ASICS GT-1000 7 vs. ASICS GT-2000 6 review

ASICS GT-1000 7 is a basic running shoe for neutral runners and overpronators. ASICS GT-2000 6 is supportive and provides enough cushioning to overpronators on long runs...

The ASICS GT-1000 7 and the ASICS GT-2000 6 are stability running shoes, but whereas the ASICS GT-2000 6 is listed as being for overpronators, the ASICS GT-1000 7 is listed as being for neutral runners and overpronators.

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The uppers of the ASICS GT-1000 7 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the ASICS GT-2000 6 are similar in that they both come with no-sew overlays in their upper.

However, the ASICS GT-2000 6 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has more overlays than the ASICS GT-1000 7, which has overlays running along its saddle and around its collar.

The ASICS GT-1000 7 makes use of underlays to keep your foot in place and provide additional support.

The ASICS GT-2000 6 has adjustable straps around its midfoot in addition to overlays, and it also has overlays running on its toe box.

What is also different is that the ASICS GT-2000 6 delivers more support at the back of the running shoe than the ASICS GT-1000 7 does.

The upper of the ASICS GT-1000 7 delivers lightweight support and has been geared more towards delivering comfort instead of tons of support.

Therefore, you can expect the upper of the ASICS GT-2000 6 to be a bit more supportive than that of the ASICS GT-1000 7.

The ASICS GT-1000 used to be listed as being only for overpronators, but this changed with the introduction of the ASICS GT-1000 7.

This means that you can expect the ASICS GT-1000 7 to deliver somewhat less stability and support to accommodate neutral runners.

The ASICS GT-1000 7 is a more basic running shoe compared to the ASICS GT-2000 6, and this is mostly evident in the running shoe technologies used.

However, the ASICS GT-1000 7 was brought a bit closer to the ASICS GT-2000 6 by introducing FlyteFoam in its midsole.

The ASICS GT-1000 7 has a crash pad of FlyteFoam under its heel, while the ASICS GT-2000 6 makes use of this more responsive type of midsole foam in its bottom layer of foam that runs from heel to toe.

The ASICS GT-1000 7 has one layer of foam in its forefoot. This layer continues to run till under the heel, and then there is the more responsive crash pad under the heel.

The ASICS GT-2000 6 has two layers of foam that run from heel to toe and that deliver softness closer to the foot and responsiveness closer to the ground.

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While the ASICS GT-1000 7 is listed as having rearfoot GEL cushioning, this GEL is not visible in the heel.

However, the rearfoot GEL is visible in the heel of the ASICS GT-2000 6, and together with the softer layer of foam that runs under the foot, the ASICS GT-2000 6 is expected to deliver somewhat more heel cushioning than the ASICS GT-1000 7, although both running shoes tend to be on the moderate to firm side where softness in the heel is concerned.

They tend to be more generous with forefoot cushioning, though, with both being on the soft side.

Both the ASICS GT-1000 7 and the ASICS GT-2000 6 have a support system on the medial side of the midsole to help stop the feet of overpronators from rolling too far inward.

However, the ASICS GT-2000 6 also comes with a midfoot shank that hooks up a bit into the midsole under the midfoot and connects the two sides of the midsole to deliver midfoot integrity and support.

Earlier versions of the ASICS GT-1000 used to have such a midfoot shank too, but the ASICS GT-1000 7 does not anymore. While it does come with a small midfoot shank in the center under the midfoot, this midfoot shank does not connect the two sides of the running shoe like the midfoot shank of the ASICS GT-2000 6 does.

This is also where the ASICS GT-1000 7 was reduced in stability and support compared to earlier versions of the running shoe and compared to the ASICS GT-2000 6.

However, the ASICS GT-1000 7 provides more ground contact than the ASICS GT-2000 6 and this adds some stability and support to the running shoe.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes have a somewhat similar configuration, but the flex grooves run somewhat different on some places in the forefoot of the two running shoes, with the ASICS GT-1000 7 displaying a bit more separation than the ASICS GT-2000 6, which should benefit the flexibility of the ASICS GT-1000 7, although both models tend to be on the stiff side.

The women's version of the ASICS GT-2000 6 weighs approximately 8.2 oz (232 grams), and the ASICS GT-1000 7 for women weighs 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's version of the the ASICS GT-2000 6 weighs about 10.5 oz (298 grams), and the ASICS GT-1000 7 for men weighs approximately 10.2 oz (189 grams).

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a basic running shoe that delivers everything you need but then at an affordable price, you could look into the ASICS GT-1000 7.

If you are a moderate overpronator, you could look into either the ASICS GT-1000 7 or the ASICS GT-2000 6, thereby keeping in mind that the ASICS GT-2000 6 delivers more support through its upper as well as under the midfoot.

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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