First of all, I’ve been wearing Asics running shoes for more years than I can remember. It seems like most of the time – and there have been exceptions – that putting on a new pair of Asics is like putting on a favorite pair of bedroom slippers.
The Asics GT-2000 is no exception. And, yes, I’ll admit – I was drawn to them by the pretty purple color. If you’ve been running very long – you know that for years and years, running shoes have been pretty boring. All, white or cream with different color stripes or swooshes or whatever is on your brand. And the stripes were usually some sort of blue.
A couple of years ago – stripes starting getting more colorful – I remember my first pair of slimer green ones. Then, last year – all the pretties starting coming out. Bright pinks, purples, greens – I love it!
Anyway, I did a little research before I ordered these – yes, I did even though they were pretty! It turns out that the Asics GT-2000 is a good shoe with the cushioning and support that I need in a shoe.
I’m a neutral runner – but running high mileage – cushioning and support is super important to me! The GT-2000 has the gel cushioning in the front and the rear of the shoe to absorb shock. I won’t bore you with all the technology behind how Asics makes their shoes so supportive – it’s just important to know that they do!
When I got these in the mail last week – I was reluctant to immediately put them on and head out the door. I’ve been battling Plantar Fasciitis for a couple of months and have just started doing all my runs outdoors again. The treadmill has been my friend during recovery due to the softer surface that is more forgiving.
But, I put them on and headed out the door for an easy 3 miler. And, was I pleasantly surprised! Great support – and in the heel area where I especially need it right now!
I highly recommend the Asics GT-2000 running shoes. In my opinion, Asics has done it again! You can find these shoes at: http://judyruns.com/gt2000. It’s a great shoe that will give neutral runners or mile to moderate overpronators the cushioning that they need! Not, to mention that they look really cool!