Available February 2015 – MSRP $140.00
The ASICS 33-M is a low offset, maximal neutral trainer in the revamped Natural33 collection.
- Stack Height: 31mm Heel, 27mm Forefoot, 4mm offset
- Weight: 10.9 oz (Men’s size 9.0), 8.9 oz (Women’s size 8.0)
- Altra The Paradigm – MSRP $130
- HOKA ONE ONE Conquest – MSRP $170
What’s in a name?
The M stands for “maximal”, as this shoe features a significantly higher stack height than its brethren in the 33 series, and rivals other maximal shoes on the market, most notably the HOKA ONE ONE Conquest. With HOKA spearheading the movement towards more maximalist footwear, the 33-M is meant to cater to the runner looking for a shoe that will provide substantial amounts of impact protection without feeling clunky. With a weight that mirrors most standard daily trainers, this shoe looks to make a statement in the industry among the growing trend of lightweight, highly-cushioned trainers.
The 33 designation in the ASICS 33-M refers to the flexibility the shoe provides for the 33 joints of the foot. With a 4mm heel-toe offset, this model offers a more natural running experience compared to traditional trainers such as the Kayano or Nimbus, which have drops of 12mm. This shoe, alongside the 33-FA and 33-DFA, will be the face of ASICS’ Natural33 series heading into 2015. For a little more information on the 33 designation and the series as a whole, check out our first look at the ASICS 33-FA.