Spring 2013 Running Shoe Review

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  • Published Mar. 26, 2013
  • Updated Mar. 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM UTC

ASICS Gel-Lyte 33 2, $90

8.5 oz. (men’s); 7.0 oz. (women’s)

6mm heel-toe offset

FIT: The Gel-lyte 33 2 offers a snug fit front to back, but has a less-restrictive fit in the forefoot compared to the previous model.

FEEL: This vastly updated model feels very light, flexible and close to the ground without being too minimal or flimsy. It has a moderate 6mm heel-toe offset and an angled deep groove aimed at allowing the subtalar joint of the foot to move on its natural axis and reduce the rate of pronation.

RIDE: Our testers found this shoe to be responsive enough to be a good go-fast shoe for tempo runs and longer races, but forgiving enough to use frequently as a lightweight trainer. Our tester team deemed it was most suitable for lighter or faster runners with efficient mechanics.

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