The solid Asics GT 1000 5 slightly reduces weight (around 10% compared to GT 1000 4) to become more agile while still one of the best value for money running shoe among stability ones. Well known for its durability and reliable cushioning, it is a perfect choice for daily trainings and long races, particularly suitable for half marathons.
There is no revolution compared to its predecessor GT 1000 4 and upper features engineered dual layer mesh with minimal overlays to improve breathability. Classical Asics logo is stitched to provide extra consistency while heel counter has been redesigned (including reflective elements) for better support from rearfoot and increased stability.
Rest of GT 1000 5 keeps the plastic shank (Trusstic System®) in the midfoot assisting double density midsole (Dynamic DuoMax®) to improve stability. Midsole is made of reliable SpEVA® with Gel® units in both heel and forefoot closer to foot (in a similar way as premium Nimbus 18 does) for more responsive shock absorption. Minor changes in outsole design to enhance grip with same materials like typical AHAR+ in more exposed areas.
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