Arch support
M: 227g | W: 184g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 4mm
Heel height
M: 18mm | W: 13mm
Forefoot height
M: 10mm | W: 9mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Some testers like the lightweight construction of the Asics Gel FujiLyte.

  • Many reviewers mentioned that this shoe is comfortable to wear.

  • Many runners considered this as a fast shoe.

  • The shoe is very breathable according to some reviews.

  • Provides protection against stone bruising.

2 reasons not to buy

  • This is an expensive shoe.

  • Many mentioned that the sole wears out quickly.

Bottom line

The Asics Gel FujiLyte is a lightweight and fast trail running shoe that is equipped with the necessary technologies designed for effective trail running. It delivers a combination of comfort, speed and cushioning. This is ideal for speed training and long-distant runs.

World wide, Gel FujiLyte is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Asics, is the 2nd most popular.

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3.6 / 5 based on 35 ratings

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87 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 86
    Rob AndroLevel 4 expert
    by Rob Andro
    This thing snug. It is fitted. It is lightweight. It is not very protective. It digs fast.
  • 88
    Running CompetitorLevel 4 expert
    by Running Competitor
    Traction ranked high on this shoe, especially in sticky situations, and the perforated sockliner and water drainage system make this both a good off-road triathlon shoe and a speedy trail racer.
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  • Connor Running Warehouse
    A performance, versatile shoe designed for neutral runners.
  • Richard Shop Zappos
    It has a Solyte midsole.

Updates to Gel FujiLyte

The Asics Gel FujiLyte features an enhanced upper. It comes with lesser seams and overlays. It reduces the overall weight of the shoe while enhancing fit and comfort. It also comes with a unique drainage system that allows quick moisture drying.

The shoe also comes with a reliable outsole that delivers impressive traction on different surfaces. The lugs are designed to help runners tackle uphill and downhill runs effortlessly.

Gel FujiLyte size and fit

The Gel FujiLyte is available in standard running shoe length. It provides a snug midfoot, comfortable heel and standard size forefoot. It can accommodate medium sized foot. This shoe is also available standard width.


The outer sole of the shoe uses the trail specific outsole that has opposite facing lugs. It provides reliable traction during uphill climbs and downhill plunges. The lugs are aggressive enough to survive varied surfaces.
It also comes with rock protection plate that is strategically placed in the forefoot to protect the foot against stone bruising.


The shoe uses the Solyte midsole cushioning. This midsole material is lighter than the standard EVA cushioning. This ultra-light foam delivers a combination of responsive cushioning and durability.


A closed mesh upper comprises the upper of the Asics Gel FujiLyte. It is designed to prevent debris from entering the shoe while maintaining breathability. The lace pocket tucked the laces out of the way while running. The shoe also comes with a perforated sockliner that delivers added breathability and additional underfoot cushioning.


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