ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 vs. ASICS GT-2000 6 review

ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 provides softness, comfort, and a touch of stability to overpronators. ASICS GT-2000 6 is supportive and provides enough cushioning for long runs...

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The ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 and the ASICS GT-2000 6 are stability running shoes that can be worn by moderate overpronators.


But whereas the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 (affiliate link) is listed by ASICS as a running shoe that can also be worn by neutral runners, the ASICS GT-2000 6 is listed as a running for only overpronators.

Therefore, the ASICS GT-2000 6 (affiliate link) is expected to provide a bit more stability and support than the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24.

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 is a more premium running shoe than the ASICS GT-2000 6 and is meant to feel softer on your feet.

This distinction is noticeable from within the upper, where the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 has a FluidFit upper that comes with engineered mesh to reduce the use of overlays, especially in the forefoot.

The ASICS GT-2000 6 just has a basic upper that consists of mesh and no-sew overlays to keep the mesh and your foot in place.

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 does come with a few underlays on the lateral and medial sides for additional lightweight support around the midfoot, but when you compare the two running shoes, the ASICS GT-2000 6 is the one that provides the most support around the midfoot.

Another difference can be found at the back of the running shoes, where the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 comes with an external heel counter that runs pretty far forward towards the midfoot and that surrounds the heel well to lock it in but also provide some pronation control from within the upper.

The ASICS GT-2000 6 does not have such a heel counter but rather covers the heel well with overlays for additional support behind the heel.

All in all, one could say that the ASICS GT-2000 6 provides a bit more support around the midfoot, while the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 provides more support at the back of the running shoe.

In addition, the fit of the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 might be a bit looser and comfortable, but the upper might also move a bit better with your foot than that of the ASICS GT-2000 6, which should feel somewhat tighter.

Both the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 and the ASICS GT-2000 6 are meant to provide a good amount of cushioning to runners.


Their midsoles are pretty similar, consisting of two layers of foam with GEL cushioning between these two layers.

The top layer is softer than the bottom layer, which is supposed to be responsive and has bounce back properties.

The type of midsole material used is the same in the two running shoes. This was different in previous versions of the running shoes.

What differs is that two pods of GEL are visible in the forefoot of the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 on the lateral side, while there are none visible in the ASICS GT-2000 6.

In general, though, the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 is expected to deliver a more plush ride than the ASICS GT-2000 6.

Both running shoes make use of the same type of support system on the medial side of the midsole, although the midfoot shank of the ASICS GT-2000 6 seems to be a tiny bit longer, which would be in line with the ASICS GT-2000 6 providing a bit more support than the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24.

The midfoot shanks of both running shoes connect the two sides under the midfoot for support and midfoot integrity.

The rubber outsole of the ASICS GT-2000 6 differs somewhat from that of the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 at the back on the medial side and at the front on the medial side.

Both have large slabs of rubber for durability and a vertical flex groove to help with gait efficiency.

The frontmost flex groove of the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 runs from side to side, while that of the ASICS GT-2000 6 is interupted on the medial side.

Overall, the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 seems to provide more separation, which adds to the flexibility of the running shoe.

The women's version of the ASICS GT-2000 6 weighs approximately 8.2 oz (232 grams), and the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 for women weighs 9.3 oz (264 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 10.5 oz (298 grams) and 11.3 oz (320 grams), respectively, with the ASICS GT-2000 6 being the lighter one.

If you are an overpronator who is looking for a relatively soft ride but also a good amount of stability, the ASICS GT-2000 6 might be able to provide what you need.

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 is good for mild to moderate overpronators or for neutral runners who need a bit of stability, and for those who are looking for a plush and luxurious ride from a stability running shoe.

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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