Engineered mesh uppers will encase each foot in breathable comfort. Perforations in the fabric increase airflow to create a better, healthier environment for your feet to thrive in. The forefoot has been opened up to reduce irritation and allow for natural toe splay, and the shoe’s seamless construction minimises the risk of rubbing and blisters; because we know how those can ruin your day. This updated model features a more spacious toe box thanks to the new last that the shoe is built upon, offering enhanced comfort and extra room when you need it most. To avoid damp feet, and therefore dampened spirits, a GORE-TEX membrane resides inside the shoes, supplying a combination of durable waterproofing and optimized breathability. Sometimes it’s hard to stay dry without developing that distracting clammy feeling, but GORE-TEX keeps water on the outside while letting perspiration escape from the inside, so sweat is kept to a minimum and you are kept cool and comfy. When firing through the gait cycle extra help is at hand with a moulded internal heel counter; providing improved support and creates an enhanced heel fitting environment, reducing risks of potential injury to the foot and surrounding muscles and allowing a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off.
Embedded within the midsole, are the rearfoot and forefoot Gel cushioning systems. These systems help to attenuate shock at heel-strike and toe-off, sparing your joints as you land onto hard, unforgiving surfaces, and promoting a smooth transition through the gait cycle. ASICS play their ace card in lightweight cushioning: FlyteFoam. A layer of protection, bounce, and comfort, it sits under the heel and midfoot to provide you with unmatched shock absorption and a lively ride. FlyteFoam is the next generation of ASICS’ lightweight and responsive cushioning technology. The midsole formula features a reinforced, sustainable nanofibre compound which increases the foam’s durability and provides more stability for runners, buffering against the ground to protect the wearer from unnecessary stress and fatigue. The reinforced fibers let the material bounce back to its original shape after every run; so you can train harder, more frequently, for longer, without the worry that your shoes might not be able to take it. ASICS contrast their cushioning with the Dynamic Duomax support system. Implemented on the medial side, it helps to control pronation; enhancing stability and support without sacrificing lightweight or comfort.
An AHAR (ASICS High Abrasion Resistant rubber) outsole completes the GT-2000 8, strategically placed in high-stress areas to supply excellent grip without compromising the shoe’s permanence. I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) technology combines an interlinked set of technical features in the outsole to encourage more natural foot motion. The combination of a Trusstic System and Guidance Line work to increase stability and aid smoother landings. A reinforced middle part of the outsole prevents the shoe from twisting helping to keep the foot in place and aid smooth, natural landings. The vertical grooves of the guidance line run from heel to toe, with the center of pressure concentrated on these groves stability is increased with enhanced control of motion.
The ASICS Mission
Founded in 1949, ASICS is undisputedly the leading running shoe brand for both enthusiasts and professional athletes. Whether you’re attending sporting events or enjoying a leisurely run around the local park, ASICS is the ultimate runner’s choice for providing comfort, support and a superior ride. From opening the Research Institute of Sports Science in Kobe in May 1990, the brand is unmatched for technological superiority and rigorous quality, and many innovations have stemmed from this unique site where scientists and athletes work together. The mission is to become the number one brand for sports enthusiasts by striving to build upon current technological advances and pledging to bring harmony to the body and soul.