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- The Asics MetroLyte II is a pair of lightweight walking trainers. In terms of construction, it strays a bit far from the original MetroLyte. Some of the major changes include the build of the upper. Though it still sports a seamless design, the MetroLyte II ditched the cleatie style for a tongue that allowed the mouth to open wider for easy on-off action.
- The sole unit of the MetroLyte II is visibly thicker than the previous iteration. The rubber pods on the outsole of the older model have also been left out. However, the two trainers use the same insole, the ComforDry sockliner which has moisture-wicking properties and provides excellent underfoot cushioning.
The Asics MetroLyte II uses a single platform for both its outsole and midsole. The underside has been engineered to withstand walking on rough surfaces. It features grooves that not only promote flexibility but also help the outsole grip most surfaces. This type of construction keeps the weight of the shoe down.
Inside the footwear is the ComforDry sockliner. This memory foam insole has a high rebound property that enhances the shock attenuation of the sole unit to deliver maximum comfort. It is lined with a moisture-wicking fabric that helps keep the foot fresh.
Keeping the foot securely in place is the breathable mesh fabric. Not only does it help keep the foot chamber ventilated, but its seamless construction ensures that no stitches or seams could irritate the skin while wearing the Asics MetroLyte II. At the back, a neoprene-like fabric serves as an external heel cup that steadies the heel.
A traditional lace-up closure is found at the midfoot. It helps the wearers to tighten or loosen the fit according to their whim. Another women’s trainer to consider, if a sporty style is desired, is the Ryka Devotion Plus 2. This walking shoe also features a mesh top with a funky gradient color scheme.