ASICS GT-1000 2® Dashes In Front Of The Competition Taking Home Runner's World's "Best Buy" Pick Award

Nov 01, 2013, 14:52 ET from ASICS

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In just its second generation, ASICS GT-1000 2 has already received the attention of Runner's World editors in the December 2013 Issue.  A go-to source for runners across the country, Runner's World named the GT-1000 2 its "Best Buy" selection in its 2013 Winter Shoe Guide for its wide offering of features such as boosted cushioning and a fresh new design with a price tag of just $100.



A dependable workout companion, the GT-1000 2 is an energetic update to the previous generation with increased Rearfoot GEL® Cushioning and a sleek new upper.  A supportive option for mild to moderate over-pronators, the GT-1000 2 provides an extra boost of comfort to its beloved bouncy ride thanks to full-length SpEVA® Midsole and a full blown rubber forefront outsole.

Runner's World applauds the GT-1000 2 for its reliability, explaining, "A few things in life are certain: death, taxes, and changes to your favorite running shoes. But ASICS left the GT-1000 largely untouched with this update— even the price held steady. The shoe's upper received a more breathable, open mesh that helps keep your feet cooler in warm weather.  Wear-testers are in agreement that this update delivers a comfortable ride with plenty of cushioning. The bottom line is the GT-1000 2 is a bargain for such a durable, versatile running shoe."

"The update of this shoe is an evolution of the winning formula of the original, with a few improvements to make it more enticing to runners who need structured cushioning and a solid performer at a reasonable price," explained Brice Newton, Senior Product Manager, Running Footwear, ASICS America Corporation.  "This recognition from Runner's World reinforces the GT-1000 2's growth while still hitting all of marks our ASICS consumers have come to know and love."

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