Designed for speed, the new Gel-Lyte33 is a racing shoe for runners with an efficient running style.Itâ€™s engineered with innovative fluid axis technology which allows your foot to move naturally.The Gel-Lyte33 is the lightest and most flexible shoe in the 33 collection. It weighs less than 200 grams and has a 6mm heel-drop. The shoe comes with an asymmetrical dual-density forefoot with a soft top layer of SpEVA and a bottom layer made of harder EVA to give you a more efficient take-off.Across the new 33 range, a wider toebox gives your toes increased freedom of movement for a more natural take-off.With GEL technology in the rearfoot, you get that extra cushioning and reduced ground impact.
- Shoe Category
- Natural Barefoot Running
- Ideal Use
- Barefoot Running
- Approx. 198 grams
ASICS is an acronym of the Latin phrase ‘Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, meaning ‘A Sound Mind In A Sound body’. And staying true to this philosophy, every ASICS product is made to enable professional and everyday athletes alike to push the boundaries of their physical capabilities.
Innovative from the very start, ASICS’ first pair of shoes, produced in 1949, featured a unique recessed sole design, which mimicked the action of an octopus’ suction cup. They were targeted at Japan’s up-and-coming basketball scene and, despite some notable successes of ASICS athletes in the 1950s and 60s, it wasn’t until the 1970s that the company established itself in the athletics world as a go-to manufacturer of running shoes.
Not content to rest on its laurels, ASICS opened the Research Institute of Sports Science in Kobe, Japan, and has since helped to advance technology in sports shoes and apparel industry wide through studying and analysing the movements of the human body and testing all kinds of weird and wonderful materials.
Today, ASICS is one of the world’s best known makers of performance shoes and apparel and the true runner’s choice, whether at professional sporting events, the Olympics or on a casual run in the park.