In case you haven’t noticed, Asics’ 33 collection is being revamped. The upcoming lineup is losing a few models, while others are being introduced to create a collection focused on providing the runner with a natural running experience.
Among the newcomers is the Gel Electro33, which gives runners a cushioned platform similar to the Excel33 along with mild support for overpronation. Based on our experience with other recent shoes with the 33 designation, the Electro33 should deliver a great run. At 9.6 oz for a Men’s size 9 and 7.3 oz for a Women’s 7 (our measurements), we expect this shoe to be a great alternative to the Asics DS Trainer for those looking for a bit less structure.
What to Watch For
- FluidAxis: The backbone of the 33 collection, the unique FluidAxis midsole design allows for the natural motion of the foot from heelstrike through toe off.
- Pronation Support: Similar to what we’ve seen in the Super J33, the Electro33 features a two-density midsole for mild to moderate support.
- Heel Cushioning: The Electro33 features Gel cushioning in the heel for durable impact protection.
- No Sew Upper: An engineered mesh upper provides seamless structure over the forefoot, while welded overlays around the midfoot and heel keep your foot locked in place.
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