ASICS Gel Excite 2

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ASICS Gel Excite 2 Review Facts

The ASICS Gel Excite 2 is a reasonable, passage level shoe that gives great padding and support. This shoe is an awesome decision for low mileage and apprentice runners and furthermore makes an amazing ordinary strolling shoe. A strong carbon elastic outsole gives assurance and footing to the one who has it on and a rearfoot exemplary Gel padding framework assimilates the shock of effect. The greater part of the padding is in the heel of the shoe which implies this shoe may not be a decent a decision for prepared forefoot or midfoot strikers. Those Heel strikers plus the heavy runners will observe the shoe to be outstandingly comfortable, strong, and stable.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Very fair price
  • The mesh upper is breathable with added synthetic overlays
  • Shock absorption provided by the rearfoot Gel innovation 
  • Durability and grip provided by the high-abrasion outsole made of rubber 
  • Enhanced flexibility by the Vertical and horizontal flex groove
  • Separable sock liner
  • Great beginner shoe
Cons
  • Not suitable for  high mileage.
  • Stitching in upper can cause hot spots
  • No trendy model with various colors and sizes
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  • I've tried many running shoes over the year but to me Asics are the only brand that don't play around with their sizing. Other brands always seem to have a different fit with each style of shoe so after trying so many I decided to give Asics a try. I was so pleasantly surprised when I tried them and the fit was perfect and it provides the cushioning needed for a great running shoe. The style may not be to my taste but performance outweighs aesthetics for me and I am happy with this purchase.
  • I bought these for my boyfriend after being an Asics fan myself for years and I'm pleased to say he is thrilled with them. Great color and they even have reflective strips. He has been wearing them everywhere from the gym to running and cycling. These are a great all rounder. I can't recommend enough!
  • These are the best pair of running shoes I have owned. So comfortable that I told my daughter to go out and buy some too. I go out walking a lot and these provide the comfort and support I need.
  • I've been a fan of Asics for some time. I will say that I have them in two colors and one pair feels slightly tighter than the other but after a while I managed to break them in. I do wish Asics would consider those of us who aren't always running out and about when they design their shoes. I wear mine everywhere so some of the brighter colors don't work for me.
  • I am a total gym rat and as a result I've suffered a few injuries, especially problems with my ankles and these shoes have been just what I needed. Great fit and cushioning. I like them so much I'm buying another as soon as pay day hits.
  • I don't like to spend a small fortune on the coolest new shoes and, after wearing Nike and Saucony during a break from my usual Asics, I had to come back. The thing these shoes have over the other brands is the fact that it's a high quality shoe at an affordable price. My feet and ankles feel supported and there is adequate cushioning for road running. They always fit well. These are shoes for people who want to run without trying to impress with flashy design.
  • I am a frequent runner and even though I haven't been too far in these shoes just yet I can tell they are far superior to my previous shoes. They fit as expected (not always the case with other brands) and they have made running a lot easier on my legs, knees and feet. I love the lightweight feel and arch support and they look like they are going to be durable so I can use them for many more runs!
  • One of the things I love about these shoes is that they perform well on different terrains. I have never even had a blister or had to break them in. I do a lot of running and have completed a few half marathons and these have been awesome every time.
  • I've had these shoes for a while and they feel tight. I'm not sure if they will stretch over time or not but I wish I had known and could've ordered a wider size.
  • I have worn these shoes most days for a few months and they really do fit and feel great. Sadly they are falling apart way ahead of their time. I wear them for work every day and they are the most comfortable shoes I've owned but as I'm sitting down in an office all day I do find it odd that they are falling apart so soon.
  • My feet are so flat but these have really worked out great for me. If you have the same problem I would recommend. I was a little worried about the colors being too crazy but I'm really happy with these shoe!
  • Such a great price for a brilliant running shoe. I've used taken them out for a run a few times since I bought them and I find that it has worked great for me. I tried other more expensive shoes in the past but these are the best.
  • I've been buying Asics shoes for many years and they are always reliable. They can be used for so many different activities from running and walking to cross training. Asics shoes are so durable and they continually produce shoes that provide comfort and support. I find they last much longer than some of the other brands out there. I recommend these shoes to everyone.
  • I am a fan of these shoes but the mesh on the top allows for dirt and sand to easy get into the shoe. The arch is well supported but I do wish the mesh wasn't so porous.
  • In my opinion these shoes do run small. My feet are quite narrow and I find them a little tight. I think they're great for walking as they're so comfortable with excellent cushioning which gives me a spring in my step. I did have to break them in which I don't usually expect to have to do with running shoes but I am happy with my purchase.
  • I'm a fan of the colors in this range and I really like the shoe but my job requires me to spend long periods standing and these don't provide the cushioning and support I need. They're inexpensive and I think probably a great shoe for getting around town but if you are looking for a little more support I would go for the Gel Nimbus 17.
  • I always wear Asics because for me the price is the best. I have to wear orthotics and these fit in well and now I can wear them for both running and walking.
  • I really wish I had looked after these shoes a little better as I think they're the best running shoes I have ever worn. I used them for a race and ran track in them and now I will be purchasing another pair.
  • After a car accident left my back in pain I knew I would need to start wearing good quality running shoes. I have tried many of the other major brands but they never seemed to deliver on their promises. My back and feet feel supported so I am able to go out on a run without discomfort. I think they're the best running and all round shoe I have ever had. I was wearing Nike before but now I have made the switch to Asics I won't be turning back.
  • I mainly use these shoes for walking and they are incredibly comfortable. I love the price as it means I can now invest in my second pair!
  • I always find running shoes a little tight so I like to buy a half size larger than I usually would and these were no exception. If you want a good fit I would recommend sizing up. They fit really well and my feet have lots of room to move but no slipping on the shoe.
  • My husbands job requires him to be on his feet for many hours a day so I decided to buy him a pair of these. He is really pleased with the shoes and even said they required little to no breaking in. He may not be using them for running but they have held up well and his job requires him to do a lot of walking
  • These shoes offer great support. I didn't even need to add an arch-support and the gel makes them so easy to wear when walking around town or great for vacation. I would say they're a really good all round sneaker. They are well made and long lasting. Like many others I have tried all the major brands but these shoes are the ones for me.
  • I bought these shoes as I do a lot of distance training and have completed a few half marathons. These are a good quality shoe for a reasonable price. Very comfortable.
  • Good fit and excellent support. I always buy Asics and these hold up just as well as my previous paid. Really great shoes!
Negative
  • I have been buying Asics shoes for a long time and I love them but this time I couldn't help feeling let down. They're great for walking but they feel so narrow that when I use them for running they make my feet hurt and I have never had this problem with other shoes. I wanted to use them for HIIT training but after a few rounds I had to stop.
  • If you like me have wide feet you may find these too narrow. I'm sad that I have to return mine.
  • After owning many pairs of Asics I was disappointed that this pair fell apart after about 2 months. I have always loved Asics and always found them to be worth the money and conformable. I had to throw them out after holes started appearing along the toe seam.
  • These shoes were a huge disappointment to me. I have never had a problem with Asics before but these feel so flimsy. I genuinely wanted to like this shoe but it feels like a huge let down and there is little to no support for the arch of the foot and nowhere near enough cushioning.
  • This shoe only lasted me around 2 months before they needed to be replaced. If you need lateral support this is not the shoe for you. They are not water-resistant and if you are either and under pronator or a pronator I would not recommend this shoe.
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Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Gel Excite 2 outsole has significant elastic that is secured by ASICS Rubber that has a High Resistant Abrasion (AHAR+) in the high effect regions of this shoe. The AHAR+ areas are intended to withstand genuine asphalt beating while at the same time giving footing and great surface control. The outsole likewise gives some padding alongside the rearfoot GEL® Cushion System of the padded sole that mellows each heel strike. Vertical and even flex grooves over the tread in the forefooot territory offers the shoe fantastic flexibility and furthermore controls the foot through each progression for a general enhanced step.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The shoe provides better padding thanks than a formed, full-length, double thickness EVA padded sole. This delicate EVA froth material provides"affect skip back" when a connection is done with the ground. It is likewise an exceptionally a long lasting material that keeps up its shape even after broadened utilize. Like most full-length padded soles, the situation of the EVA froth accommodates a smooth and fast move from the heel to the forefoot. ASICS' trademark rearfoot gel padding framework ingests the shock of contact with the street and enhances the general responsiveness and solace of the shoe.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Gel Excite 2 upper is comprised of a lightweight open mesh, which assists in great airflow to keep the feet dry and cool. There are also overlays that are stitched into the main upper material to provide structure and a more customized fit. Some runners reported hot spots and irritation on the top of the foot in areas around the stitching. Wearing mid-weight, moisture-tapping out socks would be a good idea with this shoe. A cushioned heel collar with a tongue added to the general comfort. A replaceable sock liner offers additional cushioning and plushness. This very great shoe also features reflective accents throughout the entire upper which offers visibility of a runner in low light environs.
Weight
Weight

Weight

Tunning in weight at 10.3 oz for the male runners and 7.9 oz for the female, this is a great deal lightweight shoes for running . The great utilization of EVA foam in the midsole assists to keep this highly padded shoe agile and light. This shoe can be utilized in short races where every measure of weight attributes to a huge difference. Walkers also appreciated the lightness of this phenomenal shoe.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

This shoe's mesh upper gives awesome breathability. The upper material is brisk drying when it gets wet and permits great wind current inside the shoe. Despite the fact that the alluring overlays cover a significant part of this shoe, they don't trade off ventilation. A broad toe box guarantees sufficient wind current all round the toes. Runners confessed the shoes were very comfortable on days that were hot, its mesh material additionally provides some windblock on the cold days.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Excite 2 is a comfortable footwear that requires next to no to no break-in time. The brilliant moisture tapping out properties of this shoe assists in keeping the foot dry and cool and avoid chaffing and blisters. The shoe offers a padded ride on account of its double thickness EVA froth padded sole and AHAR+ carbon elastic outsole. The gelin the rear foot padding likewise gives great shock assimilation all through the whole foot.

In spite of the fact that the shoe takes into account heel strikers, walkers and runners of all capacities advantage from the shock retention properties of the padded sole. Additional cushioning all around the lower leg keeps the foot secure and comfortable inside the shoe. A cushioned tongue makes an extraordinary showing with regards to of appropriating the weight of the bands equitably over the highest point of the foot. A slender sockliner gives some additional padding, or it can be evacuated for an altered or more steady insole.

Runners of all ability levels will value the adjust of solace and adaptability that ASICS has been conveying with their running shoes for a long while.
Style
Style

Style

The Excite 2 is a run of the mill ASICS shoe for running. The overlays provide it with a lively look, yet there is nothing excessively "energize"- ing about the shoe in spite of its name. It is a decent shoe for a starting runner who is hoping to focus more on frame than gaudy shoes. The shading decisions for men and ladies are standard with the choices of exemplary blue, dark, and white with some differentiating highlights. Ladies will observe their shoes to be more vivid with some splendid pink and light blue accents. The great look and hues are found in a large number of the ASICS Gel line. Great is not an awful thing and may speak to runners who are not into bright neon colors.

Runners not able to get this model in their respective sizes may want to look in the Gel Excite 3 or Excite 4 that has some upgraded components and gets additionaly favorable reviews.
Durability
Durability

Durability

This shoes durability is genuinely useful for a beginner level . The carbon elastic component of the outsole is exceptionally long lasting and can cover numerous miles of strolling or running . The solidified AHAR+ segments of the outsole handles the most misuse which lessens untimely treadwear. The thick vinyl-like material over the front of the shoe works like a toe shield and secures the lean material in the toe region. A fold of the outsole broadens onto the toe and adds up to the security. A similar vinyl-like fabric in the toe is likewise utilized as a part of the back of the shoe and helps bolster the heel range. Generally, runners could get at least 300 miles out of the shoe before feeling like it was wearing out.
Protection
Protection

Protection

This particular version of shoe is intended to be a road one, yet can be utilized on small trails. The carbon elastic outsole helps with vitality exchange and shock assimilation, but on the other hand is the key part to protect the runner from any harsh territory underneath. The mesh upper functions admirably to hold the foot safely in this shoe and the exceptionally padded tongue gives a safe and comfy fit. The thick material over the front of the shoe additionally shields the toes from knocks and mellow trail perils. The overlays on the shoes side keeps the runner's feet focused and secure inside the shoe consistently.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

This is a genuinely responsive shoe because of the outline of the outsole and the vertical and level direction flex grooves over the forefoot which enable the shoe to flex and move with the runner's walk. Runners remarked on an exceptionally regular feeling with a brisk toe-off after introductory ground contact. The shoe was intended to be adaptable and agreeable which empowers it to adjust well to the requests set upon it. Walkers likewise enjoyed the light-footed and light sentiment the shoe.
Support
Support

Support

The Gel Excite 2 is pictured as an impartial shoe intended for runners with medium to high arches. The separable sockliner suits any sort of insole for the individuals who require pretty much or less help. The EVA material around the midfoot maintains the runner's foot safe and offers adequate help all through the runner's walk. The sturdy work upper and thin overlays additionally offer help to the foot by empowering a protected and cozy fit without being too tight. A standard binding framework enables the runner to alter the fit as required. The Gel padding on the rearfoot additionally promotes support to the shoe by giving smooth landings and fast toe-offs.
Price
Price

Price

ASICS shoes for running are frequently very moderate withstanding when new. Since the Gel Excite 2 is a more established model, it can be located for under $50. This is a similar shoe with a similar quality that cost $85 when new. For runners simply getting into running or anybody searching for a decent strolling shoe, this shoe is a genuine deal. This shoe and different ASICS section level shoes can here and there be found at well known chains stores, for example, Walmart, Target, and Sears.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

In spite of a padded sole, this is a genuinely adaptable foot wear. This flexibility is for the most part because of the direction flex grooves around the outsole that enable the shoe to take after the characteristic stride of the foot from step one. The vertical section along the center enables the shoe to flex and retain the vitality made from each ground strike. Flat sections take into consideration an effective push-off. The padded sole padding likewise flexes with each progression, offering a responsive activity for the whole run.
Stability
Stability

Stability

Wearers depicted this shoe as exceptionally steady. The tight, yet comfy heel maintains the foot in a perfect center position and the midfoot padding bolsters the arche of the foot to guarantee a comfortable and stable ride. A highdrop from heel towards the toe likewise adds to the dependability of the shoe. The forefoot region of the shoe is genuinely wide for safe landings and push-offs. First time purchasers were extremely satisfied with the comfortable fit, dependability, and general feel of the shoe.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

This shoe is intended for road runners and strollers. The development of the outsole is awesome for use on hard surfaces and the forefoot flex grooves adds flexibility to each progression. This shoe can be utilized on gentle trails and grass, however it is very much at ease on black-top and cleared trails. Runners commonly utilize this shoe as an every day coach or first timer 5K race. Walkers additionally like the padding and comfort of the shoe for day by day strolls. Treadmill clients observed the shoe to be extremely agreeable and stable on fearedtreadmill runs.
Traction
Traction

Traction

This shoe has extraordinary footing on very hard surfaces, for example, solid, black-top, and stone. The outsole provides great grasp to shield the runner from sliding, even when on wet pavement, and the direction flex grooves make a line of movement for stride security. The plan of the tread elevates a smooth heel till the toe move while the rearfoot gel padding accommodates delicate and secure arrivals. Walkers and runners delighted in the vibe of the shoe and had no protests about the footing. The shoe can be utilized on gentle trails, however does not have the footing required for free rock and profoundly specialized trails.
Drop
Drop

Drop

This outstanding footwear has a drop from the heel all to its toe of 10mm. 10mm are standard drops for most mid-level day by day preparing and strolling shoes. A 10mm drop advances a padded heel strike that keeps the runner pushing ahead. When runners have vanquished a few miles and consummated their frame, they may wish to investigate bring down drop shoes or stay with the confided in 10mm out of an alternate model.
Key Features of the Asics Gel Excite 2
Key Features of the Asics Gel Excite 2

Key Features of the Asics Gel Excite 2

• Full-length, double density EVA padded mid sole
• AHAR+Outsole that is abrasion- rubber resistant
• Cushioning Gel in the Rearfoot
• Horizontal and Vertical flex grooves
• 10mm drop from heel through to the toe
• enhanced breathing mesh upper
• Replaceable sockliner
• Reflective accents
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

A perfect decision for low mileage runners, the ASICS Gel Excite 2 gives rich padding and an agreeable fit. The gel padding framework in the heel of the retains the stun of effect and upgrades the general responsiveness of this shoe. A breathable upper with brilliant overlays add support and style to the shoe. Intelligent subtle elements all through the shoe help to guarantee perceivability in low-light conditions. Runners and walkers searching for a tried and true, spending plan cordial, shoe will welcome the solace and steadiness that this shoe brings to the table.