Who should buy the ASICS Gel Exalt 2

The second Gel Exalt from ASICS is compatible with users who are looking for stability and support throughout the running session. This shoe is recommended if:

  • You have mild to moderate overpronation and need a stability shoe for road running
  • You want a cushioned shoe that can withstand long-distance running activities

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Updates to the ASICS Gel Exalt 2

  • Open-construction upper for efficient airflow and moisture management
  • Synthetic overlays provide a snug and contoured fit
  • Full-length midsole foam brings underfoot support and cushioning, while also being responsive
  • A durable rubber outsole shields the rest of the shoe from abrasive elements

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Reliable AHAR outsole from the Gel Exalt 2

The outsole unit of the ASICS Gel Exalt 2 and its latest version, the Gel Exalt 4 makes use of the AHAR or the ASICS High Abrasion Resistant Rubber, which is one of the most reliable technologies on the market. It is able to protect the rest of the sole unit from the debilitating effects of wear and tear. It also gives reliable traction, which is needed when tackling asphalt.

ASICS Gel Exalt 2 AHAR outsole grooves

Efficient midsole technologies for ride and stability

SpEVA, which can also be found in the popular ASICS Gel Kayano 25, is a high-quality material that encourages energy return to the runner. A more efficient forefoot lift is afforded because of its springy nature. This full-length unit cushions the runner well, keeping them comfortable throughout the running sessions.

ASICS Gel Exalt 2 SpEvA

The DuoMax dual-density foam is a material placed in the midfoot section of the platform. It gives the runner stability and support, thus ensuring a balanced running gait.

ASICS Gel Exalt 2 Dynamic Duomax

The Gel Cushioning System is a silicon-based gel that’s placed in the heel section of the platform. It absorbs the landing shock during the foot strike, keeping the runner safe from discomfort during the run.

ASICS Gel Exalt 2 Gel cushioning

A functional and comfortable upper

The mesh material used in the upper unit has an open construction, which covers the foot and keeps it cool, dry, and comfortable. It is smooth and flexible, so it won’t feel tight or restrictive.

ASICS Gel Exalt 2 ASICS mesh upper

Synthetic overlays are stitched onto the upper unit. They provide structure to this section, while also keeping the foot hugged snugly.

ASICS Gel Exalt 2 synthetic overlays

The reflective coating makes the ASICS Gel Exalt 2 more visible under low-lighting conditions. It is helpful during nighttime runs, where it’s difficult for cars to see people running on the road.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 11oz / Women 8.7oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Stability
Update: ASICS Gel Exalt 4
Collection: ASICS Gel
Pronation: Overpronation

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