ASICS Gel-Venture 6 Removable Sockliner Women’s Running Shoes

Last updated: October 13, 2023

ASICS Gel-Venture 6 Removable Sockliner Women’s Running Shoes

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We looked at the top Women's Running Shoes and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Women's Running Shoe you should buy.

Overall Take

For those concerned about their joints while they run, these women's running shoes is a great option. The Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System provides support throughout the transition from heel to toe, minimizing strain on the rest of the body. The design is also breathable to keep moisture at a minimum.

In our analysis of 41 expert reviews, the ASICS Gel-Venture 6 Removable Sockliner Women's Running Shoes placed 8th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Get out and explore in the redesigned GEL-VENTURE 6. Designed to take on rugged terrain, this model comes complete with a trail-specific outsole and high-abrasion rubber for confidence-inspiring traction. Rearfoot GEL cushioning absorbs shock to keep you comfortable as you pound along the path, while the removable sockliner lets you insert custom orthotics for an even more personalized fit. Weight: 9.0 oz.

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

We love how well suited these running shoes are too all different types of terrain this is because of the AHAR (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber) which is cleverly placed on the areas of the outsole that require more durability.
Multi-directional lugs provide reliable traction when the surface gets slick.
This makes for a smooth, cushioned feel during heel-to-toe transition that helps make them the best running shoes for bad knees. Also working to reduce the impact shock in your joints, especially knees, is the design.
Incredibly lightweight for a pair of shoes that can provide this much cushioning in this much support, these shoes don’t feel tight or rigid but instead feel “locked in” and secure.
One thing I love about ASICS is that they always pay particular attention to the insoles unlike some brands that invest a lot in midsole technology and sort of leave the insole to fend for itself.
In terms of ventilation, the shoes are well ventilated and allow free air circulation within the shoe. This is to ensure that your feet do not sweat unnecessarily and cause inconveniences while running.
A snug upper design with a soft cushion that offers a firm step, the somewhat aggressive lugs provide runners with the grip they need to keep moving.

What experts didn't like

Limited to trail running so if you enjoy long road runs you will need a road running shoe as well.
Narrow toe box for most
It’s not water resistant and can soak with water easily

Our Expert Consultant

Stephanie Mansour   
Certified Personal Trainer, Health and Wellness Expert

Stephanie Mansour, host of “Step It Up with Steph” on public broadcasting, has been coaching women for over a decade on how to lose weight and make it last. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications with an emphasis on women’s studies and psychology from the University of Michigan. She holds certifications in life coaching, personal training, yoga and Pilates.

Overview

Good support is essential if you spend significant time running each week. You’ll need a shoe that flexes with your foot, supporting your body whether your heel or forefoot is touching the ground. That means shopping for a running shoe will be a completely different experience than choosing a shoe for walking or everyday wear.

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Certified personal trainer and Step It Up With Steph founder Stephanie Mansour says you’ll want to make sure your new running shoes can support you on a wide array of terrains.

“Similar to a walking shoe, you should look for comfort in a running shoe,” she says. “However, instead of simply trying on the shoe and walking around, I’d recommend actually running in the shoe and, if possible, trying to walk uphill or on an incline and then also downhill to see how the shoe bends and supports your feet!”

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According to Mansour, the best way to ensure a comfortable fit is to have a thumb’s-width distance between the tip of your big toe and the edge of the shoe.

“Also, in the middle of your foot and arch, do you feel like your foot is being held by the shoe?” Mansour says. “You want to feel like someone is holding their hand around the middle of your foot and it feels secure and safe. Finally, make sure there’s no slipping at the back of the shoe at the heel.”

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In addition to comfort and support, you should also consider breathability when searching for the right running shoe. You’ll be shifting your weight from your heel to your arch to the ball of your foot, so it’s important to find a shoe that provides support at each point. This support will help not only your feet but also your body’s joints.

Breathability is also important in a running shoe. Runners are especially vulnerable to athlete’s foot, a condition that can be uncomfortable and difficult to treat. Prevention is the best option, and for runners, that means wearing non-cotton socks and shoes that are built for breathability. For daily runners, it could help to have two pairs of running shoes on hand at all times to let one pair dry out for 48 hours before wearing it again.

Lastly, there’s the issue of aesthetics. You’ll want a pair of running shoes that looks good, even if you only wear them for your daily run. Some shoes come in a wide range of colors and patterns to help you customize your look. Shop around until you find a pair that fits your personal preferences in every area.

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