|Type of support||Universal (neutral)|
|Inclination of the sole||8mm|
|Sole thickness (heel)||21mm|
|Sole thickness (forefoot)||13mm|
|Weight (men’s model)||269g|
|Weight (female model)||224g|
|Competetive price||Tighter fit does not fit wide feet|
|Balanced cushioning||A little flimsy for an Asics|
|Rather light shoe|
|Effective stability shoe that is also suitable for neutral runners|
The Asics GT 1000 line is aimed at runners with mild to moderate overpronation . This new GT 1000 11 offers lightweight support thanks to LITETRUSS technology in the midsole. This one is low profile enough that runners with a universal stride can use it as well.
The Asics GT 1000 11 provides surprisingly soft landings for stability shoes. The heel is perfectly wedged and cushioned while the jacquard knit upper lets the feet breathe. The shoe also provides good traction in all weather conditions.
However, many point out that the snug fit makes it less than ideal for wide feet. It is nevertheless possible to remedy this by taking a half size above. Besides, the price is more than affordable for such a comfortable shoe , but the durability is not as good as on other models of the Japanese brand.
The 11th version of the Asics GT 1000 is an ideal shoe for beginners looking for discreet stride support for added stability. Its versatility makes it an interesting shoe to have in your rotation.
Asics has accustomed us to comfortable, stable and solid shoes. We’ll see if the GT 1000 11 lives up to that reputation.
This model may not be as durable as some sturdier shoes like the Gel Kayano, but it is more versatile and less expensive. So, is this shoe for you? That’s what we’re going to see!
FlyteFoam is an Asics classic found in many of its shoes for everyday training. The GT 1000 11 benefits from the same technology, which gives a pleasant and soft cushioning while offering a certain rebound. Compared to the previous model , there is more flexibility, especially in the forefoot, which gives a feeling of agility and speed.
Runners note that the foam doesn’t firm up too much in cold weather, providing good support for winter running. Plus, Asics signature GEL heel padding makes running even more comfortable. The softer heel cushioning is a big plus for this new iteration of the model.
Finally, the midsole features LITETRUSS technology. This is sufficient to provide a stable run, while avoiding being too firm so as not to interfere with people who have a neutral stride.
Thus, the movement remains natural. However, this correction may be insufficient for runners with a very high level of pronation. In this case, a more corrective shoe might prove to be a better fit.
Finally, the GT 1000 11 lost 9 grams of weight compared to its predecessor, which is rather good knowing that it is more flexible and better damped.
Foot support (upper)
The Asics GT 1000 11 uses a good quality jacquard mesh upper. It is breathable and light on top of the feet without putting pressure on you when running. However, those with wider feet may have issues with the fit of the upper. They should go half a size up. Note that, as a general rule, Asics shoes tend to be narrower and tighter in the midfoot.
Nothing to report on the side of the laces, but there are some problems with the tongue. It is completely detached and therefore risks moving, which can be uncomfortable.
Finally, thanks to the mesh construction and the light weight of the shoe, testers of the GT 1000 11 were happy to run on hot days without feeling any discomfort.
Grip and durability (outsole)
The Asics LiteRubber outsole was not well received by runners. They find the quality less than optimal, especially coupled with the great flexibility of the shoe. So we will have to see how long this shoe can last in terms of kilometers. Some people note that the sole may start to warp after only a few weeks of use.
Fortunately, the AHAR (High Abrasion Rubber) rubber part should last well.
So keep an eye out!
In terms of grip, the outsole features a nice pattern that provides good traction on the road. Thanks to the flexible design, users also note a good level of propulsion on take-off.
Its lightness and flexibility make the Asics GT 1000 11 a fun stability shoe, appreciated for its above-average responsiveness. It offers a smoother ride than the v10 and has lost 9 grams of weight, making it quite snappy for an entry-level shoe.
For more support, you can upgrade to the Asics GT 2000 line, designed for those with flat feet and more serious overpronation. As for athletes with wider feet who are looking for a little more room, especially in the midfoot, the Asics Gel Kayano 29 (especially in the wide version) is a good alternative.
If you’re looking for a stable shoe to avoid possible overpronation, but don’t want stiff running sneakers, the new Asics GT 1000 11 are an interesting option.
They offer low-profile support, the foam is nice and relatively soft, and the traction is good enough for all conditions on the road. The quality of the outsole could be better, but that’s the price to pay for more lightness and flexibility. Overall, the price-performance ratio remains correct.