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.