The GT-2000 has been a strong success since its launch over 9 months ago. It has carried forward the tradition of the GT 2100 series shoes and brought new runners into the fold thanks to a highly comfortable and stable ride.
For the GT-2000 2, Asics introduces subtle refinements to its winning formula, including a new upper design with repositioned overlays for an enhanced fit. The midsole is largely the same except for the addition of FluidRide dual-layer foam, first introduced on the Nimbus 15. The outsole receives minor design changes that will not affect the shoe’s functionality or performance.
What to Watch For
- Lighter Weight: According to Asics, the Men’s and Women’s GT-2000 2 drop about half an ounce from the original, with the new Men’s shoe at 11.0 oz (size 9) and the new Women’s model at 8.8 oz (size 7).
- New Platform: The updated midsole looks much like the original but has been redesigned with FluidRide technology. The top foam layer contains injected/blended rubber, positioned closest to the foot to maximize comfort. The bottom layer, without the rubber blend, is lighter and more responsive.
- Many Variations: In addition to the color options available in the GT-2000 2, the shoe comes in several other varieties. These include the Asics GT-2000 2 G-TX (a waterproof version with added traction), the Asics GT-2000 2 Trail (with a rugged, trail-specific outsole) and the Asics GT-2000 2 BR (for Blue Ribbon – sales of this shoe support prostate cancer research).
- Gender-Specific Cushioning: The Women’s GT-2000 2 positions its cushioning slightly differently than the Men’s shoe to account for gender differences in gait and foot anatomy.
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