BEST FOR: Cruising in ultimate comfort.
THE TEST: If your idea of a perfect running shoe is the softest, fluffiest, most luxurious thing you can put on your foot—well, welcome home. The GT-2000 is an extremely high-quality, classic neutral-cushioning shoe with a big slab of marshmallowy foam (11 millimeters in the front and 21 in the back), a thickly padded heel, and a pillowy tongue. Speedy? Energetic? Not exactly. It rides like a luxury minivan and is ideal for runners who, due to injuries or inclination, prefer a plush ride.
THE VERDICT: We affectionately dubbed this the best hangover shoe because of its soft embrace and reluctance to push the pace. 11.4 oz; 10 mm drop.