Asics has long been known for high-performance running shoes. Simply put, it’s the brand you shop when you’re serious about the sport. The Asics FuzeX Rush, however, sets its sights on a more casual type of runner, putting a greater premium on comfort rather than athletic performance.
Instead of athletes, racers, and hardcore runners, this shoe is aimed at recreational runners – those who spend who their morning jogs sightseeing and exploring rather than beating the clock every time out. It’s designed for versatile performance around urban routes, too, providing support and responsive cushioning on most any type of surface you’ll encounter in the city.
The Asics FuzeX Rush uses seamless construction for the synthetic mesh upper, reducing the potential for friction and irritation that comes with traditional seams and stitches. That upper is paired to a fuzeGEL midsole that’s been fine-tuned to provide rear-foot shock absorption and Asics’ high-abrasion rubber outsole, ensuring it delivers high levels of durability.
Features include a 19mm heel height, 11mm forefoot height, a removable sockliner (in case you want to use a medical orthotic), and independently-placed eyelets to disburse lace tension of enhanced upper comfort. It comes on two colorways: gray/black/white and blue/silver/white.
Available now, the Asics FuzeX Rush is priced at $100.