Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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WeightMen: 9.2ozWomen: 7.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
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.
Heel heightMen: 20mmWomen: 19mm
Forefoot heightMen: 16mmWomen: 15mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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80 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews
It seemed to be the best balance of simple, cushioned, responsive, low drop, flexible and comfy. I have trouble with over-engineered shoes with too much tech and marketing.
A high-mileage running shoe that has a good amount of cushioning, the 33-FA is kind of a paradox because atop that definite cushioning lies a firm footbed which allows the foot a firm and solid base on which to ride and function.
As I said above, the Asics 33-FA is a good high-mileage running shoe whose construction seems to belie it’s feel.
Asics does a commendable job at differentiating all three, and consequently the 33FA sits in the sweet spot. It is substantially lighter than the bulky 33M, only marginally heavier than the 33DFA, and the cushioning softness feels just right.
Updates to Asics 33-FA
- The Asics 33-FA comes with an updated midsole to provide necessary cushioning while delivering flexibility. This shoe uses the Amplifoam midsole that delivers a durable, soft cushioning while enhancing flexibility and comfort.
- The 33-FA features the FluidAxis outsole with deep flex grooves that efficiently flex with the foot’s natural running movement. It responds to the runner’s weight and running transition, from impact to toe-off.
Asics 33-FA size and fit
The Asics 33-FA is available in standard running shoe length. It has a narrow to medium forefoot and the heel and midfoot areas are in medium volume. This shoe can accommodate comfortably runners with narrow foot and those with regular foot measurements. This shoe is available in regular width.
This road shoe features the brand’s FluidAxis outsole technology that has deep flex grooves. It delivers enough traction while giving the necessary flexibility. As the foot moves, the flex grooves flexes naturally, helping runners experience an improved ride.
It uses the Asics High Abrasion Rubber that gives durability to the shoe’s outsole. It is strategically placed in high wear areas for long lasting use.
The 33-FA uses the full-length Amplifoam midsole that delivers necessary cushioning for natural running. It is engineered to deliver a soft and durable cushioning while giving additional flexibility and comfort. This works perfectly with the Solyte midsole material that gives durable, responsive cushioning.
The Asics 33-FA uses an open mesh upper that provides breathable and comfortable coverage. Just like the Patriot 10, the upper allows proper ventilation throughout the run.
The seamless construction offers a sock-like fit while reducing the possibilities of irritation and blistering. The ComforDry sockliner, which is anti-bacterial in nature, reduced odor and moisture while giving added cushioning.