210 users: 4 / 5
Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 8.8oz / Women 7.4oz
Heel to toe drop: Men 10mm / Women 10mm
Arch support: Neutral

Verdict from 8.6 hours of research from the internet

10 reasons to buy

  • Many runners enjoyed the appealing design of the Asics NitroFuze.
  • Several testers noted that this running shoe was agreeably lightweight.
  • A reviewer commented that it was also good for casual use.
  • ‘Comfortable’ was a word that many used in order to describe their time wearing this product.
  • Purchasers were able to use this for running and working out, and they wrote that it remained efficient.
  • The versatility of this running shoe extended towards sports, and a tester noted that it handled such activities with ease.
  • The fit was adequate, according to those who have tried it.
  • The general durability of this shoe’s components received some praise; runners wrote that it held up pretty well.
  • According to some reviewers, the cushioning system was lightweight, but responsive.
  • The rubber material in the outsole was lauded because it provided reliable surface traction.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A tester complained that their feet got sweaty while wearing this shoe.

Bottom line

The Asics NitroFuze performed really well, according to those who have worn it. They wrote that it was comfortable and efficient on the roads. Some of them were even able to use it for activities other than running. Generally, it became a trusted shoe for those with neutral foot pronation, though there was a tester who felt that it lacked ventilation.

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  • The Asics NitroFuze features the fuzeGel technology that delivers reliable cushioning all throughout the run. It absorbs the rearfoot shock during landing and shifts the energy to the forefoot for a smoother transition.
  • The outsole unit of the shoe uses a solid rubber material. It is strategically placed in the sole unit for durability and reliable traction while running on the road.
  • Asics High Abrasion Rubber is also used in this shoe to deliver maximum durability, especially in high-wear areas.

The NitroFuze is true to its size. When it comes to fit, the shoe offers a snug fit in the heel to the forefoot area. The toe box has enough room for the toes to move comfortably. The sizes available are 6 to 12 for women’s and 7 to 14 for men’s. Asics is offering the shoe in medium D and B widths for men’s and women’s versions respectively.

The NitroFuze comes with a solid rubber outsole. It is designed to deliver enough amount of traction while running on the road. It matches well to the Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) that gives durability on high wear areas. The AHAR also makes its way in another Asics running shoe, the Gel Cumulus 20.

The shoe uses the brand’s new midsole cushioning technology which is the fuzeGel midsole. It is made from Gel property and foam, creating a lightweight and adaptive comfort. The gel cushioning is strategically placed to absorb shock and release energy for a responsive ride.

The Asics NitroFuze has an open mesh upper coverage. It is designed to give maximum comfort and breathability. The shoe has a California slip lasting that is designed for stability and comfort.

Size and fit

True to size based on 126 user votes
Small (4%)
True to size (96%)
Large (0%)
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Same sizing as Asics NitroFuze 2.

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How NitroFuze compares

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This shoe: $90
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This shoe: 8.8oz
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Jens Jakob Andersen
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.