Asics GT 1000 6

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The Asics GT 1000 6 is a versatile shoe for beginner and experienced runners alike. The shoe is designed to provide stability and support to runners who need a little extra. Asics uses a lot of technology and features to create an optimal experience that runners will appreciate. The shoe is relatively lightweight and combines comfort with support. The outsole uses durable AHAR Plus rubber that is 50% more durable than the standard rubber. The midsole is jam-packed with SpevaFoam, Gel technology, DuoMax Support, Guidance Trusstic System, and more to create a highly responsive shoe. The shoes upper uses breathable mesh and overlays to support the foot in a snug manner. The shoe’s high-quality materials ensure that the shoe stays with you mile after mile, all the while providing the support you need to feel confident with your choice.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Stability shoe
  • Affordable price
  • High quality materials
  • Durable shoe
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive
Cons
  • Runs a little small
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Asics GT 1000 6 outsole uses durable rubber to create a strong foundation for this shoe that delivers on stability. The outsole uses AHAR Plus rubber, an Asics proprietary rubber that is comprised of a compound that is 50% more durable than the other, standard Asics rubber. The AHAR Plus rubber is strategically placed in areas of heavy wear to add support and durability where needed. The shoe also uses DuraSponge technology, placing the AHAR rubber in the forefront. This helps add more cushioning and flexibility. Reviewers were impressed with the level of durability of the outsole.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The shoes midsole uses a combination of technology to create a stable, yet responsive ride. The midsole uses SpevaFoam material, a lightweight material that is developed to provide better responsiveness and enhance durability. The midsole also has DuoMax Support, a support system designed to improve stability and support. The midsole uses Rearfoot GEL technology, comprised of silicon-based gel, to create a cushioning system that absorbs shock on impact, creating a smoother transition. The gel technology adds durability and cushioning to the heel. The Asics GT 1000 6 has a Guidance Line System that works with the Guidance Trusstic System. These features combine to increase the efficiency of the runner’s gait and provide better structure throughout the midfoot. The systems keep the rear and front foot connected to hold up the midfoot during toe-off. This helps provide better energy return. Additionally, the shoe’s Impact Guidance System ensures smoother transitions, while allowing the foot to move naturally. Reviewers were impressed with the level of comfort the midsole provides, while still focusing on performance and efficiency.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Asics upper uses breathable mesh material to create an overall comfortable running experience. The moisture wicking material ensures that the foot stays cool and dry while running. The shoe also uses overlays to provide additional support and structure. The upper also features an internal heel counter that controls the motion of the heel. The lacing system ensures that the foot stays locked in place and supported, while the tongue and collar are cushioned to keep the foot comfortable. Also, there is a removable sock liner, ComfoDry sock liner that ensures the foot feels comfort while running. It uses a moisture wicking material to the keep the foot dry. The high-quality materials that make up the Asics GT 1000 6’s upper mean that the shoe is well-made and durable. Reviewers were impressed with the level of breathability, as well as the comfort of the inside of the shoe.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The sneaker weighs approximately 10.2 ounces for men and 8.3 ounces for women. The shoe is average in terms of weight, but slightly lighter than some of the other stability shoes on the market. Reviewers thought the shoe felt lighter and was idea for long-distance running. It is also lighter than previous versions.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Asics GT 1000 6 uses a lightweight, mesh material on the upper to keep the foot comfortable. The upper’s design ensures maximum efficiency, as air can move in and out of the shoe. The sock liner also uses a moisture wicking material that ensures the foot stays cool and dry. Reviews were impressed with the level of breathability and how it keeps the foot comfortable throughout runs.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The GT 1000 6 uses technology to create not only an efficient shoe but also a comfortable atmosphere. The shoe’s outsole uses a durable AHAR PLUs rubber, then helps create a comfortable landing during impact. The midsole combines many technologies, like SpevaFoam, Gel Technology, and Guidance Trustic System to allow the foot to move naturally, yet in a comfortable manner. The foot stays supported and snug, in a way that runners want to continue to add mileage. The upper also contributes to the shoe’s level of comfort by using a mesh material that provides breathability, as well as a removable sock liner that provides comfort and keeps the foot cool and dry. Reviewers felt that the shoe was very comfortable and that the fit was great. Some felt that the purchaser should go up a ½ size to provide maximum comfort.
Style
Style

Style

The shoe uses a sleek design with many different color options that appeal to all different styles. With a variety of options, the Asics GT 1000 6 is a pick for those looking for neutral or bright-colored options. Reviewers enjoyed the style of the shoe and had no issues with the design.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The GT 1000 6 is a very durable option for runners looking for an efficient, stable shoe. The shoe’s outsole uses a highly durable material, AHAR Plus, to create a strong base for runners. The strategical place rubber ensures that abrasive elements don’t stand a chance. The midsole uses gel technology and SpevaFoam that stands up to road running. The upper uses a strong mesh material that withstands the debris often encountered when running. The high-quality materials contribute to the shoe’s durability. Reviewers had no issues related to durability and felt that it stood up to the conditions of high mileage running.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The runner provides an adequate level of protection for the foot. The shoes upper uses a strong mesh material that protects the foot from debris often encountered when road running. The removable insole also protects the foot by keeping it comfortable and dry during high mileage runs. The shoe’s outsole uses AHAR Plus rubber to protect the foot from abrasive elements during impact. The midsole also uses a variety of technology, like the Gel Technology on the heel and forefront, the SpevaFoam, the DuoMax Support and the Impact Guidance System to keep the foot supported and protected during transitions. Reviewers had no issues related to the shoe’s level of protection.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The GT 1000 6 is a responsive shoe with many built-in features that help create an efficient experience. The midsole uses Gel technology on the heel and the forefront to ensure adequate toe-off. The gel helps to absorb the shock during impact so that the foot can transition more efficiently. The midsole also uses SpevaFoam, a material that is lightweight and contributes to the shoe’s overall responsiveness. The shoe has a 10 mm drop. The shoe’s Impact Guidance System also allows for a natural gait from impact to toe-off. Reviewers thought the combined comfort and energy return create an optimal experience.
Support
Support

Support

The Asics GT 1000 6 has some features that contribute to the support functions. The outsole supports the foot during impact, while the upper holds the foot snugly in place. The shoe is designed to allow the foot to move more naturally, while still supporting the foot. The midsole has a Guidance Line System and Guidance Trusstic System that combine to keep the rear and front foot connected to support the midfoot during toe-off. Reviewers thought the shoe had good arch support.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The stability shoe is designed as a road running shoe. The outsole uses AHAR Plus rubber that is durable and made to withstand the elements of running on abrasive road conditions. The midsole also uses a durable material, like the SpevaFoam and gel technology, which ensure comfortable transitions on the road. The upper also protects the foot from road debris. The outsole offers a good amount of traction on the road surface.
Price
Price

Price

The trainer is a reasonably priced shoe. Based on the quality materials used, the durability and the various technology, the shoe offers a lot for the price. Reviewers were impressed with the price of the shoe.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Asics offers some traction while running on roads. While there are not any specific features designed to improve traction on the shoe, it still performs well for road running.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The sneaker is designed to ensure that the foot can move naturally. The outsole uses DuraSponge technology that strategically places the AHAR rubber on the forefront, providing flexibility. The midsole’s gel technology and cushioning also provide an adequate amount of flexibility. Reviewers had no issues with the flexibility of the shoe, even with the added stability features.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The shoe has many features that combine to create a shoe for those that need stability. The shoe is designed to provide efficiency while keeping the foot secure and stable. The shoe’s Guidance Trusstic System combines with the Guidance Line to enhance gait efficiency and provide structure and stability. The shoe’s DuoMax Support system helps provide additional support and stability.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Asics GT 1000 6 has a 10 mm drop. This is a slightly higher drop but is common in stability shoes that need additional cushioning in the heel.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- ComfoDry sock liner
- Guidance Trusstic System
- DuoMax Support
- Impact Guidance System
- 10 mm drop
- SpevaFoam
- Gel technology
- AHAR Plus Rubber
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Asics GT 1000 6 is a stability shoe that is jam-packed with technology that makes this a high performing shoe. Asics uses high quality, durable materials to create a stable, responsive shoe that provides comfort all around. The cost-effective shoe is a great selection for beginner and experienced runners, alike. The shoe’s durable outsole uses Asic’s AHAR Plus rubber that creates a strong base for the shoe. The midsole uses gel technology and SpevaFoam to ensure that the foot has a soft landing, while still keeping its structural integrity. The Asics GT 1000 6’s upper keeps the foot securely in place while providing a breathable, comfortable atmosphere. The shoe uses DuoMax Support to provide stability and support. The shoe uses many features to ensure that the foot can move naturally, even with all the support and stability. Reviewers were impressed with the level of durability, comfort and supported the shoe provides with such a low price. This versatile shoe is a great option for purchasers in the market for an everyday trainer for low or high mileage.