*update 2019: New Balance 1080 is also a very good shoe. It´s light, well cushioned, quite a low drop, and it has a wide forefoot. I have pretty normal feet but I like a wide toebox and the NB1080 has that. Also it seems this model lives on from one year to the next.
*update June 2018: I find the DS Trainer 23 is a good replacement*
* Original post *
So Asics, you´ve discontinued this great shoe, the Super-Gel J33. Not good. I had to spend a lot of time in different shops. Loplabbet, where I got them, were no help at all. My request was simple: get me a replacement for these shoes. I switched to forefoot about 7 years ago and I have completed two half-marathons since then.
In the end, I was recommended Nike Lunartempo 2 at Oslo Sportslager. They share some characteristics, like a flat broad front, low drop, and moderate cushioning, key features I was looking for. I don´t like the squishy feel of the Nike foam in general, but here the sole is so thin it´s not an issue. In general I prefer the feel of ASICS, and will never forget my first pair, the Gel Lyte III, the one they made 25 years ago…
In June 2018 it was back to ASICS: DS Trainer 23.