Saucony Guide 10 vs. ASICS GT-2000 5 review

Saucony Guide 10 provides a very cushy, smooth, and comfortable ride to overpronators. ASICS GT-2000 5 is supportive and provides enough cushioning for long runs.

The Saucony Guide 10 and the ASICS GT-2000 5 are stability running shoes that provide a good amount of support to moderate overpronators.

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The uppers of the Saucony Guide 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the ASICS GT-2000 5 are similar in that they tend to reduce the amount of stitches to reduce the amount of possible irritation that can be caused by stitched-on overlays.

The ASICS GT-2000 5 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has more stitches than the Saucony Guide 10, especially at the front and at the back of the shoe.

The amount of overlays is comparable on the two running shoes but the ASICS GT-2000 5 reinforces its overlays with stitches on the medial side of the heel, so on the side where overpronators tend to need the most support.

Both running shoes have no-sew overlays running over the toe box and a somewhat constricted bunion window.

The ASICS GT-2000 5 comes with an external heel counter for additional support behind the heel, while the Saucony Guide 10 just comes with overlays for additional support.

All in all, the ASICS GT-2000 5 seems to have the more supportive upper of the two, but both running shoes should be able to keep your feet firmly on the running platform.

The ASICS GT-2000 5 comes with two layers of foam that have GEL cushioning between them, while the Saucony Guide 10 comes with one main layer with an additional top layer of softer foam.

According to running shoe lab tests, women will get almost the same amount of heel and forefoot cushioning from both running shoes.

The Saucony Guide 10 for women provides just a tiny bit more heel and forefoot cushioning than the ASICS GT-2000 5 but not a significant amount.

The biggest differences between the cushioning profiles can be found in the men's versions of the running shoes.

In that case, the Saucony Guide 10 provides a lot of forefoot and heel cushioning, while the ASICS GT-2000 5 provides a good amount of forefoot cushioning but has a heel that provides a below average amount of cushioning.

Therefore, when the two running shoes are compared with each other, the Saucony Guide 10 for men is miles ahead in terms of heel cushioning.

So whether you are a man or a women, if you want an overall soft ride, the Saucony Guide 10 would be the one to consider.

Both the Saucony Guide 10 and the ASICS GT-2000 5 come with a support system on the medial side that helps stop the feet of overpronators from rolling too far inward.

Another element that increases stability is the amount of ground contact a running shoe provides.

In the case of the ASICS GT-2000 5 and the Saucony Guide 10, the Saucony Guide 10 provides more ground contact than the ASICS GT-2000 5, because the ASICS GT-2000 5 comes with a midfoot shank that is a bit elevated off the ground under the midfoot.

According to running shoe lab tests, both running shoes are very stable running shoes, but the Saucony Guide 10 is just a tiny bit more stable than the ASICS GT-2000 5.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes display a good amount of separation although the outsole of the Saucony Guide 10 is more separated than that of the ASICS GT-2000 5 due to the size of the rubber compartments.

A large amount of separation helps with shock dissipation but also enhances the flexibility of a running shoe.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Saucony Guide 10 provides an average amount of flexibility to both men and women, and it is a bit more flexible than the ASICS GT-2000 5. The ASICS GT-2000 5 is not very flexible but not very stiff either.

The women's version of the Saucony Guide 10 weighs approximately 8.4 oz (238 grams), and the ASICS GT-2000 5 for women weighs 9.8 oz (278 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 10.1 oz (286 grams) and 11.2 oz (318 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Guide 10 being the lighter one.

If you are an overpronator who is looking for a good amount of stability and support, you could go with either the Saucony Guide 10 or the ASICS GT-2000 5 because they do not differ that much in what they provide.

However, if you want to throw in a softer and smoother ride, you may want to look into the Saucony Guide 10 before you look into the ASICS GT-2000 5.

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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