Who should buy the Asics Gel Fit Yui

Aimed at providing the needs of studio athletes who tackle fast-paced and a variety of workouts, Asics gave birth to the Gel Fit Yui. It is a solid choice if:

  • You are into one or more of the following fitness programs: HIIT, circuit training, plyometrics, Zumba, and Jazzercise sessions.
  • Your day-to-day activities require you to be on your feet over prolonged hours.
  • You need a shoe that could help you carry out twists and turns with less trouble. 
  • Your daily activities require you to change footwear every so often and you need a pair that is easy to put on and remove. 

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Surface contact-optimized outsole

The Asics Gel Fit Yui features a flat outsole with minimal texture for optimum performance on the gym and studio floors. Moreover, it allows for better contact with the surface, and it doesn’t hinder the agility of the wearer.

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The outsole is a continuation of the midsole material which is durable and flexible. The AHAR (Asics High Abrasion Rubber) pods reinforce the high-wear areas, such as the heel and toe sections. The compound protects these areas from abrasion while enhancing traction.

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Flex grooves are also found on the underside. They aim to make the sole unit more adherent to the natural bending of the foot, giving the wearer more freedom of movement.

Asics Gel Fit Yui Flex Grooves

The Asics Gel Fit Yui's cushioning

The Gel Fit Yui employs a full-length EVA foam. This material works as a buffer to attenuate shock and provide cushioning for the foot. On top of it is a breathable textile footbed which offers soft and contoured support for the foot.

At the heel section is the Rearfoot GEL cushioning system. It enhances the cushioning in this part by minimizing the impact and accommodates a smoother heel-to-toe transition.

Asics Gel Fit Yui Midsole

Breathable upper

The Asics Gel Fit Yui makes use of a combination of mesh, textile, and synthetics to offer a lightweight, breathable and supportive coverage. The mesh is used in the forefoot for flexibility and ventilation.

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Supportive overlays

A smooth textile wraps the ankle while a synthetic overlay around the heel heightens the support.

Asics Gel Fit Yui Overlays

The Asics Gel Fit Yui's lacing system

The trainer uses a lace-up closure to secure the foot inside. Elasticated straps on the lateral and medial sides are integrated into the lacing system for a snug, customizable fit. Those who dislike the abundance of additional straps throughout the upper might as well consider the Gel Fit Yui 2, which sports a simplified look and a more traditional lacing system.

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Anti-wobble components

The padded tongue and collar deliver additional cushioning throughout the training session. These components secure the uppermost sections of the foot and prevent them from wobbling or feeling any discomfort.

Asics Gel Fit Yui Anti-Wobble Components

Facts / Specs

Weight: Women 5.9oz
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Features: Lightweight
Collection: Asics Gel
BRAND Brand: Asics
Colorways: Black

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.