Facts

  • Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support

    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.

    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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
    $110
  • Weight
    Men: 9.2oz
    Women: 7.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 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 height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 16mm
    Women: 15mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, 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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80 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 75 / 100 | The Ginger Runner

    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. 

  • 85 / 100 | GEARIST

    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.

  • 85 / 100 | Gearist

    As I said above, the Asics 33-FA is a good high-mileage running shoe whose construction seems to belie it’s feel.

  • 80 / 100 | Solereview

    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.

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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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.


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