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Flexible, featherweight, and fast, the Asics Gel Lyte33 excels during fast training and racing, offering moderate cushioning and a semi-firm ride.


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Running Network Best New Shoe AwardFast, light, and flexible, the Asics Gel Lyte33 is a shoe that's itching to be unleashed on the road. The design is simple: a cushioned, super flexible midsole sits beneath a streamlined and breathable upper. The Lyte has a smooth and snappy turnover; a great shoe for racing, speedwork, and tempo runs.

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Weight: 6.7 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (22mm), Forefoot (16mm)

Available Widths:  B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

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


The Gel Lyte33 is a moderate feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for speed work, racing and daily training.


  • 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.
  • F.A.S.T. Ride uses a firmer version of Solyte foam for a more responsive ride.
  • F.A.S.T. Trusstic System is a thin and lightweight system that is designed for fast and efficient running.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • California Slip Lasting involves stitching the upper along the perimeter of a synthetic material which is then attached to the midsole.


  • 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: Always been an Asics girl and have been waiting for a lightweight shoe. Was so excited when these came out and was NOT disappointed. I absolutely love this shoe. I tried Kinvara, and Brooks Pureflow, neither were for me. I used these shoes in my very first marathon and didn't have one single pain or blister. Highly highly recommenend. They are light without feeling like you have no shoes on, awesome toe box and my feet are different sizes, accomodates both perfectly. Love love love!!
From: Ally, Boston, MA 

Comments: I run 100-120 miles a week and i absolutely love these shoes.  I love Asics and it is about time the accommodated to a more minimalist runner.  I have my minimalist trainers but i won't wear them on long runs.  There is enough shoe with the lyte 33 to get me through a 30 mile long run.  The only thing i wish was different is a 4mm offset over 6 but i am not complaining.
From: Anonymous