This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.Weight 312g
Evaluation Asicss 1000-series has traditionally been a smooth, good-value but less-cushioned alternative to the market-dominating 2000-series. Cost-conscious runners, or simply those who want a responsive, low to the ground feel with a moderate amount of added stability, have long appreciated it.
Now the 1070 is the best the 1000-series has ever been. Partly thats because the forefoot cushioning has been boosted with a Gel insert (it should help durability a little, though its hard to tell the difference). Mainly its because the weight has dropped by a whopping 60g from last year, which really does justice to the shoes already smooth, responsive feel. At 312g, you could think of it as a budget alternative not just to the 2070, but to the DS Trainer too. It also comes in width options this year.
Apart from the cushioning and the weight, the other differences between the 1070 and the 2070 are the same as between their predecessors last year the 2070 still has more cushioning, and more stability from a longer medial post and the IGS heel-strike system, and the 1070 still has a more tapered, less roomy forefoot fit.
In short The 1070 has strengths of its own that make it more than just a compromised version of the 2070. If you want a light, smooth, stable everyday shoe but dont need the plush cushioning of the 2070, the 1070 is an excellent option.
Try it if you liked Asics Gel 1060 (£60); Nike Air Span Triax/Air Althea Triax (£60); New Balance 763 (£60); Brooks Radius (£65)