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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.

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
$100
Weight
Men: 10.5oz
Women: 8.6oz
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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 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.


Rankings


Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 436 ratings

5 star
59%
4 star
25%
3 star
3%
2 star
0%
1 star
12%

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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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77 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 67 / 100 by Runner's World • Running Times • Level 5 expert

    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.

  • 80 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Thomas Caughlan • Level 4 expert

    I will call this shoe “pseudo-minimalist” as it has a lower heel drop (10mm verses Asics typical 12mm)

  • 90 / 100 by Runner Choice • Runner Choice • Level 3 expert

    They are incredibly comfortable and will mold around your feet.

  • 85 / 100 by Running Warehouse • Daniel • Level 2 expert

    I’d choose this over the Cumulus for a firmer ride.

  • 81 / 100 by Running Warehouse • Matt • Level 2 expert

    Up until the midfoot, this shoe fits me almost perfectly. But the laces were a little difficult for me to adjust and I had too much room in the heel.

  • 88 / 100 by SoccerCleats 101 • Bryan Byrne • Level 1 expert

    Right out of the box, these are a super comfortable fitting shoe and an ideal option for wide-fitting players.

  • 82 / 100 by Running Warehouse • Christine • Level 1 expert

    Comfortable upper and enough cushioning for long runs.

  • 79 / 100 by Running Shoe Types • Running Shoe Types • Level 1 expert

    They’ve used their technology they have for their running and made a good all round shoe.

  • 25 / 100 by Strength Running • Adolfo Neto • Level 1 expert

    Personally, I don’t like these shoes for myself. They make me feel awkward, they’re too heavy, and I don’t like wearing a shoe with such a significant lift off the ground.

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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.