ASICS is a Japanese athletic equipment company which manufacturers a wide range of footwear and also sports equipments. For runners, they are well known for their many running range.Adding to the new range, ASICS has introduced the fuzeX™ and has brought in the new fuzeX™ shoes to the Malaysian market recently.
Asics fuzeX™ is a daily neutral trainer for runners. The fuzeX™ footwear is featuring fuzeGEL, a new lightweight midsole developed by ASICS Institute of Sport Science1 in Kobe, Japan. It combines lightness and protection with a sleek three-dimensional curved design.
Some of the features of Asics fuzeX™:
A unique composition of regular midsole material and GEL to promote a smooth and comfortable gait by absorbing shock upon impact and propelling runners forward on repulsion.
The use of seamless materials reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams.
A blown AHAR rubber outsole material with high abrasion-resistant qualities for added durability, combined with a comfortable, cushioned ride.
Removable sockliner that provides cushioning performance and moisture wicking for a cooler, dryer, healthier environment.
8mm heel-toe offset
fuzeX™: 8.40z (Women’s Size 7)
Available colours in Malaysia:
Blue/Indigo, Blue/Hot Orange , Cherry tomato/White/Estate Blue, Flash Yellow/Black
Titanium/Azalea/Black, Turquoise/Sharp Green/Ink, Silver/Min/orchid
My first impression of fuzeX™:
Unboxing the ASICS fuzeX™ for the first time, I was pleased by the attractive colour, Turquoise/Sharp Green/Ink.
When I put the fuzeX™ on, they're quite light and comfortable. I noticed fuzeX™ toe box is narrower than usual running shoes and if you have wide feet, you might want to consider a half size larger.
Running in the FuzeX™ requires some break in time. I would recommend doing some short run and gradually increasing it. For my break in period, I walked around the park for 2km before I gave them a try in a slow short 5km run. Till date, I've accumulated over 60km in this shoes ranging from 5km to 16km. I ran in it on different terrain ranging from asphalt surface, pavements and on the beach. The fuzeX™ gives quite good grip on wet surfaces.
I found the shoe to be responsive and have not experience any foot pain nor blisters. I feel comfortable wearing them for my longer runs. The fuzeX™ has a snug feet feel to it and does not feel tight on the heels. It is snug enough to stop small stones and sand from getting inside the shoe while I was running at Desaru beach. The shoe has moderate support, cushioning was there and feels responsive throughout my runs.
I would recommend this shoe to those who are looking for comfort shoes for their runs. The fuzeX™ is currently available in stores for RM459 and you can grab it at your nearest ASICS outlets.
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