Mens ASICS GEL-Lyte33 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-Lyte33

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Men's ASICS® GEL-LYTE33 :: You'll be lighter and faster on your feet the second you slip on a pair of ASICS® GEL-Lyte33 and unleash your run on the road! These ultra-flexible trainers weigh a mere 7.3 ounces, yet offer the latest in low-profile, high-speed innovations for speed work, racing and tempo runs. You'll love the way you run thanks to Featherweight ASICS® Speed Technology - or F.A.S.T., get it? - built right in to the Gel-Lyte33's sole, drop, heel and ride. 7.3 ounces

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. 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:

  • Give your feet some fresh air with streamlined uppers crafted from open mesh that allow them to breathe easy
  • Enjoy a run free from chafing, bunching and irritation with uppers made with seamless construction
  • Stay light on your feet with F.A.S.T. Sole™ technology that incorporates durable, lightweight materials in the areas that need to take impact
  • You'll appreciate the greater flexibility from deep flex grooves at the midsole, allowing you to experience a wider range of motion
  • Enjoy a run with your natural gait thanks to vertically placed Guidance Line™ technology at the forefoot to enhance your natural stride and improve efficiency
  • You'll love a comfortable run that won't weigh you down thanks to Solyte® midsoles that cushion your feet for a smooth, comfy ride
  • You'll experience a more responsive feel, thanks to F.A.S.T. Ride™ technology
  • You'll love the low-profile, ground-hugging experience that comes to you, compliments of F.A.S.T. Drop™, a 6 mm heel to toe drop that encourages forefoot and midfoot strike
Product ASC1562 Review

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Mens ASICS GEL-Lyte33 Running Shoe
 
3.7

(based on 10 reviews)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Breathable (8)
  • Fast (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Cushions impact (6)

Cons

  • Poor cushioning (3)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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5.0

Love the cushion/ better than Kinvaras

By Buzz9

from Boston, MA

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Good Traction
  • Great with Jeans
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pavement

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Lyte33 Running Shoe:

    These are great, they are light like kinvaras but they actually give you quite a bit of cushion in the heel and forefoot. They are very comfortable very flexible, give you a nice feel of the ground beneath your shoes. I have only gone on 2 5+ mile runs but i dont feel like my knees took a pounding after a run, which was not the case for the sauconys. Not sure how durable they will be, as i will likely use them off of the pavement. the rubber traction is more substantial than the kinvara3 in the forefoot.

    I was hoping to have a higher mileage minimalist shoe. These seem like a more viable option than the kinvaras with the added cushion.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Cushiony and Light

    By JB Tri-guy

    from Durango, CO

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Lyte33 Running Shoe:

      I'm a long time Asics shoe user (mostly DS Trainers lately) and was looking for something light and with less drop. I tried a couple of models in the "33" line last year but didn't like the feel. This shoe is different-good forefoot cushion, nice rolling motion to the toe off, comfortable toebox, great fit for a low volume foot. It took a couple of long runs for the upper to soften and feel broken in but now it's my favorite shoe. It's made for pavement, not enough protection for the trails around Durango.

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

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Landing forefoot doesn't feel right

      By KevinW

      from West Haven, CT

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Cushioning
      • Uncomfortable
      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Lyte33 Running Shoe:

      I first thought in buying this shoe that it would be my new shoe for racing. Turns out after just a 1 mile test drive it was uncomfortable to run in. The sole is only on the inside of the bottom of the shoe and I land on the outer edge as normal stride would go. My heel started to pain toward the end of the run, no chance in continuing the run without probably causing more harm than good. Maybe others might see it differently.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      My new Go-Fast shoe

      By Mike

      from San Diego

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Lyte33 Running Shoe:

        The upper is a little rigid out of the box, so based on the initial feel, I wasn't convinced that I liked them. But once I ran in them a few times they felt great!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        Not a fan.

        By Lyonsa80

        from Kansas City, MO

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable Upper
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • No Heel Structure
        • Poor Arch Support
        • Poor Cushioning
        • Poor Stability
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Lyte33 Running Shoe:

          I'm a die-hard Asics model 33 wearer, and thought I'd give these a try. I have been disappointed ever since.

          PROS - SUPER lightweight. The materials used in this shoe are unbelievably lightweight. They do breathe well. Look good with jeans. Feel true to size. The upper doesn't have any uncomfortable points that poke into the foot anywhere, which is nice.

          CONS - Uncomfortable sole. No arch support that I can detect whatsoever and I'm not sure where the ASICS "Gel" is, but it's not anywhere in this shoe. Since they're so light, they feel (and kind of look) cheap. They seriously don't feel like they'll last more than 6 months MAX during casual wear. No exaggeration. The laces on one of the two shoes is about an 1-1/2" shorter than the other, which makes tying them a pain (had same problem with my last pair of 33's).
          My BIGGEST concern and complaint is that since this shoe is set up more or less as a free-run type of shoe, there is NO (and I mean NO) heel support. To expound: The rear blue section of the shoe is made up of a neoprene/spandex type of material that with enough pressure or impact could essentially let your foot slip out of the back or off the side of them. The lacing and upper, holds your foot to the front of the shoe...most of the time. However, I have noticed that while driving and even occasionally when walking, my foot will slide toward the back of the shoe and I can start to feel the edge of the sole. Needless to say, it's uncomfortable. I can't IMAGINE trying to run in them.

          I'm usually thrilled with my 33's, but I have to send these back. I'm not sure if "Junk" is too strong of a word to describe them, but they're junk. Some people may love em', but I can't stand the things. Spend a little extra and get something better. Just my 2-cents.

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

          Leave Well Enough Alone

          By Lenny

          from Moorestown, NJ

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Lyte33 Running Shoe:

          I have been running is some version of Gel Lytes since 1987. It always seemed that every new edition was an improvement. However they have not been able to improve on the Gel Lyte 33. The more recent versions cannot compare. When RRS runs out of these I will be very sad.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Lousy shoe

          By Hellsgate Clydesdale

          from Asotin, WA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Collects Gravel Easily
          • Poor Cushioning
          • Stiff upper
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Lyte33 Running Shoe:

          Just took them out of the box and headed out on a three miler. Was ready to take them off after a mile and run in bare feet. I'm 6'2", 200# and have been run in the Skechers Go-Run. I wanted something a bit more substantial to rotate with the Skechers, thought this would be it. Upper: Stiff, 1970s-style vinyl you can feel thru the fabric. Ride: stiff forefoot, forces you to heel strike to avoid the discomfort of a midfoot landing. Sole: Designed to capture gravel. Very disappointing, they're headed back to RRS tomorrow.

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

          name says it all... lyte = light

          By jimmynva

          from Suffolk, VA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pavement

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Lyte33 Running Shoe:

            Long time cushion fan, looking to transition to barefoot/minimalist. I opted for these as they're lower drop than my nimbus, but not quite zero drop, they're less cushioned than the nimbus but still provide enough protection from impact. They have a removable insole so if I wanted to run with my orthotics on longer runs that option is available to me. I love how light these shoes are, and incredibly breathable, which isn't always great, on a recent run (91 degs/98 heat index), the tops of me feet got uncomfortably hot from the radiating street I was running on, it was borderline unbearable.

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

            Great Shoe

            By A Distance Runner

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Fast
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Lyte33 Running Shoe:

              These shoes are amazing. Super super light, good support, really makes running on your toes easy. I haven't had them long yet, but they have been a great training shoe for the road, sidewalk, and dirt. I would highly recommend this shoe to any runner looking for a more minimalist type of shoe. And the colors are sick!

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

              I was very impressed

              By Goldenbaum

              from newtown, pennsylvania

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-Lyte33 Running Shoe:

                I wear them for training and racing and love em

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

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