ASICS GT-1000 5 vs. ASICS GT-2000 5 review

ASICS GT-1000 5 is a good entry-level running shoe that provides a good amount of support and stability. ASICS GT-2000 5 is supportive and provides enough cushioning for long runs.

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The ASICS GT-1000 5 and the ASICS GT-2000 5 fall in the same category of stability running shoes for overpronators who need a moderate amount of stability and support.


The ASICS GT-1000 5 The preceding link takes you to and the ASICS GT-2000 5 offer a similar amount of stability and support but differ mostly in the materials used.

The ASICS GT-2000 5 The preceding link takes you to is constructed with slightly more premium materials, while the ASICS GT-1000 5 is a pretty basic running shoe that gives you what you need without frills.

Both running shoes offer a good amount of support around the midfoot where overpronators need the most support.

However, while the ASICS GT-2000 5 makes use of no-sew overlays around the midfoot, the ASICS GT-1000 5 is one of the few running shoes that still uses stitched-on overlays.

Note that stitched-on overlays are more supportive and durable than no-sew overlays.

The mesh used on the two running shoes differs also, with the ASICS GT-1000 5 using a type of mesh that has a structure to reduce the need for more overlays, especially on the toe box.

Therefore, while the ASICS GT-1000 5 does not come with overlays on its toe box, the ASICS GT-2000 5 does.

Another difference between the ASICS GT-1000 5 and the ASICS GT-2000 5 can be found at the back, where the ASICS GT-2000 5 comes with a sturdy external heel counter to provide extra support behind the heel.

The ASICS GT-1000 5 does not come with an external heel counter but does have normal sturdy stitched-on overlays to provide extra support at the back.

All in all, both running shoes should be able to give you a good amount of support through the upper, but the ASICS GT-2000 5 has done a lot to reduce irritation to increase comfort while still providing a good amount of support.

The midsoles of the ASICS GT-1000 5 and the ASICS GT-2000 5 differ somewhat in construction and materials used.

The ASICS GT-2000 5 comes with two layers of foam, with the top layer being the softer one and the bottom layer the more responsive one.


There is GEL cushioning between the two layers in the heel and forefoot to soften your ride in those areas.

The ASICS GT-1000 5 comes with one main layer, but under the heel it consists of two layers with GEL cushioning to soften your landings.

The ASICS GT-1000 5 also uses an older type of midsole material than the ASICS GT-2000 5.

In terms of cushioning, both running shoes tend to provide a lot of forefoot cushioning that lies way above the average amount that can be expected from a stability running shoe.

The amount of heel cushioning is typically less than the amount of forefoot cushioning in both running shoes.

Because the ASICS GT-1000 5 and the ASICS GT-2000 5 are stability running shoes, they come with a support system that includes firmer foam on the medial side of the midsole and a midfoot shank.

Running shoe lab tests rate the ASICS GT-1000 and the ASICS GT-2000 to be on a similar level of stability.

The outsoles of the two running shoes look quite similar in construction and layout, with both having a good amount of rubber under them and flex grooves that run horizontally and one that runs vertically.

The large amount of rubber under the ASICS GT-2000 5 and the ASICS GT-1000 5 will benefit the durability of the running shoes.

The ASICS GT-1000 and the ASICS GT-2000 are typically running shoes that are on the stiffer end of the spectrum due to the large amount of forefoot cushioning they provide. This stiffness actually benefits stability, though.

The women's version of the ASICS GT-1000 5 weighs approximately 8.8 oz (249 grams), and the ASICS GT-2000 5 for women weighs 9.8 oz (278 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 10.4 oz (295 grams) and 11.2 oz (318 grams), respectively, with the ASICS GT-1000 5 being the lighter one.

If you are an overpronator who is looking for a good amount of stability and support in a running shoe, you could go with either the ASICS GT-1000 5 or the ASICS GT-2000 5.

The ASICS GT-1000 5 can be seen as the less expensive and less luxurious version of 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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