What is just as exciting as autumn racing? Breaking in a pair of new shoes! I was super stoked to run in the new ASICS GT-2000 12, until I hurt my back. I waited a few days from the time the pain in my lower back subsided before running again.
As it happens, I didn’t have to worry about the pain in my lower back when I bent over to put on my shoes. Not only did my feet slip easily into the shoes thanks to the engineered mesh uppers, but the ortholite sockliner also provides a snug fit.
Running in the city on gravel or pavement, on smooth or undulating terrain, the ASICS GT-2000 12 shoes now offer a full length FF BLAST Plus midsole using their PureGEL technology for greater cushioning and push off.
For my first run, the shoe offered a good amount of cushioning so that I didn’t think twice about running 25K in the shoes for the first run right out of the box.
I don’t have to worry about going over with my wonky ankles as ASICS has redesigned the geometry of the shoe offering a wider basenet and increased heel bevel for better heel to toe transition. What this does is keep my landing balanced on those sudden uneven surfaces on the road.
I love the new colourway—white, minty green with pink accents. As my running peep said, “I can see you a mile away in those shoes!”
To sum up, the shoes are steadfast. I can run anywhere, anytime in the new GT-2000 12, on road or off road, in sunshine or rain. And I can explore without issue in my GT- 2000 12.
Now to restart a strength training regiment to fix my back.
Get your pair online here or at your local running retailer.