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A good everyday shoe that sits in a tricky position for the brand, between the ever popular GT2000 and Kayano models. It seems like its place in the range is to purely sit in the price point between those other shoes. That said, this is a great shoe, if a little expensive. However, it is placed in such a niche point that you'll probably find it for half the price at many online pile 'em high outlets.
On first impressions it's hard to place the GT4000 as it sits between the GT2000 and top end Kayano. Being honest, most will choose one of those two and are more likely going to find one of the other two more popular models on the shelf of their local running specialist store.
All the usual ASICS technologies are here, GEL, Flytefoam etc, very much the same as the GT2000 and Kayano. Here theres a touch more cushioning than the GT2000, although it's hard to tell. When compared to the Kayano, the differences are very subtle.
Neat, engineered mesh upper helps bring the shoe's styling right up to date and makes ASICS compete more closely with the other brands that seem to have pulled away from them in the last few years. Here we have a new, well made and modern design that fits well and looks pretty good too.
The brand's AHAR carbon rubber in the heel provides durability and a blown rubber forefoot helps add tot he cushioning and flexibility. The guidance system incorporated into the sole, a deep full length grove, helps promote the stability that the shoe offers whilst rolling the foot forward.
Sitting between the GT2000 and Kayano models in terms of both price and performance, we have to question a real need for this shoe.
It works well and feels just as good as the other, but doesn't really bring anything different to the table that these other, very well established models offer.
Flytefoam Lyte provides lightweight and durable cushioning that is also environmentally friendly.
Rearfoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
SpEVA is a full-length top layer that delivers increased energy return.
Impact Guidance System (IGS) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition.
Dynamic DuoMax reduces over pronation by controlling the movement of the foot, leading to a smoother heel-to-toe transition.
Guidance Trusstic System is a lightweight support system that provides additional torsional rigidity.
Guidance Line is a vertical flex groove in the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.
ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the forefoot is made from a blown rubber compound, for responsive cushioning and flexibility.
Open mesh comprises the upper, providing lightweight breathability.
Seamless construction is new to provide an irritant-free wrap.
Heel Clutching System wraps the heel for an improved secure fit.
Discrete eyelets are independently placed to disperse lace tension and enhance comfort.
Molded EVA Sockliner is made with anti-bacterial material to reduce odor and moisture and provide additional cushioning
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|Weight||10.4oz / 294g|