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The ASICS Gel Lyte33 3 is a performance uptempo running shoe designed for a neutral foot motion.


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Lace up the ASICS Gel Lyte33 3 and treat yourself to a fast run. This neutral shoe is low profile and lightweight, offering you a performance ride that won’t hold you back. A flexible platform brings you a smooth transition through toe-off, and a seamless mesh upper provides a secure fit. The Gel Lyte33 3 is ideal for tempo runs and speedwork, while efficient runners will find it suitable for daily training.

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Weight: 6.8 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: 23mm (Heel), 17mm (Forefoot)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

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


  • Rearfoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • Solyte is an ultra light, top-of-the-line midsole that delivers durable and responsive cushioning.
  • Guidance Line is a vertical flex groove in the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.
  • F.A.S.T. Ride is a firmer midsole design for a responsive ride from heel to toe.
  • F.A.S.T. Drop 6mm heel-to-toe drop encourages midfoot and forefoot striking.
  • Deep Flex Grooves are placed strategically in the midsole to allow your feet a greater range of motion.
  • FluidAxis flex grooves are placed strategically to flex with the natural motions of the foot while running.


  • ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the heel is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.
  • F.A.S.T. Sole uses minimal outsole materials only in high-wear areas.


  • Open mesh on the upper provides breathable coverage.
  • F.A.S.T. Heel hugs the heel with minimal materials for a lower weight shoe.
  • Reflectivity contains reflective material allowing runner to be seen in low-light conditions.
  • Seamless Upper Construction allows for irritation-free sockless wear.
  • Standard Sockliner provides additional underfoot cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable 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: I don't want to say I am disappointed in this shoe but there are some significant things I am not a fan of. I purchased these shoes after running a liquidation pair of Saucony Kinvara 4's (arguably my favorite shoe ever) through the ringer and I wasn't willing to pay $100 for a pair of shoes I would blast through relatively quickly. The uppers are very comfortable, truly a "slipper-like" fit. They hug your foot well but aren't the most breathable and every now and then the heel counter rubs my achilles the wrong way.The "supportive overlays" are just graphics and mine peeled off after a few runs. This hasn't effected the support of the upper though. The midsole, as stated in other comments, is extremely soft. There's a little bit less material between you and the ground than in a pair of kinvaras and the squishy feel of the shoe lets you know that. The ride isn't bad, but I would have preferred a slightly firmer ride and a little more protection from pebbles on the road/tr ail. They are definitely more comfortable when moving fast. The outsole seems pretty durable. After a bit over 300mi using them as a daily trainer, they're holding up pretty well considering how light they are. I could see them being used as a marathon racer for someone not sold on racing in road flats. Over all, not a bad shoe but I think I'll go back to the kinvaras or try another shoe before I try a pair of Lyte33 3's again.
From: Robert, Riverhead, NY, USA. September 26th 2014

Comments: I love this shoe and agree with both of the previous comments. However, less than 300 miles, it already has a hole in the toe box already. Not sure if other people have the same problem.
From: Ken. August 28th 2014

Comments: Coming directly from the Kinvara and Virrata (pretty firm), which I really like, this is the first Asics in 15+ years. First impressions: Noticeably softer than the Sauconys, but much better road feel, and I really appreciate the lack of a plastic heel counter, although the Sauconys were minimal. Excellent forefoot room. I did have a day or two of achilles come-and-go twinges, but they subsided and I'm in the shoe full-time now. I'd buy it again. Nicely done, w/ no overlays.
From: Nick, Virginia. 3/10/14

Comments: This is a really amazing shoe for tempo training and it can also be used in races as well. I've been told also this shoe can be used for a marathon. It is very well cushioned and gives you a lot of toe room. Order this shoe true to size.
From: Dyllan, Florida/ 3/3/14