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Asics Gel Sonoma 6

Asics Gel Sonoma 6 Review Analysis (2021)

Last update: October 2023

The Asics Gel Sonoma 6 is a simple and effective running shoe to tackle trails without breaking the bank. Review analysis coming soon.



  • The outsole of the Asics Gel Sonoma 6 features resistant rubber to maximize the lifespan of the shoe. It’s also naturally adherent to remain stable at all times.
Asics Gel Sonoma 6 rubber outsole


  • The AmpliFoam midsole absorbs shocks and optimizes the bounce for a comfortable and peppy stride.
  • GEL: a silicon-based unit that absorbs impacts for plush landings.
  • OrthoLite is a sockliner that increases the comfort inside the shoe and helps with managing moisture.


  • The upper uses an engineered mesh that gives a secure and comfortable foot lockdown while facilitating airflow, especially in the summer.


Technical Specs

Pronation typeNeutral
Drop8 mm
Weight (men)300 g/10.6 oz
Weight (women)251 g/8.9 oz
Release year2021


OutsoleResistant rubber
MidsoleAmpliFoam, GEL, OrthoLite
UpperEngineered mesh

Reference: Asics’ official website

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does the Asics Gel Sonoma 6 fit true to size?

Yes, the fit is true to size: we haven’t yet seen reviews mentioning that the fit is irregular. Therefore, you can purchase your usual size for trail running shoes. Having said that, if this your very first pair of Asics shoes, it may be a good idea to give them a try in a shop to be 100% sure.

I’m a heavyweight athlete. Is the Asics Gel Sonoma 6 suitable for me?

Yes, this model is a good fit regardless of your weight. Indeed, The Asics Gel Sonoma 6 has a moderate stack height, which is enough cushioning for most athletes. So it should be suitable regardless of your weight.

Is the Asics Gel Sonoma 6 suitable to run a marathon?

This Asics trail running shoe is versatile enough to suit different types of distances and workouts. For trail running, it’s all about your preferences. If you can comfortably run long distances in these shoes, they should be a good option for your race. Note, however, that the lugs are moderately deep, which may not be sufficient on very technical terrain.

Is this shoe waterproof?

This shoe is available in two versions: Gore-Tex (GTX) and standard. The regular model repels minor water infiltration and dries quickly with its water-repellent nature. The Gore-Tex version offers more advanced protection that keeps feet dry even in heavy downpours or crossing shallow streams. Nevertheless, note that the Gore-Tex version is more expensive and heavier. So it’s up to you to decide depending on your objectives.

Kevin Le Gall

Kevin Le Gall

Kevin is the founder and editor of Runner's Lab. He started running in 2015 and completed his first marathon in Rotterdam in 2016. He's also worked for Under Armour from 2016 to 2018 and helped launch their running collection in Europe (in particular the HOVR shoes). In addition, Kevin is a 300-hour certified yoga teacher (Sivananda) and uses this experience to run more mindfully with a focus on well-being over performance.

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