4.762 users: 4.3 / 5
1 experts: 80 / 100
Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.2oz / Women 8.3oz
Heel to toe drop: Men 10mm / Women 10mm
Arch support: Stability

Verdict from 10 hours of research from the internet

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.

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  • 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.

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.

Similar to the shoe's well-known version, the Asics GT 1000 7, the GT 1000 6's 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.

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 Gel® system in the shoe absorbs shock and helps in the easy transitioning of the foot from the heel strike to toe-off. This system works to provide an effective buffer system, returning energy effectually and producing 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.

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.

Size and fit

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How GT 1000 6 compares

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This shoe: $90
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This shoe: 10.2oz
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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.