GT stands for Grand Touring after the car as they want any runner to go anywhere in comfort and style. The GT-2000 is one of ASICS’s most popular models. The updated GT-2000 8 has a new midsole foam that’s softer than previous models. A softer segment of foam has been added to a re-designed GEL cushioning unit to improve impact protection. The latest model has a wider and higher toe box, allowing a more accommodating fit. Runners looking for a soft-cushioned stability shoe, that works for any distance of run, will like the GT-2000.