Asics recently rolled out their revamped 33 collection, now dubbed Natural33. If you haven’t tried out any of the shoes in the newest coming of the line, we highly recommend that you do. The shoes feel fantastic, giving you a sense of responsiveness and bounciness that really boosts your run.
In the past, the 33 collection has consisted of a scattered variety of footwear. Though the shoes were innovative, the collection lacked any real identity or any shared traits that defined the line. Now, the new Natural33 brings a coherent schema to the collection, defining it as a series of shoes designed to bring you a faster and more natural run.
So here’s how it works: the multiple footwear models of the Natural33 collection are distinguished by level of support and heel to toe offset. The shoes are either neutral or feature mild support. The supportive models are suitable for mild to moderate overpronators. Each support level is available in two varieties: a low profile and lightweight 6mm offset option, and a more substantial, cushioned 10mm model.
We’ve broken it down for you in this handy chart.
There are a few key features that carry across the four shoes, giving them a similar fit and feel. A FluidRide midsole provides the bouncy and responsive underfoot feel as mentioned above, while a FluidAxis flex pattern is designed allow your foot to function naturally as it transitions through the gait cycle. On top, a seamless thin mesh upper gives a near socklike fit while keeping you locked in place, ensuring performance without constricting your foot.
With a lightweight feel and a bit of protection underfoot, the Natural33 collection looks to be a great option for anyone wanting a fast and natural feel for racing, speedwork, and everyday training. And with four models to choose from, you’re likely to find a model that suits your running.