For nearly 30 years~ the GT-2000™ series has been the stability shoe of choice for runners ranging from casual weekend warriors to top marathon finishers. If you’re looking for a lightweight~ cushioned running shoe that’s functional for going longer distances on the trails~ the GT-2000™ 9 Trail model is an excellent choice. Updated with a one-piece upper construction for an improved fit~ the ninth incarnation of the GT-2000™ running shoe secures the top of the foot with a lightweight design and soft comfort. These materials have been reinforced in targeted areas for added support as the foot rolls through the gait cycle~ delivering a more efficient toe-off and secure fit. Additionally~ an insole of ORTHOLITE™ foam improves step-in comfort while the sockliner contours to the foot better. Following a more sustainable design approach~ this shoe also uses fewer resources to color the sockliner. GEL® technology cushioning generates excellent shock absorption~ while a layer of FLYTEFOAM® material in the midsole creates a softer and more supportive feel at footstrike. The GUIDANCE TRUSSTIC® design is joined with a DYNAMIC DUOMAX® support system~ which are key technologies that improve stability and provide a more efficient toe-off. Additionally~ this style’s outsole is complemented with a lugged traction pattern to increase grip on loose and slippery surfaces.