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  • Terrain
    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
    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
    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
    Price
    $100
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.5oz
    Women: 8.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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
    Heel height
    Men: 32mm
    Women: 31mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 21mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

4 reasons to buy

  • The Gel Blur33 2 features the new mono-sock construction, a breathable airmesh upper that is also flexible.
  • The added supportive external cage promotes a more and secure fit for some runners.
  • The Asics Gel Blur33 2 features the ComforDry Sockliner technology that provides added cushioning and anti-odor properties.
  • The padded tongue of this shoe continued to impress most runners.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Slightly high-priced shoe.
  • Some runners felt that this shoe is too tight and stiff for them.
  • Based on some reviews, this shoe is not as durable as expected.
  • Some experienced heel slippage.

Bottom line

The Asics Gel Blur33 2 is a neutral daily training that provides impressive flexibility. Some are not happy with the shoe’s fitting and durability. This is a great pair of shoe for long distance road running.

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Expert Reviews

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77 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

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Updates to Asics Gel Blur33 2

  • The Gel Blur 33 2.0 features a new one-piece upper with wider holes in the mesh. With this update, Asics made sure that breathability and an adaptive fit will be significantly improved in this shoe.
  • Asics added a few midfoot overlays as well in the upper. This is in response to the call for better midfoot support that some runners felt was lacking in the original model.
  • A new Mono-Sock upper or an inner sleeve that supports the arch and wraps the foot in comfort enhance midfoot support and plush feel.

Asics Gel Blur33 2 size and fit

Asics kept the same sizing in the 2nd edition of the Blur33. It means that runners will have to go half a size up to get the best fit. As long as the correct size is had, runners will get a fairly regular shoe width. It has decent room in the heel and forefoot and a very snug midfoot. Available widths are D and B while sizes are 7 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.


Outsole

The outsole uses the same Solyte material used in the midsole. Blanketing this material is a very tough AHAR carbon rubber, which also provides more than decent traction, even in wet conditions. A substantial vertical flex groove called the Guidance line that stretches from the heel to the forefoot enhances the transition from heel to the toes. There are also midfoot grooves that add flexibility to the shoe.


Midsole

The ultra-light, durable, and responsive Solyte is located in the midsole. Providing shock-absorbing feature is another premium midsole technology in the form of the Rearfoot Gel Cushioning System. This silicon-based gel dissipates shock upon impact and returns some of the energy for a dynamic run.


Upper

The Mono-Sock system is a combination of a stretch mesh that offers plenty of ventilation for the shoe and a soft inner sleeve that provides arch support and plush comfort. An anti-bacterial and anti-odor ComforDry Sockliner is added into the mix for a healthy and cozy interior. Asics left no stone unturned in where comfort is concerned. The heel features two layers of memory foam for a personalized and snug fit.