Asics GT-2000 6 Review
Asics GT-2000 line quickly became famous amongst runners for the stability, responsiveness and lightweight comfort. The new addition to this line is the Asics GT-2000-6 which immediately feels lighter than the previous versions. This is due to the Flytefoam technology applied to the midsole, which made the GT-2000 6 half an ounce lighter than the GT-2000 5. For those who are proud owners of the GT-2000 5 and GT-2000 4, Asics has done not one, but many changes on the new model, from the ground up. This includes the midsole, the outsole and the upper. As a result of all the changes, the GT-2000 6 has a more supportive ride.
There is a significant update in the upper portion of the sneaker, including the lacing system, the heel, and the heel collar, just to mention few. For instance, there is a wider forefoot which is perfect for someone with bunions, as well as a more shallow toe box. This new Asics GT-2000 6 model is your ideal choice for running, whether it’s on the road or on a treadmill. Offering stability and great support, every runner should try a pair of this updated Asics GT-2000 6 model.
- Strong traction
- Comfortable sole
- Super lightweight
- Great arch support
- High breathability
- few color options
Some wearers even reported that this model doesn't fit true to size.
On a more positive note, adding to the overall comfort is the removable ComforDry sockliner that provides excellent cushioning and draws moisture away to prevent possible irritations. This is what most runners look for in a running shoe.
Featuring a Flytefoam sole, this Asics GT-2000 6 model is about 55% lighter than its predecessors, weighing only 10.5 ounces or 298 grams for the men’s version, and the women’s shoe has lost a full ounce. This makes it a perfect lightweight stability sneaker, that not only is comfortable and responsive, but it’s also very supportive and offers great stability.
Within one month of casual usage, many reported multiple holes throughout the upper. This happened even with people who just did regular walking around in order to break the sneaker in. The mesh is said to be fragile and easily rips apart on both sides. When compared to the Asics GT-2000 5, there is no reinforcement strip in the top of the toe. Unfortunately, despite the Asics GT-2000 6 being so comfortable, supportive and lightweight, it appears to have some manufacturing flaws that need attention.
For those who are unfamiliar with this FlyteFoam technology, it is a new foam developed by Asics, and Asics GT-2000 6 is the first model where it’s being introduced. Consisting of an EVA base, it is also blended with fibers to create a fabric that is much lighter and has stronger resilience properties than other standard foams. The FlyteFoam sole is about 55% lighter than the regular EVA sole foam found in other running footwear. This means a lot to runners. They get more cushion but with a lightweight feel. With this model, there are gel inserts as well, which work great as a shock absorbent.
Another great feature of the outsole is the DuraSponge soft blown rubber incorporated at the forefoot. This part of the sneaker brings about greater cushioning as well as better bounce, adding durability at the same time. The noticeable flex grooves together with the DuraSponge rubber allow for a natural stride. Many reviewers agreed that the outsole of the Asics GT-2000 6 is long-lasting and provides excellent traction during their runs.
With a hard carbon rubber under the heel and softer blown rubber under the forefoot, this bottom is certain to last you a long time and give you the right traction you need for the road.
The new FlyteFoam material has the ability to adapt to the shape of the foot while still keeping its original form. Furthermore, the outsole AHAR material combined together with the DuraSponge at the forefoot provides a solid, but flexible base to this updated Asics GT-2000 6 design. Undoubtedly, it’s safe to say that this upgraded style offers great support, and many runners were able to confirm this.
The third technology applied to this design is the Guidance Trusstic System. This feature allows connection between the rearfoot and the front foot. Last but not least is the Dynamic DuoMax, which is nothing but a high-density EVA foam that minimizes the consequences of overpronation and improves the natural motion of the foot. All four technologies work together to deliver a stable and comfortable, yet lightweight sneaker for every runner out there.
The new no-sew overlays with the Asics GT-2000 6 style are supported with straps around the midfoot, to enhance a customized fit. In addition, the traditional holes in the lacing system have been changed to loops for the second and third attachments, which actually helps keep your feet nice and snug. The laces also secure the tongue. Another significant update is the heel fit, which is also reported to be snug, making it ideal for those who have issues with heel slipping. The heel collar has the right amount of padding, and the external plastic that covered the heel on the previous versions has been removed, reducing the weight of the upper.
Another change to the upper of this shoe was the addition of ventilation openings along the midfoot which help improve breathability. While many customers said that they never had issues with the GT-2000 4 or GT-2000 5, these new openings were a nice addition for them. Similar to previous models, many agreed that this design could have better color options.
The designers have reduced the weight on the GT-2000 6 model by half an ounce. This was made possible when they replaced the FluidRide midsole with their premium midsole, FlyteFoam. The Gel system and the Guidance Trusstic system are present as in the previous versions, allowing better cushioning, high shock absorbancy and promote natural gait efficiency.
Many agreed that the Asics GT-2000 6 model is a basic, supportive and comfortable shoe. It offers a functional ride and is perfect for runners who need stability for mild to moderate overpronation.