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
$85
Weight
Men: 9.9oz
Women: 8.2oz
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 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

4 reasons to buy

  • Many testers applauded the lightweight construction of the Asics FuzeX Lyte.
  • It is available in many color options.
  • The FuzeX Lyte is an affordable price.
  • The seamless upper that reduces irritation gained positive feedback from runners.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The sole is not as durable as expected.
  • Some noticed that the shoe is a bit narrow and tight.
  • Some runners do not like the design of the FuzeX Lyte.

Bottom line

The Asics FuzeX Lyte provides the necessary technologies to survive road running. It provides a combination of comfort, speed and cushioning. This shoe is great for neutral runners. It is a great partner for daily training and short mileage runs.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 359 ratings

5 star
71%
4 star
18%
3 star
6%
2 star
3%
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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68 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 by Running Warehouse • Jonathan • Level 4 expert

    The result is getting the cushioning and durability benefits of the GEL, regardless of where you land on the shoe. 

  • 50 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Thomas Caughlan • Level 4 expert

    Aspects of this shoe that definitely need to be changed include the fit of the upper, cushioning to weight ratio, and the rigid heel cup.

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Updates to Asics FuzeX Lyte

  • The Asics FuzeX Lyte features the Asics’ newest cushioning technology, the Fuzegel midsole. It delivers a soft cushioning in the heel and a firmer cushioning in the forefoot. It absorbs shock during landing for a more responsive ride.
  • The seamless construction of the shoe is another feature to look into. The shoe reduces the risk of irritation and blistering. It also gives a comfortable fit even when you run without wearing socks.

Asics FuzeX Lyte size and fit

Runners with narrow to medium measurements will likely be comfortable in this shoe. Available widths are D for the men’s and B for the women’s. The FuzeX Lyte is a half size smaller than standard shoe length.


Outsole

The shoe uses the Asics High Abrasion-Resistant Rubber. It provides enough amount of traction when running on the road. It also gives durability to high wear areas, resisting the damaging properties of the road.


Midsole

The midsole utilizes the new Asics Fuezegel cushioning technology. It is engineered to deliver a lightweight cushioning with comfortable fit. It is designed to deliver effective rearfoot shock absorption and solid forefoot rebound.


Upper

The upper of the Asics FuzeX Lyte features the seamless construction. It delivers an irritation-free environment for the foot, ideal for a sockless running. The mesh material in the upper also delivers a lightweight and breathable coverage.