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Asics Gel Blur33 2.0 – Our Take

April 24th, 2012

Asics Gel Blur33 2.0 Men's Running Shoe

Our Tweet

With a new upper designed to move more freely with your foot, the Asics Gel Blur33 2.0 furthers its mission of being flexible and nimble.
(View Men’s Gel Blur33 2.0 and Women’s Gel Blur33 2.0)

Big Updates

  • MONO-SOCK Upper: The upper is now constructed with a stretch mesh that holds the shoe on the foot with a slipper-like feel.
  • External Cage: Material surrounding the MONO-SOCK wraps the midfoot for a secure and comfortable fit.
  • Carryover Mid/Outsole: No changes were made to the looks or functionality of the Blur33’s platform.

Road Test

Less than a year after the original Blur33 was launched, the Blur33 2.0 hits the market with a redesigned upper. Just some new style and new colors, right? Not according to our testers, who found the change in the upper to create a shoe that feels very different from its predecessor.

No changes were made to the midsole, cushioning tech or outsole. That means you still get a responsive ride that’s on the firmer side for an Asics shoe. Heel strikers will continue to find a good amount of rear Gel cushioning to ease their landing, combined with a springy forefoot. Testers that prefer a midfoot strike found the platform to be firm overall with a nice amount of energy return at liftoff.

The new and noteworthy update is the upper. The Blur33 2.0’s stretch mesh upper fits very differently from the fit of the original shoe. Gone is the close, hug-your-foot feel. In its place, you get a more traditional fit and an upper material that stretches a bit so your foot can do its thing.

Testers found just the right amount of wiggle room up front, but had to do some work to get the lacing tightened up just right in the midfoot to feel secure without being scrunched in. What testers really wanted was a narrower heel or the ability to adjust the heel fit with an additional eyelet on the heel collar. But attention runners with a wide heel: this shoe should be on your list. The Blur33 2.0 is a solid choice for runners who want the benefit of Asics’ core technologies along with a more stripped-down feel compared to traditional running shoes.

Runners Say

“The only update is to the upper, but the transition feels smoother than I remember in the original Blur. I’d choose this over the Cumulus for a firmer ride.” – Daniel

“Up until the midfoot, this shoe fits me almost perfectly. But the laces were a little difficult for me to adjust and I had too much room in the heel.” – Matt

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Asics Gel Blur33 2.0 Sneak Peek

February 15th, 2012

Asics Gel Blur33 2.0 Men's and Women's Shoes

The shoe that launched the Asics 33 Collection is set to get a refresh this summer. The Gel Blur33 2.0 debuts in April 2012 with a new upper on the original Blur33′s mid/outsole.

What to Watch For

  • MONO-SOCK Upper: The upper is now constructed with a stretch mesh that holds the shoe on the foot with a slipper-like feel
  • External Cage: Material surrounding the MONO-SOCK wraps the midfoot for a secure and comfortable fit.
  • Price Bump: MSRP on the Gel Blur33 2.0 will be $100.00.

Men’s Colors

Women’s Colors

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Asics Sneak ‘Peak’

January 16th, 2012

A Mountain of New Models from Asics

Our Asics field rep was kind enough to drop by today with two big ol’ bags of Fall 2012 shoe samples. Our desks runneth over with running shoes!

As you can see, one of the big stories for the Fall ’12 collection will be color – and lots of it. Asics is going big on the color front with many shades of neon and fantastic color combos. There are also some new additions to the 33 family as well as updates to the Nimbus and Cumulus.

Stay tuned for more pics of each shoe, along with several First Looks to give you the technical background on what promises to be a very exciting Fall collection.

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It’s Sneak Peek Season

December 22nd, 2011

Today may be the first day of winter on the calendar, but it’s already Fall 2012 at Running Warehouse. Well, kinda. Now’s the season for manufacturers to stop by with their Fall 2012 shoe and apparel introductions, so keep an eye out in the coming weeks for plenty of new product sneak peaks from us, including the Saucony Kinvara 3 and Kinvara TR, the expanded Nike Free line, and the Asics Gel Lyte33 and Gel Blur33 2.0.

But before we get to the Fall 2012 introductions, we have a few more Spring 2012 shoes to roll out. We’ll be kicking things off with a first look at the New Balance MT110 and WT110, a much-anticipated update to the very popular MT101/WT101 trail runner. We’re expecting big buzz in the month ahead as the design and feature updates to this trail shoe get more “traction” (sorry, we couldn’t resist).

We’re celebrating this shortest day of the year by kicking off a long string of product intros and launches in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned!

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