Who should buy the ASICS Gel Excel33 3

The 3rd version of the Gel Excell33 is the shoe for you if:

  • You need all-day wear for neutral pronation
  • Also suited for those with supinated foot movements
  • Great for daily or long-distance running
  • Perfect fit for wide feet

ASICS Gel Excel33 3 logo

Updates to the ASICS Gel Excel33 3

  • Thicker FluidRide foam for a balanced underfoot experience
  • Improved cushioning system for both neutral runners and those with supinated foot movement
  • Breathable and comfortable upper fabric that is secure in wrapping the foot snuggly
  • Improved mid-sole platform to provide protection against landing shock

ASICS Gel Excel33 3 update

Carbon rubber outsole

Similar to the popular ASICS Contend 4, the Gel Excel33 3 uses the AHAR or the ASICS High Abrasion Resistant Rubber.  It is a durable external sole component that’s made from carbon rubber. It’s one of the most reliable layers of protection when it comes to running shoes. It protects the sole unit from wear and abrasion. It also gives reliable traction over the roads.

ASICS Gel Excel33 3 outsole

Enhanced motion

The FluidRide is a full-length foam that delivers responsive cushioning and durable protection. Its rebound properties can make each step improve. It also doesn’t break down easily, making the shoe as efficient even after many uses. The lateral side is slightly denser, balancing under-pronated foot motion.

ASICS Gel Excel33 3 cushioning

Great shock absorbers

The Gel Cushioning System is a silicon-based unit that is placed in the rear of the Gel Excel33 r3. It attenuates shock when landing the foot on the ground. It also permits a smoother and easier transition through the gait cycle.

Smooth transitions

The FluidAxis is a set of deep flex grooves that are anatomically structured to follow the natural movement of the wearer’s foot. It’s meant to identify & adjust to the changes in position during heel striking and forefoot liftoffs.

Open mesh on the Gel Excel33 3

It has a cloth-like quality to it, but it’s durable and very flexible. Air is constantly introduced to the interior so the runner’s foot stays cool and dry even during longer races.

ASICS Gel Excel33 3 mesh upper

Tight fit overlays

The overlays at the sides are made from synthetic materials. They responsibly hug the foot in order to keep it in place. They have a pliable nature, so the runner’s movements aren’t restricted. They also don’t have a substantial weight.

ASICS Gel Excel33 3 overlays

ASICS’ Heel Clutching System

The Heel Clutching System is an exoskeletal heel cup that holds the rear of the foot in place. It prevents accidental shoe removals and slippage. The tongue and collar are lightly padded, as well. They help in securing the foot.

ASICS Gel Excel33 3 heel clutch

The ComforDry Sock

The ComforDry Sock liner adds more cushioning to the platform of this shoe. It has moisture-management and anti-microbial properties, thus keeping the interior clean and dry at all times.

ASICS Gel Excel33 3 Asic sockliner

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.7oz / Women 9oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: Men 10mm / Women 9mm
Heel height: Men 20mm / Women 19mm
Collection: ASICS Gel

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