ASICS Gel-Venture 8

ASICS Gel-Venture 8

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  • Trail shoe with re-engineered outsole lugs for improved traction
  • Recommended for train runs, light hiking, and walking
  • GEL technology offers moderate cushioning
  • Available in 21 colors
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Comfortable
  • Comparably inexpensive
  • Multiple color options
  • Versatile
  • Little to no break-in needed
What needs improvement ...
  • Runs small
  • Narrow toe box

Product Summary

Designed for trail runs, hiking, and walking, the ASICS Gel-Venture 8 is an affordable choice that offers comfort and solid traction. According to ASICS, these sneakers feature an improved and re-engineered lug pattern for better traction. Users do report that the shoe is grippy even on wet and muddy surfaces while providing a comfortable and secure fit.

Best suited for mid-distances, the ASICS Gel-Venture 8 comes with ASICS’ GEL technology intended to reduce the shock with every step. Based on multiple reviews, we recommend sizing up one to two sizes. Those with wide feet may find the toe box to be too narrow.




Heel-to-toe drop

10 mm


GEL technology cushioning


Men 7–15


12.5 oz

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      Designed for trail runs, hiking, and walking, ASICS Gel-Venture 8 is an affordable and versatile choice for mid-distances.