The striking Asics Gel Kinsei 6 is on top of almost any listing from the japanese brand (position shared with its counterpart with pronation support MetaRun): latest technology, plenty of cushioning, premium materials and price in line with expectations. Placed one step above popular Nimbus 19 within neutral lineup from Asics, the heavy Gel Kinsei 6 is intended for running at easy pace with maximum comfort.
Upper gets a modern and more attractive design than its predecessor Gel Kinsei 5. The impressive heel counter (even larger than in powerful Gel Kayano 24) keeps foot in place featuring great stability and multiple fused overlays (FluidFit®) provide secure and snug fit in line with premium status. Classical Asics logo is made of reflective material from renowned manufacturer 3M® to increase visibility under poor light conditions.
The extra amount of visible GEL® in the rearfoot to absorb impacts will definitely be appreciated by heel strikers looking for soft and huge cushioning. There is also GEL® in the forefoot embedded between SpEVA and FluidRide layers to provide the most comfortable experience out there. Typical plastic piece in midsole (Trusstic System®) adds valued stiffness while vertical (Guidance Line®) and transversal flex grooves in the forefoot promote smoother ride. AHAR+ rubber is used in more exposed areas for increased durability.