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ASICS GT-2000 9 VS MIZUNO Rider 25 Performance Review

For most of runners, ASCIS and Mizuno are two familiar brands. They are famous due to their jogging shoes with high supporting performance and excellent cushion performance.

Recently, I bought ASICS GT-2000 9 and Mizuno Rider 25, and ran about 20km. I found that their difference is big.

Firstly, I weared ASICS GT-2000 9 which is the brand-new GT-2000 series shoes. Comparing with previous series, ASICS GT-2000 9 has big improvement on the flexibility and lightweight.

ASICS GT-2000 9 uses full-length FlyteFoam material. After adjusting, the comfort level is better than the GT material.

The arch part uses Trusstic which can offer good supporting performance to the arch and reduce the affect of strephexopodia.

For cushion performance, except the visible GEL on the shoe heel, it’s said that the forefoot sole of GT-2000 9 is also added with GEL, which improve the cushion performance of forefoot sole.

After running 20km, the ASICS GT-2000 9 is adequate for most of speed ranges and road conditions. Most of the ASICS series jogging shoes have excellent traction performance. Even if the outsole pattern of GT-2000 9 is adjusted for better flexibility, we don’t need to worry about the AHAR outsole.

I weared the Mizuno Rider 25 on the second day. I though that the location of Rider and GT is almost the same, but the result is surprising.

The durability of ASICS GT-2000 9 and Mizuno Rider 25 are almost the same. Both of the ASICS AHAR material and MIZUNO X10 material are top-level. You don’t need to worry about their durability.

The difference of ASICS GT-2000 9 and Mizuno Rider 25 is the material. Rider 25 uses the brand-new material of MIZUNO–Enerzy, which is comfortable new material. It’s elastic and tough. When testing, it seems that the cushion limitation of Enerzy is higher than U4ic X.

With the Wave plate on the shoe heel, Rider 25 combines the material absorbing and mechanical absorbing perfectly. It’s nice for the runners with heavy weight.

Although the location of Rider 25 and GT-2000 9 are jogging shoes, but it’s obviously that the speed ranges of Rider 25 is bigger than GT2000 9.

GT-2000 9 is a pair of classic and excellent jogging shoes. At the assigned speed at 5-7 mins, GT-2000 9 can make the runners feel very comfortable, and it can also offer excellent protection.

Rider 25 not only can satisfy above the advantages of GT-2000 9, you can also speed up the assigned speed in 5mins. It’s more comfortable.

Although their location is almost the same, but the limitation is different, GT-2000 9 is a pair of perfect jogging shoes.

But Rider 25 not only satisfy the jogging request, but also can satisfy the request of some speed training.