|Type of support|
|Inclination of the sole||0mm|
|Sole thickness (heel)||33mm|
|Sole thickness (forefoot)||33mm|
|Weight (men’s model)||315g|
|Weight (female model)||280g|
The Asics GT 2000 10 is the Japanese brand’s flagship shoe for light stability support.
This new version offers a more flexible and softer configuration . Thus, the feeling under the foot is comfortable with good shock absorption. The FlyteFoam Propel foam is effective and even offers a slight rebound (rare for a shoe for pronators). However, testers say the sole is thin under the forefoot (14mm for men, 13mm for women), which can impinge on comfort on long rides. Under the heel we have 22 mmfor the men’s version and 21 mm for the women’s model. We therefore lose 7 mm compared to v9… The drop increases to 8 mm compared to 10 mm on previous versions.
For stability, LiteTruss replaces Trusstic and DuoMax disappears completely for a smoother correction .
For the rest, the mesh upper provides effective support but ample and flexible for more comfort. The design is simpler with fewer reinforcements and the absence of a fully rigid buttress. The outsole is as rubber-rich as ever for impeccable traction and durability .
In summary, the Asics GT 2000 10 is definitely improvingwith this new, sleeker, more flexible and more comfortable configuration. We hope that the next version will be lighter and better cushioned.
Alongside the Kayano, the GT 2000 is a popular pronator shoe that runners appreciate for its efficiency and reliability despite a somewhat complicated setup.
That’s good: Asics has simplified this 10th version to get rid of the superfluous while keeping the essentials. No more Trusstic and DuoMax corrections, we move on to a very soft support for a light guidance of the stride.
Can the Asics GT 2000 10 be right for you? This is what we will determine by analyzing the tests of runners.
Despite its appearance, the sole of the Asics GT 2000 10 is rather thin with 22 mm (men) / 21 mm (women) under the heel. The drop goes from 10 to 8 mm (in accordance with the 2021 trend which favors a lower drop). We’ll let you do the math: the cushioning is light under the toes. It’s not a dramatic point but some testers noted that they would prefer more padding under the forefoot.
While previous versions featured a firm heel, the GT 2000 10 now offers softer cushioning . The Rear GEL pad contributes to pleasant foot cushioning, as does the FlyteFloam Propel foam that equips the shoe over its entire length.
The result is therefore soft and flexiblewhich represents a significant change in the range.
Then, in terms of support, as we told you in the introduction, Asics favors gentle correction with the use of padded walls (also in FlyteFoam foam). There is also LiteTruss on the back which fits into the 3D Space Construction design. Thus, the goal is to prevent the foot from “rolling” during the race.
Remember that this is a personal question. If you are a pronator, we advise you to try it out to see if this configuration is right for you. In some cases, universal shoes (with or without an orthopedic insole) are a better solution.
Foot support (upper)
Do you like a very soft fit but without coming close to spraining with each stride? You will be served!
The new upper of the Asics GT 2000 10 displays a more streamlined design without seams or reinforcements. We are finally rid of the horrible “Heel Clutch” which weighed down the shoe and was expensive for people who have problems with the Achilles tendon. The lower part of the integrated buttress remains rigid but there is improvement.
However, the GT 2000 keeps the same weight: 280 g for the men’s version and 238 g for the women. Clearly, it seems that the weight lost at the level of the sole is found in the upper…
The testers note that the technical mesh is very comfortable. It is stretchy which gives a rather relaxed support : ideal for cushy daily outings, a little less for tight sprints.
Clearly, Asics does it in comfort and the result is very satisfactory.
Note that the shoe fits well and will suit people with wide feet.
Adhesion and durability
There are no major changes to the outsole. In this area, we can trust Asics to offer a tough sole capable of taking the miles without slipping.
The front part of the sole uses AHAR, a soft but resistant rubber to ensure good traction and protect the shoe from wear and tear without compromising flexibility.
Under the heel, we find AHAR+, the brand’s carbon rubber used on the parts most likely to deteriorate quickly.
Thus, the sole is robust and gives good grip on the road even in rainy weather .
Shoe for pronator requires, the race is stable with good support. However, the testers note that the “guiding” of the shoe is discreet (less pronounced than on a Kayano, for example). Thus, the Asics GT 2000 10 can also be suitable for runners who usually wear universal shoes.
Second, runners who tried the shoe found the GT 2000 to provide comfortable cushioning with a slight energy return .
The FlyteFoam Propel foam is therefore effective in providing a little rebound, which is rare on this type of shoe. From there to using it for tempo sessions there is a big gap but overall the shoe is versatile .
Asics had a very good year with many successes (like the Asics MetaSpeed Sky ) and they are modernizing their line with shoes that are cleaner, lighter and, quite simply, more fun.
The bet was tricky with the GT 2000 which is one of the brand’s most popular shoes. But he is successful. This tenth version is not lighter but it is softer, more flexible, and more dynamic .
This makes it a very good option for athletes looking for a stable shoe for daily training .