Over the recent years I have worn most of the GEL 1000 series (1000/1100/1160) which Asics customer services confirmed the GT 1000 is the successor to that series. The shoes were competitively priced and arrived in about three working days. The characteristics of the shoe is keeping with the GEL 1000, similar in weight, maybe slightly wider, again supportive with excellent cushioning. If you have used the GEL 1000 series in the past I have no hesitation is using this product. One final point, the neon orange is very bright!