As a food runner in a restaurant, I am constantly moving. Whether I’m carrying food out to the customers or dodging my coworkers in the kitchen, I often feel like I’m playing an eight-hour sport.
When I first started the job, they simply told me that a non-slip shoe would be best because the ground in the kitchen is often slippery. I bought some shoes from Target and hoped to survive.
When my cheap sneakers grew gaping holes in the bottom, I knew it was time for a change. Besides the unfashionable holes, I already knew that my post-shift aches would be helped if I could just find a better shoe to support me.
I went shopping and found my new shoes, the Asics GEL-Excite 7. As soon as I pulled them onto my feet, I knew that these were going to work perfectly.
I have never felt a shoe that fits so comfortably. They have the Asics GEL padding as well as their AmpliFoam technology. This helps give a lot of cushion and create a long-lasting shoe. As I walk around all day, I am able to stay comfortable and supported in this shoe.
They are not only supportive; they also are just my style. They come in many different colors. Because my work only allows black and white, I chose a shoe with those colors. These shoes are curved and contoured like a stylish running shoe. They are truly luxurious.
Better yet, the Asics GEL-Excite 7’s are not expensive shoes. I am not one to spend a lot on shoes, so the price really helped sell them for me. Despite being inexpensive, Asics has a reputation as a great running shoe, and they represent that well in the GEL-Excite 7.
My first shift with these shoes was more than I could’ve dreamed. They held up extremely well as I sped around the bustling restaurant. I didn’t slip on the kitchen floor one bit, even when they were washing it for the night.
These shoes made moving an effortless flow instead of a pounding walk. I was surprised when I felt like I was using the right muscles for walking. I didn’t even know I could use the wrong ones until then.
Wearing these shoes was a relief, especially when I had a heavy tray on my shoulder. Due to their GEL and Amplifoam technology, they absorbed any shock that came from my fast-paced restaurant work.
After the shift, I was blown away with the lack of aches in my body. Usually, after work, I am physically exhausted, but this time I did not feel worn-out. The Asics GEL-Excite 7 had worked their magic on me more effectively than I thought possible.
Going back to generic sneakers seems like an impossibility now. Not only are these shoes great for my job, but they also are great for everyday activities. Anyone who strives for a comfortable, affordable shoe will love the Asics GEL-Excite 7.
The Asics GEL-Excite 7 has helped me feel more balanced and strong. I no longer ache after work, and I hope to use them for many more shifts to come.