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- Textile and SYnthetic
- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately Low-Top" from arch
- Lace-up running shoe featuring breathable mesh upper with padded tongue/collar
- Stabilizing dynamic duomax support system
- Rearfoot and forefoot gel cushioning systems
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The gt-2000 4 is the core runner’s bread and butter with its balance of cushioning and stability, outfitted by the comfortably supportive dynamic duomax and guidance trusstic system that also enhance gait efficiency. Our rear foot and forefoot gel cushioning systems are now even more adaptive, assisting mild to moderate over pronators alike with greater support, while the fluid ride midsole offers the ultimate ride.
In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano," which, when translated, expresses the ancient ideal of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. Today, ASICS offers a full line of performance-driven athletic shoes and technical active sports apparel and accessories dedicated to bringing harmony to the body and soul.
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 9 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00ZAU59QK
- Item model number: GT-2000 4-W
- Date first available at Amazon.com: November 17, 2009
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Anyway - I mention in the Heading these are specifically designed for mild to moderate overpronators bc if you have a neutral arch and gait (arch doesn't collapse or your foot doesn't roll inward) these shoes may be very uncomfortable for you and cause your shins to hurt. I hear the Asics Gel Nimbus are excellent for that foot type. I have been wearing Asics for maybe 10 years and pretty much stick with their 3 styles that are designed for my foot type: the GT 1000 (a walking shoe), GT 2000 (running) or Asics Gel Kayano (i'd go for the 22 over the latest version, 23) - a lightweight running shoe but also just a great all-around shoe for being on your feet all day. My suggestion is, no matter which brand you prefer, head to their web site and see the product descriptions and which line they recommend for your foot type. (Mizuno, Saucony also have well designed shoes for overpronators)
With regard to the Asics GT 2000 (4), I had to postpone writing this review bc I've been angry and frustrated with ea new iteration of their designs. I have older GT 2000 models in my usual size of 6.5 that fit me just fine. It appears to me that "modernizing" their shoes equates to 'cost cutting,' corner-cutting and how much cheaper can they produce the same shoe. It's a race to the bottom if you ask me. (no one asked) What I have found is high inconsistency in the product which come down to QC issues. I can order one pair in the 6.5 and love it! Order another pair in my 6.5 and couldn't shove my foot in there if my life depended on it. I've never had to 'size up' in these shoes or, for the matter, any shoe. I'm a standard, regular, consistent 6.5 (unless it's a sandal). I wear 6.5 in all the other brands I listed above (Mizuno's are great). Here, it took me several tries before I realized it's not so much the width (others have mentioned the shoe runs narrow), but the sizing. IT RUNS SMALL. ORDER A HALF SIZE UP!
Here's the change: the latest models are not as deep from sole (bottom of the shoe) to the top of the shoe, cramming the toe box. It's not so much width or length, it's depth. They don't come up as high, like on the back of the heel, ankle support, depth of tread.
I will say that the materials have improved and there is still really good heel support, arch support and these are a solid shoe. I'm not thrilled that I had to size up bc it means that sometimes the shoe could feel a bit sloppy on the foot. But, I wear thick socks and have an insert, so, it's just comfortable. I'd rather have room than be in pain!
I have a few of the major brands and comparatively speaking these are definitely top of the line all around. I'd say Mizuno gives these a run for their money (they run TTS) but I can tell these will hold up better over time. Great shoe. Size up.