Facts

  • Discontinued
  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $110
  • Weight
    Men: 8oz
    Women: 7oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 5mm
    Women: 5mm
  • Heel height
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 11mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 7mm
    Women: 7mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what training geeks think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A considerable number of users deemed the FuzeX TR as a well-performing cross-training shoe.
  • Many consumers stated that the shoe was very comfortable once broken in.
  • Some of the testers were pleased with the traction of the outsole.
  • The material used in the trainer was considered as durable by some training aficionados.
  • A few wearers mentioned that the shoe was breathable.
  • A majority of the purchasers found the multiple colorways of the product to be attractive.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A lot of consumers complained that the FuzeX TR ran small and narrow.
  • Some did not like that it took longer than a few days to break in before it became comfortable.
  • A few users complained that it was too stiff.

Bottom line

The Asics FuzeX TR was praised for its comfortable fit, breathable coverage and lightweight construction. However, some owners were disappointed that the shoe required a break-in period and the size and fit were smaller than expected. But overall, testers stated that once broken in, it was one of the most comfortable training shoes they have tried.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are training geeks, 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.

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83 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | RunSociety

    The fuzeX is popular with heavy and tall guys for comfort, quality and construction (I’m one of them!).

  • 75 / 100 | Pris Chew Dot Com

    As a whole, I think that the fuzeX TR shoe will suit athletes who do not want heavy ones to weigh them down during training sessions.

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Updates to Asics FuzeX TR

  • Asics is known for delivering great running shoes, but with the FuzeX TR, the company proves that running is not its only forte. The shoe was designed with a versatile workout in mind.
  • It employs a proprietary fuzeGelTM technology. It combines the Asics’ Gel® compound and a regular foam material to offer ample shock absorption in the heel and a bounce back in the forefoot.
  • Another notable feature is the Solyte® midsole material. It is claimed to be more lightweight than the EVA and the SpEVA®. Yet, it is also designed to be more durable and provide more cushioning than the two.
  • Finally, the shoe makes use of the Agilityweb. It is a brand’s own design of the outsole pattern which aims to accommodate multi-directional movement and traction.  

Asics FuzeX TR size and fit

The Asics FuzeX TR comes in both men’s and women’s sizes. It tends to run on the small side lengthwise, so it might be necessary to get a half or full size bigger. The shoe has a standard width profile of D - Medium for men and B - Medium for women. However, in-person fitting is advisable to ensure an agreeable fit.

Outsole

The outsole of the FuzeX TR features the Agilityweb, a multidirectional groove pattern that offers steadiness, as well as flexibility.

The shoe employs the AHAR Plus (Asics High Abrasion Rubber) which is strategically placed throughout the outsole. AHAR Plus is 50% more durable and three times more abrasion-resistant than the brand’s standard AHAR technology. The AHAR PLUS has a spongy quality to it that allows it to remain lightweight as well.

Midsole

The midsole of the FuzeX TR is made from the fuzeGelTM, a material that results in the fusion of gel and foam. This technology is lightweight, comfortable and adaptable. It effectively absorbs shock and then propels the foot forward, ready for the next move. The forefoot gel also helps in reducing the shock during propulsion.

Another technology used for the midsole is the Solyte®. It is a spongy material derived from resin which is commonly used in vehicle bumpers for absorbing shock. The Solyte® is stated to be lighter than other common midsole materials such as EVA and SpEVA and to have 20% more shock absorption.

The shoe also features Asics’ removable ComfordryTM sock liner that not only wicks moisture but also adds a layer of cushioning.

Upper

To ensure comfort, Asics created the FuzeX TR using seamless materials. With no stitches and seams, the discomfort brought about by friction is reduced.

It uses an open mesh upper. It is designed to ensure efficient air circulation to keep the foot cool throughout the workout.

A traditional lacing system is used in this training shoe. It accommodates the fit preferences of the wearer.

Thin overlays are printed onto the main mesh material. Connecting directly to the lacing system, these add-ons provide a secure fit while also giving more structure to the whole upper unit.