- Brand – Asics
- Model – GT 2160
- Type – Motion Control
- Weight – 332 grams (11.7 oz)
- Price – $100
- Feet – Low or normal arches
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Asics has been making apparel for many years. They’ve recently become very popular and well known especially in running circles for their running shoes. They put a lot of effort into the technology for their shoes to the point that they have a research and development team that employs 200+ people. All this means you get the latest most technologically advanced running shoes you can buy. Asics are always updating the model of their shoes as they come out and this review is of one of them.
Asics GT 2160 Review
Asics update their running shoes regularly and nearly every model is a succession of a shoe in the past. With the GT 2160 the previous model was the GT 2150. These lacked some of the technical advancements in the later model and if you have the earlier model and are looking at the GT 2160 then do consider them as they’re very similar. The shoe is for runners that overpronate, often these runners have flat feet or low arches yo normal arches. They’re classed as motion control running shoes. If you tend to run off road especially on trails then this shoe is good for you too.
Upper – As with all Asics shoes today there is plenty of 3M reflectivity on the upper so you can be seen in low light conditions. The upper has a mesh covering most of it. This allows your feet to breath and creates a comfortable stride. There are synthetic leather overlays to provide comfortable support and protection against the rain. The tongue is padded and the collar extends round to the heel with a memory foam lining for the perfect fit.
Heel and Forefoot – The heel and forefoot have an impact guidance system which are components within the shoe that link together. These enhance the natural running motion the runner has from the heel landing to the propulsive toe off. There is also a dual density material in the heel and forefoot called solyte which increases comfort with every stride. There is also the hugely popualr Asics Gel system which provides the bounce back feeling and support you get from good running shoes.
Midsole – The special midsole is lighter than normal midsoles which are made of EVA. This makes the overall shoe lighter and running is easier. It is also dual density to offer superior support and stability which is needed for runners who overpronate. A special Trusstic system is in place which provides a space for the shoe to deform in the midsole as the heel lands. This means you run with more efficient foot function.
Outsole – The heel part of the outsole features a “plug”. This is made of high abrasion rubber and offers superior durability that you need in a hard wearing area like the heel. The GT 2160 is also a trail shoe as well as running and as such it has a specific outsole that delivers rugged traction against all kinds of terrain. Finally there’s guidance line technology which is a groove along the sole which gives your running the maximum stride efficiency.
Asics GT 2160 Conclusion
The Asics GT 2160 is one of the better shoes for overpronators. It will also support those who severely overpronate. So if you’re on the look out for such a shoe you will want to consider the GT 2160. The price at $100 is reasonable for all the technology you’re getting and it’s the latest model availableand you always pay a premium for that. What you get is a quality running shoe that will correct and enhance your running action.