- SIZES: 5-11
- SHOE TYPE: Cross Trainer
- HALF SIZES: YES
- MAIN MATERIAL: TEXTILE AND SYNTHETIC
- SOLE: RUBBER
- HEEL: 5MM
- ALSO: SOLYTE MIDSOLE MATERIAL, COMFORDRY SOCKLINER, OPEN MESH UPPER, REARFOOT AND FOREFOOT GEL CUSHIONING SYSTEMS
- COLORS: BLACK/WHITE/SILVER, WHITE/DIVA PINK/MID GREY, COCKATOO/SILVER/POSEIDON, GUAVA/GUAVA/ BLACK
- BRAND: ASICS
- SHIPPING WEIGHT: 3 POUNDS
- MODEL NO: FUZEX-TR W
- FIT AS EXPECTED: 51%
- OUR RATING: 4 STARS OUT OF FIVE
- PRICE GUIDE: $54.43-$110.95
THE FIRST IMPRESSIONS
From Japanese sports manufacturer ASICS, come these Women’s Fuzex TR Cross-Trainers.
Our first impression of these shoes is that they are for serious training in and perhaps less, everyday loafing about in.
We’re not saying that these are impossible to walk about in, just that they have been designed with other tasks in mind.
In short, these are track and training shoes, for either the outdoors or the gym. Wear them with confidence as you work out, on the beam or lifting weights.
The manufacturer promises that these provide 360 degree support for your feet as they go through their paces, literally, at the gym or track.
The Solyte midsole gives an improved cushioning feel and protection, but will not weigh your foot down with an unduly heavy sole.
With fuzeGel incorporated into the sole, these should ensure a spring in your step as well as the best protection possible for your toe box.
The rear foot and fore foot gel cushioning system act as a shock absorber for your foot and ensure that it won’t get damaged every time you jump, run, or jog.
These are a standard pair of lace up cross trainer shoes and whilst they look fabulous, they have been designed with a workout in mind, rather than posing about town.
At the moment the Women’s Fuzex TR Cross-Trainer come in a choice of four colors; the fairly straightforward black/white/silver combination, the slightly more colorful white/diva pink/mid grey, a creative naming attack by the marketing department cockatoo/silver/Poseidon (these are a sort of minty green color, just in case that description makes no sense whatsoever) and guava/guava/ black, so good it had to be named twice!
These are a fair selection of colors and we think you will have no trouble finding a pair to fit in with your work out gear, but these are primarily about action and not the cosmetics of the shoe.
With a seamless construction, a Comfordry sock liner to keep things fresh in there, these seem like a pair of training shoes that have been designed to see some serious sweat. And hopefully, with the open mesh upper on the top part of the shoe, these will let your feet air gracefully.
And what about the grips? The manufacturer promises that these will not let you down, nor send you skidding, in a pool of your own sweat.
The outer sole has a multi directional patterning on the grooves, which offer stability and flexibility.
We think that you should be able to run as fast as you like in a pair of these, without slipping or skidding.
The seamless construction is there to ensure that these do not cause friction and discomfort to your foot, as you work out.
So far, so good – but what do actual people say about this make?
Let’s see how they perform when we look at the critical areas of the design.
These shoes are available from a size 5 (B) M US women’s fitting straight up to a 12. They do cater for half sizes.
And do they fit properly? Well, the answer to this one, is that they do, if you have got the right size to begin with.
This might seem obvious, but with an approval rating of 51%, we have to be honest and say that it does seem as if there may be a sizing issue going on here.
Basically, these may run a little small for some people with wider feet.
The best piece of advice Best Walking Shoe Reviews can give is if your feet are on the wide side, to size up by at least half a size.
If you have average or narrow width feet, we think you should be just fine with your regular size.
Once you have got the correctly sized shoe, in most cases, there are no other issues with these shoes.
As we have said before, these are a serious training shoe, designed to be worn in the gym – or on the track.
It is to be expected that your feet will be doing some hard work in these and therefore they have been designed to absorb the maximum impact of bumps, turns, twists and well, just about anything you can throw at them.
For this reason, they have been constructed to be especially sturdy. This sturdiness might mean that for a few, they take a little time to “break in”.
When they have eventually softened a little to the shape of your feet, these should be as comfortable as anything you would want to wear – and better still – will protect your feet beautifully.
As far as we can tell, these are principally designed for indoor gym use and at the track.
Given that the upper has an open mesh construction, we wouldn’t recommend going for a lot of wet, muddy, cross country runs in these – they might get dirty.
It seems unlikely that these would be highly water resistant either, but then again, that is not really what they were designed for.
However they have been constructed with gripping onto slippery gym beams in mind and not letting you lose your footing in a myriad of workout scenarios.
We trust sports manufacturers ASICS to protect us against a nasty slip or fall, as we work out and would therefore recommend this product for a variety of sporting activities.
SHOULD I BUY THESE CROSS TRAINER SHOES?
If you are serious about your training and intend to be putting yourself – and your feet – through their paces, we reckon you owe it to yourself to buy a pair of Women’s Fuzex TR Cross-Trainers!