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Asics Gel Hyper Speed 6 Sneak Peek

August 5th, 2013

Asics Gel Hyper Speed 6 Men's Shoe

Let’s just get straight to the good stuff: The Asics Gel Hyper Speed is back from the grave in the U.S. market.

Around a year after the sudden disappearance of the popular racing flat from Asics’ lineup – a move that left a non-refillable void in the hearts of many runners – the storied shoe is slated for a grand reemergence. In fact, those who caught Ryan Hall running alongside a couple humanoid US flags and a Jim Harbaugh wannabe at Bay to Breakers earlier this year may have already gotten a glimpse of the shoe.

This versatile racer benefits from some of the latest Asics technologies in this update, and we think it looks better than ever. Let’s just say that the Hyper Speed 6 took a little extra time to come about, but the results should be well worth it.

What to Watch For

  • Seamless Upper: The use of welded overlays minimizes stitching within the shoe to reduce friction on the foot and subsequent blistering and discomfort.
  • Gender Specific Versions: Rather than going with a Unisex offering as they’ve done in the past, Asics will produce the Hyper Speed 6 in both Men’s and Women’s versions.
  • Weight Loss: We measured the Men’s model at a mere 5.6 oz for a size 9 (down from 7.0 oz for the previous version), while a Women’s size 7 came in at 4.5 oz.

MSRP
$85.00

Release Date
January 2014

Men’s Color
Flash Yellow/Black/Red Asics Gel Hyper Speed 6

Women’s Color
Turquoise/Lightning/Purple Asics Gel Hyper Speed 6

Asics Gel Hyper Speed 6 Women's Shoe

Asics Gel Hyper Speed 6 Outsole

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  • Sharon

    Can’t wait, by far my favorite shoe, countless marathons and races in them.

  • Ed

    I stocked up on the Hyper Speed 5 and was down to my last pair. In my opinion, the Hyper Speed is best running shoe ever made. This shoe has always felt as protective as a lightweight trainer but as light and low to the ground as a racing flat. The 6mm heel to toe ratio has always been small enough to encourage a mid foot strike yet big enough for some achilles relief when getting sloppy on longer distances. With all the cushioned minimalist shoes available, this one was ahead of its time and is still better than all those that have tried to achieve the same thing.