436 users: 4.2 / 5
8 experts: 75 / 100
Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.5oz / Women 8.6oz
Heel to toe drop: Men 10mm / Women 10mm
Arch support: Neutral

Verdict from 9.1 hours of research from the internet

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. The shoe received positive comments, but some are not happy with the shoe’s fitting and durability. The Blur33 2 is a good option for those who are looking for an affordable shoe for long distance road running.

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  • 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 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.

Size and fit

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These are by no means bad - they are comfortable and fit true to size.. - Amazon
They arrived faster than predicted and fit true to size.. - Amazon

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

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