Asics GT1000 3

asics gt 1000 3 shoe review

The Men’s Asics GT1000 3 is the latest version of the popular stability trainer made by Asics. The GT1000 offers exceptional support, guidance, and cushioning and weighs in at only 11.4 ounces. The GT1000 is a bargain marathon training shoe that will help runners survive the long miles and avoid injury.

asics gt1000 3

Name: Asics GT1000 3
Surface: Roads
Purpose: Training
Type: Stability
Extras: Impact Guidance System, Gel cushioning, SpEVA midsole, DuoMax support, Guidance Line and Trusstic System
Colors: Blue/White, Black/Pink
Price: 99.95

I’ve put about 50 miles on my new Asics GT 1000 running shoes and I’m really happy with them. I tend to pronate a bit and I’ve battled some hip pain for the last few months. After running a week in these new shoes, I feel better. It may be coincidental, but I think the shoes have helped to guide my foot strike and ease some of the stress on my hip.

Asics has a bunch of catchphrase technology used to stabilize your foot and guide your feet. For starters, there’s the Impact Guidance System. The IGS logo can be seen on the heel of the shoe. Any shoe with this IGS logo has been designed with particular attention to biomechanical efficiency and supporting the foot’s natural movement. The Guidance Line technology of Asics running shoes increases the gait efficiency of runners with the incorporation of a long groove that runs from the heel to the toe. It all sounds like a lot of marketing mumbo jumbo, but here’s the thing; it works.

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The other thing I really appreciate about the GT 1000 3 is the gel cushioning. I’m running a bunch of miles, and they’re all on the road. As I ramp up even further in the coming weeks, I worry about injury caused by repetitive pounding on hard surfaces. Fortunately, the Asics GT1000 offers both protection and comfort.

I also noticed an unexpected bounce on toe-off. My wife is running in a pair of women’s GT1000 shoes and she noticed it right away too. Asics has re-engineered the SpEVA midsole and it really pops.

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I like my Asics GT1000 shoes. They are a great shoe for those shopping in the stability class that want a quality shoe without breaking the bank. For those who have more money to burn, you may want to check out the Asics GT2000 or Asics Gel Kayano models.

These shoes were provided for review by ASICS.

6 thoughts on “Asics GT1000 3

  1. Thanks for the review. I purchased some GT 1000s when they first came out in 2013. I found them quite stiff to run in. (A comment others have shared.) Does the GT 1000 – 3 series have greater cushioning?

    1. Pete, according to Asics, the GT1000 3 series SpEVA® Midsole has been reengineered to be more protective and cushioned. I haven’t noticed any stiffness in the shoe. That being said, there are also two upgraded versions of this shoe: The GT2000 series and the Gel Kayano 20.

  2. How about the size of the GT 1000 v3 ?
    I am using the gel pursuit 2 in 7.5 but after a few runs i feel that they are a bit loose overall.
    So before upgrading to gt 1000 3 i would like to know whetrher i should stick to 7.5 or downsize to 7. Normally i use 40 in size

    1. I find the GT 1000 to be a little roomy compared to other running shoes of the same size. This works for me, but you may want to try the 7. If you’re ordering online, try to find a place with a good return policy in case the fit is off. Even better, try them on in a shoe store and run around a bit. Remember, your feet will swell over longer distances.

  3. Hi there,
    I used the original GT-1000 1 and found it to be the best shoe I’ve ever run in! I have however read some pretty scaving reviews on the GT-1000 2. How do the GT100 1s compair with version 3? Is it worth my while?

    1. Angelo, I can only tell you that I enjoyed running in the GT 1000 3. I haven’t run in the earlier GT 1000 1 model, so I can’t give you a direct comparison. I have read that the 3 is a bit snugger than the 1 in terms of fit around the little toe. Other than that, you pretty much get what you expect in terms of a firm ride and stability.

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