ASICS GT-2000 4 vs. ASICS GT-1000 4 review

ASICS GT-1000 4 is a good entry-level running shoe that provides a good amount of support and stability. ASICS GT-2000 4 provides an overall soft and comfortable ride for long runs.

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The ASICS GT-2000 4 and the ASICS GT-1000 4 are both stability running shoes that can be worn by neutral runners to moderate overpronators with the main difference being that the ASICS GT-2000 4 uses more premium materials than the ASICS GT-1000 4.

In past versions, the ASICS GT-1000 used to look very much like the ASICS GT-2000, but with the introduction of the ASICS GT-1000 4 and the ASICS GT-2000 4, this has changed a bit.

Differences start in the upper, where the ASICS GT-1000 4 has a combination of stitched-on overlays and mesh that provides structure.

The ASICS GT-1000 4 has enough stitched-on overlays in all the right places, so across the midfoot and wrapping the heel, but the mesh that provides structure may feel a bit loose (and comfortable), especially in the forefoot.

The ASICS GT-2000 4, on the other hand provides more strapping around the midfoot and the heel than the ASICS GT-1000 4. Its overlays are broader around the midfoot, and it has an external heel counter, which the ASICS GT-1000 4 does not have.

In addition, it has light welded-on overlays running over the toe box, while still keeping the areas of the bunion and little toe free and comfortable.

All in all, you can expect to get more support from the upper of the ASICS GT-2000 4 than from that of the ASICS GT-1000 4.

While both the ASICS GT-1000 4 and the ASICS GT-2000 4 provide heel-to-toe cushioning through their midsoles, the midsole material differs.

But both running have GEL cushioning in the heel and in the forefoot to soften your landings and provide you with a soft toe-off.

Despite the difference in materials used, running shoe lab tests show that the ASICS GT-1000 4 and the ASICS GT-2000 4 have almost an equal amount of forefoot cushioning.

However, it is in the heel where big differences are noticeable with the ASICS GT-2000 4 having a more cushy heel. The differences are much larger for women than they are for men, though.

Both the ASICS GT-2000 4 and the ASICS GT-1000 4 are stability running shoes that help overpronators run in a more neutral plane by implementing a piece of firmer foam on the medial side.

This medial post has about the same length and is reinforced by a midfoot shank in both running shoes. The difference again lies in the materials used.

The midfoot shanks of the two ASICS running shoes are alike in that they connect the lateral and medial sides to provide more structural midfoot integrity and support.

Similarities between the ASICS GT-1000 4 and the ASICS GT-2000 4 continue in the outsoles where both have large slabs of rubber with a good amount of flex grooves.

They also both have a vertical flex groove to help improve gait efficiency.

Running shoe lab tests show that they are not far from each other either in the amount of flexibility they provide, with both being on the stiffer side of the spectrum for both men and women.

The women's version of the ASICS GT-1000 4 weighs approximately 9.3 oz (264 grams) and the ASICS GT-2000 4 for women weighs 9.2 oz (261 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 11.8 oz (335 grams) and 11.3 oz (320 grams), respectively, with the ASICS GT-2000 4 being the lighter one.

The ASICS GT-1000 4 and the ASICS GT-2000 4, while not similar in they way they look, have a lot in common in what they provide to moderate overpronators.

If you are looking for a bit more support in the upper and a somewhat lighter running shoe that feels softer under your foot, then you may want to look into the ASICS GT-2000 4 more than the ASICS GT-1000 4.

However, if you are just looking for a basic running shoe that provides everything you need as a moderate overpronator, then the ASICS GT-1000 4 would do just fine.

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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