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194 users: 4.3 / 5
Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 7oz / Women 5.7oz
Heel to toe drop: Men 10mm / Women 10mm
Arch support: Neutral

Verdict from 5.7 hours of research from the internet

5 reasons to buy

  • People liked the lightweight build of the Asics FuzeTora.
  • The design of this running shoe was thought to be similar to casual sneakers; most consumers liked wearing it casually.
  • The underfoot cushioning system was appreciated for offering a feeling of stepping on clouds.
  • Some testers claimed that the slip-on design made for a comfortable on-and-off experience.
  • The sizing scheme adhered to expectations, based on consumer feedback.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A few testers claimed that the inner walls of the Asics FuzeTora tended to rub irritatingly against the skin of the foot.

Bottom line

The Asics FuzeTora came to the market with a well-mannered salvo, with people welcoming its street-ready design and seamless construction. Neutral pronators also loved the soft cushioning system and the lightweight nature of the materials. A trickling of complaints was directed at the uncomfortable inner lining of the upper, but they’re not too deal-breaking.

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  • The Asics FuzeTora is a running shoe that’s designed for those who have neutral pronation or underpronation. It has a foam platform, the sides of which rise to provide stability to the heel. Such a configuration prevents the extreme outward rolling of the foot as it goes through the gait cycle.
  • A breathable mesh with a crisscross weave serves as the external layer of the upper unit. Bolstering it is a set of printed overlays. A one-piece internal sleeve offers an encompassing hug that’s smooth and like a sock. There is no traditional tongue unit in this running shoe.
  • A rubber exterior allows the sole unit to stay protected from wear and tear. It has a set of traction nodes and triangular grooves to improve surface grip and flexibility.

This neutral shoe for running was designed to be true to size. It accommodates the natural choices of consumers when it comes to length. The width option of the women’s iteration is B – Medium while the D – Medium variant is the one available for men. The slightly curved shape of the platform mimics the natural curve of the human foot.

The outsole unit of the Asics FuzeTora makes use of a rubber layer that covers the entirety of the midsole’s bottom part. Its purpose is to protect against abrasion while also doling out traction over the surfaces.

There are rounded traction nodes and triangular indentations on the surface of the rubber outsole. The purpose of these patterns is to heighten grip and encourage flexibility.

Ethylene vinyl acetate or EVA is the material that the FuzeTora’s midsole uses. This full-length compound offers responsive cushioning and impact attenuation as the runner goes through the gait cycle.

The foam unit’s medial and lateral sides are raised, acting as a wall or an inbuilt clip. This configuration helps in holding the heel and keeping it in place. Underpronators are the ones who are mostly going to benefit from this feature.

An Ortholite® sock liner adds a bit more cushioning for the underfoot. It has antimicrobial and anti-moisture properties to stave off odor and sweat.

A breathable mesh makes up the external section of the Asics FuzeTora’s upper. This layer has a crisscross configuration to enable airflow, deflect small debris, and heighten durability.

The MONO-SOCK® technology is comprised of a one-piece interior sleeve and a façade that doesn’t have a traditional tongue unit. It aims to permit the feeling of wearing a sock, instead of a shoe.

A Ghillie lacing system semi-rounded shoelaces and discreet fabric eyelets that jut out from the midfoot part of the upper. These elements work together to provide a secure yet customizable fit.

Overlays made of thin synthetic materials bolster the instep, the sides, the heel, and the front. These inconspicuous films also help the lacing system in delivering foot-security.

The padded collar cushions the foot and prevents accidental shoe-removals.

A pull tab is stitched on the front section of the collar’s opening. This loop makes it less of a chore to wear the Asics FuzeTora.

Size and fit

True to size based on 31 user votes
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Large (6%)
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How FuzeTora compares

This shoe: 86
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This shoe: $90
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$40 $350
This shoe: 7oz
All shoes average: 9.5oz
3.5oz 16.2oz
Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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