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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