Verdict from +100 user reviews

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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Good to know

  • 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. 

Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.