The 6th version of the GT 1000 has certainly surprised many runners by delivering reliable quality at a low cost. For them, this stability shoe offered excellent comfortability and 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 road performance.
- Reasonable price
- Excellent arch support
- High energy return
- Different color variety
- Narrow toebox
Who should buy the Asics GT 1000 6
You will love the ASICS GT 1000 6 if:
- You want extra stability support for mild to severe overpronation
- You want an appealing, lightweight shoe to use for all-day wear, walking jogging, running long-distance, or marathons
Updates to the ASICS GT 1000 6
- Updated upper mesh that increases breathability and provides a healthier interior environment for the runner.
- Added guidance line in the midsole that helps in the improvement of gait and promotes natural foot movement
- Lighter in weight as compared to the earlier version
Flexible to the foot movements with the GT 1000 6's outsole
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 that provides 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 that gives further flexibility and cushioning, on top of its capacity to shield the sole unit from abrasion.
Maximum energy returns with ASICS GT 1000 midsole
The sixth iteration of the ASICS GT 1000 employs the SPEVA® midsole which ensures 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 provides an effective buffer system, returning energy effectually and producing forward propulsion for the runners.
The Guidance Trusstic System® works together with the Guidance Line® technology that delivers an increase in the efficiency of gait and promotion of the mid-foot structural integrity.
The technology connects the rearfoot 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 which provides support and stability.
The Impact Guidance System or I.G.S.® is placed in the midsole that helps 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 ComforDry foam insole which gives a feel of customized comfort to the users.
High-quality performance and durability with GT 1000 upper
While the shoe’s upper mainly utilizes 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 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 the 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.