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Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: All-day wear
Material: Mesh upper, Rubber sole
Features: Breathable | Cushioned | Comfortable
Technology: Gel
Brand: Asics
Width: Men: Narrow, Normal, Wide, X-Wide | Women: Normal, Wide, X-Wide
Price: $75
Colorways: Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Pink, Purple, Yellow
Small True to size Large
Forefoot fit
Narrow Wide
Heel fit
Narrow Wide
Tight Roomy
Stiff Flexible
Warm Breathable
Firm Plush
Stability 5/10
Durability 8/10
Comfort 8/10
Traction 7/10
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The latest iteration of the Asics Gel Excite introduces an improved fit in the forefoot section, giving a long-term, premium comfort that will help the runner last the distance. This lightweight running shoe features a clean, yet stylish design that is suitable for both road runs and casual walks. 

This updated version utilizes the Jacquard mesh material to deliver an enhanced airflow, preventing the feet from overheating while running or doing strenuous activities. This material also aims to provide a comfortable in-shoe wrap. 

Rearfoot Gel® technology is also integrated into the shoe. This material is used to continuously provide optimal cushioning, which simultaneously delivers rebound and absorb impact in every stride. The Rearfoot Gel® cushioning is also working with the Ortholite™ sockliner to maintain a lightweight comfort and breathability. The sockliner also offers added breathability and prevents unwanted odor.

The 7th version of the Asics Gel Excite has a standard running shoe length. The improved forefoot construction allows for a snug fit and long-lasting comfort. Other technical components that directly affect the fit of the shoe include the Ortholite™ sockliner and padded tongue, which are added to provide additional comfort and support. The shoelaces are also used to give a secure, personalized fit. 

Consumers are welcome to get a pair in their usual sizing preferences. However, it is recommended to test the shoe first before making a purchase decision to ensure a pleasant in-shoe experience. 

A durable rubber outsole is integrated into this neutral running shoe. This component protects the foot from sharp objects and the rest of the platform from all abrasive elements. 

Enhancing the outsole’s performance is the strategic flex groove pattern, which makes the shoe more lightweight and flexible. It also boosts the shoe’s grip on various surfaces, allowing for a more efficient ride.

The Asics Gel Excite 7 incorporates the Amplifoam™ midsole for enhanced durability at softer densities. This technology also delivers added comfort and flexibility for a natural running experience. The Amplifoam™ midsole works in conjunction with the Rearfoot Gel® technology for a stronger rebound. 

Rearfoot Gel® technology is utilized in the shoe to offer a more cushioned underfoot, bringing more rebound in every stride. This element is designed to attenuate shock during the impact phase to allow smooth transitions to midstance. 

Amplifying the shoe’s cushioning performance is the Ortholite™ sockliner. Aside from providing added comfort and support, this lightweight material offers better moisture management to help reduce odor and moisture. It keeps the foot dry and cool while running or doing strenuous activities. 

The Ortholite™ sockliner is also used to provide a lightweight feel in other popular Asics running shoes such as the Asics Gel Contend 5 and Asics Gel Excite 6.

This Asics running shoe is designed with a Jacquard mesh top. It is a breathable fabric that allows for excellent airflow throughout the shoe interior. It keeps the foot dry and comfortable for an extended period. Apart from giving a pleasant in-shoe hug, the upper material also protects the foot from the elements. 

The Asics Gel Excite 7 features the traditional lacing system. This component allows the user to control the looseness or tightness around the shoe for a more comfortable fit. 

A padded tongue is also incorporated into the shoe for additional comfort. It protects the top of the foot from getting pinched by the shoelaces. The tongue also prevents small rocks and debris from getting inside the shoe. The shoe is also constructed with a padded collar to provide protection and support for the ankle. 

Just like the Asics Gel Excite 7, the Asics Patriot 10 is also a lightweight and affordable running shoe that is ideal for running on paved surfaces. 


The Asics Gel Excite 7 and Asics Patriot 10 feature the mesh upper material for a lightweight and breathable coverage. The Amplifoam™ midsole is also used in both shoes for excellent comfort, flexibility, and durability. 


One big difference between the Gel Excite 7 and Patriot 10 is the presence of the Rearfoot Gel® in the midsole. This technology is utilized in Gel-Excite 7 to provide better cushioning and stronger rebound compared to the Patriot 10. 

Another difference between these shoes is the type of sockliner used. The Patriot 10 utilizes an EVA sockliner, while the Gel Excite 7 uses the Ortholite™ sockliner that offers better moisture management. 


Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.