Updates to Asics FuzeX Lyte 2

  • Asics makes the FuzeX Lyte even “lyte-r” in the FuzeX Lyte 2. In comparison with the previous release, this shoe’s construction is more minimal, and the cushioning is more responsive, therefore promising a smoother ride for the runner. The FuzeX Lyte 2 intends to fit runners with normal to high arches and is ideal for use during up-tempo workouts.
  • The upper of this road shoe upgrades to a roomier and more flexible structure compared to its predecessor. It aims to give a stable and secure fit without irritating the foot.
  • Meanwhile, the sole unit retains the construction of the first FuzeX Lyte; it delivers a versatile performance through the adaptive FuzeGEL™ midsole and the Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR®) outsole.

Size and fit

The length of the Asics FuzeX Lyte 2 follows the typical running shoe structure. The forefoot and heel have a moderate construction, while the midfoot has a narrow one. The toe box is elongated to provide a little more room for toe splay. Both men’s and women’s versions come in medium width.


The Asics High Abrasion Rubber – or AHAR® for short – is the brand’s outsole material that has an abrasion-resistance two times higher than conventional rubber. The AHAR® yields adequate cushioning, while also equipping the shoe with durability and traction. 

As installed onto the shoe, the AHAR® rubber fills the majority of the forefoot and midfoot areas and the rim of the heel area. This layout ensures full-ground contact during toe-off, which in turn encourages an energized stride. It also offers enhanced flexibility for a more satisfying running experience. 


The FuzeX series of Asics has its proprietary midsole compound: the FuzeGEL™. This unit is the combination of Asics’ state-of-the-art GEL® cushioning and traditional ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam. As a result, the FuzeGEL™ carries the properties of both materials – firm and adaptable comfort in the forefoot, cushioned and shock-absorbent in the heel.


Asics employs engineered mesh as the upper of the FuzeX Lyte 2. It enables a breathable shoe and a seamless wear, so the foot gets sufficient airflow and protection against skin irritation. The soft, streamlined sensation given by the upper also promotes a comfortable fit even when worn without a sock.

Aside from the main upper part, the tongue and collar also use mesh, as it targets an all-around comfort and a modernized fit.

The Asics FuzexX Lyte 2 has a traditional lace-up closure. It offers reliable midfoot lockdown, holding the foot securely throughout the run. 

This reasonably-priced running shoe also has a removable Ortholite insole that aims to provide added comfort. It also has a moisture-wicking capacity to keep the foot dry at all times. It also reduces odor for an odorless, healthier environment. 


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