Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    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.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use

    Daily running

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

    Competition

    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.

  • Price
    $80
  • Weight
    Men: 7.7oz
    Women: 6.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 23mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 13mm
    Women: 12mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Asics Gel Kenun Lyte MX

  • Coming from the Asics Gel Kenun Lyte, the Asics Gel Kenun Lyte MX is a running shoe that’s designed for the roads. Neutral pronators are the ones who are going to benefit from this product because it has a balanced midsole construction. The cushioning system can also cater to those who have high arches (underpronators).
  • The upper unit of this road-companion features a cloth-like mesh that keeps the foot in place. Slip-On design allows for a quick on-and-off while a wraparound midfoot panel averts in-shoe wobbling. The heel has a printed counter that has the Asics ‘A’ logo on it.

Asics Gel Kenun Lyte MX size and fit

The Asics Gel Kenun Lyte MX was made to be true to size, though trying the shoe first may prove helpful when it comes to getting the most accommodating in-shoe experience. When it comes to width, the available options are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women. The semi-curved shape of this shoe’s platform mimics the natural curve of the human foot.

Outsole

Ground contact foam makes up most of the Asics Gel Kenun Lyte MX’s outsole unit. This material has a textured surface that provides traction over the ground.

The front of the external pad has a rubber layer, its purpose being a shield against the abrasive nature of the surfaces. It also aims to heighten grip and movement control on the activity area.

An exposed Gel® cushioning unit is placed in the heel. The job of this silicon-based piece is to attenuate impact shock and prevent discomfort during the landing phase.

Midsole

Same as with the Asics Gel Cumulus 20, the shoe's midsole unit is made up of full-length Solyte®, which is touted to be lighter than most options on the market. It’s tasked with keeping the foot cushioned throughout the running session.

An Ortholite® sockliner offers a bit more cushioning for the underfoot. It is lightweight, flexible and breathable. Furthermore, it can prevent the buildup of odor and bacteria through its antimicrobial and anti-moisture capacities.

Upper

A cloth-like mesh is used for the external portion of the Asics Gel Kenun Lyte MX’s upper unit. It hugs the foot securely while accommodating air into the inner chamber.

A buckle-like strap is fused to the midfoot area. Its job is to avert any quivering during the gait cycle, thereby saving the foot from an uneven performance. It has breathing slits at the bottom to preserve breathability.

An external heel counter holds the back of the foot in place. It has the Asics ‘A’ logo emblazoned on it for brand recognition and visual flair.

Slip-On construction makes this shoe easy to wear and remove. A soft internal sleeve facilitates a smooth on-and-off experience.

The traditional lacing system is a custom fit-adjustment method that welcomes the fit preferences of the wearer.


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