Saucony Guide 10 vs. ASICS GT-2000 4 review

Saucony Guide 10 provides a very cushy, smooth, and comfortable ride to overpronators. ASICS GT-2000 4 delivers a stable and comfortable ride with a secure fit...

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The Saucony Guide 10 and the ASICS GT-2000 4 are stability running shoes that can be worn by runners who moderately overpronate. The ASICS GT-2000 4 is also listed as a running shoe that can be worn by neutral runners.

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The upper of the Saucony Guide 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com differs from that of the ASICS GT-2000 4 in that it does not come with stitched-on overlays around the midfoot.

The ASICS GT-2000 4 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com comes with stitched-on overlays on the medial side where overpronators tend to need the most support.

The toe box of the ASICS GT-2000 4 is kept very open and has light welded-on overlays running over it.

The toe box of the Saucony Guide 10 should also feel pretty comfortable with light no-sew overlays and open mesh that has some structure to provide a bit of a hold.

At the back, the ASICS GT-2000 4 comes with a sturdy external heel counter whereas the Saucony Guide 10 only has overlays.

When you consider everything, the ASICS GT-2000 4 is the one that provides a lot more support through its upper and that should provide a more secure fit.

While both the Saucony Guide 10 and the ASICS GT-2000 4 are running shoes that provide stability and support to overpronators, these models also tend to provide a good amount of cushioning.

According to running shoe lab tests, both the ASICS GT-2000 4 and the Saucony Guide 10 provide an above average amount of cushioning to both men and women.

For women, both have a very cushy forefoot and provide a good amount of cushioning in the heel, but the Saucony Guide 10 turns out to be the one that is more cushy although the difference is not that large.

Men should also enjoy a very cushy forefoot from both running shoes, but the biggest difference in cushioning can be found in the heel, where the Saucony Guide 10 provides a whole lot and the ASICS GT-2000 4 an above average amount but not as much as the Saucony Guide 10.

So the conclusion is, whether you are a man or a woman, you should be able to get more cushioning from the Saucony Guide 10 than from the ASICS GT-2000 4 although the two running shoes do not differ that much.

What is also evident is that the Saucony Guide 10 provides more ground contact than the ASICS GT-2000 4, so the Saucony Guide 10 has the greatest potential of providing you with smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

Both the ASICS GT-2000 4 and the Saucony Guide 10 come with a support system on the medial side of the midsole that helps stop your foot from rolling too far inward.

The ASICS GT-2000 4 also comes with a midfoot shank that adds midfoot integrity and increases the amount of support a bit.

According to running shoe lab tests, both running shoes provide a lot of stability, but the Saucony Guide 10 lies a notch above the ASICS GT-2000 4 in the stability department.

The latter is probably due to the long medial post and a landing zone under the heel that connects well to the forefoot. The full ground contact also increases the stability of the running shoe a bit.

When you look at the rubber outsoles, you will see that they look quite different in configuration.

The ASICS GT-2000 4 tends to have large slabs of rubber with a good amount of flex grooves.

The Saucony Guide 10, on the other hand, has a more all-in-one outsole with a zigzag pattern in the forefoot and somewhat more flex grooves than the ASICS GT-2000 4.

According to running shoe lab tests, the ASICS GT-2000 4 turns out to be somewhat stiff, while the Saucony Guide 10 provides an average amount of flexibility, which makes it seem quite flexible when compared to the ASICS GT-2000 4.

The women's version of the Saucony Guide 10 weighs approximately 8.4 oz (238 grams), and the ASICS GT-2000 4 for women weighs 9.2 oz (261 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 10.1 oz (286 grams) and 11.3 oz (320 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Guide 10 being the lighter one.

If you are a moderate overpronator who is looking for a soft and stable ride, you could go with either the ASICS GT-2000 4 or the Saucony Guide 10.

However, you will have a much lighter and somewhat more stable and flexible running shoe in the Saucony Guide 10 instead of the ASICS GT-2000 4.

The ASICS GT-2000 4 is good for those who are also looking for a secure yet comfortable fit.

Note: The weight of a running shoe depends on the size of the running shoe, so any weights mentioned in this review may differ from the weight of the running shoe you choose to wear. Running shoes of the same size were compared for this review.

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