Facts

Terrain

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.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

Price
$110
Weight
Men: 10.4oz
Women: 8.4oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 8mm
Women: 8mm

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.

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

7 reasons to buy

  • The mesh material used for the Asics FuzeX is water resistant, so the runner is able to stay confident when running in any condition.
  • The many color schemes available for this model are appreciated by many runners.
  • A seamless construction prevents skin irritation, thus allowing the wearer to use this shoe without putting on socks.
  • An antimicrobial coating is added to the sock liner, making the interior environment clean and healthy.
  • A new foam unit that’s crafted from the fusion of the Gel® cushioning technology and foam makes the platform bouncier and more capable of absorbing shock.
  • This running shoe has a fairly average price, in light of its new components and high quality construction.
  • The full ground-contact outsole with abrasion-resistant rubber protects the rest of the sole unit from wear and tear.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few runners felt that the upper unit was a bit stiff for their feet.
  • Some testers wished that a wider version was available to accommodate those with wider feet.

Bottom line

Taking on the market is the Asics FuzeX, a neutral running shoe that uses a new mid-sole technology that’s going to make each step more enabled and empowered. The responsive platform makes running easier and more comfortable. It’s a solid choice for exercises, daily runs and even competitions.


Rankings


Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 336 ratings

5 star
58%
4 star
17%
3 star
12%
2 star
5%
1 star
6%

My Rating

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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79 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 82 / 100 by Fueled by LOLz • Hollie • Level 4 expert

     So far I’ve run over 100 miles in the shoes, and I like how responsive the shoes are. 

  • 78 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Austin Bonds • Level 3 expert

    I agree with one of the reviewers that a redesigned upper in future models of the fuzeX will likely make for a better fit. 

  • 78 / 100 by Running Magazine • Tim Huebsch • Level 3 expert

    The cushioning is on the stiff side and needs to a bit of breaking in.

  • 84 / 100 by Run Society • Priscelia Chin • Level 2 expert

    But by this time, he was already running too fast to hear me pose the question.

  • 78 / 100 by Sportskeeda • Kredy • Level 2 expert

    FuzeX could be an ideal match for you if you are looking for a shoe that offers a snug-fit along with great cushioning.

  • 80 / 100 by AsiaOne Digital • Trevor Tan • Level 1 expert

    The Asics fuzeX might provide you with plenty of energy rebound, but its lack of ventilation might be a problem for some.

  • 78 / 100 by Healthista • Lisa Buckingham • Level 1 expert

    I took them out for a 10k run and loved the responsive feel this gave (and it also means they’re low-profile enough to wear day-to-day).

  • 75 / 100 by Runner's World South Africa • Runner's World South Africa • Level 1 expert

    Runners can enjoy wearing fuzeX not just when running or training but also in day-to-day wear.

  • 62 / 100 by Gear Institute • GazelleGirl • Level 1 expert

    Asics missed the mark on this particular shoe. It was very, VERY uncomfortable.

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Updates to Asics FuzeX

  • The Asics FuzeX is a new running shoe that aims to deliver responsiveness, freedom and speed to the wearer. A new technology is at work in the platform, and it delivers shock absorption, full-length cushioning and efficient toe-offs. Essentially, the runner is able to receive consistent service from this shoe throughout every phase of the gait cycle.
  • Responsible for the versatile support and cushioning is the FuzeGEL, a new technology used in this running shoe. It makes the mid-sole unit more lightweight, yet resilient to breakage. This high quality full-length foam is able to manage shock when landing the foot on the ground and then gives bounciness to the forefoot lifts.
  • The upper unit of the Asics FuzeX uses a lightweight mesh material that’s soft and smooth on the skin. It is resistant to water, so runners are given the opportunity to run more confidently in moderately wet weather/surface conditions. A seamless construction allows the runner to wear this shoe without socks because it’s not irritating to the skin.
  • An abrasion-resistant rubber material is at work in this running shoe, providing consistent protection from wear and tear. It’s used forgivingly here, so the runner won’t feel as if the material isn’t utilized fairly. Protection and traction are its purposes.

Asics FuzeX size and fit

The Asics FuzeX has a standard running shoe length. The sizes that are available for this model adhere to the regular measurements for men and women. The heel, mid-foot and forefoot sections follow a medium-width measurement, so it is able to accommodate the runner with a medium sized foot. Its semi-curved shape allows the foot to acclimate well to it.


Outsole

The AHAR® or the Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber is the material used in this running shoe. Durable protection from wear and tear is its main purpose. Naturally, it’s sturdy and it doesn’t peel off easily, making it very efficient in extending the lifespan of this shoe’s sole unit. Traction over the roads is also a part of its service.


Midsole

The FuzeGEL™ is a new type of mid-sole cushioning foam that Asics has devised to grace the fuzeX running shoe. Made from a combination of the Gel® Cushioning Tech and foam compounds, this unit surely delivers responsible cushioning, shock absorption and springiness to every step.

The 8mm drop of this shoe allows runners to experience a bit more heel height. A slightly plusher rear platform responsibly makes each heel strike smoother and more comfortable. Such a design also ushers the foot easily through the gait cycle.


Upper

A water resistant mesh material is used for the Asics FuzeX. It is able to stave off moisture and mild water infiltration, essentially improving the confidence of the runner when it comes to tackling wet conditions.

A seamless construction makes the upper unit more agreeable to the runner’s foot. It is not irritating to the skin, so it’s easy to wear the shoe without socks.

Additional underfoot support is received via the ComforDry™ Sock Liner. It has an anti-bacterial property, which is helpful when it comes to maintaining a healthy and clean interior environment for the foot.