Asics has brought two new running shoes into the market, Asics FuzeX and Asics FuzeX Lyte. Both are excellent running shoes that are not only good looking, but also very supportive and comfortable. So, what is actually the difference between Asics FuzeX vs FuzeXLyte? See the details below!
Interestingly, these two models are available in different color choices. Unlike the trail runners Salomon X Ultra 2 GTX vs XA Pro 3D GTX, regular running shoes often have fancy looks. Asics FuzeX has more colorful models, such as the Black/Vermilion/White and the Yellow/Black/Electric Blue. There are also more laid-back colors such as Indigo Blue/Hot Orange and Carbon/Flash Yellow/Black.
On the other hand, Asics FuzeX Lyte has more elegant colors. There are seven models in total, which include Black/Rich Gold/White, Ink/White/Methyl Blue, and Hot Orange/Carbon/White. Both shoes are stylish and good-looking, but you may have your own personal preference.
Although these two shoes may appear similar to each other, if you look more closely, you can see that there are notable differences. Asics FuzeX has an upper that is made of a blend of textile and synthetic materials in a seamless construction. It is quite sturdy and durable. The seamless design aims to reduce potential irritation and friction, which are often caused by traditional seams and stitches. The upper is somewhat porous to allow some air circulation, but not very much. It is equipped with the ComforDrysockliner to enhance its cushioning and moisture-wicking performance.
On the other hand, Asics FuzeX Lyte has an upper that is constructed of leather and synthetic, also in a seamless construction design to prevent friction and irritation. You can see larger pores on the upper of the shoe. They can allow more air flow and circulation so that your feet can stay cool and fresh during your run. Asics FuzeX Lyte is a little bit lighter than Asics FuzeX, but the difference is rather marginal.
Both Asics FuzeX vs Asics FuzeX Lyte shoes are equipped with the fuzeGEL midsole. It is the company’s latest innovation that is made by fusing GEL and foam to create a lightweight yet highly adaptable pad. It is designed to enhance the comfort by providing shock absorption under the rear foot area that transfers the force to create more forefoot bounce. The amount of GEL across the midsole is consistent, so that all strikes can get a similar underfoot feel.
Both Asics FuzeX and Asics FuzeX have an 8 mm heel-toe offset. The stack heights are also similar. They are suitable for people with underpronation and neutral pronation.
These two models feature different soles. Asics FuzeX has a sophisticated rubber sole that has horizontal sipes on the forefoot area. The outer perimeter has fine vertical sipes to enhance the footing. Meanwhile, the heel area has vertical and circular sipes.
On the other hand, Asics FuzeX Lyte boasts the AHAR sole. “AHAR” stands for “Asics High Abrasion Rubber”. The special rubber is placed in critical spots to enhance the reliability and durability. This shoe has very pronounced tread blocks that provide excellent grip and traction.
Both are great running shoes. However, Asics FuzeX Lyte is more recommended due to being more breathable and comfortable. It is also slightly lighter, though the difference is rather marginal. The outer sole design is better, too.