Summary

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8 reasons to buy

  • A few buyers welcomed the fact that Asics added an extra pair of laces with every purchase.
  • A couple of reviewers were impressed with the quality of the shoes, particularly the leather material.
  • The front part of the Asics Gel Sight is flexible.
  • The rear of the shoe provides shock absorbency.
  • Some consumers found the shoe stylish.
  • The Asics Gel Sight gives users a comfortable ride with its GEL material, GEL wave suspension and large heel stabilizer.
  • More than a few purchasers appreciated the superior heel support of the large heel counter.
  • The sneaker is offered in multiple color combinations.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Asics Gel Sight is expensive.
  • Some women may not get their best fit as it comes in men’s sizing only.
  • The Sight felt a little heavy than some of the sneakers of a handful of buyers.

Bottom line

The Asics Gel Sight is a pair made of excellent quality materials but comes at an expensive price. With the flexibility and shock absorbency brought by the shoes, consumers are treated with a comfortable lifestyle shoe. It’s a great pair to wear during the summer.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Training
Collection: Asics Gel
Price: $200
Colorways: Beige, Black, Blue, Brown, Grey, Silver, White
Size
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A top rated sneaker
A top rated Asics sneaker

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The Asics Gel Sight offers good fit for those with average foot measurement. The pair has a wide range of sizes. The men’s sizes are from 4 to 14 while the women’s is from 5.5 to 11. A snug fit is provided by the lace-up closure. For those who need more than a little support and structure in the heel the huge heel stabilizer will be an indispensable feature.

The Gel Sight from Asics looks fantastic when matched with various summer outfits. The pair goes well with jeans and shorts. Users who are confident with their street style may choose to wear a hoodie. Because of its sporty appeal, this is a sneaker that should be a solid part of an active person’s rotation, both as a casual shoe and as a shoe for training.

There are a couple of different features that are quite very notable in the Gel Sight. And, none is more apparent and prominent than the heel stabilizer. Besides giving the shoe a very distinctive feature it also adds a very reliable and light support and structure in the heel. In some of the collaborations, this element of the shoe is used as a very distinguishing part of the shoe.

Another exceptional feature of the shoe is the Gel Wave that is a part of the heel for added lightweight support and shock-absorbing properties. Asics also puts a stylistic spin on the Sight by making this silicon-based Gel technology visible in the outsole.

Japanese athletic company Asics was the official sponsor of the Japan Olympic Committee in 1992. The Asics Gel-Sight was released at that time. These training shoes were used by the Land of the Rising Sun's national team in preparation for the summer games, which was to be held in Barcelona of that same year. Initially intended to be a Japan-only release, the Gel Sight eventually went global.

In the recent years, people have seen various renditions, colorways and even collaborations of this sneaker. The likes of New York clothing-slash-footwear designer and fashion label owner Ronnie Fieg had his take on the sporty silhouette. Overkill and Monkey Time also had a collaboration with the Japanese athletic label.

Asics continues the reissues of classic Gel sneakers including the Gel Sight.

  • Asics took its inspiration from the Running of the Bulls event in Spain to create the Bulls of Pamplona pack. Both the GEL Lyte V and GEL Sight were reworked in deep black and bright red colorway. Both models were sold in limited quantities in late 2016.
  • The silhouette was resurrected in 2015. One colorway was created to honor the Olympic games. The Atlantic and Pacific models were reintroduced to the sneaker market by Ronnie Fieg as part of the West Coast Project. Los Angeles and New York were the inspirations of these models. Several colorways were released afterward.
  • The gel material can be seen through a window found on the outsole.
  • A commemorative version of the Asics Gel Sight is offered in the gold colorway. It has the World Challenger Tongue that was seen in the original shoe used by the Japanese Olympic Team.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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