ASICS Gel-Equation® 8

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ASICS Gel-Equation® 8
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Description

  • You + the ASICS® Gel-Equation® 8 = L.O.V.E!
  • This brand is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
  • Successor to the GEL-Equation 7.
  • Built for the neutral to underpronator who requires enhanced cushioning.
  • Breathable mesh upper with durable synthetic overlays.
  • Plush tongue and collar.
  • Breathable fabric lining for a great in-shoe feel.
  • Removable foam insole.
  • Rearfoot Gel® cushioning system attenuates impacting shock and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Trusstic System® reduces overall weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
  • AHAR® (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber) is known for its supreme durability and is strategically placed throughout high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

83% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 5% Half size too Large
  • 83% True to size
  • 9% Half size too small
  • 3% Full size too small
81% Felt true to width
  • 81% Felt true to width
  • 18% Felt narrower than marked
  • 2% Felt wider than marked
60% Moderate arch support
  • 38% Excellent arch support
  • 60% Moderate arch support
  • 2% No arch support

Item Information

  • You + the ASICS® Gel-Equation® 8 = L.O.V.E!
  • This brand is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
  • Successor to the GEL-Equation 7.
  • Built for the neutral to underpronator who requires enhanced cushioning.
  • Breathable mesh upper with durable synthetic overlays.
  • Plush tongue and collar.
  • Breathable fabric lining for a great in-shoe feel.
  • Removable foam insole.
  • Rearfoot Gel® cushioning system attenuates impacting shock and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Trusstic System® reduces overall weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
  • AHAR® (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber) is known for its supreme durability and is strategically placed throughout high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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ASICS Gel-Equation® 8

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 59 reviews.

Top Positive Review

8 people found this review helpful.

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Having a lot of difficulty finding shoes that provide sufficient heel-to-toe offset to counter Achilles tendonitis problem. Plus wide feet, high arch and under-pronation. Tried several Brooks and Asics and these were the most comfortable out of the box, good arch support, my Achilles tendon feels the least stretched, and the sole is designed to encourage the foot not to roll out. I do wish they would make these shoes in more neutral colors (a problem with a lot of athletic shoes now). I would like a neutral black/gray pair to wear for casual outings, don't really need to look like a neon rainbow.

Read more » « Show less July 26, 2015 by Anonymous
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1 person found this review helpful.

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If you count on the very last set of lace holes, as I do because of narrow heels, the laces in these shoes will not go through all of the holes and leave you enough to tie your shoes.

Read more » « Show less February 4, 2016 by Anonymous
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8 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Having a lot of difficulty finding shoes that provide sufficient heel-to-toe offset to counter Achilles tendonitis problem. Plus wide feet, high arch and under-pronation. Tried several Brooks and Asics and these were the most comfortable out of the box, good arch support, my Achilles tendon feels the least stretched, and the sole is designed to encourage the foot not to roll out. I do wish they would make these shoes in more neutral colors (a problem with a lot of athletic shoes now). I would like a neutral black/gray pair to wear for casual outings, don't really need to look like a neon rainbow.

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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!
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The Asics Gel Equation 8 was the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. I have problems with plantars fasciitis. I removed the insole for my orthotic. The mesh on the toe area didn't wear well. I have 2 holes where my big toe is in the shoe after only a couple of months wear. I keep my toenails cut short, and I am very disappointed in the quality of the fabric. I rated the shoes 5 because of comfort. I wanted to change the overall stars to a 3 but could not remove the stars once they were highlighted.

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  • from Melbourne, FL
2 people found this review helpful
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Ordered five different pairs of Asics running shoes ($100 or less) and after trying them all on, this style was the clear winner. The arch support and cushioning was superior to the others I tried. I have a narrow heel and felt like my foot sat deeper in this shoe. I have worn the Gel-Equation before and feel like this version is comparable to previous versions. I wear an 8.5M in a dress shoe and normally order a 9.5M in a running shoe. Surprisingly, I had to re-order for a 9M in the Asics Gel-Equation.

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from Georgetown, SC
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Comfortable, lots of support and a well made shoe. I have a full size 11 foot and this shoes fits it perfectly. I do wish the shoe laces came just a few inches longer.

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  • - customer
  • from Louisville, Ky
1 person found this review helpful
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I keep coming back to these. I'm not a big runner--more of a run/walker. They have good support and work well with my orthotics. Aren't too stiff. Note that the air holes really are air holes--might be a bit nippy outside in the winter. I marked true to size above, but that's true to size for athletic shoes, which always seem to run a half size smaller than regular shoes.

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Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

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