Asics DynaFlyte 2 Shoe Review
Asics DynaFlyte 2 Shoe Review
Asics is at it again with another DynaFlyte shoe with FlyteFoam technology. After much success with the original Asics DynaFlyte running shoe, Asics recently released the updated Asics DynaFlyte 2. While the shoe is similar, it has a few updates that I think you will like.
In my original DynaFlyte shoe review I mentioned the following quote from the Asics website about the creation of the FlyteFoam technology.
“It took the ASICS Institute of Sports Science three years in development and 300 individual prototypes to engineer our lightest, most responsive cushioning system ever — and provide you the ultimate feeling of flight.”
Below are pictures of the Asics DynaFlyte 2 that I wore for this review. At the time of this review, there are 2 available colors (2 for women, 2 for men) for this shoe.
About the Asics DynaFlyte 2
The Asics DynaFlyte 2 is a neutral running shoe equipped with FlyteFoam technology. For those who aren’t familiar with FlyteFoam, it’s a sole material that provides incredible cushioning that weighs next to nothing.
The FlyteFoam sole is approximately 55% lighter than the standard eva sole material found in most running shoes. The sole makes every step comfortable, plush, and responsive.
The redesigned upper and an improved fit along with a sock lining that provides a natural fit designed for increased support.Shop JackRabbit.com
Asics DynaFlyte 2 Shoe Specifications
- Weight: 8.9 Ounces (men’s size 9)
- How It Fits: True to Size
- Heel Drop: 8mm
- Forefoot Height: 17mm
- Heel Height: 25mm
- Heel: Medium to wide
- Midfoot/Forefoot: Medium
- Previous version: Asics DynaFlyte
Asics DynaFlyte 2 Initial thoughts
When I first opened the box of the Asics DynaFlyte 2 shoe, I immediately noticed how light the shoe was when I picked it up. However, I was less impressed with the design and style of the upper portion of the shoe.
Prior to running in these shoes, I walked around the house in them and they felt extremely lightweight and comfortable. Definitely a good thing to experience before running in them.
In some of the other reviews I read about this shoe, most noted that these were lighter and provided a cushioned ride like the original DynaFlyte.
The shoe felt great during my first 5-mile run. The redesigned upper was more comfortable than the original version.
Asics DynaFlyte 2 Upper
Similar to the original DynaFlyte shoe, this shoe has a seamless upper, which maximizes comfort. One thing that has changed with this version is that it has updated mesh that improves breathability, which was one of the things that some runners complained about with the original model.
The shoe continues to have a comfortable sock-liner that helps with increased cushioning and is constructed with an anti-bacterial material, helping keep your foot dry.
The one thing I just don’t like about the shoe is the design and color combinations. The good thing is that this doesn’t impact the performance of the actual shoe.
The updated mesh provided ample support that was form fitting to my foot. The standard lacing system worked well to keep my foot in place.
Asics DynaFlyte 2 Sole
The sole of the Asics DynaFlyte 2 really didn’t change much from the original version. The continues to be incredibly light and provide a soft and responsive feel.
The FoamFlyte technology is 55% lighter than the traditional EVA sole. This means more cushion with a lightweight feel, something most runners look for in a shoe.
Similar to other Asics shoes, the heel of the sole is made of ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR). This provides increased durability.
The Impact Guidance System (IGS) provides a natural transition with each step.
The original DynaFlyte lasted longer than I thought (few hundred miles) with how soft and plush the sole is. I expect this shoe to last 200-300 miles depending on the surface, weight, and running style.
Asics DynaFlyte 2 Verdict
Similar to the original DynaFlyte shoes, if you are looking for a lightweight neutral shoe that has a soft and comfortable feel then I recommend trying the Asics DynaFlyte 2 running shoe. This shoe is great for daily training and racing.
While I still prefer the Asics Gel-DS Trainer 22’s, these are a close second. I am excited to continue to use these for my training regimen.
If anything changes with my experience with these shoes, I will update this post!
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hello there , just asking … whether when you run with this particular shoes..sockless or with sock?
and how to prevent blister with sockless running?
Alim, thanks for the question! I have only worn this with Balega Socks, never sockless. I have talked to a few people and they use either BodyGlide or some form of foot powder to help. I will see what I can find and share that information. If you have any other questions, let me know. Thanks!
Do you think the Dynaflyte 2 is suitable for mild overpronators? Does it provide any form of support? Perhaps a little, if not as much as the stability shoes..
Thanks for your response
Naim, it does provide a little bit of support, but not nearly as much as a stability shoe. What are you running in now? Have you tried the Gel-DS Trainer 23 yet? It’s not as plush, but a great shoe.
I’m currently running in the Nimbus 18. However I recently discovered that I am a mild overpronator, hence the Nimbus might not be the best shoe for me.
At the same time, I’m also looking for a lighter shoe as I look to improve my PB.
The Kayano 24 feels rather too heavy and the price tag is also an issue.
I’ve read your article about the DS Trainer 23 and how you love it, but I’m worried that it might be too soon for me to try a shoe with minimal cushioning such as the DS Trainer since I’m so used to the cushioning of the Nimbus. So I thought the Dynaflyte could be one of the options for me.
FYI, I’m new to running. This is only my second year.
Naim, thanks for the info. Glad to see you shifted over to running. A great exercise/sport. If you are looking for something in between the Nimbus and DS Trainer, I would recommend the GT-2000 6. The newest version is a little lighter and provides plenty of support. This is one of my favorite all around shoes as it is more supportive than the DS Trainer but light enough for faster efforts. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions!