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Asics Men's GT-2000 2 GTX. Running Shoe

Asics Men's GT-2000 2 GTX. Running Shoe

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Regular Price: CA$169.99

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The GT-2000 2 GTX offers all the features of the GT-2000 2 but also brings in a few extras to keep you running all season long! Featuring a Gore-Tex upper and an aggressive outsole lug pattern for running in anything Mother Nature throws your way. The Gore-Tex material provides waterproofing capabilities without sacrificing breathability to help keep your feet dry and comfortable in the toughest conditions.

Features & Benefits

Cushioning
  • Rearfoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • Forefoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • Two Layer Solyte allows for differing foam densities for a gender-specific fit.
  • Midsole
  • Solyte is an ultra light, top-of-the-line midsole that delivers durable and responsive cushioning.
  • Dynamic DuoMax reduces over pronation by controlling the movement of the foot, leading to a smoother heel to toe transition.
  • Guidance Trusstic System is a lightweight support system that provides additional torsional rigidity.
  • Impact Guidance System (IGS) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition.
  • Full Length Guidance Line is a vertical flex groove that runs from the heel to the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.
  • Upper
  • GORE-TEX Upper is waterproof and yet breathable, for comfortable protection during extreme weather conditions.
  • Personal Heel Fit (PHF) uses a two layer memory foam lining in the heel collar to provide an individualized fit.
  • Discrete Eyelets are independently placed to disperse lace tension and enhance comfort.
  • Reinforced Vamp increases durability through the addition of a thin and seamless mesh overlay.
  • ComforDry Sockliner is made with anti-bacterial material to reduce odor and moisture and provide additional cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to SpEVA 55 Foam, for enhanced cushioning and a moderately soft underfoot feel.
  • Outsole
  • Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the heel is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.
  • DuraSponge in the forefoot is made from a blown AHAR compound, for responsive cushioning and flexibility.
    • Fits smaller than non GTX models

      Review by Vince Angeles (Posted on 3/10/15)

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      I currently run in these as well as a Kayano 21 (both 8.5D). While the Kayano is nice and roomy in the forefoot and toe box, the GT-2000 2 GTX feels maybe a 1/4 size smaller. It's definitely a snug fit, but not uncomfortable for me.

      Being a running noob, I can't really comment on the ride except that they are very comfortable on the road and gravel trails I run on. It's definitely not Kayano soft, but I think I appreciate the better "responsiveness" of the GT-2000 when running. It's worth noting that the Kayano 21 were my first real running shoe so I didn't really know what I wanted in a shoe cushion-wise. If I were to do it all over again, I may just end up getting the GT-2000s only as they're that good.

      Lastly, these shoes do run "hot". I'm guessing because of the GTX membrane, the shoe isn't able to breathe as easily as a normal mesh panel. I probably wouldn't feel comfortable running in these above 20C, but the extra warmth is very welcome on cooler nights/mornings.

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