Asics GT 1000 4 GTX

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The Asics GT 1000 4 GTX  is the ideal running shoe for athletes who demand supported cushioned rides throughout all seasons of the year.  Although this model has not changed drastically since last year, the newest addition of GORE-TEX technology has been added for waterproof and winter running conditions.  They cater well to moderate overpronators who are looking for a dry and smooth ride in any type of weather.  The structural support system for the underside of the foot and eye-catching design make this a go-to product for daily running shoe needs

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Extremely high traction over dry and wet surfaces for all weather conditions
  • Improved upper for a slight reduction in weight
  • Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) gives outsole dependable durability and enhanced cushioning
  • GEL cushioned heel provides shock absorbed landing and controlled medial roll
Cons
  • For some users, the shoe may be ½ size too small
  • Depending on the athlete this version may be too narrow on the foot compared to previous models
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The brand exclusive AHAR reinforces the outsole to give the user the confidence of knowing their shoe will withstand wear and tear with every step. The soft design on the lateral part of the heel is dialed in just right to slightly adjust the form of runners with a mild form of overpronation. GTX now features a Snow Rubber technology which enables supreme traction fit for any road surface or trail.
MIdsole
MIdsole

MIdsole

The midsole features the same SpEVA midsole material as the last model for improved responsiveness and sustained durability. It is combined with Asics patented Duomax support system which enhances stability, support and shock absorbing features. Every time your foot hits the ground, the two-part system provides firm support under a flexible arch for smooth and comfortable strides.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Asics GT 1000 4 GTX has remade its upper design for the ultimate weather adaptable running shoe. G0RE-TEX technology has provided this shoe with waterproof and breathable benefits to guard the foot during extreme weather conditions. Asics also has added their specialized sockliner in this model to promote sweat-free runs with a snug fit.
Weight
Weight

Weight

Weighing in at 12.2 ounces for men and 10.4 ounces for women, the 4 GTX remains as one of the heavier shoes on the market. The added waterproof benefits and comfortability make up for the surplus of weight. The older generation of Asics SpEVA foam compared to the lighter SoLyte foam is what gives the shoe a little extra on the scale but is well worth the stability.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Asics GORE-TEX technology not only provides its exclusive waterproof feature, but also promotes airflow to keep athlete’s feet cooler. The redesigned upper materials are now softer with open hole mesh fabric to create a more flexible and breathable shoe. No matter if you're running on a snowy trail, or the dead heat of summer, Asics' reconstructed upper will have your foot feeling fresh with every step.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Another staple in Asic’s patented technology is the Rearfoot and Forefoot gel cushioning system. It works to decrease shock impact and promote healthy motions as the foot transitions through the gait cycle. Furthermore, the Impact Guidance System or IGS, is added to enhance natural movement from heel strike to toe-off. The 4 GTX has a tight fitting midfoot and an ample amount of toe room which places the athlete’s foot in the most natural comfort zone.
Style
Style

Style

The Asics GT 1000 4 GTX is definitely one of the most stylish running shoes on the market. It’s open hole mesh fabric on the upper mixes well with the deep color tone which can be chosen between blue, pink or grey. Large Asics logos on both sides of the shoe tie into the design very well and as an added benefit, give extra support to the arch of the foot. The low profile look goes great with any workout or casual attire.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The carbon rubber outsole was engineered exactly like the previous model, and for good reason. The AHAR and Snow Rubber technology provides unmatched durability for a shoe at this price. It doesn’t stop at the outsole either as the newly redesigned upper mesh promises a more durable lifespan. The SpEVA and Duomax systems work together to provide a decreased chance of breakdown and an increase of stability.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The 4 GTX model is equipped with some of the best safeguarded technologies on the market. A majority of runners are usually concerned with two things with their shoes. If they can withstand the trail and if they can withstand the weather. Luckily the 4 GTX can do both. They are water resistant and give the ultimate traction even in snowy conditions.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Shock impact absorption and the superior ability of responsiveness come hand in hand with the 4 GTX model. It’s crafted with Guidance Trusstic technologies as well as Rearfoot and Forefoot systems to enhance gait efficiency. The cushioned midsole allows this shoe to react to every step on any terrain.
Support
Support

Support

The DuoMax support system gives the user neutral arch support as well as the control of overpronation. Enlarged Asics logos on both sides of the shoe offer structural support which also create a tight, yet comfortable fit. The underside of the foot on the 4 GTX was also specially designed with several support mechanisms for protection and durability.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Asics GT 1000 4 GTX are made for road terrains. The vertical flex groove enhancements on the bottom of the shoe enhance gait efficiency as well as provide exceptional grip. The 4 GTX’s are great for wet and dry conditions and will perform at a professional grade on just about any road terrain.
Price
Price

Price

For around $70 is is very hard to find a running shoe that is as adaptable to weather conditions as this one. To add to its case, the durability and support systems give the 4 GTX the edge when it comes to non-ideal road terrains. Although they are not the cheapest of shoes, their outstanding characteristics are worth the couple extra bucks.
Traction
Traction

Traction

Asics stepped up this year’s model by increasing the traction under wet conditions such as snow or rain. Don’t let weather prevent you from completing your daily exercise. Take on snowy trails, puddles, and slick pavement with confidence. Not fond of running in the rain? The 4 GTX are still guaranteed to satisfy any of your track running needs.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The heel portion of the 4 GTX outsole adds cushioning and flexibility. The upper materials add to the flex action with open hole mesh material. During the midstance, Duomax technology provides the foot with a flexible arch for explosive push-offs when running.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The GT 1000 4 offers a product just about any runner. It was created with the moderate overpronating runner in mind but works well for most athletes. Take on wet and dry terrain knowing that this shoe is able to provide your feet with high stable conditions.
Drop
Drop

Drop

Like many of Asics daily running shoes, the GTX 4 is equipped with a 10 millimeter heel to toe drop. It is a moderate measurement among other shoes on the market but will provide even and responsive steps during use.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

•Snow Rubber outsole for traction on snow during winter conditions

•Duomax system for support and stability

•GORE-TEX upper to aid in the protection of extreme weather conditions

•SpEVA midsole for responsiveness and added cushion

•Rearfoot and forefoot GEL cushioning system

•Padded tongue and collar

•Textile and Synthetic
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Asics GT 1000 4 GTX is a great value shoe for what you get. Style included, this pair of daily running shoes provides a great amount of support with unbeatable traction. No matter where you live or exercise, the 4 GTX will perform no matter the temperature or weather conditions. Its patented technology also provides a breathable feel for every athlete.