Asics Fuji Lite 2: Go light anywhere! 

Weighing in at 9.3 oz (for US men's size 9), the Fuji Lite 2 from Asics is among the lightest trail shoes on the market (the average is 10 oz). It's a toned-down version of the Trabuco Max that's designed to compete against the Hoka Torrent 2 and Inov-8 Terraultra G 270

As opposed to other trail runners, it has less cushion and no rock plate, making it weigh less. But when it comes to comfort, bounce, and stability, it doesn't cut corners. This makes the shoe capable of handling both road and trails — may it be easy, tempo, or long efforts and race day. 

Who should buy the Fuji Lite 2

Definitely pick the Asics Fuji Lite 2 if you're looking for a lightweight and lively trail shoe that can pace you through: 

  • short to middle-distance trail races
  • long training runs 
  • tempo sessions 

It can perform on both road and trail, but it shines in the latter, giving ultimate grip on the following: 

  • single track trails 
  • gravel
  • loose dirt
  • muddy surfaces
  • rock scrambling surfaces 
  • steep inclines
  • hard-packed trails

The ride is the real deal

This is what you call fun! It's light and despite having minimal cushion (in the standard of today's trail shoes), the Fuji Lite is able to maintain a very plush (but not mushy) and bouncy ride. 

Apart from delivering a very peppy performance, the shoe is also very fast and stable without muting our proprioception (ground feel). This is thanks to the low stack, absence of rock plate. 

A sustainable initiative

To minimize their waste, Asics took steps in creating both the upper and midsole with recycled materials. 

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 264g / Women 222g
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 26mm
Heel height: 30mm
Collection: Asics Flyte Foam

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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.