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 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

    - 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.

  • Use

    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: 9oz
    Women: 7.6oz
  • 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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 11mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Apr 2017
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Summary

We spent 10.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Many wearers claimed that the Asics FuzeX Lyte 2 was lightweight.
  • One buyer remarked that the shoe was so comfortable, it could “almost be worn to bed.” Meanwhile, others likened the shoe to “walking on a mattress.”
  • Several users stated the shoe fit them snugly.
  • The FuzeX Lyte 2 reduced shin issues, a runner expressed.
  • Various reviewers admired the design of the shoe. Others mentioned it looked simple yet elegant, while some thought it had a fresh and clean look.
  • The shoe also worked well at the gym, and on grassy paths, aside from road surfaces, a customer wrote.
  • The heel cushioning was incredible, noticed a buyer.
  • A lot of consumers agreed the shoe was inexpensive.
  • The FuzeX Lyte 2 did a great job of correcting underpronation, according to numerous wearers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The tongue rubbed against and irritated the skin of the foot, said a wearer. Another said they were bothered by having to adjust the position of the tongue repetitively.
  • Some users found the shoe sizing to be small.
  • The collar hit the ankle bone at times, which was uncomfortable, a reviewer noted.

Bottom line

The FuzeX Lyte 2 is a road running shoe design for neutral runners. The shoe received both negative and positive feedback. The overwhelming number of positive comments has proven that the Asics FuzeX Lyte 2 was satisfactory to a lot of runners. The shoe’s features, performance, and fit have all gathered praises, while very few issues were found on some of the upper elements. With that said, most customers have enjoyed using the shoe and therefore were happy with their purchase.

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Expert Reviews

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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 the 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.

Asics FuzeX Lyte 2 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.

Outsole

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. 

Midsole

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.

Upper

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. 

The 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.