I bought these on a whim (like I need more running shoes...lol) and have put approximately 40 miles on them. At first I thought they were just way too soft, but kept running in them with hopes they would firm up. Sadly they have not. The fit is perfect, snug in the heel and midfoot with plenty of room in the forefoot. The uppers are really smooth and the 6 mm heel to toe drop didn't seem to bother me (all my other shoes are in the zero to 4 mm drop range). The weight is slightly more than what I usually train in (Virratas, Kinvaras, and GoRun 2's), but didn't seem overly heavy. I even thought they looked kind of cool with the subdued black, red, and lime. But in the end, I just couldn't stand the energy robbing running in sand feeling. I think running in sand feels slightly more responsive than running in these :).
Dear Asics, I wanted to like like you and I thought I would give you one last try, but I laced up my GoRun 2's after three consecutive days of running in the Gel Lyte 33 2's and an immediate warming feeling and sense of being home rushed over me and all I could think of was: "Phew, welcome back GoRuns and Virratas".
Anyone else have a similar experience with the Gel Lyte 33 2's or any other running shoe for that matter?