175 users: 4 / 5
Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 8.6oz / Women 6.9oz
Heel to toe drop: Men 8mm / Women 8mm
Arch support: Neutral

Verdict from 10 hours of research from the internet

5 reasons to buy

  • The price for the Asics FuzeX Rush Adapt was deemed to be affordable.
  • Some people who had jobs standing around most of the time felt that this shoe offered comfort and security.
  • The aesthetics of the upper received praise. There were comments on the appealing design and color schemes.
  • The lightweight construction of this running shoe was appreciated by many of those who have tried it.
  • Numerous testers agree that the shoe provides adequate support to the foot.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The fit was a bit narrow, according to a few testers.
  • A purchaser lamented the lack of arch support from the midsole unit.
  • According to some people, the cushioning system already sagged after only a few uses.

Bottom line

The Asics FuzeX Rush Adapt didn’t receive much praise from consumers. They weren’t delighted with this neutral road shoe’s ostensibly unresponsive and unsupportive midsole configuration. The sizing scheme and width profiles also became a source of concern because these aspects were deemed inconsistent and unreliable. On the other hand, the affordable price was lauded, as well as its eye-catching silhouette.

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  • The Asics FuzeX Rush Adapt is a running shoe that’s meant for those who have neutral pronation. Its underfoot platform has also been designed to support those who have supination. A full-length foam carries the foot throughout the running session, bringing cushioning and shock attenuation to the performance.
  • A proprietary rubber compound covers the vital sections of the platform’s base. It also provides surface grip, a trait that is essential for every running shoe. Flex grooves encourage the natural bending capacity of the foot.
  • A flexible mesh is used on the upper unit of this product. It hugs the foot and accommodates its motion and the natural swelling that comes with high-impact activities such as running. The padded tongue and collar hold the foot in place.

The Asics FuzeX Rush Adapt was designed to be true to size. Its length profiles aim to follow the regular preferences of consumers. When it comes to width, the available options are B – Medium for the women’s iteration and D – Medium for men.

An Ortholite® last utilizes a moisture-managing underfoot foundation that adds a bit more cushioning.

AHAR® or Asics High Abrasion Rubber is made of a resilient compound that is capable of shielding the critical areas of the platform from wear and tear. It is layered explicitly on the contact points of the heel and forefoot.

Flex grooves encourage the foot to flex naturally as it cycles through each step. The toe-off phase of the gait is the one that benefits the most from this construction because it is the point during the run that maximizes the bending capacity of the metatarsals, muscles, and tendons.

The underfoot cushioning system of the Asics FuzeX Rush Adapt primarily consists of the fuzeGEL™ foam, which features the amalgamation of foam and the GEL® shock-attenuating system. Its job is to attenuate the impact forces during the foot-strike and to deliver a springy toe-off.

A sock liner offers additional support for the foot-pad. It can be removed or replaced with a custom insert of the wearer’s choosing.

The Adapt Mesh™ is a grid-like configuration that acclimates to the shape and motion of the foot. It’s also designed to be lightweight and breathable.

The interior chamber features a seamless construction to prevent hot spots and potential blistering. It even allows the runner to wear the Asics FuzeX Rush Adapt without donning socks first.

Discrete eyelets permit an unrestricted fit. They also allow the fabrics of the upper to adjust to the fit-preferences of the runner without stretching too much.

Size and fit

True to size based on 24 user votes
Small (29%)
True to size (63%)
Large (8%)
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How FuzeX Rush Adapt compares

This shoe: 80
All shoes average: 86
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This shoe: $100
All shoes average: $119
$40 $350
This shoe: 8.6oz
All shoes average: 9.5oz
3.5oz 16.2oz
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.