Summary

We spent 9.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • A tester noted that the Asics LyteRacer TS 6 offered an agreeable fit.
  • The snug heel prevented any accidental shoe removals and in-shoe wobbling, a consumer reported.
  • The upper was breathable enough for all-day wear, some runners stated.
  • A runner welcomed the mesh material because it was secure and it encouraged foot flexibility.
  • The grip capability of the outsole was lauded because it didn’t cause any tripping or slipping.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some purchasers complained that the fabric of the upper ripped apart after only a few days or a few miles.

Bottom line

The Asics LyteRacer TS 6 was, all-in-all, well-received by runners. They liked this neutral running shoe’s agreeable coverage, its capable rubber outsole, and its form-fitting mesh. All of these components apparently made it a reliable companion for the roads. Conversely, several consumers disliked the fabrics because they easily tore apart after only a few uses.

Facts

Update: Asics LyteRacer TS 7
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 6.3oz | Women: 6.3oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Competition
Heel height: Men: 17mm | Women: 17mm
Forefoot height: Men: 9mm | Women: 9mm
Brand: Asics
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $100
Colorways: Black
Size
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  • The Asics LyteRacer TS 6 is a road shoe that’s designed for those who have neutral pronation. It makes use of a streamlined athletic design to appeal to racing enthusiasts and casual runners. A breathable mesh offers security and ventilation, while stitched and printed overlays reinforce the structure of the facade and the dimensions of the foot.
  • The midsole unit features a set of technologies that aim to keep the foot comfortable and energized throughout the run. A soft, full-length foam is responsible for cushioning while a firmer compound in the heel is in charge of holding the rear of the foot steady. A rubber component that’s highly resistant to abrasion covers the foam and shields it from wear and tear.

The Asics LyteRacer TS 6 has a standard running shoe length. It follows the regular measurements regarding size. The available widths for the women and men’s versions are B – Medium and D – Medium, respectively. The semi-curved shape of this product welcomes the natural curvature of the human foot.

The outsole unit of the Asics LyteRacer TS 6 makes use of AHAR or Asics High Abrasion Rubber. It’s made out of carbon rubber, which is very resistant to wear and tear. It covers the foam midsole and protects it from the potentially damaging nature of the asphalt. The AHAR is also used in the Asics Gel DS Trainer 24, a stability shoe for the road.

Flex grooves are added to the forefoot area. These shallow trenches encourage the flexibility of the foot, thus enabling and energizing the toe-off phase of the gait cycle.

Shapes, patterns and non-prominent gripping lugs heighten surface grip, especially when it comes to rapid movement changes like turns and swerves.

The SpEVA is a midsole compound that runs the entire length of the Asics LyteRacer TS 6. It carries the foot and cushions it throughout the running session. It also attenuates shock and energizes the tendons and muscles for the toe-off. The SpEVA also makes its way into this shoe's successor, the LyteRacer TS 7.

A firm material called Heel Stabilizer is placed in the rear part of the platform. Its purpose is to hold the heel in place and keep it steady.

A thermal plastic unit in the midfoot called Trusstic System reinforces the midsole foam. By doing so, the platform won’t sag or break down quickly. Another purpose of this element is acting as a foundation for the midfoot, fundamentally keeping it upright and engaged throughout the run.

A Perforated Sockliner affords added cushioning. Its ventilation pores accommodate air-circulation, thereby maintaining a cool and dry underfoot experience.

The Speed Mesh is a material that covers the foot and keeps it ventilated. It’s specially designed to let the runner feel speedy because it doesn’t have a substantial weight.

A mix of printed and stitched synthetic overlays graces the façade of the Asics LyteRacer TS 6. These add-ons reinforce the structure of the shoe while also giving a secure yet customizable wrap.

The padded tongue and collar cushion the upper areas of the foot. They also prevent any wobbling during the run.

The traditional lacing system helps in securing the foot and maintaining a fit that’s adherent to the preference of the wearer.

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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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