Asics Rush 33 Review
The concept of minimalism running varies from runner to runner and person to person. What we all can usually agree on is that having less shoe and structure allows your foot and body do a little more of the heavy lifting, or running… Recently, Asics has come out with the Rush 33 which is a stripped down shoe that gives you the basics, and that’s about it.
There is no structure to the midsole of this shoe; it’s pretty much a soft EVA midsole with an abrasion resistant rubber to keep the tread from wearing down. Compared to other running shoes, there is less rubber on the sole of the shoe compared to a standard running shoe. The upper is comprised of a combination between a thicker mesh and a suede like material. The mesh is pretty thick, so it is not your typical airy mesh upper and retains a bit more heat than a standard mesh running shoe.
As for performance, this shoe worked nicely for neutral runners that did not need posting for stability. The ride of the shoe is soft and since these shoes weight 9.63 oz., they could or could not be considered minimalist depending who you talk to. If you haven’t taken the plunge into minimalism yet, these aren’t a bad pair of shoes to try out as they only cost $70 which is super good deal for a running shoe.
In the end, I found the Asics Rush 33 to be a good running shoe, but with a price of $70, they become a lot more attractive for a number of runners. For more information on the Asics Rush 33, please visit http://www.asicsamerica.com/sports/running/