Facts

Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$90
Weight
Men: 10.2oz
Women: 8.3oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 10mm
Women: 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.

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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

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.

Summary

We spent 10 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Most users called this shoe ‘super comfortable’.
  • The majority thought that this running shoe is very durable since it was made using high-quality materials. They wrote that it held up great even after many miles of running.
  • The customers seemed very happy with the reasonable price of the Asics GT 1000 6.
  • Most individuals found its weight comfortably light and therefore ideal for long-distance
  • The runners highlighted how the midsole provided an excellent ‘arch support’.
  • A few users discussed how this shoe was the ‘right’ combination of comfortable cushioning and a high energy return.
  • The variety of different color schemes were welcomed by many.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A few customers found the toe-box a bit narrow, and that it made the shoe a bit uncomfortable.

Bottom line

The Asics GT 1000 6 has certainly surprised many runners by delivering reliable quality at a low price. For them, this stability shoe offered excellent comfortability and a good energy return without being too overbearing. When it comes to technology, it may be a little ‘old school’ but the shoe gets its job done and outperforms most of its modern competitors in the market in terms of durability, responsiveness, and performance on the roads.


Rankings


Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 75 ratings

5 star
57%
4 star
17%
3 star
11%
2 star
7%
1 star
4%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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80 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Kristin Lassen • Level 4 expert

    The ASICS GT-1000 is a lightweight moderate stability shoe with responsive cushion, mid-grade drop, and an appealing price.

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Updates to Asics GT 1000 6

  • The upper’s mesh design has been updated to increase the shoe’s breathability and provide a healthier interior environment for the runner.
  • An additional feature of the guidance line in the midsole helps in the improvement of gait and promotes natural foot movement.
  • This new version is slightly lighter in weight as compared to the earlier version.

Asics GT 1000 6 size and fit

The Asics GT 1000 6 is a stability running shoe and comes in the standard running length. It is available in the standard medium width of D and B for men and women, respectively. However, the comparatively narrower toe-box renders it more suitable for individuals with narrow-to-medium foot measurements.

Outsole

The outsole features the very durable AHAR® rubber on its surface for maximum traction and a firm grip on the ground. The material is flexible, so it enables the shoe to bend according to the foot’s movements.

The DuraSponge technology is basically the blown AHAR material added in the forefoot region for further flexibility and cushioning, on top of its capacity to shield the sole unit from abrasion.

Midsole

The sixth iteration of the Asics GT 1000 employs the SPEVA® midsole for high comfort and maximum energy return. This technology is effective at attenuating impact forces. Also, it heightens durability by decreasing midsole breakdown, even as the runner continually uses the shoe.

The Rearfoot and Forefoot Gel® systems in the shoe absorb shocks in the respective areas and help in the easy transitioning of the foot from heel strike to toe-off. These systems work together to provide an effective buffer system, return energy effectually, and produce forward propulsion for the runners.

Another interesting feature of the midsole is the Guidance Trusstic System® which works together with the Guidance Line® technology for an increase in the efficiency of gait and promotion of the mid-foot structural integrity. The technology connects the rear foot with the front foot and holds up the mid-foot as it prepares for the propulsion from landing to the toe-off position.

The Guidance Line feature is made up of a vertical flex groove that helps in making the strides more efficient.

The Dual-density DuoMax® Support System is placed in the medial mid-foot area of the midsole for support and stability.

The Impact Guidance System or I.G.S.® is placed in the midsole to help the runner perform in a more natural manner while running on the roads. It ensures a smooth transition through the gait cycle.

The shoe has the removable ComforDryTM foam insole which gives a feel of customized comfort to the users.

Upper

While the shoe’s upper mainly utilizes the conventional materials, their high quality and excellent design enable the shoe to outdo its rivals in the market when it comes to performance and durability. The engineered mesh upper, along with the supportive overlays of a synthetic material, gives the Asics GT 1000 6 its unique shape and a very soft feel against the skin. The mesh material is also very breathable and ensures a good amount of circulation inside the shoe.

The GT 1000 6’s breathability is further enhanced through utilization of a breathable fabric lining across the upper. It also creates a great in-shoe feel.

The lace-up closure secures the runner’s foot in place and prevents it from wobbling while inside the shoe.

The cushioned tongue and collar feel very soft against the skin. Also, these features lock the foot in position, thereby preventing accidental shoe removals while running.