Asics GT-2000 6 Shoe Review

Asics GT-2000 6 Shoe Review

Asics GT-2000 6 Shoe

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.

Pros Cons
  • Lightweight Comfort
  • True Sizing
  • Responsive Sole
  • Value Priced ($120)
  • Color Options

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.

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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.

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11 comments

  • I’ve had the GT-2000 v2 previously and had to go up half a size to get the same fit for the GT-2000 v5. Is the sizing for v6 the same as the v5?

    • Andy, thanks for the question. The sizing for the 4th and 5th are the same as the 6th. I never wore the v2 of them so maybe that is why you had to size up for a more recent version. If you are wearing the v5 now, you will notice that these are much lighter. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions! Thanks, Scott.

  • Hi

    Thanks for a great review. A question.

    Im in the beginning of my Marathon training and are looking for a daily trainer that can handle long runs. Right now Im using a pair of Saucony guide 10. For my next shoe Im choosing between the gt 2000 6 and guide iso. Ive tried booth of them in store and they felt equally good. Which do you think can handle long runs best? Im quite tempted to go for the asics but at the same time I know that the guides are working great….

    • Henrik, thanks for the comment. What race are you training for? Have you worn the GT-2000 shoe before? I currently have a few GT-2000 5/6 and the Saucony Guide ISO in my shoe rotation. I would recommend trying on the Asics if you are debating about switching from something that works. If you like the Guide 10’s, you should like the Guide ISO’s. I would just make sure any new shoe feels great, especially if you are switching from something that works. I really like both shoes so I think you should be good either way! Let me know if you have any other questions. Good luck w/ training!

      • Thanks for your reply!

        I am training for the Stockholm Marathon which takes place in beginning of June. It will be my first marathon. I really like Saucony shoes but feel like I would like just a bit higher drop on my long runs. I have some smaller issues with one of my Achilles. That’s why I’ve been looking at the GT that seems to be kinda equal with the guides in weight,cushioning, stability and with a bit more drop. I had a pair of GT 2170 some years ago, worked fine but were heavy and stiff, different kind of shoe back then.

        I guess a new pair of guides would work as well since my old pair are a bit flat, especially in the heel (got around 500k in them). But I’m tempted to bring the GT 2000 6 to the rotation and then buy a pair of guides ISO when my current pair is dead. Just from walking around in the GT they fitted well and felt a bit softer than the guides so would probably rotate well.

        Thanks again//Henrik

        • That’s awesome Henrik. Best of luck training. If you have any questions about the process, let me know. I have run 22 marathons and would be happy to try to help answer any questions if you have some. If you are looking with a little more drop, then I agree with you about the Asics. I usually like to race in 8-10mm. Let me know how the shoes feel. Thanks for the question!

  • Hi there, I’m Naim, I posted a comment on your review about the Dynaflyte 2. Back then you recommend me to try out the GT2000 6 (TQVM for that). So I did & found that the seamless upper was indeed very comfortable

    The thing is I also had the chance to put on the nike structure 21 & thought it was also comfortable, perhaps slightly better than the GT 2000 6. So now I’m torn between those 2. Haha!

    Have run in the Structure 21? If you have, what do you think about it? Most of the reviews did mentioned about springy forefoot produced by the air zoom unit. I wonder which one is more responsive; the air zoom or Asics’ Flytefoam?

    Thanks

    • Hey Naim, thanks for the question. I haven’t tried the Nike Structure in years. I did run in them for a short period of time a few years ago and can tell you that they were decent shoes, but liked the Brooks and Asics better that point in time. I’m biased to Asics right now so that would be my choice. If you try the Nike Structure, let me know how they feel. Thanks!

  • Hi, I currently have GT-2000 5 (2e width) in a men’s UK size 11.5, but I am struggling to find my size/width combination in the GT-2000 6. You said you used to wear wider shoes but the normal (d) width for the GT-2000 6 was fine, so would you recommend I try the GT-2000 6 (d)? Thanks

    • Ian, hey thanks for the question. If you can’t find the wide model, I would try them. As I mentioned, I wore both widths (2E and D) and didn’t notice a big difference. I would try them on if you can before buying. Let me know if I can answer any other questions. Thanks!

  • Colin Rogerson

    Hello – Colin here; I currently run in a pair of Asics GT1000 6 that were an impulse buy but I absolutely love them. Currently I’m training for the Great North Run half marathon after which the shoes will be circa 200 miles old so I’ll be looking to upgrade \ replace. My thinking is to try a pair of Asics GT 2000 6 Lite Show or the Asics Gel DS Trainer 23 – which would you consider as the better shoe?

    I run approx 4 – 5 times per week with 1 minimum 10 mile run included; after the Great North Run my next challenge will hopefully be the Paris marathon…

    Thanks

    • Colin, hey thanks for the question! If this shoe is more of a daily trainer with some longer runs mixed in, I would go with the GT-2000 6. I usually wore the DS Trainer for tempo workouts, speedwork, and racing. The new DS Trainer should be coming out soon, which I’ll be reviewing. If you have any other questions, let me know. Happy Running! -Scott

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