Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
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.
WeightMen: 8ozWomen: 7oz
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 dropMen: 5mmWomen: 5mm
Heel heightMen: 12mmWomen: 11mm
Forefoot heightMen: 7mmWomen: 7mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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83 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
The fuzeX is popular with heavy and tall guys for comfort, quality and construction (I’m one of them!).
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.
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 fuzeGel 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.
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) to protect the platform. The 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. It is a common outsole material for Asics training shoes.
The midsole of the FuzeX TR is made from the fuzeGel, 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 Comfordry sock liner that not only wicks moisture but also adds a layer of cushioning.
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.