Asics Gel Sonoma 6 GTX: Trail-ready on a budget
Waterproof shoes, in general, are typically more expensive than regular running shoes. That said, the Asics Gel Sonoma 6 GTX makes a turn by being a sub $100 waterproof trail runner.
Don't fret, it doesn't cut corners on trail-specific features. It has a solid rubber outsole that digs into various surfaces to keep surefootedness at peak.
Working together, the Amplifoam cushioning supplies comfort while the Gel tech absorbs impact. And to further the shoe's cushiness, an Ortholite sockliner is embedded to provide a soft feel underfoot.
Who should buy the Sonoma 6 GTX
Definitely get the Sonoma 6 GTX if you want:
- an affordable waterproof trail shoe
- a trail runner for short to mid-distance runs
- a shoe that can double as your hiking and walking shoe
Asics Gel Sonoma 6 GTX vs. 5 GTX
For the sixth version of the Sonoma GTX, the main focus has become the fit. This time around, it's snugger in the heel and midfoot while roomier in the forefoot for a comfortable wrap. Overlays are also added to keep the foot locked in place while upping sturdiness.