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With lots of underfoot protection without being too heavy on the scale, the Asics Gel Excel33 2 offers moderate cushioning and a semi-firm ride.


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Experience a blend of flexibility and cushioning with the Asics Gel Excel33 2. This neutral daily trainer offers flex grooves from heel to toe, allowing it to flex naturally with the foot. A two part midsole allows for a soft underfoot feel and smooth transition, and Gel units in the heel protects you from the road, mile after mile.

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Weight: 9.6 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (25mm), Forefoot (16mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Narrow to medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box Height: Low to medium
  • Arch Structure:Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Curved


The Excel33 2 is a moderate featured, moderate neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.


  • Rearfoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.


  • Guidance Line is a vertical flex groove in the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.
  • Impact Guidance System (IGS) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition.
  • Solyte is an ultra light, top-of-the-line midsole that delivers durable and responsive cushioning.
  • SpEVA is a full length midsole material for increased energy return.
  • Propulsion Trusstic System utilizes a thermal plastic unit that connects the lateral heel to the medial forefoot. This unit works to release stored energy and propel you forward during toe-off.
  • FluidAxis flex grooves are placed strategically to flex with the natural motions of the foot while running.


  • Open mesh on the upper provides breathable coverage.
  • Personal Heel Fit (PHF) uses a two layer memory foam lining in the heel collar to provide a individualized fit.
  • ComforDry Sockliner is made with anti-bacterial material to reduce odor and moisture and provide additional cushioning.
  • Heel Clutching System uses an exoskeletal structure that wraps the heel for a secure fit.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to Solyte 45 Foam, for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.


  • Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the heel is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.

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: The last 3 running shoes I had were Asics DS trainer and they were excellent, comfortable, light and durable. The gel excel are far from being durable, the rubber on the heal wears much faster and the side of the shoes were the Asics logo is got unglued from the side of the shoe in 2-3 places within 3 months of running 30-35 miles/week. I also run with a jogging stroller 1-2 a week and after touching twice the wheel of the stroller by mistake while running, light friction, I have a hole in the front of the shoe on each shoe. I give this shoe ** out of 5
From: flavius, NY, USA

Comments: I've been training for the Boston Marathon in ASICS Gel Blur 2's, but knew that wouldn't be my shoe for the big day. Blurs are too cushioned and heavy for a 26 mile race. So I had been researching what shoe I might bring, and wanted to get them about 4 weeks out so I could test them and break them in. My research pointed me to this shoe as the right mix of cushioning and weight. I finally found them in a store and was able to try them on. Normally, I'm about an 11 or 11-1/2. This shoe was definitely an 11-1/2 for me (so perhaps run a tiny bit small?). So far, I've run in them twice and love them. These will be my marathon shoes!
From: Colin, Buffalo, NY, USA

Comments: On a whim, tried this shoe as it falls under the recommended shoe type for me. Lighter, promotes midsole strike etc. Felt the difference within 1 mi on my usual 12 mi morning run. Not good. Caused knee / hamstring pain quickly, had to stop after 7 miles. Back to the trusty Pegasus, no more experimenting!
From: Dave, ON, CA

Comments: Winner! Asics kept everything that was great about this shoe and fixed the only downside - the mushy ride. Removing the forefoot gel and trimming a couple millimeters off the midsole height have given the second version the responsive ride lacking in the first. The ~1oz. weight loss is a welcome change too. If I could have only one shoe for all of my training this would be it. I'm a bit cheezed off Asics kept the same MSRP despite stripping some technology and material but price aside, it's a great update.
From: Sky, HVL, CA