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Time to start running – ASICS Gel Excite 6 Twist

by | Apr 7, 2020 | Product Reviews | 0 comments

It is quite a challenge to stay in shape in these times. One of the easy ways to do so is to go for a run in the park or in the woods. Running is a great activity to improve your overall fitness level, burn some calories and get your daily dose of oxygen and (hopefully) some sun. Besides these health and fitness benefits, running does only require a minimum amount of equipment.

First and foremost, you need a decent pair of running shoes. If you plan to look for shoes in your local store, try to do so in the afternoon when you’re feet are usually slightly bigger than in the morning after getting up. If you buy online, rather go for a half size up compared to your normal size because for running a very tight fit can be painful. Especially for getting started, we found a great Asics Gel model which is suited for those who are just about to immerse themselves into running.

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ASICS Gel-Excite 6 Twist

Proven Asics Gel technology

The ASICS Gel-Excite 6 Twist has the proven GEL technology cushioning system. It softens shocks and allows for a smooth run. The ASICS Gel-Excite 6 Twist are very suitable for the road and for light trails. There’s a version for both men and women. The shoes’ so-called pronation is neutral. Pronation refers to the way your foot rolls inward for shock distribution when landing.

Comfortable in many occasions

What I really liked is that the Asics Gel are very light and offer a lot of stretch. For a person like me with average weight and feet, they provide an extremely comfortable fit. And this is true for both a fast-paced run as well as a relaxed walk in the park. The great shock absorption makes for a good feeling while moving. I do also like the modern design which makes me wear them in quite a few casual occasions. And moreover, they are very reasonably priced. For getting started, a great budget shoe.

6 miles runs and gym workouts

In case you wanna go competitive or move towards long distance, there might be better options. I wouldn’t buy them to run a marathon. For those types of competitions, there are more sophisticated running shoes out there. But I typically use them for a 6-miles run or for a workout in the gym. And for this purpose, they are amazing.

So overall, the ASICS Gel-Excite 6 Twist are entry level neutral running shoes. Check out the different color options. I opted for the blue expanse/white ones but there are a handful of colors available. If you end up buying, tell us about your experience in the comments.

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ASICS Gel-Excite 6 Twist

9.3

Comfort

9.0/10

Fit

9.0/10

Weight

9.5/10

Price

10.0/10

Design

9.0/10

Pros

  • Great shock absorption
  • Comfortable fit
  • Lightweight
  • Very affordable
  • Several color options

Cons

  • Not for long distance
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