Verdict from 1 expert and +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • One runner was surprised that the GT 2000 6 did not require a break-in period.
  • The shoe helped relieve hip and back pains, wrote a buyer.
  • Whether sitting, standing, or running, the shoe provided an adequate amount of support, according to a reviewer.
  • The shoe promoted forefoot balance successfully, a satisfied user stated.
  • Several customers were pleased that the GT 2000 6 was more comfortable than the series’ earlier models.
  • A commenter mentioned that they found the shoe to be durable.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some users have said the sizing was too narrow.
  • The sides of the tongue were too stiff, which felt uncomfortable when the shoe is worn without a sock, a wearer noted.

Bottom line

Most of the reviews of the Asics GT 2000 6 were on the optimistic side. Commenters have talked about how comfortable and supportive the shoe was, and some also praised its quality. Criticisms, on the other hand, surround the sizing and few structural elements. Although very little was said about the shoe’s performance and reliability, the GT 2000 6 has still struck a positive note with its consumers.

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Good to know

  • The Asics GT 2000 shoe series upholds its reputation with their alternate version of the sixth release, a running shoe that is not only exclusively for the trails but also excels in seamless transitions to and from the road.
  • This edition retains many of the features that consumers have come to love about the GT 2000 series, such as the high-mileage durability, the rugged-proof outsole, and the various midsole technologies that offer a protective and supportive cushioning. The most notable updates in the GT 2000 6 Trail are the addition of the Flytefoam® and AHAR® technologies.

The Asics GT 2000 6 Trail has a standard running shoe length, and it is available in a variety of sizes. Like the previous versions, this shoe has a full toe box and a snug midfoot construction, catering to runners with a narrow to moderate foot volume. The GT 2000 6 Trail comes in men’s widths of D – Medium and 4E – Extra Wide, and women’s width of B – Medium.

The Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR®) is well-known for its ultimate durability, and the GT 2000 6 Trail is no exception from this feature. Its thick, long-lasting material is guaranteed to guard the midsole against abrasions and punctures. More importantly, the material ensures an effortless grip no matter the trail surface. The more recent GT 2000 7 also utilizes the AHAR® outsole.

Like its base shoe, the GT 2000 6 Trail also employs Flytefoam®, a midsole material that is created from organic “super fibers.” What makes the Flytefoam® exceptional is its weight that is 55% lighter than standard foams. The construction of this detail allows it to return to its original shape after each stride, thus making it an adaptive cushioning.

Complimenting Flytefoam® is the FluidRide™ technology, which is a twin-layer structure created by the combination of Solyte™, a lightweight shock absorber, and SpEVA™, a high-rebound movement enhancer.

Meanwhile, the heel and toe areas are reinforced with Gel®. These details work by reducing shock during impact and toe-off for a smoother gait cycle.

Because the GT 2000 6 Trail is a stability running shoe, it utilizes the DuoMax® system, a firm sponge installed in the medial side of the midsole. DuoMax® controls overpronation, therefore reducing fatigue and backing the foot for a more stable ride.

The midfoot area is armored with a resin material called the TRUSSTIC™, and it gives the shoe additional stability by preventing unnecessary twisting during movement. It works together with the Guidance Line®, a vertical flex groove that runs across the length of the shoe. The Guidance Line® controls balance by enabling pressure to stay at the center of the shoe.

As the insole, the ComforDry sock liner augments a level of cushioning to the shoe. It also evaporates moisture quickly to keep the foot dry and healthy.

The GT 2000 6 Trail would not be complete without the Impact Guidance System (IGS®), which is the term for the midsole’s design. IGS encourages a natural foot motion by having the shoe move with the foot instead of controlling it.

The woven mesh upper of the GT 2000 6 Trail provides a tight coverage to prevent debris, but not at the expense of breathability.

A heel clutching system is also present in this shoe. It comes in the form of a resin unit inserted into the rearfoot. Unlike regular heel counters that are a solid block, the heel clutching system has a unique shape that follows the foot, thus reducing displacement.

How GT 2000 6 Trail compares

This shoe: 85
All shoes average: 82
55 94
This shoe: £110
All shoes average: £120
£60 £230
This shoe: 315g
All shoes average: 297g
170g 680g
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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.