Asics Gel Excite 8: A budget shoe that does a lot! 

For a shoe under $100, the Excite 8 from Asics is not only affordable but also very versatile. If you're looking for a reliable daily trainer, you've got it in this model. And it's just as great in your jogs, walks, and can even be part of your casual day ensemble. 

Gel Excite 8 vs. 7: What changed? 

Applying the principle of "don't fix it if it works," the Asics Gel Excite 8 only features a minor upper change. It now uses a multidirectional engineered mesh upper that enhances airflow. The rest of the shoe is pretty much the same as the last one. 

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 9.9oz / Women 8.1oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Collection: Asics Gel, Asics Gel Excite
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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