Shoes similar to ASICS GT-2000

ASICS GT-2000 is supportive without being too heavy and provides a secure but comfortable fit. Learn which running shoes come close to the ASICS GT-2000.


The ASICS GT-2000 is a stability running shoe from ASICS. The latest version of the ASICS GT-2000 is the ASICS GT-2000 4.

The ASICS GT-2000 is a stability running shoe that provides a good amount of support at an affordable price.

It is not as expensive as the ASICS GEL-Kayano, because it is not as luxurious and plush inside, but it still has many of the features provided by the ASICS GEL-Kayano.

However, the upper of the ASICS GT-2000 is more secure than that of the ASICS GEL-Kayano. All in all, the ASICS GT-2000 is a very cushy running shoe that provides a good amount of support to overpronators.

Let's now take a look at which shoes are comparable to the ASICS GT-2000.


The ASICS GT-1000 is supposed to be the little brother or sister of the ASICS GT-2000, but these days the ASICS GT-1000 looks more like the ASICS GEL-Kayano than the ASICS GT-2000.

The ASICS GT-1000 implements cheaper materials than the ASICS GT-2000, which is why the ASICS GT-1000 typically has a lower price point than the ASICS GT-2000.

So the first decision to choose the ASICS GT-1000 instead of the ASICS GT-2000 is if you do not really care for having a more plush and luxurious feeling running shoe on your feet.

The properties profile of the ASICS GT-1000 is very similar to that of the ASICS GT-2000 with the amount of stability, stiffness, and forefoot cushioning estimated to be similar.

However, what differs greatly in these two ASICS running shoes is the amount of heel cushioning, where the ASICS GT-1000 has a less cushy heel than the ASICS GT-2000, according to running shoe lab tests.

As mentioned earlier, the latest version of the ASICS GT-1000 looks more like the ASICS GEL-Kayano. This is mainly due to its upper, which consists of mesh that provides structure with a minimum amount of overlays.

However, the overlays on the ASICS GT-1000 still contain stitches and wrap the midfoot well, so should provide you with enough support around the midfoot.

Another difference in the upper is that the ASICS GT-2000 has an external heel counter just like the ASICS GEL-Kayano does, but such a feature is missing in the ASICS GT-1000.

But again, this is due to the fact that the ASICS GT-1000 provides less luxury. You basically get a basic running shoe that provides enough of everything that a moderate overpronator needs.

Mizuno Wave Inspire

The Mizuno Wave Inspire falls on the same level as the ASICS GT-2000, and when you look at their properties, they look very much alike.

What sets the Mizuno Wave Inspire apart from all other running shoes in the stability category is the Wave Plate that it has in its midsole to provide pronation control, but also stability in the form of centering of the rearfoot.

However, this is just a unique way of the Mizuno Wave Inspire to provide stability and support, and when compared to the more traditional medial post, the effect is the same, i.e., your foot is stopped from rolling too far inward.

The latest versions of the Mizuno Wave Inspire and the ASICS GT-2000 display a similar amount of flexibility, a similar amount of forefoot cushioning, and heel cushioning that is not too far off from each other either.

Both running shoes provide a good amount of support in the upper around the midfoot and keep the toe box pretty open, so comfortable.

The only thing that is missing on the Mizuno Wave Inspire is the external heel counter that the ASICS GT-2000 has, but the sturdy stitched-on overlays at the back of the Mizuno Wave Inspire should also get the job done.

So all in all, if you are looking to switch brands, you could try the Mizuno Wave Inspire instead of the ASICS GT-2000, since it provides almost everything that the ASICS GT-2000 provides, in addition to the fact that it is a little bit lighter than the ASICS GT-2000, and is set at the same price point.

Saucony Guide

The Saucony Guide is the Saucony counterpart of the ASICS-GT 2000.

Both the ASICS GT-2000 and the Saucony Guide are geared toward moderate overpronators, and both running shoes are very stable and supportive running shoes.

They both provide a large amount of cushioning, but in the latest versions of the running shoes, the Saucony Guide tops the cushioning provided by the ASICS GT-2000.

While other running shoes tend to have a largely no-sew upper, the Saucony Guide and the ASICS GT-2000 still implement stitched-on overlays on the medial side of the upper where support is generally needed most.

And both have no-sew overlays in the rest of the shoe to increase comfort.

The main difference in the upper is that the ASICS GT-2000 has a sturdy heel counter that gives a good amount of support behind the heel, while the Saucony Guide just implements overlays in that area.

Both running shoes turn out to be on the stiff side, so display a similar amount of flexibility or flexibility that comes close to each other.

The Saucony Guide is much lighter than the ASICS GT-2000 and provides more ground contact, so increases the potential of providing you with a much smoother ride.

The Saucony Guide is a running shoe that can rival the cushiness and support provided by the ASICS GT-2000, and would make a good substitute if you are looking to change running shoe brands.

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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