ASICS GT-2000 7 vs. ASICS GT-1000 7 review

ASICS GT-2000 7 provides a supportive and responsive ride to overpronators and neutral runners. ASICS GT-1000 7 is a basic running shoe for neutral runners and overpronators.

The ASICS GT-2000 7 and the ASICS GT-1000 7 are stability running shoes that ASICS says can be worn by both overpronators and neutral runners.

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The ASICS GT-1000 and the ASICS GT-2000 used to be listed as being only for overpronators, but with the introduction of the ASICS GT-1000 7 and the ASICS GT-2000 7 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com, both running shoes became for neutral runners and overpronators.

Therefore, one can expect them to be a bit less supportive than previous versions of both running shoes to be able to accommodate neutral runners.

The ASICS GT-1000 and the ASICS GT-2000 used to look like each other, with the ASICS GT-2000 being the more premium running shoe of the two and using newer materials.

However, these days, the ASICS GT-1000 has a lot of the ASICS GEL-Kayano and looks much less like the ASICS GT-2000.

Both running shoes have a lightweight upper that exposes quite a bit of mesh with a minimum amount of overlays.

However, while the ASICS GT-1000 7 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com comes with underlays on the medial side of the upper to provide additional support, the ASICS GT-2000 7 implements no-sew overlays plus two straps that can be pulled tighter towards the top of the saddle.

Therefore, the ASICS GT-2000 7 is likely to deliver a bit more support where overpronators tend to need it most.

Both the ASICS GT-1000 7 and the ASICS GT-2000 7 have a toe box that is quite open and free from overlays, so they should be able to offer a good amount of comfort in the toe box.

While the ASICS GT-1000 7 remains quite open throughout its entire upper, the ASICS GT-2000 7 has a structure that is more closed around the heel, so the latter is also more likely to deliver a bit more support around the heel.

All in all, you should be able to get a good amount of comfort from the upper of either running shoe, but the ASICS GT-2000 7 delivers a bit more support through its upper compared to the ASICS GT-1000 7.

The ASICS GT-2000 7 and the ASICS GT-1000 7 make use of the same materials in their midsoles, but the construction of their midsoles differ a bit and the bottom layer of foam, while it is the same material, it is of a newer type in the ASICS GT-2000 7.

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Both running shoes come with two layers of foam, with the top layer being a bit softer than the bottom layer of foam that is meant to feel responsive.

However, while the ASICS GT-2000 7 has the bottom layer running from heel to toe, the ASICS GT-1000 7 has it only under the heel.

The bottom layer of foam tends to reduce the perceived cushiness of the two layers combined, so it is not surprising that it has been found that the ASICS GT-1000 7 has a forefoot that is a bit cushier than the forefoot of the ASICS GT-2000 7 for both men and women.

However, this also means that the ASICS GT-2000 7 might feel a bit more responsive than the ASICS GT-1000 7.

The ASICS GT-1000 7 is said to have GEL cushioning in the heel, but this is not externally visible like the GEL cushioning in the heel of the ASICS GT-2000 7.

The ASICS GT-2000 7 has also been listed as having forefoot GEL cushioning, but this is not externally visible either.

Nonetheless, the ASICS GT-1000 7 seems to deliver more heel cushioning than the ASICS GT-2000 7, especially to men of which some could find the heel of the ASICS GT-2000 7 to feel a bit firm.

The difference in heel cushioning seems to be small between the two running shoes for women, with both delivering a moderate amount of heel cushioning.

The conclusion is that when you look at the cushioning profiles of the two running shoes, the ASICS GT-1000 7 might deliver an overall softer ride than the ASICS GT-2000 7 to both men and women, but especially to men.

Both the ASICS GT-2000 7 and the ASICS GT-1000 7 come with a support system on the medial side that is meant to help stop the feet of overpronators from rolling too far inward.

This support system seems to run a bit higher in the ASICS GT-1000 7 compared to the ASICS GT-2000 7, which would mean that the degree of pronation control would be higher in the ASICS GT-1000 7.

However, the ASICS GT-2000 7 also comes with a midfoot shank that connects the two sides of the running shoe to increase the amount of support you get under the midfoot.

While the ASICS GT-1000 7 also has a small shank in the middle under the midfoot, it does not connect the two sides of the running shoe, but the midsole of the ASICS GT-1000 7 provides a bit more ground contact than the ASICS GT-2000 7, especially on the medial side.

When you take everything into consideration, one could say that the ASICS GT-2000 7 has a support system that would not get in the way of neutral runners, but it still delivers an overall good amount of support to overpronators.

The support system of the ASICS GT-1000 7 could be felt by neutral runners, but the running shoe has a reduced amount of support under the midfoot and provides more ground contact for a bit of stability as well as smoother heel-to-toe transitions. In addition, the amount of cushioning it delivers and its upper would better suit neutral runners.

The outsoles of the ASICS GT-2000 7 and the ASICS GT-1000 7 look largely the same if it wasn't for the area under the midfoot.

The flex grooves also seem to differ a bit in the two running shoes, with the ASICS GT-1000 7 having more grooves on the lateral side.

The amount of flex grooves is minimal, though, in both running shoes, and because they do provide a good amount of forefoot cushioning, they turn out to be stiff running shoes.

The ASICS GT-1000 7 is just a little bit lighter than the ASICS GT-2000 7 for both men and women.

If you are a mild to moderate overpronator who is looking for a comfortable ride from a running shoe, you could turn to either the ASICS GT-2000 7 or the ASICS GT-1000 7.

While both running shoes have been listed by ASICS as also being suitable for neutral runners, the ASICS GT-1000 7 has more features than the ASICS GT-2000 7 that might be attractive to neutral runners such as the amount of cushioning it delivers, a lightweight upper, and smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

The ASICS GT-2000 7 has more features in its upper and in its midsole that might be able to give overpronators what they need in terms of support.

Finally, the ASICS GT-2000 7 might feel more responsive than the ASICS GT-1000 7, but the ASICS GT-1000 7 might deliver an overall cushier ride than the ASICS GT-2000 7.

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.

The two links above will take you to Amazon.com where you can read more about the running shoes.


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