!
I've worn these shoes for my entire running career and the only time I veered away from them, I ended up with foot problems. Great shoe. I normally have aches and pains all over my body and would expect to have them with running but I've trained for and run two marathons (one was five months after having a baby) and countless races in between and have felt fantastic!!
Fit too snug
I was looking for an alternate to my Brooks Adrenaline. The Asics felt good on my feet walking around, but when I tried running in them, the bottoms of my feet hurt. I also ordered a half size up and a wide width, but they still felt too tight. I will definitely buy again from Road Runner! Great service, shoes came in two days, and had no problem with the return process!
The perfect fit!!
I have extremely tiny feet , high arches, I roll my feet when I run and walk for that matter. Road runner asked all the right questions to get me the perfect shoe. As well as the shoe dog process and adding extra support via inner soles that were molded to my feet. My shoes are just perfect! I am so happy with the professionalism , service and product I could not be happier:) Thankyou road runner sports and Asics for the shoe.
Not a good replacement for GT-2170s
I got these to replace the GT-2170s they were supposed to supplant. However, they just don't do it for me. They do not support my feet as well as Gt-2170s and they do not control my pronation nearly as well. In addition, they do not seem to have as much cushioning under the forefoot. When my last pair of Gt-2170s wears out, I will NOT be replacing them with these!
great fitting shoe
Was told to get this shoe by my podiatrist, as I have plantar fasciitis. Also wearing orthodics and still getting used to the feel. Feels great without orthoditics as well. Great feeling shoe. Wear them to work out at the gym and for everyday wear during cold weather months. Have only had them a little over one week, but like them so far.
Womens ASICS GT-2000 Running Shoe
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