Verdict from 3 experts and +100 user reviews

4 reasons to buy

  • Many testers applauded the lightweight construction of the Asics FuzeX Lyte.
  • It is available in many color options.
  • The FuzeX Lyte is an affordable price.
  • The seamless upper that reduces irritation gained positive feedback from runners.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The sole is not as durable as expected.
  • Some noticed that the shoe is a bit narrow and tight.
  • Some runners do not like the design of the FuzeX Lyte.

Bottom line

The Asics FuzeX Lyte provides the necessary technologies to survive road running. It provides a combination of comfort, speed and cushioning. This shoe is great for neutral runners. It is a great partner for daily training and short mileage runs.

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Good to know

  • The Asics FuzeX Lyte features the Asics’ newest cushioning technology, the Fuzegel midsole. It delivers a soft cushioning in the heel and a firmer cushioning in the forefoot. It absorbs shock during landing for a more responsive ride.
  • The seamless construction of the shoe is another feature to look into. The shoe reduces the risk of irritation and blistering. It also gives a comfortable fit even when you run without wearing socks.

Runners with narrow to medium measurements will likely be comfortable in this shoe. Available widths are D for the men’s and B for the women’s. The FuzeX Lyte is a half size smaller than standard shoe length.


The shoe uses the Asics High Abrasion-Resistant Rubber, which is also present in the FuzeX Lyte 2 and other running shoes from Asics. It provides enough amount of traction when running on the road. It also gives durability to high wear areas, resisting the damaging properties of the road.


The midsole utilizes the new Asics Fuezegel cushioning technology. It is engineered to deliver a lightweight cushioning with comfortable fit. It is designed to deliver effective rearfoot shock absorption and solid forefoot rebound.


The upper of the Asics FuzeX Lyte features the seamless construction. It delivers an irritation-free environment for the foot, ideal for a sockless running. The mesh material in the upper also delivers a lightweight and breathable coverage.

How FuzeX Lyte compares

This shoe: 82
All shoes average: 82
57 93
This shoe: £80
All shoes average: £110
£40 £280
This shoe: 281g
All shoes average: 270g
100g 437g
Author
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.

jens@runrepeat.com