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Asics Gel Neo33 Product Review

Short Take

The Neo33 is a well-cushioned, supportive shoe with surprisingly good energy return and great road feedback.

Big Features

  • Forefoot and Rearfoot Gel Cushioning: Asics' trusted cushioning system provides responsive shock absorption.
  • Solyte Foam: This midsole technology keeps the shoe lightweight and provides additional cushioning.
  • SPEVA Foam: Another midsole technology for responsive, durable cushioning.
  • Duomax Support System: This system corrects overpronation, making the Neo33 the right choice for a runner who needs some pronation support and wants to try out the 33 line.

Road Test

This supportive daily trainer has a soft, yet springy underfoot feel with excellent heel cushioning. The midsole transmits a good feel for the ground, giving this shoe an "energetic and lively feel" on your feet. We find it to have a very smooth heel-to-toe transition and flexible forefoot, making it good for both daily training and faster paced tempo runs. The relatively low arch works well to accommodate runners with flatter feet.

Runners Say


“Even though the 33 collection represents a new approach and direction for Asics, the Neo33 still benefits from the familiar Asics ride. It's comfortable and cushioned, and I really liked the responsiveness.”


“I regularly run in DS Trainers, and even though on paper the DS Trainer and Neo33 look similar, on the road the Neo offers a good deal more cushioning. I'm impressed by how responsive the shoe is ”


I like the more streamlined fit of the upper – it really hugs my foot. Asics built a lot of cushioning into the midsole.