Asics 33-M 2015 preview

ASICS continues its 33 series (33 refers to the 33 joints in the human foot) with three revamped models, including the 33-M with the M standing for Maximal. With a thicker sole ASICS answers the growing call of customers looking for good cushioning shoes with a light athletic fit and natural ride but also a large energy return. The 33-M features a foam called Fluidfoam which according to ASICS is extremely soft yet resistant to breakdown.
Could this be an alternative to HOKA?