Customer feedback

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

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