Asics GT-2170 Review
Chris M here with another show review….yes, I know, I bought another pair of shoes. You see, I really wanted to try the Brooks Cadence. I loved the idea about some of the features of the shoe and I wanted to see them in action. I have worn Brooks T-6′s for a few years and love them for speed work and races. But runners beware…..I have trained in GT-2150 and 60′s for a few years now and my feet did not want to part with them. I am currently nursing every runners favorite injury, the IT band syndrome. yay. Of course, anytime you hurt yourself, you have to go back and analyze what you did to hurt yourself so in the future, you can completely ignore the lessons learned and do it again – just so you can hear your wife say ‘I told you so’. The point is, I think the combo of switching shoes and increasing mileage too quickly did it this time (I told you so).
This brings me to my review. I bought the Asics GT-2170 because well, I kinda have to at this point. My feet, knees, hips and soul are now bonded to the GT-2000 series. The brand and the series are like a 4-door Honda Accord…..they’re not the sexiest thing on the road, but they’re practical, reliable and you know you’ll get full life out of ‘em. I think the only difference between the 2160 and 70 is there is a little more cushioning, the eye holes are a little more refined, it’s a little lighter and well, that’s about it. I love these shoes. I really do. If you are looking for a shoe with great stability, cushioning and an overall superb trainer – you can’t go wrong with any of the shoes in the GT-2000 series. This 17 year old tried and true series is one of the most well built and most trusted trianers out there. The 2170 are pricey (MSRP $110), but if you can find a good deal at your LRS or online, pick up a pair! I got mine at my favorite store in town: Foot of the Rockies