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: 11.2ozWomen: 9oz
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.
Heel heightMen: 20mmWomen: 20mm
Forefoot heightMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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Updates to Asics Gel Venture 6
- The mesh upper design has been enhanced for more breathability. It ensures the instant drying and cooling of the foot when subjected to the presence of sweat or unfavorable climatic conditions, thereby maintaining a dry and cool running environment for the user inside the shoe.
- While the midsole uses the same materials as the shoe’s earlier version, Asics has redesigned it to accommodate heightened cushioning and a better energy return.
- The Asics Gel Venture 6 offers a removable insole for more comfortability.
Asics Gel Venture 6 size and fit
The shoe fits true to size. It is available in the standard widths of D and B for men and women, respectively. It welcomes those who have medium sized feet. The semi-curved shape of this shoe mimics the natural form of the human foot.
The shoe houses technologies specific to trail running on its outsole for maximum traction both uphill and downhill on varied surfaces. One such feature is the inclusion of reversed lugs. These lugs improve the shoe’s performance by enhancing its grip on different surfaces. Their role becomes even prominent on sharp cuts, challenging slopes and wet ground.
The Asics Gel Venture 6’s outsole uses the AHAR® rubber for higher durability and enhanced flexibility. The outsole keeps the shoe running in a good condition for longer periods of time and ensures easy transitioning of the foot through the gait cycle without excessive wear and tear.
The midsole has the Rearfoot GEL® cushioning system for maximum shock absorption and a smoother heel-to-transition. While it provides a well-cushioned environment, it delivers a high-energy return, which keeps the wearer running without getting the usual amount of tired.
It comes with a high-quality removable foam insole for a customized feel of comfort for the users.
The synthetic mesh upper is made from flexible and durable materials. It provides the desired level of breathability and is sufficiently flexible for accommodating the natural bending of the foot during the running session.
The Asics Gel Venture 6 also features a plush tongue and collar for added comfort.
Finally, there is the breathable fabric lining across the shoe’s upper for additional air circulation and a healthy environment inside the shoe.