(Walking) ASICS Gel-Excite 8 AWL Review After 3 Months

 Updated: June 27, 2022


Hi all. In this video, I review the ASICS Gel-Excite 8 AWL running shoes after three months. The review is from a walking perspective. 

What Do I Go Through About the ASICS Gel-Excite 8 AWL's in the Video? 

In a nutshell, I go through a list of experiences after three months listed below.  

  • Quick overview 
  • Tread 
  • Trying on 
  • Pros
  • Cons
  • Water-resistant? 
  • Asics sizing 
  • Buy the ASICS Gel-Excite 8 AWL again?


The ASICS Gel-Excite 8 AWL running shoes. I'm trying one shoe on and holding the other one.
A photo of the ASICS Gel-Excite 8 AWL running shoes after three months. 


Are the ASICS Gel-Excite 8 AWL's Worth It After 3 Months? 

In my situation, they are my most comfortable shoes for walking so far. Unfortunately, I didn't have a good experience with the water resistance. The intention was to buy the ASICS Gel-Excite 8 AWL's for the slushier months out here in Canada. But, they ended up turning into a summer-style walking shoe, or, for dry walking conditions. 

How Water Resistant Are the ASICS Gel-Excite 8 AWLs After 3 Months?

Check out the video below. I take the ASICS Gel-Excite 8 AWL's through some snow and ice. Unfortunately, the water did get through, making my socks wet. So, in conclusion, the uppers are water-resistant, but the water got through just above the sole. Who knows, it could have been just my pair. 


Would I Buy the ASICS Gel-Excite 8 AWL's Again? 

No, but I would still buy from the ASICS brand. The ASICS brand has been overall an awesome experience. 



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