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

ASICS GT-1000 6 is a good entry-level running shoe that provides a good amount of support and stability. ASICS GT-2000 6 is supportive and provides enough cushioning for long runs.

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The ASICS GT-2000 6 and the ASICS GT-1000 6 are stability running shoes that can be worn by moderate overpronators.


Both running shoes are listed by ASICS as being for overpronators and not for neutral runners and overpronators, so one can expect them to provide a good amount of stability and support.

The ASICS GT-1000 6 The preceding link takes you to tends to be more basic than the ASICS GT-2000 6.

Differences start in the upper, where the ASICS GT-2000 6 The preceding link takes you to uses no-sew overlays around the midfoot, while the ASICS GT-1000 6 has sturdy stitched-on overlays.

Stitched-on overlays are typically heavier but more durable and supportive than no-sew overlays.

However, the no-sew overlays are accompanied by straps around the midfoot of the ASICS GT-2000 6, so the fit should be a bit more customizable than in the ASICS GT-1000 6.

The ASICS GT-1000 6 implements engineered mesh that has a structure to reduce the amount of overlays, especially on the toe box. This should keep the front of the running shoe nice and comfortable.

The ASICS GT-2000 6 uses normal mesh that is supported by additional no-sew overlays on the toe box that have been kept on the top to keep the sides comfortable.

Both running shoes provide a good amount of support at the back, but one cannot be said to top the other.

All in all, both running shoes should be able to provide a comfortable fit, but the ASICS GT-1000 6 has more durable support around the midfoot than the ASICS GT-2000 6.

The midsole construction differs between the two running shoes and they use different types of materials in the midsole.

The ASICS GT-1000 6 uses more basic materials than the ASICS GT-2000 6, which is why its price point is also lower.


The ASICS GT-2000 6 has two layers of foam with the one closest to the foot being the softest and the one closest to the ground the more repsonsive one.

In addition, there is GEL cushioning between these two layers in the heel and in the forefoot.

The ASICS GT-1000 6 has one main layer of foam, but under the heel there are two layers with GEL cushioning between these two layers.

In general, both running shoes tend to provide more forefoot cushioning than heel cushioning, but the ASICS GT-2000 6 is expected to provide an overall somewhat softer ride than the ASICS GT-1000 6.

There is also a difference in the support systems being used by the two running shoes, with the ASICS GT-2000 6 using a more advanced one. However, both systems tend to be equally supportive.

While the ASICS GT-2000 6 has a different midfoot shank than the ASICS GT-1000 6, both connect the two sides of the running shoes to provide midfoot integrity and support.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes differ somewhat but not by much.

The main differences can be found in the flex grooves in the forefoot, where the ASICS GT-2000 6 tends to display a bit more separation than the ASICS GT-1000 6, which should benefit flexibility.

In general, the ASICS GT-1000 tends to be a bit stiffer than the ASICS GT-2000.

The women's version of the ASICS GT-2000 6 weighs approximately 8.2 oz (232 grams), and the ASICS GT-1000 6 for women weighs 8.3 oz (235 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 10.5 oz (298 grams) and 10.2 oz (289 grams), respectively, with the ASICS GT-1000 6 being the lighter one.

If you are a moderate overpronator would is looking for a good amount of stability and support, you could choose either the ASICS GT-1000 6 or the ASICS GT-2000 6.

The ASICS GT-1000 6 uses more basic materials but is equally supportive, while the ASICS GT-2000 6 might provide a somewhat softer and more flexible running experience.

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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