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: 10.5ozWomen: 8.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 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 heightMen: 32mmWomen: 31mm
Forefoot heightMen: 22mmWomen: 21mm
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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77 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews
No wear-testers felt these were appropriate for fast-paced running, and they can't quite be called "minimal" except in the price and lack of overbuilt features.
I will call this shoe “pseudo-minimalist” as it has a lower heel drop (10mm verses Asics typical 12mm)
They are incredibly comfortable and will mold around your feet.
I’d choose this over the Cumulus for a firmer ride.
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.
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.
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.
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.