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The ASICS Gel Excel33 3 is a performance uptempo running shoe designed for a neutral or supinated foot motion.


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Step up your run with the lightweight and responsive feel of the ASICS Gel Excel33 3. A dual-layered FluidRide midsole brings you a bouncy ride while Gel units in the heel protect you from the miles. A stretchy mesh upper seamlessly hugs your foot for a personalized and secure fit, allowing you to take on the run.

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Weight: 8.9 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (28mm), Forefoot (18mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to wide
  • Mid-foot: Medium
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium to high
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved



  • Rearfoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • FluidRide provides responsive cushioning with reduced weight and increased durability.
  • FluidAxis flex grooves are placed strategically to flex with the natural motions of the foot while running.


  • DuraSponge Outsole in the forefoot is made from a blown AHAR compound, for responsive cushioning and flexibility.
  • ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the heel is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.


  • Open mesh on the upper provides breathable coverage.
  • Mono-Sock Upper uses external overlays to improve support without sacrificing comfort.
  • Heel Clutching System uses an exoskeletal structure that wraps the heel for a secure fit.
  • Seamless Upper Construction allows for irritation-free sockless wear.
  • ComforDry Sockliner is made with anti-bacterial material to reduce odor and moisture and provide additional cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to Ortholite Foam, for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Picked these up on the current (June 2014) special and they are pretty decent. Soft but not bottomless and an overall pleasant run. I don't really think about them. A good trainer but I wouldn't race in them. They are tearing holes in my right achilles, though. Not sure what the deal with that is. The only other shoes I've had that problem with is the zoom elite. Anyway, I'd still recommend them. I run 60-70 mpw at a 6:45-7:15 pace.
From: Jeff, Brooklyn, NY, USA. June 25th 2014

Comments: Just tried the excel33 3 and found it was too soft in the cushioning department. Felt like I was loosing rebound energy
From: Huzey

Comments: The first version was almost perfect... but too squishy at faster paces. The second version was almost perfect... but too firm at slower paces (and the upper durability was terrible). I was skeptical of this drastic update, and it definitely has a slightly different fit and ride from the first two, but it's close and it seems to fix the single issue I had with each of the previous versions. I haven't found anything I don't love about this shoe.
From: Sky, HVL, CA, USA. May 16th 2014

Comments: Great shoe. Neutral, light, on the softer side, but not spongey, Nike Free inspired upper, very flexible and the gel is noticeable but not intrusive on the ride. I sized down 1/2 from my normal shoes, but that is more about personal preference, as I go sockless about 25% of the time. I did notice a touch of heel slip, the back is not as "cuppy" as other Asics models. Working these into the rotation, along with my Brooks Pure Cadence and Saucouny Kinvara 4's. Happy purchase.
From: Phil, Easy Bay Hills, CA, USA. 3/17/14