Asics Men's 33-M
The 33M is Asic’s foray into a maximalist shoe with a higher stack height and lower pitch. It promotes a more “natural stride” and provides maximum cushioning for runners and walkers.
Fit wise, the 33M is wider than other Asics with a roomy toe-box to allow the toes to naturally spread and provide more stability to the foot. It comes inbox with a sockliner which can be easily removed to accommodate an orthotic or an over-the-counter insert. While designed as a running shoe, they can also be taken as a lightweight but supportive active walking shoe.
Runners looking for a plush ride for longer distances will really like this shoe. I found that I naturally adopted a more midfoot strike due to the lower heel to toe drop of 4mm. On it’s own, the shoe would fit neutral to mild underpronators but the insole comes out easily to accommodate my custom orthotic. It’s not the fastest feeling shoe so I would not recommend doing speed work in this shoe.
Overall, the Asics 33M is a great introduction to maximalist shoes for runners who are looking to try natural running.
Shirtina, Kintec Fitting Expert
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE ITEM AND IS FINAL SALE.
Asics Mens 33-M
If minimalist shoes and maximalist shoes had a baby - it would be the 33-M. It provides some of the features of a natural running experience such as a 4mm pitch drop (compared to the usual 12mm of a tradtional shoe) but still gives you maximal cushioning for superior shock absorption.
Weight: 8.9 oz
Stack Height: Heel: 23 mm Forefoot 19 mm
Fit: Standard fit
Removable insole: Yes
Orthotic/insole friendly: Yes
- Seamless Construction and the roomy Natural33™ last provide a slipper-like upper fit
- Extremely cushioned 4mm drop platform
- ComforDry™ sockliner keeps feet and legs fresh after logging long miles.
- Anti-odor freshness provides a cool, dry space for your feet to breathe in