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Poor Lateral Stability
on July 14, 2013
I have bought the Asics GT-series trail runners for three years and loved it, but I just bought and returned this pair of GT-2000s because Asics has changed the design and it won't work for me as a trail runner. When I tried the shoes on and walked around, they felt wobbly -- the lateral stability was gone. I knew I'd turn an ankle trying to hike or run on even slightly unstable trails. I put the shoes sole-to-sole with my old Asics GTs, and sure enough, the soles of my old ones are noticeably wider under the toe box than the soles of this newer model. I know there are lots of design features that go into a shoe to make it a trail runner, but the design feature that matters most to me is the one I can feel when I'm walking on it: stability! And this model doesn't have it.