Asics Gel Excites 7


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General Impression

The ASICS GEL-EXCITE 7 is a sleek and modern running shoe. It is an upgrade in the ASICS GEL-EXCITE 7 with appealing colorways.

You have plenty of options to choose your favorite color and size. The shoes look and feel like high-ending running shoes yet it’s budget shoes with all the features your need for running.

We liked that these are one for all shoes so you can take them with you for every occasion and wear them for running, walking, casual, etc.

The sneaker is lightweight and very comfortable. This is ideal for those who don’t like carrying heavy shoes for training.

Asics Gel Excites 7 Pros and Cons


  • Excellent shock absorption capabilities – Foot stabilization and support due to excellent cushioning – ASICS gel technology offer excellent cushioning.
  • Foot stability when running
  • Wear-resistance rubber sole offering long-lasting use
  • Breathable upper mesh for excellent airflow. This helps keep the foot cool and dry.
  • A removable insole that you can replace with an aftermarket insole


  • The shoe size is too big
  • Not suitable for long-distance running

Asics Gel Excite 7 Review

GEL-EXCITE 7 sneakers are lightweight shoes that provide a comfortable fit around the forefoot. The shoes have an upper multi-directional mesh that improves ventilation making them good for professional runners and casual wear.

The company made GEL-EXCITE 7 a neutral shoe for runners with a normal arch size and even foot distribution. The shoes are impressively comfortable, and we recommend them for those who want one shoe for everything.

The ASICS GEL-Excite 7 follows in the line of the previous successful GEL-Excite ASICS shoes.


The upper side of the GEL-EXCITE 7 sneakers is jacquard mesh, a breathable fabric that provides excellent air circulation to keep your feet cool and dry during a run.

ASICS GEL-EXCITE 7 features a traditional lacing system.

The lacing does an excellent job of keeping the foot tight without adding extra weight.

The laces are non-stretchy with a reinforced eyelet system. When combined with the soft upper material, you are sure of a good grip on the foot when running.

Our trainers liked is the soft tongue.

The company engineered the shoe with a soft tongue to help you stay comfortable and improve stability.

The tongue prevents small stones and debris from getting inside the sneaker.

A padded collar protects and supports the ankle giving extra comfort during long walks.


The ASICS GEL-EXCITE 7 sole features a lugged rubber construction to provide added grip on slippery surfaces. Our testers liked the Amplifoam ™ midsole, which provides cushioning throughout the sole.

It was better than the regular EVA style foam you find in other shoes.

Wearing the shoe feels elastic and bouncy, so you can run on hard floors and never feel the impact of the ground.

ASICS uses the Rearfoot Gel ® technology in their shoe line.

This technology minimizes impact during a heel strike for a smooth transition.

According to the manufacturer, the GEL technology is scientifically formulated and enhanced in laboratories to meet the human body’s demands while participating in sports.

We liked how the GEL is placed for performance, making the shoe lightweight and suitable for running.

The manufacturer added a further guidance line divider on the outsole middle to help point the feet forward, ensuring stability during the gait cycle.

This is the same rubber used on the older sibling ASICS GEL-EXCITE 6 for comfort.

Asics Gel Excites 7


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Why this product?

The ASICS Ortholite X-40 Sockliner is premium with high rebound properties.

The insole is breathable and provides exceptional moisture management keeping the shoes fresh throughout the running period.

This gives us confidence that you’ll use the shoe for a long time without worrying about unwanted odor.

The removable insole impressed us since it could be replaced by an aftermarket insole allowing the users to decide the type of insole they need for the shoe.

We liked the shoe’s aerodynamic design, which lets you run faster without resistance from elements like the wind.

The sole also looks great with the Asics signature.


Our testers completed 100 miles of training, and none complained about painful feet thanks to the GEL technology and the soft layered foam used in construction.

These are budget shoes with high-end features. You can get them as running shoes or casual wear.

The design is simple, with a lacing system to ensure a snug fit. It feels bouncy and flexible hence suitable for neutral wear.

The ASICS GEL-EXCITE 7 has a firm heel cup that locks your toe in place.

As a daily trainer, you’ll enjoy running in a tight-fitting yet comfortable sneaker. You can get the shoes if you intend to keep everything simple but still look expensive.

Asics Gel Excites 7


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Why this product?


The ASICS GEL-EXCITE 7 is a running shoe for buyers looking for a quality budget shoe. It looks like most high-end running shoes at a fraction of the cost. The soft and flexible upper coupled with a comfortable midsole makes the shoe a decent choice for comfort.

It’s a versatile shoe for jogging, running, walking, and casual wear.

While there are a few cons, like the short laces and somewhat stiff ride, the shoe does live up to its expectations. The basic outsole and removable insoles are some of the best things about this shoe.