Does anyone remember the X-Caliber GT

Does anyone remember the X-Caliber GT

Post by Elliott Bi » Fri, 22 Nov 1996 04:00:00

This was a shoe I loved. But I haven't found its equivalent. I recently
bought the DX Trainer (also by ASICS) but it's not the same. I'm looking
for a shoe that has basically the same feel as the old x-caliber GT from
many years ago (maybe ten!) Any help is welcome.  Thanks

Elliott Bird


Does anyone remember the X-Caliber GT

Post by rusty.. » Sat, 30 Nov 1996 04:00:00


I have the same problem!  The X-Calibers were the first serious running
shoes I ever bought, and they were great!  Of course, as soon as I was
ready for a new pair, they were discontinued.  I have tried other brands,
but nothing fits like ASICS, at least on my foot.  Unfortunately, the GT
series has "evolved" farther and farther from the originals.  I've been
using 2001's and now 2010's, and they are pretty good, but I'd still
rather have those originals.  It could be a case of remembering my first
pair of good shoes as being better than they really were, but I swear they
really worked right!  New is not always improved.

BTW, I tried on a pair of the new (godawful orange and silver) DS Racers,
and they felt near perfect, but I'm a little worried about durability (I'm
180 lbs).  Anyone know how long they might last?

"Stay fit, eat healthy,...die anyway!"

Rusty Southwood