Asics GT 1000 12 vs 2000 12: Which Stability Shoe? (2024 Comparison)

asics gt 1000 12 vs gt 2000 12

The GT 1000 and GT 2000 are popular pronator running shoes in the Asics range. The GT 1000 is the entry-level series, and the GT 2000 is the next in the collection. The 2000 is slightly more expensive, but this may change during promotional periods.

First of all, the GT 1000 offers a more basic configuration. For example, it doesn’t feature the new FLYTEFOAM BLAST PLUS high-end foam (lighter and more bouncy) to improve comfort and rebound.

The same goes for the support: the GT 2000 12 has switched to 3D Guidance System, while the GT 1000 12 keeps LITETRUSS. The former technology provides a more natural and complete guidance overall. In terms of experience, the GT 2000 offers a little more support than the GT 1000, but this is subjective and may vary from one runner to another.

Next, in terms of cushioning, the new versions of these shoes offer rather high stack cushioning with 32.5 mm under the heel for the GT 1000 and 36 mm for the 2000. The former gives a firm feel, while the latter is softer.

The drop has been reduced to 8 mm, which is lower than in the past while remaining standard and accessible to most runners.

GT 1000 or 2000: Which One to Choose?

In short, both shoes are comfortable stability shoes for overpronators.

However, the 2000 is a bit more sturdy and more comfortable thanks to its premium and more responsive midsole foam. Also, it offers slightly more support than the GT 1000 12.

Side-By-Side Comparison

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Overview
Description The Asics GT 1000 11 is a soft and comfortable entry-level stability shoe that will suit most, bringing welcome improvements from the previous version. Asics GT 2000 11 is a decent upgrade to the popular mid-level stability shoe series with notably better responsiveness.
Comfort
10
Responsiveness
8
Foot lockdown
9
Stability
9.5
Durability
8.5
Value
10
Design
8
Comfort
9
Responsiveness
8
Foot lockdown
9
Stability
8
Durability
9
Value
8.5
Design
7.5
Facts
TerrainRoadRoad
Support NeutralOverpronation (stability)
Heel stack height21 mm23 mm
Forefoot stack height13 mm15 mm
Heel-to-toe drop8 mm8 mm
Weight (men)269 g275 g
Weight (women) 224 g235 g
Features Recycled materials
Athletes
Release year20222023
Technologies
Outsole AHAR, AHARPLUSAHARPLUS Rubber
Midsole FLYTEFOAMâ„¢, Rearfoot GEL, LITETRUSS FLYTEFOAM, FF BLAST, Rearfoot GEL, LITETRUSS, OrthoLite X-30 Sockliner
UpperEngineered Mesh, External Heel CounterJacquard Mesh
Cushioning
Cushioning Balanced Balanced
ResponsivenessMedium Medium
Use
DistanceShort, 5K, Mid, 10K Short, 5K, Mid, 10K, Half marathon
Speed Slow, Moderate Slow, Moderate
WorkoutsDaily running Daily running
Kevin Le Gall

Kevin Le Gall

Kevin is the founder and editor of Runner's Lab. He started running in 2015 and completed his first marathon in Rotterdam in 2016. He's also worked for Under Armour from 2016 to 2018 and helped launch their running collection in Europe (in particular the HOVR shoes). In addition, Kevin is a 300-hour certified yoga teacher (Sivananda) and uses this experience to run more mindfully with a focus on well-being over performance.

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