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ASICS GEL-Kinsei® 6

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ASICS GEL-Kinsei® 6
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  • Your stride and style are on point when you hit the gym in the ASICS® GEL-Kinsei® 6 running shoe!
  • This brand is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
  • Successor to the GEL-Kinsei 5.
  • Built for the underpronator to neutral runner seeking enhanced cushioning.
  • Breathable mesh and thin synthetic upper materials.
  • FluidFit® upper technology combines multidirectional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements for a glove-like fit.
  • Seamless construction helps reduce the likelihood of irritation.
  • Discrete eyelets helps disburse lace tension.
  • Lace-up closure.
  • Heel Clutching System™ is made up of an exoskeletal heel counter that promotes an improved fit and increased support.
  • Plush tongue and collar.
  • Breathable fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel.
  • ComforDry™ X-40 sockliner provides antimicrobial properties for a drier, healthier environment.
  • I.G.S® enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike through toe-off.
  • FluidRide® midsole technology delivers a supreme combination of energy return, plush, and durability.
  • Rearfoot and forefoot Gel® cushioning attenuates impacting shock and allows the foot to move fluidly throughout the gait cycle.
  • Gender-specific design features a lower-density top midsole layer that allows female athletes higher midsole compression.
  • Discrete Heel Unit technology enhances the I.G.S system by creating the ultimate in shock attenuation and stability.
  • Heel/Toe: 20 mm/10 mm
  • Differential: 10 mm
  • AHAR® is strategically placed throughout high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Propulsion Trusstic® mimics connective tissues in the foot by creating tension as the foot enters the propulsion phase.
  • Guidance Line® technology employs a vertical flex groove that decouples the tooling along the line of progression for maximum stride efficiency.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

75% Felt true to size
  • 1% Full size too large
  • 4% Half size too Large
  • 75% True to size
  • 15% Half size too small
  • 4% Full size too small
85% Felt true to width
  • 85% Felt true to width
  • 13% Felt narrower than marked
  • 2% Felt wider than marked
49% Excellent arch support
  • 49% Excellent arch support
  • 48% Moderate arch support
  • 2% No arch support

Item Information

  • Your stride and style are on point when you hit the gym in the ASICS® GEL-Kinsei® 6 running shoe!
  • This brand is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
  • Successor to the GEL-Kinsei 5.
  • Built for the underpronator to neutral runner seeking enhanced cushioning.
  • Breathable mesh and thin synthetic upper materials.
  • FluidFit® upper technology combines multidirectional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements for a glove-like fit.
  • Seamless construction helps reduce the likelihood of irritation.
  • Discrete eyelets helps disburse lace tension.
  • Lace-up closure.
  • Heel Clutching System™ is made up of an exoskeletal heel counter that promotes an improved fit and increased support.
  • Plush tongue and collar.
  • Breathable fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel.
  • ComforDry™ X-40 sockliner provides antimicrobial properties for a drier, healthier environment.
  • I.G.S® enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike through toe-off.
  • FluidRide® midsole technology delivers a supreme combination of energy return, plush, and durability.
  • Rearfoot and forefoot Gel® cushioning attenuates impacting shock and allows the foot to move fluidly throughout the gait cycle.
  • Gender-specific design features a lower-density top midsole layer that allows female athletes higher midsole compression.
  • Discrete Heel Unit technology enhances the I.G.S system by creating the ultimate in shock attenuation and stability.
  • Heel/Toe: 20 mm/10 mm
  • Differential: 10 mm
  • AHAR® is strategically placed throughout high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Propulsion Trusstic® mimics connective tissues in the foot by creating tension as the foot enters the propulsion phase.
  • Guidance Line® technology employs a vertical flex groove that decouples the tooling along the line of progression for maximum stride efficiency.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

ASICS GEL-Kinsei® 6

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 92 reviews.

Top Positive Review

6 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
Style

I have been in the Asics Gel-Kayano since 2009 and because of changes in the current design, I no longer find them comfortable. I went up in budget to try out this Gel-Kinsei-6 for the reported cushioning. I also like the color design which is a plus as several Asics running shoes are not very attractive. These shoes are positively dreamy. Superior cushioning, spring and arch support which are critical to controlling my plantar fasciitis. Performed well after first run. Nice room in the toe box and material is very breathable. I'll update after 30 days of use (3 runs a week). So far, I love these. As for having to size up, I did not have to. I wore an 11.5 in the Gel-Kayanos and the same in these.

Read more » « Show less June 23, 2016 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

4 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
Style

I had such high hopes for these shoes. I've worn Gel Nimbus's for years, and I thought this looked like a great neutral running shoe as an alternative. They are really nice looking and very comfortable to walk around in. However, within days of running in them, I had excruciating pain in my thighs that almost felt like bruising. It kept me up at night, and I almost went to the Dr. before my husband suggested that it might be the shoes. Sure enough, I went back to my old Gel Nimbus's and the pain went away. I don't know what is up with these shoes, but I'd caution anyone before running in them. They are a very expensive mistake! Zappos, the ever-wonderful company sent me a new pair of Gel Nimbus's to replace these, even though these are too used to return. I am so grateful that I went through Zappos and am so appreciative of their amazing customer service (a shout out to Jami). If you are considering trying these for running - don't.

Read more » « Show less June 21, 2016 by Anonymous
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6 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have been in the Asics Gel-Kayano since 2009 and because of changes in the current design, I no longer find them comfortable. I went up in budget to try out this Gel-Kinsei-6 for the reported cushioning. I also like the color design which is a plus as several Asics running shoes are not very attractive. These shoes are positively dreamy. Superior cushioning, spring and arch support which are critical to controlling my plantar fasciitis. Performed well after first run. Nice room in the toe box and material is very breathable. I'll update after 30 days of use (3 runs a week). So far, I love these. As for having to size up, I did not have to. I wore an 11.5 in the Gel-Kayanos and the same in these.

Fit Survey

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Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from Plano, TX
4 people found this review helpful
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great shoe so far. I under pronate so have been wearing saucony for the last several years but last pair I bought didn't support me like I'd hoped. I did some research and found these. I had stayed away from asics in the past because I felt they ran narrow but was really surprised by how well they fit. I have a wide foot and I'm a heavy heel striker. Have had these for about two weeks now and have been pleased with the heel cushion and support. I normally wear an 8 and the 8 fits great. I wear them for cross training and some light running.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from Dallas, TX
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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I like these almost as much as I like the Kinsei 5, which for me are the holy grail shoe. I own literally 6 pairs! These have a wide toe box, and have excellent cushion without being too bulky. They don't need a break-in period, and they cup my heel nicely. I also felt they ran just slightly bigger than usual. I wear a size 6 shoe and a 6.5 in Asics, but in these the 6.5 felt a little long. My only complaint is the come in the most hideous colors!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from Chicago, IL
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I had such high hopes for these shoes. I've worn Gel Nimbus's for years, and I thought this looked like a great neutral running shoe as an alternative. They are really nice looking and very comfortable to walk around in. However, within days of running in them, I had excruciating pain in my thighs that almost felt like bruising. It kept me up at night, and I almost went to the Dr. before my husband suggested that it might be the shoes. Sure enough, I went back to my old Gel Nimbus's and the pain went away. I don't know what is up with these shoes, but I'd caution anyone before running in them. They are a very expensive mistake! Zappos, the ever-wonderful company sent me a new pair of Gel Nimbus's to replace these, even though these are too used to return. I am so grateful that I went through Zappos and am so appreciative of their amazing customer service (a shout out to Jami). If you are considering trying these for running - don't.

I'd also recommend: Brooks, Mizuno

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • - customer
3 people found this review helpful
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I was very hesitate to pay so much for a "sneaker". But I have hip, knee and back issues and needed a good shoe for walking with as little pain as possible. After wearing these sneakers on several walking occasions, I'm so glad I purchased. I can't explain technical terms why it works but when I wear these sneakers I walk with minimal pain (yea!). I did order a full size up from my regular shoes, 81/2 instead of 71/2.

I'd also recommend: Clarks, Bjorn

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from Saint Charles, MO

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