Asics Gel-Lyte 33 3 Review

For the past year I have basically worn the Saucony Kinvara exclusively.  I still love them, but after reading a great review about the Asics GEL-Lyte 33 3 I wanted to give them a try.


The Asics GEL-Lyte 33 3 are a very light weight natural style running shoe.  It is designed for underpronators and neutral runners, which I am.  The Asics GEL-Lyte 33 3 has a 6mm drop.  I often have ankle problems when I wear the wrong shoe, which is why I’m hesitant at times to try new ones.  I have had no ankle problems at all in the Asics GEL-Lyte 33 3.  I have about 90 miles on them so far and really enjoy running in them.

The Asics GEL-Lyte 33 3 still feel lightweight like the Saucony Kinvaras that I am use to.  One difference that I feel though is they are a little softer, cushier, marshmallowy than the Kinvaras.  I’m trying to decide whether I like this better or not than the Kinvaras.  Sometimes the slightly softer feeling ride is a treat.  To learn more you can click on the link below to the product details and reviews at Amazon.

The Asics GEL-Lyte 33 3 come at a price that won’t break the bank, which is also nice.  I stress again that these shoes are a minimal lightweight neutral shoe.  If that is your style then I definitely recommend these.

I won’t quit my Kinvaras, but I am definitely going to add these into my shoe rotation.

Have you tried the Asics GEL-Lyte 33 3’s?


  1. Leslee | 7th Apr 14

    I love the colors on these shoes, but they appear to not have much padding? What say you???

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