Verdict from 82 user reviews

4 reasons to buy

  • Almost all of the people described the Asics MetroLyte II as one of the most comfortable walking shoes they have ever owned.
  • The lightweight nature of the trainer pleased many users.
  • The arch support on this model was satisfactory, according to multiple owners, who also claimed that it relieved foot, back, and leg pains.
  • Several buyers stated that this footwear was worth what they paid for it because it was quite durable.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few wearers recommended replacing the insole to get more underfoot cushioning.
  • Some owners preferred the previous version because it had a more minimal sole unit, the interior had less padding, and the tongue was attached.

Bottom line

The Asics MetroLyte II exceeded the expectations of people when it came to comfort. The fit and width were deemed perfect while the lightweight feel delighted walking enthusiasts. It was also considered a durable and affordable trainer.

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Good to know

  • 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.

How MetroLyte II compares

This shoe: 77
All shoes average: 79
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This shoe: $70
All shoes average: $88
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