Arch support
M: 207g | W: 176g
Heel to toe drop
M: 6mm | W: 6mm
Heel height
M: 20mm | W: 19mm
Forefoot height
M: 14mm | W: 13mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.


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.


We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Open Mesh upper offers breathable coverage that’s comfortable and lightweight.

  • A Seamless Construction ensures a sock-like fit, which is great when the runner chooses to wear the shoe without socks.

  • The Gel Cushioning System in the heel area affords shock absorption when landing the foot on the ground.

  • The Solyte mid-sole unit offers responsive cushioning with heightened durability based on the remarks of several runners.

  • A Guidance Line improves the efficacy of the gait while Flex Grooves encourage the natural movement of the foot.

  • The AHAR or Asics High Abrasion Rubber provides a durable layer of protection in the outsole, according to a handful of testers.

  • The average weight lets men and women acclimate well to the shoe as it doesn’t drag them down.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There were runners who experienced the upper unit get torn after a few uses.

  • Some of the testers felt that it was one size too big for their feet.

  • A few noted that the insole wasn’t able to add comfort to their feet and that the upper skidded with the ends of their toes.

Bottom line

The Gel Super J33 2 from Asics offers lightweight performance to runners who need it. It’s a running shoe that can work well when it comes to tempo training. Some stability mechanics allow it to support the gait of the wearer, making it ideal for many activities.

World wide, Gel Super J33 2 is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Asics, is the 2nd most popular.

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, 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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81 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 81
    Ruggero LodaLevel 5 expert
    by Running Shoes Guru
    This shoe is meant for mild overpronator that want to experience a natural ride, while training the natural stability muscles that are lacking. 
  • 80
    Bridget HarrisLevel 1 expert
    by Running Note.com
    Lightweight, low-drop running shoes are a dime a dozen in recent times, so the Gel-Lyte33 takes a unique method by structuring the secondary materials and cushioning in one of this manners that both flex together with your foot.
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  • Connor Running Warehouse
    A FluidAxis system enables the shoe to adapt to a runner from foot-strike to toe-off, and a Solyte midsole keeps weight at a minimum while stil providing enhanced cushioning.
  • Richard Shop Zappos
    These great-looking shoes here are built for the mild to moderate overpronator, with a breathable lightweight mesh and durable synthetic film overlay upper here to give you great breathability and protection.
  • Connor Running Warehouse
    With a minimally constructed upper that features breathable mesh and lightweight seamless overlays, the Super J33 version is designed to provide a barely-there, natural running experience.

Updates to Gel Super J33 2

The 2nd version of the Gel Super J33 gives runners a speedy running performance that’s lightweight and stable. It has a mid-sole that supports the medial side of the arch, effectively correcting the stance of the runner. Natural flexibility is afforded by flex grooves, which allow the platform to follow the movements of the foot. Even the upper gives a comfortable coverage that’s easy on the skin.

The upper unit of this running shoe uses a breathable fabric that’s able to provide a well-ventilated inner environment in which to rest the foot. The seamless construction reduces skin irritation, thus allowing the runner to wear the shoe even without socks. All in all, the upper is flexible and responsive.

The mid-sole unit is made to give the runner exceptional cushioning from a foam that is lightweight and responsive. The underfoot comfort given by this unit is reliable. The platform even follows the natural movement of the foot because it is flexible. Stability is also possible because of the FluidAxis®, the anatomically tuned flex grooves that adapt to the motion and positional change.

The outsole unit uses the AHAR® or the Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber, which is a strong layer of protection that shields the rest of the sole unit from wear and abrasion. The runner can traverse the roads with confidence that the outsole will be able to dole out its intended purpose with sureness.

Gel Super J33 2 size and fit

The Asics Gel Super J33 2 is true to its size. It comes in sizes that adhere to the standard measurements for men and women. A medium width is the one available for this version, so it accommodates those who have feet that are medium-sized. The semi-curved shape enables the natural curvature of the foot to acclimate well when wearing it.


The outsole layer features the Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber or AHAR®. It’s one of the most efficient and protective rubber units around because it is able to guard the sole unit from the harsh effects of friction and wear. Even after many uses, the sole unit remains intact because of this reliable rubber compound.


The Solyte® Cushioning System is a mid-sole foam that’s lighter than most standard units on the market. It’s made from high quality materials, so it remains durable and responsive. Underfoot cushioning is adequate due to this dependable layer.

The Gel® Cushioning System is a gel-like unit that’s placed in the heel area of the Asics Gel Super J33 2. It’s meant to deliver protection from impact by absorbing the shock brought about by landing the foot on the ground.

The efficiency of the runner’s gait is supported and guided by the Guidance Line®, which makes each transition from the heel to the toe much smoother.

The FluidAxis® Technology is a set of deep flex grooves that have been tuned anatomically to the joints of the foot. It’s an efficient way to let the platform adapt and respond the runner’s movements, essentially giving support whenever it is needed.


The upper unit uses open mesh, a soft fabric that has entry points for air to easily enter the shoe. Such a design allows it to fully provide the runner with a well-ventilated interior environment. Essentially, the open construction of this material keeps the foot cool and dry at all times.

The upper has also been constructed seamlessly. The fabrics, sleeves and layers have been made smoother and more agreeable to the skin, therefore allowing the runner to fully wear the shoe without socks. It prevents skin irritation, which can lead to welts or blisters.

The overlay system has been fused onto the upper without the use of stitching. These overlays provide structure to the unit while also securing the foot in a customizable fit.


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