Asics Men's GT 1000 7 Running Shoe
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A new stretchy mesh upper with a wider toe box will accommodate more foot shapes.
The addition of FlyteFoam Lyte in the heel offers impact absorption with added durability in a lighter weight design.
Rearfoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
SpEVA top sole for increased energy return.
Flytefoam Lyte in the heel provides lightweight and durable cushioning that is also environmentally friendly.
Decoupled Heel absorbs energy from heel strike and minimizes impact shock.
DuoMax Support System uses a dual-density material in the midfoot to reduce over pronation.
Guidance Trusstic System utilizes a thermal plastic midfoot unit to reduce weight while retaining structural integrity.
Full-Length Guidance Line is a vertical flex groove in the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.
Impact Guidance System (IGS) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition.
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.
Engineered mesh comprises the upper, updating for a plush step in feel with flexible, lightweight breathability.
Imperceptible though the movement has been to many in the running community, the GT 1000 series has evolved. In fact, this incarnation is the perhaps the most comfortable, shock absorbing, smooth fitting daily use trainer produced in the series to date. Even the Impact Guidance System, a feature that can often add heft, works in conjunction with engineered mesh to keep the weight minimal and the fit smooth creating a feeling that reminds me like nothing else that what people loved about the 1000 series in the first place was comfort and durability. And while some running purists will uphold barefoot over cushioning, my instincts (not to mention skepticism) tell me that in this case comfort outweighs naturalism.