Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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
Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
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.
WeightMen: 9ozWomen: 7.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 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.
Heel heightMen: 20mmWomen: 19mm
Forefoot heightMen: 12mmWomen: 11mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
Release dateApr 2017
Experts are runners, 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.
Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.
- 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.
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.