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After years of running, I FINALLY got a chance to review an Asics shoe. When I found out I was going to NY to run the 2015 New York Marathon with Team Asics, they asked which shoe I would like to try (We mutually agreed that I would run the marathon in the shoe of my choice, no matter the brand). After perusing all of their options, I opted to give the 33-FA a shot. It seemed to be the best balance of simple, cushioned, responsive, low drop, flexible and comfy. I have trouble with over-engineered shoes with too much tech and marketing. The 33-FA didn’t seem to go that direction (unlike other Asics shoes) and having been on the market for awhile, curiously flying under my radar, it was a good option.
Well, months later, I am happy to say that the shoe worked out just dandy in both the marathon and in training. It is cushioned while still remaining responsive and snappy when it needs to be. It’s comfortably wide and flexible in the upper. Really the only major issues came with the shoe’s weight, the insole being a bit too dominant, and the ankle collar allowing for a bit too much give when navigating tighter turns.
Overall, I’ve had a very positive experience in the shoe and would definitely consider this Asics’ version of the Saucony Kinvara. Have YOU had a chance to run in the 33-FA? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!
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