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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.

  • 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: 8.8oz
    Women: 7.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 9mm
    Women: 9mm

    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: 30mm
    Women: 29mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 21mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The seamless construction of the upper unit allows the runner to experience a sock-like fit that’s free from irritation or discomfort, according to the review of some testers.
  • Most runners welcomed the Natural33™ last, which is a design that intentionally follows the natural curved shape of the foot.
  • The Solyte mid-sole material makes up the first layer of the mid-sole and it enhances the soft underfoot feel while retaining a lightweight nature.
  • The Gel Cushioning System can be found in the rear section of the shoe and it’s meant to attenuate shock when landing the foot on the ground.
  • The Electro33 can adapt and respond to the performance of the wearer by providing more control and stability to the underside of the foot based on the observation of some runners.
  • This running shoe has an average weight, so anyone can acclimate to it easily without feeling dragged down.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt that the back of the shoe rubbed against their ankles, making them feel some discomfort and blister formation.
  • Others noted that it was one size bigger than what they were used to.
  • A few weren’t impressed by the plain and unappealing color scheme and design.

Bottom line

The Gel Electro33 from Asics is a low profile running shoe that’s designed for the runners who have over-pronated foot motion. It’s a well-balanced shoe that features a breathable upper, a strong outsole and a robust mid-sole.

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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89 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 92 / 100 | Runner's World

    It has the same heel-to-toe drop of the Kayano, but it's lighter and less supportive and brings your foot closer to the ground.

  • 80 / 100 | Runner Choice

    This is a very versatile shoe and can be used for the running enthusiast or the casual walker.

  • 88 / 100 | The Fat Panther

    The dual material is an interesting experiment, good for mild over-pronators who want a light shoe, could use improvement.

  • 95 / 100 | 2 Generations Running

    I’ve run a bunch of distances in these new shoes ranging from 3 miles to 9 miles, and I still love them as much as when I first tried them on.

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Updates to Asics Gel Electro33

  • The Gel Electro33 is a new shoe from Asics. It uses the brand’s notable dual-density midsole that delivers durable cushioning. It also attenuates shock efficiently and promotes a powerful toe-off.
  • The outsole of the shoe features Asics High Abrasion Rubber that delivers outsole durability. The rubber compound is designed to protect high-wear areas.
  • It also utilizes the Asics’ revolutionary FluidAxis element that works with the shoe’s midsole and outer sole. It provides support upper and lower ankle for natural pronation.

Asics Gel Electro33 size and fit

When it comes to sizing, the Asics Gel Electro33 is true to size. It delivers a comfortable fit from the heel to the forefoot area. This sho can accommodate a wide range of foot measurements. Asics is offering this shoe in standard D and B widths.


Outsole

The outsole of the shoe features the notable Asics High Abrasion Rubber that is designed to deliver excellent durability. The rubber compound is strategically placed in high wear areas for tough protection.


Midsole

A dual-density midsole is used in this shoe. The upper layer is made from light EVA material while the second layer is composed of reactive Solyte material. The dual-density midsole is designed to ensure good ground contact and a more resilient ride.

It also features the Asics’ remarkable Rearfoot Gel Cushioning System that efficiently attenuates shock and delivers a smoother heel-to-toe transition.


Upper

The Asics Gel Electro33 has a seamless upper designed to reduce irritation. Asics use the Open Mesh for its upper. There is also an external overlay of Mono Sock upper, plus the Seamless upper, ComforDry Sock liner, and the Strobel Last that is stitched to the Ortholite Foam.