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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.

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Weight: 7.4 oz (size 8)

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

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

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

INTRODUCTION

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.

CUSHIONING

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

MIDSOLE

  • 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. 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.

UPPER

  • 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.

OUTSOLE

  • 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. 

Comments: Comfy and natural feeling! I appreciate that Asics has built their shoes with plenty of toe box depth, where other companies' shoes have made my toes feel strapped down. I also think Asics has the cushioning in the right places for a shoe of this flatness and weight, it doesn't get in the way while running. I also really appreciate the low profile style and colors that this shoe comes in; I was hard pressed to find a running shoe with the specs and comfort of the gel lyte that didn't look so obvious. The only thing that I feel would make this shoe better is a snugger heel and a slightly more snug midfoot, for my narrow heel and medium width forefoot. In comparison to other shoes, it has a wide fit that forced me to lace up using the extra holes while running. Otherwise, I am soo happy that Asics has made this shoe!
From: Erica, IN

Comments: I have found this shoe to be an excellent, light-weight daily trainer with good potential for racing. Nothing about the shoe feels cumbersome, but it offers good support and feels forgiving if you are logging many of your miles on roads. The stack height is substantial enough to protect your feet but low enough to encourage a midfoot or forefoot strike. I like the fact that it has a 7-8 mm heel-toe drop as well; my calves are on the tight side so this shoe is a perfect compromise because it is still fairly low-profile but safer for my tight-ish calves and achilles than some of the 4 mm drop shoes being made by other companies. Great job Asics!
From: Rebecca, Boston, MA

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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