I am not an obsessive runner but I still put my mileage in everyday. I have in my time been through countless pairs of running shoes of various brands. Over the years they have improved considerably, in terms of weight, comfort and durability. For my current purchase I thought I’d do a little research to see what the big, popular sellers were on the market. Here’s a little of what I found:
Confidence and Stability
Something so essential to a good running shoe is that it offers real stability and gives the wearer confidence that they can run hard but not run the risk of an injury. Everyone seems to have a slightly different natural gait in their stride and it can take a while to find a shoe that will safely and comfortably accommodates this. The ASICS GT 2140 running shoe adapts to this problem by using an Impact Guidance System that from touchdown of the heel to your toe leaving the ground reinforces your natural gait. Giving you that confidence you must have in your shoe.
Lightness of Being
A good running shoe needs to be light but also needs some serious cushioning for all that heavy impact between you and the surface of the ground. These shoes use an extremely light, durable but equally cushy Solyte Midsole Material. That functions just as well but is lighter than other materials that are used in running shoes.
People seem to have varying foot types and it affects how impact is reduced when we are walking and running. Many people’s natural gait results in them overpronating whereby their knee tracks inwards slightly when they distribute their weight. It can lead to all sorts of injuries and complications. The GT-2140’s have a Duomax Support System which is made with a high density material that reduces the effects of overpronation.
Running shoes have become much airier with better ventilation and mesh like materials but it can still be an uncomfortable matter for someone who runs a lot. The GT 2140 have a ComforDry Sockliner which gives extra cushioning but helps keep your foot a little cooler and drier.
What Others Are Saying about ASICS GT 2140
These shoes appear to be right up there with some of the best sellers. Almost all of the reviews I found were very good. On Amazon and consumer sites there was an average rating of 4 out of 5. Here are some of the comments:
- “Great running shoe”
- “Make absolutely sure the arch support is right”
- “A nice soft landing”
- “Simply perfect”
- “Highly recommend these shoes”
- “My favorite model”
Although almost every review for these shoes was very good I did find some complaints with them. Some people felt they wore out too fast, that the mesh on the front-top of the shoe was too flimsy. So in regards to durability not everybody seems to be sold, but in regards to stability and comfort only positive things were said.
The All Round Shoe
The ASICS GT 2140 Running Shoe are very popular running shoes that appear to be good value, offer real stability and comfort, its highly recommended.