Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Stability
Use
Competition
Price
$110
Weight
M: 249g | W: 207g
Heel to toe drop
M: 9mm | W: 9mm
Heel height
M: 30mm | W: 29mm
Forefoot height
M: 21mm | W: 20mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 4.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

The good

  • The seamless construction of the upper unit allows the runner to experience a sock-like fit that’s free from irritation or discomfort, according to the review of some testers.

  • Most runners welcomed the Natural33™ last, which is a design that intentionally follows the natural curved shape of the foot.

  • The Solyte mid-sole material makes up the first layer of the mid-sole and it enhances the soft underfoot feel while retaining a lightweight nature.

  • The Gel Cushioning System can be found in the rear section of the shoe and it’s meant to attenuate shock when landing the foot on the ground.

  • The Electro33 can adapt and respond to the performance of the wearer by providing more control and stability to the underside of the foot based on the observation of some runners.

  • This running shoe has an average weight, so anyone can acclimate to it easily without feeling dragged down.

The bad

  • Some runners felt that the back of the shoe rubbed against their ankles, making them feel some discomfort and blister formation.

  • Others noted that it was one size bigger than what they were used to.

  • A few weren’t impressed by the plain and unappealing color scheme and design.

Bottom line

The Gel Electro33 from Asics is a low profile running shoe that’s designed for the runners who have over-pronated foot motion. It’s a well-balanced shoe that features a breathable upper, a strong outsole and a robust mid-sole.



World wide, Gel Electro33 is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Asics, is the 2nd most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 921 shoes


Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 188 ratings

5 star
76%
4 star
14%
3 star
7%
2 star
2%
1 star
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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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89 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 95
    NoraLevel 1 expert
    by 2 Generations Running
    I’ve run a bunch of distances in these new shoes ranging from 3 miles to 9 miles, and I still love them as much as when I first tried them on.
  • 94
    Debbie WoodruffLevel 1 expert
    by Coach Debbie Runs
    Overall, I think the Electro33 is an excellent, lightweight shoe that is perfect for fast workouts and racing.
  • 92
    Runner's WorldLevel 5 expert
    by Runner's World
    It has the same heel-to-toe drop of the Kayano, but it's lighter and less supportive and brings your foot closer to the ground.
  • 90
    HeatherLevel 1 expert
    by Through Heather's Looking Glass
    I felt light on my feet in them without sacrificing comfort. If you are a pronator who likes support but are nervous about trying a more natural feeling shoe, I think this option is a great “stepping stone” to see how you transition into a lighter shoe. 
  • 90
    Meghan ReynoldsLevel 1 expert
    by Hot Bird Running
    I would recommend the Asics GEL-Electro33s to people who pronate and want more support.
  • 90
    Runner ClickLevel 5 expert
    by Runner Click
    I even can walk around in them all day without jacked up toenails, cramps, bruises, nothing…I had no idea that running could be so comfortable.
  • 88
    MarkLevel 2 expert
    by The Fat Panther
    The dual material is an interesting experiment, good for mild over-pronators who want a light shoe, could use improvement.
  • 88
    Nut Butter RunnerLevel 1 expert
    by Nut Butter Runner
    While running in the Gel-Electro33, I could feel the support around the arch and really felt as if they were working with me rather than against me.
  • 80
    Mike HoutLevel 3 expert
    by Runner Choice
    This is a very versatile shoe and can be used for the running enthusiast or the casual walker.
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Updates to Gel Electro33

The Gel Electro33 is a new shoe from Asics. It uses the brand’s notable dual-density midsole that delivers durable cushioning. It also attenuates shock efficiently and promotes a powerful toe-off.

The outsole of the shoe features Asics High Abrasion Rubber that delivers outsole durability. The rubber compound is designed to protect high-wear areas.

It also utilizes the Asics’ revolutionary FluidAxis element that works with the shoe’s midsole and outer sole. It provides support upper and lower ankle for natural pronation.

Gel Electro33 size and fit

When it comes to sizing, the Asics Gel Electro33 is true to size. It delivers a comfortable fit from the heel to the forefoot area. This sho can accommodate a wide range of foot measurements. Asics is offering this shoe in standard D and B widths.

Outsole

The outsole of the shoe features the notable Asics High Abrasion Rubber that is designed to deliver excellent durability. The rubber compound is strategically placed in high wear areas for tough protection.

Midsole

A dual-density midsole is used in this shoe. The upper layer is made from light EVA material while the second layer is composed of reactive Solyte material. The dual-density midsole is designed to ensure good ground contact and a more resilient ride.

It also features the Asics’ remarkable Rearfoot Gel Cushioning System that efficiently attenuates shock and delivers a smoother heel-to-toe transition.

Upper

The Asics Gel Electro33 has a seamless upper designed to reduce irritation. Asics use the Open Mesh for its upper. There is also an external overlay of Mono Sock upper, plus the Seamless upper, ComforDry Sock liner, and the Strobel Last that is stitched to the Ortholite Foam.


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