I’m a huge fan of good looking shoes. The Asics Fuzex Lyte stood out to me with the aesthetically pleasing design.
In addition to the hundreds of good reviews and 86% fit rate.
My favorite is the red and white colorway.
But some like the white and black, which makes complete sense.
Black and white is a common sneaker colorway these days, but I like to go against societies status quo.
But enough about that.
We’re here to discover the true quality of the Asics Fuzex Lyte.
What do they have to offer?
Are they good running shoes?
Are they worth the price?
Not sure, not sure, not sure.
So lets get right into this review and see what we can dig up.
At a Glance
Product Name: Asics Fuzex Lyte
Designed for: Running
True to size: Yes
Expected lifespan: 1 – 2 years
Price: $50 – $100
My rating: 4.5/5
The Asics Fuzex Lyte is truly a shoe that has it all, like Asics claim. They may not be the lightest, the best performing, the most versatile, but they sure as hell know how to take you on your daily running adventures and help you enjoy every second of it. They’ve got immense comfort, ample arch support and durability that’s hard to beat at this price.
This shoe is actually much more appealing than others from Asics.
It’s a running shoe at heart but may have other uses, which I’ll get into later.
For now lets talk about the features.
It features a sleek and seamless upper that promotes lightweight comfort.
It does this by eliminating irritation and friction caused by traditional shoes that’s stitched together.
The full ground contact outsole ensures smooth transitions with every heel to toe stride.
Also the outsole has been reinforced with stronger materials to increase durability in weak spots, resulting in a longer lifespan overall.
The innovative fuzeGEL midsole provides responsive cushioning to increase speed, energy return and shock absorption.
There doesn’t seem to much features. It seems Asics is going for the minimalist and lightweight design.
And according to the official website, they say they are “redefines the meaning of having it all”.
First and foremost lets see what the people have to say about using them for running.
- I’ve had them about 2 months and already run over 100 miles on them, including a marathon. No blisters, no rubbing, no shin splints
- This the best shoe I have bought in a long time! Great support and excellent cushion. I run about 10 miles a week and these are a blessing to my feet and knees
- I recommend walking at least a mile before running in these to make sure they aren’t too tight, I learned the hard way. Otherwise, great running shoe. I run 3 to 5 miles a day, 5 days a week. No problems with these
- Just got these. Suuuuper comfy. I’d never purchased a pair of running shoes. I bought some adidas last week and returned them and got these. So glad I did!
- For the price I would buy these again all day long. Way more comfortable than I was expecting honestly. I wear them for treadmill running and about medium speed basketball and they have held up marvelously!
Now lets look at the features
The features for running include immense shock absorption, durable outsole (An ACTUAL durable outsole. Not one that every manufacturer claims), a seamless upper, lightweight cushioning, and more.
All of this added together does create a well-rounded running shoe at an affordable price.
And Asics was on to something when they said they’re “redefining what having it all means”.
I know a bad running shoe when I see one.
And I don’t see that with the Asics Fuzex Lyte.
In fact they are better than other running shoes with a more expensive price tag.
They are built for road running, pavement, treadmill, and perform flawlessly in these fields.
If you’re looking for a running shoe that doesn’t have bells and whistles but gets the job done, these are for you.
It’s true. They have alternative uses like most other running sneakers.
They’re used for walking thanks to the seamless construction.
It provides a flexible upper so people can walk in them and get a full range of motion without being restricted.
Others use them for them weightlifting.
Usually I’ll give this a big no-no but there are too many positive comments about the gym capabilities to ignore.
In all honesty they’re pretty versatile for something that’s supposed to be running sneakers!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are they good for wide feet?
Yes! The material is flexible enough that if you have wide feet it will just stretch.
It’s not stretchy where it’s too tight, but snug enough that it’s comfortable.
However, notably the women’s version is not wide enough, so one women went with the men’s size and it fit properly.
So if you are a women with wide feet, go with the mens version.
Are they true to size?
Yes. They have an 86% fit rate on Amazon, which is incredibly high for an online shoe.
Do they have arch support?
Yes. According to the many online reviews, they have support for all arch types thanks to the fuzeGEL midsole.
Some say they fit their high arch comfortably, other said they have flat feet and they were comfortable, and those with neutral feet also claimed they were a good fit.
How long do they last?
Now this is something that caught me by surprise.
Shoes in this price range are only going to last about 6 months to 1 year.
Also some of you may or may not know, when it comes to running shoes, the outsole is the first thing to die down.
But in this case the outsole is reinforced with a high-abrasive material that increases lifespan immensely.
Thanks to this, some customers see their Asics Fuzex Lyte lasting up to 1 – 2 years (with daily running).
Pros and Cons
- Survives daily running
- High durability, especially in the outsole
- Lasts much longer than it should at this price
- 86% true to size
- Loved by fellow runners all around the world
- May cause blisters during the break in period
- Not as “lightweight” as they could be
The Verdict: No heavy foam, no bells and whistles, gets the job done
I searched everywhere to find the good and bad things.
And honestly the only main concern was the fact that blisters may occur during the first few wears.
Someone recommended walking in them for a couple of days before running, just because running with blisters is too painful.
However, this only happens sometimes.
They are also 10 ounces which aren’t exactly “lightweight”, but makes up for it with all the other benefits.
Other than that, they are immaculate and do exactly what they’re supposed to do.
In my opinion these are running shoes you can count on that’s going to last 1 – 2 years.
Asics have really thought out the construction process because it does, in fact, “have it all”.
They are highly recommended running shoes that need to be in your rotation pronto.