Womens ASICS GEL-Excel33 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-Excel33

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Women's ASICS® GEL-EXCEL33™ :: Get maximum performance with minimal weight from this new addition to the ASICS® 33 Collection. Focusing on natural foot function you'll love the responsive rebound you feel through every step in the women's ASICS® GEL-Excel33™. Go faster longer in this light, flexible shoe. Enjoy blister-free fun with minimal interior seams. You'll love the cushioning comfort that makes this an ideal shoe for every day. 7.9 ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL [?]
If you have high arches and need minimal support, Neutral shoes are right for you. Your feet will guide themselves more naturally through each step for your perfect running gait. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Impact Guidance System: ASICS® design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Heel Clutching System: Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment
  • Guidance Line: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • Propulsion Trusstic: Mimics connective tissue in the foot by creating tension as foot enters propulsion stage
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Womens ASICS GEL-Excel33 Running Shoe
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Cushions impact (7)
  • Arch support (6)
  • Breathable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (7)

Best Uses

  • Road running (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      54% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      54% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • High arch (8), Average arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (6), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow! I must be running on air!

By Linds

from Nyack, NY

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pavement

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Excel33 Running Shoe:

    I wanted a pair of runners I could wear to the gym for cardio-treadmill, stairmill...and hit the road with...these are fantastic...In the past I haven't been a big Asics fan...I have narrow feet and found my foot sliding around too much...well...I think these were made for a womens' feet...the fit is snug-I'm sure they'll stretch alittle. They have more lateral support and are super cushioned yet light especially in comparison to my trail runners...They get an A plus from me for comfort cushioning & color-I hate white sneaks...lol.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LOVE this shoe!!!!

    By Lee's Summit Running Mom

    from Kansas City, MO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Excel33 Running Shoe:

      This is the best pair of running shoes I have bought to date! I have always been an Asics fan and have gone by the shoe guide through this website. I had a horrible experience with my previous pair of Asics (ASICS Women's GEL-Pulse 3) with awful blisters on my arches (inside by my heal - I have a high arch). I wanted to try one more pair and I am SO glad I did. I LOVE these and will definitely be getting another pair when I reach the millage on these.
      They are super light weight but have great support and feel. I run on my treadmil during the week and outdoors on the weekends.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great fit and support

      By Von

      from Casper WY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Arch Support

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Excel33 Running Shoe:

        I use the shoe for walking and running. I have a very high arch so am always looking for good arch support. This shoe provides great support. I wear a women's size 11. It Iis difficult for me to find a good fit in that size that isn't sloppy around my toes. This shoe fits great and is not sloppy on the toes.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        like the long term cush and flex; 1/2 up

        By P the catgirl

        from san francisco

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Flexible Memory

        Cons

        • Smaller toe box

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Excel33 Running Shoe:

        I am a gray-haired runner who appreciates the cushioning in a NEUTRAL shoe that will also flex. I wait until I have lived in the shoes before rating them. I like that these held up and seemed to bounce back to full cushioning with a day or 2 off for them (rotated with Mizuna's) They have lasted "like new" for over 300 miles. They do not lock my fore foot into any position and work well for me -- but I admit I am not as strong in my push off as a younger runner might be. Just wish the new ones weren't such ugly colors.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good Cross Trainer

        By Kristie in CA

        from San Ramon, CA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Excel33 Running Shoe:

        I was an avid 260TR lover until Asics discontinued the shoe. The 260TR was a great run/walk shoe as well as a cross trainer. I don't believe Asics has another shoe like it on the market. I developed severe extensor/flexor tendonitis from cross training in my Asics Cumulus shoes so I decided to try the Excel 33's to wear when I workout with my trainer and TRX classes. I just purchased the Asics Nimbus 14 for run/walking (the next generation cumulus had horrible reviews). It has been 2 weeks and I like the Excel 33's. I don't think I would even try to run in them, but like them for my intense training sessions and TRX. I wear an 8 1/2 in my running shoes and bought these in an 8.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Nice, but narrow

        By redcat

        from Southern New Jersey

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Excel33 Running Shoe:

        I'm a long time runner; these days I mostly do trail races and ultras but because of where I live, I wind up putting in a lot of road miles during training. I have very high arches, and decided to give these shoes a go based on RRS's recommendation (Shoe Dog) and the reviews here.

        I don't DISLIKE the shoe. However it definitely runs narrow; I had to really open the laces to get it to fit and there's not enough left to tie a single knot, much less my usual double. I wind up using a square knot. The tongue barely covers the top of my foot under the laces. They feel good on the road, though, which is why I kept them. If they fit properly, it would have been a four or five star review.

        I would recommend these with reservations.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        small!

        By Amy0707

        from Medina, Ohio

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight
          • Poor Arch Support
          • Poor Cushioning
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Excel33 Running Shoe:

          I ordered these in the blue/black. I am an 8.5 in a regular shoe. I usually get a 9 in running shoes to have room. The 9 in this shoe was super tight, super short, and the laces were not long enough to tie!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels full size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Not Natural at all

          By KK

          from Akron, OH

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight

            Best Uses

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Excel33 Running Shoe:

              First, I am a long time runner logging about 30 miles a week. I think ASICS missed the mark on this shoe. I am a mid to forefoot striker. This shoe did not work for me. There is a hard piece of plastic under the arch of the foot. The shoe feels alright on the flat, but when you are heading up hill or any time you need to be on your toes, the shoe does not flex, causing the back heel to just slip up and down. This is also a narrow toebox for ASICS, not what I expected. I also think there is stability in this shoe. A few runs in and I feel my IT band tweaking. For me, that usually means I am running in a non-neutral shoe.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels too narrow
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Best Running Shoe Yet!

              By Sam

              from San Diego, Ca

              About Me Gym Rat

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Fast
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Great with Jeans
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Excel33 Running Shoe:

                I have tried so many running shoes and this one has hit the spot, I have purchased 3 pairs just in case I can't get them in the future.
                I have plantar fasciitis and these really help my arches not have pain.
                They are very light weight but have plenty of support, the more I wore them in the better they feel!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • High Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Feels too small

                By Jana

                from Alabama

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact

                Cons

                • Narrow / Tight

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Training

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Excel33 Running Shoe:

                I was excited to receive this show, but unfortunately I'll have to bring it back. I always order my running shoes half size up, but this shoe seems like a full size too small for me and very narrow. I did take it for a spin and liked the cushioned impact, but it felt uncomfortable due to being too small. I hope that once I am able to exchange for a size up I will be able to give the shoe 5 stars.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels full size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels too narrow
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Feels nice!

                By Wildflower

                from PA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Narrow / Tight
                • Poor Arch Support

                Best Uses

                • Pavement

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Excel33 Running Shoe:

                Went from the Ghost 3's to these! So far so good. Had to go up 10 a size 10. Width seemed to narrow compared to the ghost. I measure a womens 9 and always wear a 9.5 in runners ...these I wen to a 10. Time will tell!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels full size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels too narrow
                • Arch Type:
                • High Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Another great shoe from Asics.

                By RRS shopper

                from Mississippi

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Excel33 Running Shoe:

                      Very lightweight, well cushioned, and true to size. I LOVE these shoes! I'm coming back from a stress reaction of the tibia, and feel these shoes are cushioned enough to protect me.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Too tight in the Toe bed

                      By Runner

                      from Glen Rock, NJ

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Stability control

                      Cons

                      • Narrow / Tight

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-Excel33 Running Shoe:

                      I run up to 20 miles/week and always used Asics. Their stability is the best for my feet. The last few Gel Kayanos 17 and 18 are just too tight in the toe bed. My toes get numb. : (

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels too narrow
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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