The first generation of Asics 33 shoes has extended the brand, finding a following of runners seeking performance-oriented trainers with some style. The second generation of the Gel-Blur33, the shoe that launched the collection, has already been released. Following hot on its heels are updates to several other 33 models, set to arrive for the Spring ’13 season.
The neutral cushioning trainer of the 33 lineup is back with a full redesign of the upper and mid/outsole. A new flex groove pattern is designed to give you more flexibility from heel to toe, and the forefoot gel unit has been removed to reduce weight. Asics claims weights of 9.8 oz (Men’s size 9) and 7.9 oz (Women’s Size 8).
This update to the minimum-support trainer in the 33 collection sports a new upper featuring Asics’ Mono-Sock construction to offer you a (you guessed it) sock-like fit. The platform is carried over from the first generation Gel-Neo33, so you can expect the same smooth and responsive ride. Asics reports weights of 10.2 oz (Men’s size 9) and 8.5 oz (Women’s size 8).
Titanium/Lightning/Lime Gel-Neo33 2
Titanium/Silver/Pink Gel-Neo33 2
Utilizing what it learned from the first generation Gel-Lyte33, Asics designed the Gel-Lyte33 2 for better alignment and movement with the joints in the foot, resulting in increased flexibility from heel to toe. Asics has published weights of 8.5 oz (Men’s size 9) and 7.0 oz (Women’s size 8).
Black/Lime/Red Gel-Lyte33 2