Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Price
$140
Weight
M: 264g | W: 221g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Heel height
M: 20mm | W: 19mm
Forefoot height
M: 12mm | W: 11mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The upper unit uses high quality fabrics in order to provide a secure and comfortable coverage.

  • Irritation-free wearing is part of what the upper unit provides, so runners were happy with it.

  • Runners were appreciative of the anti-microbial and anti-moisture sock liner.

  • Asics offers many color schemes when it comes to their shoes and the Asics DynaFlyte is no exception.

  • Landing impact is handled by the comfortable and durable platform.

  • A very lightweight mid-sole foam offers continuous cushioning and support that’s very easy on the foot.

  • Durable carbon rubber in the outsole unit protects the shoe from abrasion.

1 reasons not to buy

  • This shoe is a bit expensive.

Bottom line

The Asics DynaFlyte is gaining momentum when it comes to the comfort and efficacy of the wearer. This neutral shoe gives responsive cushioning that’s going to feel like nothing when taken to the races or daily running sessions. A striking look certainly adds to the appeal of this running shoe.



World wide, DynaFlyte is in the top 5% most popular running shoes. The brand, Asics, is the 2nd most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 1010 shoes


Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 80 ratings

5 star
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4 star
9%
3 star
8%
2 star
2%
1 star
3%

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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86 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 82
    Run 247Level 3 expert
    by Run 247
    DynaFlyte beats this challenge and breaks the 300g barrier, becoming ASICS’ lightest running shoe. 
  • 88
    Dirty Old SneakersLevel 2 expert
    by Dirty Old Sneakers
    Needless to say, I’m a fan and will be logging what I hope will be between 300 – 350 miles in these kicks.
  • 93
    Jim GerweckLevel 1 expert
    by Running Competitor
    This has the effect of making the DynaFlyte both cushioned and stable, a seemingly contradictory achievement that has been the Holy Grail of shoe designers for years.
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  • Connor Running Warehouse
    It has a seamless upper for an irritant-free ride.
  • Richard Shop Zappos
    Tons of padding in the midsole.

Updates to DynaFlyte

The DynaFlyte from Asics is a shoe that’s touted to have a platform that’s very lightweight and super consistent when it comes to delivering cushioning to the entire foot. Like its name, it uses ‘flight’ as a philosophy to its purpose and functionality. The sole unit propels the runner forward and lets them land comfortably on a platform that’s soft and springy.

The upper unit utilizes strong, but flexible fabrics in order to keep the runner’s foot safe and secure. As it wraps around the foot, the upper allows air to ventilate the interior, thus preventing sweat or moisture. A seamless interior construction allows the wearer to use this shoe without socks. Antimicrobial support is given by the sock liner.

Organic fibers that have been combined to make a foam were used as the basis for the mid-sole unit. It’s lightweight and comfortable, but it’s also very durable and resilient. Bounce-back mechanics allow the wearer to land on the ground free from discomfort, and then be propelled to the next phase of the step with ease.

The outsole unit utilizes a high quality rubber compound that’s highly resistant to abrasion. Widely used in Asics shoes, this layer of protection is effective when it comes to shielding the rest of the sole unit from wear and tear. Traction is part of its service, as well.

DynaFlyte size and fit

The DynaFlyte is true to its size. It uses the standard measurements in order for men and women to get the right fit for them. The available width is medium, so it accommodates the runner who has a medium sized foot. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural curve of the human foot.

Outsole

The AHAR® or the Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber is the layer that’s used for the Asics DynaFlyte. It’s thick enough to deliver sure protection that lasts a long time. It doesn’t peel off easily, though. As it shields the mid-sole from the abrasive nature of the roads, it also delivers traction for optimum surface control.

Midsole

The FlyteFoam™ is one of the most lightweight foam units Asics has ever made. It is advertised to be 55% lighter than the standard EVA foams used commonly in running shoes. Reinforced with malleable fibers, this foam is able to bend when the foot is weighing down on it and then spring back into place during toe-off. That’s how it makes the ride more responsive.

The Impact Guidance System or IGS® is part of the design philosophy of the Asics DynaFlyte. It enhances the foot’s capability to go through the gait cycle with ease and comfort. It makes sure that the foot strikes in a balanced and comfortable manner.

A vertical flex groove in the forefoot called the Guidance Line leads the foot towards a more efficient gait. It prevents wobbliness when stepping and toeing off.

Upper

Durable, but soft fabrics are used for the upper unit. They are intricately woven to stay free from tearing or any potential damage. The whole upper actually wraps around the foot in a comfortable manner, but it doesn’t discount a snug fit that’s also secure.

The seamless upper construction keeps the foot safe from irritation or any spots that might lead to blistering or chafing. The runner is able to wear this shoe without socks.

The ComforDry Sock Liner adds more cushioning to the immediate underfoot. And it’s treated with an anti-bacterial coating, making the interior environment of the Asics DynaFlyte clean and healthy for the foot.


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