ASICS FUJI LITE 2 REVIEW

Meet the ASICS FUJI LITE 2, a trail running shoe and the upgrade to last season’s Fuji Trabuco Lyte. Within ASICS’ line-up the Fuji lite 2 is positioned as a lightweight daily trainer. It’s not quite a full forced race shoe like the Trabuco Sky, but it’s also not as cushioned as the Trabuco 9 or Trabuco Max. Sitting in the mid cushioning range makes it quite versatile for someone who wants to combine a bit of trail speed with medium distance runs.

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ASICS have been really competitive with their trail shoe pricing this season, although it’s positioned as a mid-price point option you’re getting a good shoe without breaking the bank. But the downside is that there’s no rockplate. The Fuji Lite 2 is a real neat update to the FujiTrabuco Lyte, now softer and more flexible with a reshaped midsole, and also with a stronger upper. Tech specs:

Tech Specs ASICS FUJI LITE 2
Type Neutral
Surface Trail
Best use Daily Trainer
Weight
255 g / 9 oz (Men’s)

208 g / 7.3 oz (Women’s)

Drop 4mm
Stack height Heel: 18mm, Forefoot: 14mm 
Features
  • Engineered mesh upper improves breathability
  • Lace garage tongue feature allows the wearer to tuck in their laces, so they don’t come untied or snag anything when they’re running
  • FLYTEFOAM™ + technology generates lightweight cushioning and excellent durability
  • ASICSGRIP™ outsole helps runners experience better traction and durability on wet and dry trail surfaces
  • The shoe’s upper is made with recycled materials to reduce waste and carbon emissions

ASICS FUJI LITE 2 TRAIL RUNNING SHOE

So, in conclusion – the Fuji Lite 2 is a solid update. It’s a comfortable, low to the ground shoe with a well-balanced ride. it’s a nice shoe for runners who are looking to do medium trail runs a couple times a week. But if you are a runner who does a lot of technical trails, are heavy on your feet, or perhaps you’re looking for a pretty stable shoe that can handle long distance: then I’d recommend looking at the Gel Trabuco 9 which is a bit more beefed up and supportive.

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