By Vic A.
If you're like me, you have your pair of go to shoes. The weapon of your choice. The specific brand and model of running shoes you've been using for the past several races. Those running shoes that fit the best. Maybe it's because of the soft heel landing, wider toe box or you just love the energy return you are getting from the shoes. You know the ones. You're probably wearing them right now because you just finished a nice tempo run. I'm a big believer in the old saying "if it's not broken, don't fix it". I think this goes also with running shoes. For many of us, we have that favorite pair.
My go to shoe is the Asics GT 2000. It's a moderately cushioned stability shoe. I've been wearing stability shoes as far as I can remember and the GT 2000 has worked well for me. I recently got my pair of the GT 2000 version 6. I've ran about 30 miles in them and so far I have no major complaints. The feeling of familiarity from the previous version is still there. The cusp on the heel remains a nice snug fit which always avoids any heel slippage. The mild stability of the GT 2000 gives it a soft enough heel landing and the midsole is flexible enough for a nice transition to the take off. I also like the updated material on the upper as it gives a sleek look and a really good fit. The lacing gives it a nice feel. There's no tension feel on the top of the foot. Overall the GT 2000 is a great shoe from Asics and it comes with a strong and positive history.
- Weight: 10.5 oz (Men's) | 10 oz (Women's)
- Drop: 10mm
- Mid level cushioning
If there's a minor con I have with the 2000 series is probably the fact it takes the shoes a little bit of time to break in but I find this is usually the case with most moderate to high stability running shoes. So, if you share my sentiment with the GT 2000 come into any of our stores and try a pair of the GT 2000 version 6 out!