Asics GT 1000 10 Review

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Type of supportPronator (stability)
Inclination of the sole10mm
Sole thickness (heel)33mm
Sole thickness (forefoot)23mm
Weight (men’s model)281g
Weight (female model)238g
Good comfortThis model runs a little large according to some runners
Cushioning that disperses shock well
Discreet and lightweight stability aid
Robust and affordable shoe


Asics offers an option that pronator runners (and their wallets) will certainly appreciate: the Asics GT 1000 10. Technically, this is an “entry level” shoe with its 1000 denomination (which designates basic stability), but this model is no less efficient.

Like most Asics models, the Asics GT 1000 10 feels comfortable while maintaining sufficient firmness for adequate support. This is mainly due to the FlyteFoam midsole, the brand’s flagship cushioning technology found on many models, including the most high-end ones. Although many runners found FlyteFoam effective on the 1000 10, some found it excessively stiff, limiting comfort on long rides. However, this model features GEL cushioning under the heel, improving energy return and shock absorption. The upper of the shoe is fairly standard, with simple mesh and no reinforcement layers to improve breathability. The outsole uses Asics High Abrasion Rubber,

As a stability model, the shoe features a dense foam unit to guide the foot and center it while running. According to the testers, this correction is not too inconvenient and does not weigh the shoe excessively: with 281 g (men’s version), it is relatively light for a model for pronators.

Overall, testers were happy with it, although they noted that this was not a shoe for long distances like the marathon or half marathon. Thus, this shoe is primarily intended for outings of 5 or 10 km. It’s also a good option for beginner runners looking for a model to practice their hands (or feet – ok I’m done). On the other hand, another noteworthy remark concerns the fit: this shoe tends to fit wide. People with thin feet will therefore have to tighten the laces for adequate stability or look for other options.

In summary, the Asics GT-1000 10 is a good pronator shoe offered at an attractive price for the quality and stability it offers. Its simple and effective configuration makes it a good option despite a little stiff cushioning for long distances.



  • AHAR : a rubber famous for its unfailing solidity for racing on urban surfaces. Thus, it must make it possible to improve the durability of the shoe. Plus, it’s soft to provide extra padding for the runner.


  • The midsole uses FlyteFoam : a lightweight foam from Asics made with a unique elastomer compound that gives excellent responsiveness throughout the run, even when the shoe wears out. This foam also uses strong organic fibers which are believed to reduce the chances of sole sagging as is the case with lower density foams.
  • Rearfoot GEL : a unit positioned under the heel in silicone-based gel. This aims to provide optimal shock absorption when the foot comes into contact with the ground.
  • DuoMax Support System : a piece of dense foam that aims to center the foot during running to avoid pronation.

Upper part (upper)

  • The technical mesh provides precise support for the foot while letting it breathe throughout training.
  • Integrated Support System guarantees a more pleasant foot support inside the shoe.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do the Asics GT 1000 10 fit?

This shoe is true to size in length. However, testers note that it is loose in width, which can be a concern for athletes with thin feet.

Is this model suitable for pronator runners?

This shoe aims to stabilize the stride and thus prevent foot pronation during running. Thus, this shoe is aimed at pronator runners who wish to modify their stride. However, it should be noted that for the moment there is no scientific evidence establishing the advantages of this type of shoe compared to universal shoes to limit the risk of injury (and this regardless of the type of stride of the runner). We therefore recommend opting for comfortable shoes above all.

Is this road shoe suitable for runners with a heavy build (80 kg or more)?

Yes, this model should be suitable whatever your size because it has a generously thick sole (33 mm under the heel and 23 mm under the forefoot).

Are these shoes suitable for running a marathon?

In theory, there should be no problem. Indeed, the shoe is comfortable and has a pronounced cushioning suitable for long distances. However, despite its thick sole, a few testers found the shoe not comfortable enough for long distances.

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