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A nimble and lightweight trainer designed to move effortlessly with your foot, the Asics Gel Lyte33 2 offers moderate cushioning and a semi-firm ride.


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Run nimble and quick with the Asics Gel Lyte33 2. This neutral performance shoe offers lightweight and responsive cushioning, while flex groves aligned to the joints of the foot ensure an effortless and natural ride. An airy upper comfortably locks down on the foot for a confident fit. Whether training or racing, lace up the Gel Lyte33 2 for a seriously energetic run.

Model Number:

Weight: 8.4 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (24mm), Forefoot (18mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

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


The Gel Lyte33 2 is a moderate feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for speed work, racing and daily training. It is built with a curved shape.


  • 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.
  • SpEVA midsole material offers increased energy return.
  • Guidance Line is a vertical flex groove in the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.


  • 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. 

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: 60-80mpw runner (1:13/2:44)> I have put around 250-300 miles on these over the course of the last few months, using them primarily for longer uptempo runs. These shoes have it all. Considerable cushioning and durability make them an obvious choice for easy runs and long runs (when your feet need a break)-- the bonus is you don't have to pay for these benefits with unnecessary weight. Moreover, the 6mm heel/toe drop makes these more level than the majority of shoes in the cushioned category so they don't feel strange when you crank up the pace. I have an unusual strike pattern--midfoot underpronator--and these provide considerable flexibility and forefoot protection. Given my unusual footstrike, my shoes tend to wear out along the outsides pretty quickly; these, however, do not show any signs of giving in anytime soon (and nearly all of these miles have been logged on the roads). Worth mentioning: I have worn these sockless without any irritation. This model required no "break-in" period, which cannot be said for the first model. The outsole provides little in the way of protection from rocks, so be careful on the trails. After a 14M tempo this morning, I am seriously considering these for my fall marathon.
From: Patty, Atlanta, GA

Comments: I now have 160 miles on these and they are pretty much like new (showing slight wear on the sole). I love these shoes; light, breathable, great cushioning. They have been great for every run, from quick 3 milers to long distance.
From: Graham, Tyler, TX, USA

Comments: I bought a pair of Asics Gel LYTE 33 2 and since then had several good 6 mile runs with them. However, the inside mesh is already separating from the tongue and falling down the inside of the shoe after just 2 weeks. I don't know if it is the shoe design or a defect, but I usually get about 3 or 4 months out of a running shoe-certainly not 2 weeks! I once had a similar problem a couple years ago with a pair of Saucony Kinvara 3's with a similar interior thin mesh design, but those at least lasted 2 months!
From: Tom, Bethesda, MD

Comments: I was a big Kinvara fan but eventually found it to be too firm for my hip's liking. I run in the Saucony Ride 5 and really like that shoe. Tried the Saucony Virrata and hated it, too squishy and the sole felt really lumpy and unstable. Decided to give the Gel-lyte 2 a whirl. I find it to be on the soft side, which i like. Unlike the awkward Virrata, the Gel-lyte 2 has a smooth bottom that feels more "stable" at the same time giving a very flexible, nice transition. Very easy to control your stride. So if you like the Kinvara but want more forefoot cushion, i highly recommend this shoe. I'm 5'11", 175, neutral midfoot striker, avg 30 mile a week.
From: Graham, Tyler, TX, USA