Saucony Guide 10 vs. ASICS GT-2000 6 review

Saucony Guide 10 provides a very cushy, smooth, and comfortable ride to overpronators. ASICS GT-2000 6 is supportive and provides enough comfort for long runs...

The ASICS GT-2000 6 and the Saucony Guide 10 are stability running shoes for runners who mildly to moderately overpronate.

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The uppers of both the ASICS GT-2000 6 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Guide 10 provide lightweight support through the use of no-sew overlays.

The Saucony Guide 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has more overlays around the midfoot than the ASICS GT-2000 6, but the ASICS GT-2000 6 comes with straps that can be pulled tight through the laces to give you a more custom fit.

Both running shoes have overlays running on the toe box, but the ASICS GT-2000 6 is the one that provides less constriction at the sides of the toe box, because it does not have overlays running along the edge of the midsole like the Saucony Guide 10 does.

The bunion window is also a bit more open in the ASICS GT-2000 6, which is good for runners who have big bunions.

At the back, both running shoes come with overlays, but the area around the heel of the ASICS GT-2000 6 seems a bit more solid than that around the Saucony Guide 10.

Because the Saucony Guide 10 has more of its upper covered with overlays, especially around the midfoot, it would be the one that delivers slightly more support through its upper.

However, both running shoes should be able to keep your foot on the running platform.

The midsoles of the Saucony Guide 10 and the ASICS GT-2000 6 are similar in that they both come with a top layer of softer cushioning.

However, the midsole of the ASICS GT-2000 6 is split into two layers with GEL cushioning placed in the forefoot and in the heel.

The bottom layer of the midsole of the ASICS GT-2000 6 is more responsive than the top layer of foam.

Lab tests have found that the Saucony Guide 10 has a very cushy forefoot for both men and women, while the amount of heel cushioning is a bit less compared to the amount of forefoot cushioning but still above average to be able to give you an overall soft ride.

While there are no lab tests results available for the ASICS GT-2000 6, it is not expected to be cushier than previous versions of the running shoe due to the fact that the bottom layer of midsole foam is firmer than in previous versions of the running shoe.

However, the ASICS GT-2000 is known to deliver enough cushioning in the forefoot, but its heel can be sometimes on the firm side.

The Saucony Guide 10 and the ASICS GT-2000 6 come with an area of support on the medial side of their midsoles, but the Saucony Guide 10 also provides full ground contact, which slightly increases the stability of the running shoe and also its potential for delivering smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

The ASICS GT-2000 is generally rated to deliver an above average amount of stability and support, which is in line with where ASICS places the ASICS GT-2000 6, that is, as a running shoe that can be worn by overpronators and not also neutral runners.

However, the Saucony Guide 10 is placed a bit higher than the ASICS GT-2000 by lab tests, although Saucony lists it as a running shoe for mild to moderate overpronators.

In any case, if you are a mild to moderate overpronator, you could go with either running shoe, because they are both stable enough for that type of runner.

The ASICS GT-2000 6 comes with a midfoot shank that connects the lateral and medial sides. It also has a vertical flex groove in its outsole to help with gait efficiency.

These two elements are missing from the outsole of the Saucony Guide 10, but the Saucony Guide 10 has more horizontal flex grooves than the ASICS GT-2000 6 and displays more separation, all of which should benefit the smoothness and flexibility of your ride.

According to lab test results, the Saucony Guide 10 is moderately flexible for both men and women.

Because the ASICS GT-2000 6 has less horizontal flex grooves and less separation than the Saucony Guide 10, it is expected to be somewhat stiffer than the Saucony Guide 10.

However, stiffness is also the result of midsole construction and cushioning, so you should always try on a running shoe to see whether it is soft and flexible enough for you.

The women's version of the ASICS GT-2000 6 weighs approximately 8.2 oz (232 grams), and the Saucony Guide 10 for women weighs 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 10.5 oz (298 grams) and 10.1 oz (286 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Guide 10 being the lighter one.

If you are a mild to moderate overpronator who is looking for a good amount of stability and support from a running shoe, you could go with either the Saucony Guide 10 or the ASICS GT-2000 6.

The ASICS GT-2000 6 is good for runners who prefer more comfort from midfoot to forefoot, while the Saucony Guide 10 is good for runners who like a cushy forefoot and a smooth ride.

Note: The weight of a running shoe depends on the size of the running shoe, so any weights mentioned in this review may differ from the weight of the running shoe you choose to wear. Running shoes of the same size were compared for this review.

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