Notable Features

The Asics Gel Contend 6 Twist is a neutral running shoe that offers long-lasting comfort and protection. This shoe is crafted with a softer heel collar that enables the platform to give better support compared to the Asics Gel Contend 6. . 

In the midsole of the shoe is a soft cushioning material called Amplifoam™ technology. It is a durable material that provides flexibility and protection. Asics’ signature Gel™ technology is also featured in the rearfoot section to compliment the Amplifoam™ midsole. This component allows for a smooth transition to midstance. 

The upper unit of this running shoe utilizes a mesh fabric for breathable comfort. This material promotes continuous airflow to keep the foot dry and cool for an extended period.

Size and fit

Consumers can get this Asics running shoe in their usual sizing preferences. However, it is recommended to test the shoe personally to ensure a perfect fit. 

The technical components that directly affect the fit of the shoe include the sockliner and lace-up closure. The sockliner offers lasting comfort, while the shoelaces allow for a snugger and more personalized in-shoe experience.


This road running shoe utilizes an injection rubber outsole for exceptional durability. The outsole provides reliable protection against sharp objects and other abrasive elements. 

Strategically designed flex grooves are integrated into the rubber outsole for enhanced grip and stability on various paved surfaces. The flex grooves also supply flexibility, allowing the shoe to bend and flex naturally with the foot.


Amplifoam™ technology is incorporated into the Asics Gel Contend 6 Twist. It is a softer density foam that serves as the main element of cushioning, providing a healthy blend of comfort and durability. This material is engineered to deliver flexibility and adaptability, encouraging the muscles to work harder by deforming under pressure and returning to its original shape after each stride. 

To effectively reduce impact during the heel strike, the Gel™ technology is placed in the rearfoot section of the shoe. This element is designed to attenuate shock while running for a smooth transition to midstance. 

A cushy Ortholite® sockliner is positioned near the foot for added comfort. The sockliner features a unique open-cell structure that creates a moisture management system, which helps move moisture away for a cooler and healthier environment. The Ortholite® sockliner is also utilized in the Asics Gel Contend 5.


The Asics Gel Contend 6 Twist incorporates a breathable mesh upper to promote continuous ventilation. Mesh is a lightweight material that keeps the foot dry and cool without sacrificing durability. Overlays are also infused in the upper to provide support and structural integrity. 

The upper utilizes a soft heel collar that locks the foot in place with a silky-smooth feel. Toe reinforcement is also included in the shoe for added protection. 

For a customized fit, the traditional lacing system is featured in the Gel-Contend 6 Twist. This element ensures a secure and snug in-shoe feel.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: 238g
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Asics Gel Contend 6
Collection: Asics Gel, Asics Gel Contend
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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