Asics GT-2070 £74.99


Posted: 27 August 2000

This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.

Weight 338g
Evaluation We hailed last year’s GT-2060 as a return to form, and the good news is that the 2070 has changed little.
It’s still an exceptionally smooth shoe that’s cushioned enough for neutral runners, heel strikers and forefoot strikers, stable enough for mild to moderate overpronators, light enough for quick runners and protective enough for midweight runners. The most visible change is that the medial post (the grey, firmer part of the midsole that resists overpronation) has been shortened. But that’s been counterbalanced by an enhancement of something called IGS that helped to stabilise the rearfoot on heelstrike in the 2060. The effect: a smoother ride from heel to toe, and just as much stability.
Other changes are small, and either neutral or slight downgrades: a more basic lacing system; a fractionally looser midfoot fit; a shorter tongue; and an almost imperceptibly narrower forefoot fit. It’s still a very good shoe, and it will still be the model that retailers often reach for before any other. That makes sense, because it has a broad appeal. But don’t be blinded by it: try on a few other models as well. The 2000-series has made the other companies reach higher than ever to try to beat it.
In short If you liked any of the 2000 series, you’ll like the 2070. Its price has finally gone up, but it’s very hard to fault.
Try it if you liked Asics GT-2060 (£70); Saucony GRID Omni (£70); Nike Air Structure Triax (£70)


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