• Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 9.6oz
    Women: 8.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 12mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
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  • The Asics Gel Excite 6 releases a special pack (SP) edition, which primarily signifies a one-of-a-kind appearance that is not usually available as part of their running shoe lineup. For the Gel Excite 6, the special edition comes in the form of a unique colorway for both the men’s and women’s versions.
  • While the shoe’s image may look different than the original version, all of its features and technologies are also present in the Gel Excite 6 SP. However, one notable contrast between the two shoes is the heel-to-toe drop. The Gel Excite 6 SP has a slightly lower drop, albeit the difference is unnoticeable during the run.

As the majority of Asics running shoes go, the Gel Excite 6 SP has true-to-size fit as it follows the standard running shoe; wearers can expect to get an accurate fit in their usual sizing preferences. The Asics Gel Excite 6 SP is offered in Medium width for both the men’s and women’s versions.

AHAR+ is the outsole of the Asics Gel Excite 6 SP. As a variant of the Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR), the AHAR+ is twice as durable as the former, while also being lighter and more flexible. The AHAR+ provides the shoe with toughness and traction and it also absorbs impact to prevent fatigue. One of Asics’ most popular running shoes, the GT 2000 7, also utilizes the AHAR+ outsole.

The AmpliFoam midsole is a low-density cushioning material that augments the durable quality of the Gel Excite 6 SP. As a foam, it is flexible and easily adaptable, making the shoe suitable for daily running. The AmpliFoam also has a resilient property that allows for efficient propulsion and natural foot mobility.

Beneath the midsole foam is the Gel cushioning system, which is known for its shock-absorbing capability. Two units of Gel cushioning is placed in the heel area of the shoe, intending to absorb impact and disperse it evenly at the point of impact. This process results in a responsive ride and a more efficient gait cycle.

A piece of Ortholite sockliner also takes part in the midsole structure of the Gel Excite 6 SP. Aside from the added layer of cushioning, this insole carries antimicrobial properties that keep the foot dry and free from odor and moisture.

The jacquard mesh upper of the Asics Gel Excite 6 SP offers a breathable coverage that ensures the foot stays dry without compromising the airflow. The mesh is specially engineered to have a stretchable characteristic that enables a contoured and comfortable fit.

An internal heel counter provides rearfoot support and keeps the heel locked in place. It also serves as a protective element against accidental slip-offs.