Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 10.3ozWomen: 9.4oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Updates to Asics Gel Phoenix 6
- The Asics Gel Phoenix 6 brings comfortable performance to the runner. It makes use of high quality components and systems in order to make each running session more satisfying. The durable nature of this model allow it to last long, so it’s worth its price. A modern design and a set of appealing colorways make it endearing to contemporary shoe enthusiasts.
- The upper unit of this running shoe utilizes breathable mesh to wrap around the foot securely. It has an open construction, which means it can allow air to enter the shoe in order to maintain a well-ventilated environment for the foot. Stitched-on overlays that connect to the lacing system help in securing the foot in keeping it in place.
- The mid-sole unit features the responsive and springy SpEVA, a lightweight material that runs the entire length of the Asics Gel Phoenix 6. It doesn’t break down easily, so it stays efficient even after many uses. The Gel® Cushioning System in both the heel and forefoot sections attenuate shock during the landing and toe-off phases. Stability is also given to those who need mid-foot support.
- The outsole of the Asics Gel Phoenix 6 is made up of the AHAR®, which is made from durable rubber that’s highly resistant to wear and tear. It doesn’t peel off easily, so it extends the lifespan of the mid-sole. It is also responsible for the surface traction the runner gets.
Asics Gel Phoenix 6 size and fit
The Asics Gel Phoenix 6 runs a bit small. It is recommended for runners to buy one size up to get a more relaxed fit. The available width is medium, so it is able to accommodate those with medium sized feet. Runners are easily able to acclimatize their feet to this model because of its semi-curved shape.
Same as with the popular Asics Gel Kayano 25, the Gel Phoenix 6 uses the AHAR® or Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber which is one of the most reliable outsole components on the market. It is made from durable rubber that is able to protect the rest of the sole unit from wear and abrasion. It is even placed in critical areas of the outsole where damage is most likely to happen. Traction is very much a given here, because this rubber is efficient in holding onto the surfaces.
Flex grooves are cut at the forefoot section. They make the platform more movable, enabling the runner to flex their feet more freely during the toe-off phase, which is an important motion to do.
The SpEVA is a full-length mid-sole foam that brings comfortable cushioning to the wearer. It is used in the shoe's updated version, the Gel Phoenix 8 and it doesn’t have a substantial weight and doesn’t feel stiff. Its springy nature allows the runner to lift their feet off the ground with ease, yet its cushioning capabilities make it agreeable for long-term performance.
The Gel® Cushioning System is placed inside both the front and the rear of the platform. This silicon-based unit is responsible for absorbing impact shock during the foot strike and the toe-off.
The DuoMax Support System is made of a dual-density foam that’s put in the mid-foot section of the platform. It gives stability to those who have over pronated foot motion, thus balancing their stance when running and when standing idly.
The mesh material used in the upper is a comfortable fabric that doesn’t restrict the movement of the runner. It even allows airflow to maintain a cool and dry environment for the foot.
Synthetic overlays are stitched onto the upper. They add flair to the aesthetic of the Asics Gel Phoenix 6’s façade, but they also provide a snug and secure fit. Connected to the shoelaces, these overlays adjust when the strings are tightened or loosened.
3M Reflective materials make the shoe more visible when taken on nighttime runs. It’s a safety measure that lets the runner be seen when they traverse dimly lit roads.