Asics GT-2000 6 Shoe Review
Asics is at it again with another version of one of their most popular running shoes with FlyteFoam technology. With the latest version of the GT-2000 running shoe, Asics has included the FlyteFoam technology, giving the shoe an even more responsive and lighter ride.
I recently wrote about the DynaFlyte 2 shoe and have been a big fan of the FlyteFoam technology since its inception a few years back.
Here is a a quote from Asics about FlyteFoam technology. “It took the ASICS Institute of Sports Science three years in development and 300 individual prototypes to engineer our lightest, most responsive cushioning system ever — and provide you the ultimate feeling of flight.”
The Asics GT-2000 shoe model has been one of my favorite shoes over the past two years. I should probably post a picture of my closet as it contains about 6 pairs of the GT-2000 4 and GT-2005 5.
Below are pictures of the Asics GT-2000 6 that I wore for this review. At the time of this review, there were 5 available colors each for men and women.
Asics GT-2000 6 Verdict
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I am a huge fan of the Asics GT-2000 shoe model. This year I wore them to train as I recovered from a foot injury that bothered me most of the year. Rotating between the GT-2000 4 and GT-2000 5 really helped me to get back to running. I am happy to say that the GT-2000 6 is even better than previous versions. The FlyteFoam sole and improved upper will make this shoe one of my primary training shoes this year.
If you are looking for a lightweight stability shoe that is comfortable and responsive, then I recommend trying the Asics GT-2000 6 running shoe. If you have worn previous versions of this shoe, you will notice the reduced weight in this version.
I will say that if you try the wide version, the upper seemed to be wider than most shoes I have tried. The D width upper was wide enough for what I need. I am definitely excited to continue to use these for my training plan.
About the Asics GT-2000 6
The Asics GT-2000 6 is the latest Asics stability shoe equipped with FlyteFoam technology. Asics has continued to add the FlyteFoam sole to most of their newer shoes. FlyteFoam provides incredible cushioning that is lightweight.
The FlyteFoam sole is approximately 55% lighter than the standard EVA sole material found in other running shoes.
The updated FlyteFoam sole and redesigned upper shave .6 oz of weight off of the shoe. Having worn both of the previous models, I could immediately feel the difference in weight.
Asics GT-2000 6 Shoe Details
- Shoe Category: Stability
- Weight: 10.7 ounces (men’s size 9)
- Fit/Sizing: True to Size
- Heel Drop: 10mm
- Forefoot Height: 19mm
- Heel Height: 29mm
- Heel: Medium
- Midfoot/Forefoot: Medium
- Previous version: Asics GT-2000 5
Asics GT-2000 6 Initial thoughts
When I first opened the box and picked up the Asics GT-2000 6 shoe, I immediately noticed how much lighter this shoe was than the previous versions I have worn. In addition to the lightweight feel, I really liked the redesigned upper, which included an improved heel design.
Prior to running outside in these shoes, I put them on and walked around the house. Similarly to how they felt when I picked them up, they felt incredible as I walked around the house. Definitely continued to notice the difference in weight with the GT-2000 6.
In some of the other reviews I read about this shoe, most agree that the updates with the latest version make this shoe a great shoe for daily training.
The shoe felt great during my first 6-mile run. The shoe felt lightweight, responsive, and supportive.
Asics GT-2000 6 Upper
I liked the upper in previous versions of the GT-2000 6, but when I wore the latest version of the shoe on I realized how much better the redesigned seamless upper fit.
The redesigned upper now is entirely seamless, which wraps the foot much better than its predecessor. Additionally, the shoe has a reduced number of overlays and the plastic piece that was on the previous version has been removed, which helps reduce the weight.
One other change to the upper of this shoe was the addition of ventilation openings along the midfoot which help improve breathability. I never had issues with the GT-2000 4 or GT-2000 5, but it’s nice to know that the shoe now includes these openings.
Similar to previous models I do think the shoe could have better color options. The ones I wore for this review were ok but nothing great.
I did get a chance to try the wide version as well and they seemed almost too wide for me. I wore the wide version in previous models and would stick with the normal (d) width for the GT-2000 6.
Asics GT-2000 6 Sole
The sole of the Asics GT-2000 6 was updated to match many of the other new Asics shoe releases. The majority of new shoes, including this shoe, now include the DynaFlyte foam, which as I described earlier, is responsive, lightweight, and incredible to run on.
The FoamFlyte technology is 55% lighter than the traditional EVA sole. This means more cushion with a lightweight feel, something most runners look for in a shoe. With this version, there are gel inserts that help with shock absorption.
Similar to other Asics shoes, the heel of the sole is made of ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR). This provides increased durability of the sole.
The Impact Guidance System (IGS) provides a natural transition with each step.
The sole of previous versions of the GT-2000 lasted for over 350 miles so I would expect these to be durable as well.
Asics GT-2000 6 Shoe Ratings
- Overall Rating - 9.25/109.3/10
- Upper - 9/109/10
- Sole - 9.25/109.3/10
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