Bought my first pair 12 months ago and they have honestly been by far the most comfortable pair of shoes I've ever worn. This has been the only shoe, ever, that has NOT caused me pain at work. They are so great that I hunted down another pair exactly the same as the 1st.
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Run long. Run strong. Run light . . . The ASICS Dynaflyte is built to endure even the toughest runs.
Passed the theme park test!
The shoes are very attractive, the colors are deep and eye catching. The laces were too short so we bought longer ones, no biggie. The shoes are for my husband and he is 6'4 300#. He has extremely flat feet and his foot tends to roll outward when he walks (supination/under-pronation). These conditions combined leads to a sore back, aching legs and heavy feet. We are an active family, he boxes, we walk a lot and are very busy but it makes things hard when he is in pain. A runner friend of his told him to try Asics. Since he wears size 16 shoe, we can't just run to the mall and pick them up. We order online and hope for the best. His first impression was great, he said they were very comfortable. A few days went by and he still loved them. We went to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure yesterday, pedometer said we walked 9.2 miles throughout the day. His feet and back felt great. No pain. And he attributes that to the new shoes. We'll definitely be purchasing again.
LIght, soft ride but with great support
I've been an avid Asics GT series customer for the last 10 years. I started with the GT 2120, upgraded every time a new GT model came out, and have been a loyal and extremely satisfied user. It was therefore with a lot of trepidation that I tried the Dynaflyte. After 10 years, I felt it was time to see what the latest technology had to offer. My first impression of the Dynaflyte was it was light and provided great cushion but did not seem to provide the structure support that my GT's gave me particularly on long runs. However, after initially testing it out with a couple of 6-8 km runs and lately with 3 10-12km runs, I am convinced the Dynaflyte is a fantastic upgrade to my GTs. Light and with great cushion but not sacrificing the support required on longer runs. I plan to buy another pair!
I stopped wearing Asics a couple years ago because I don't like the gel (too squishy feels like running in mud) and also the high heel toe drop on most of their High end shoes. since then you name is I have tried it, recently running in Saucony triumph ISO 2, ok shoes but cushioning is gone after a month and upper wears quickly also (holes). I do like the 8mm drop which is perfect drop for me. Then I found the Dynaflytes by accident and they are exactly what I want in a shoe from basics. Durable, perfect cushion and like weight. I do fast runs on track and just completed a half marathon and the shoes are perfect for both. Only issue is narrow in the toe box but overall I am very happy they also keep me at a perfect neutral gate.
Smooth cushioned ride
Ran 5 miles in these out of the box, and I'm normally a 20-mile-a-week max runner! Smooth feel underfoot, no discontinuities or lumps as with shoes that have dual-density soles. Nice roomy toebox, lots of padding in the uppers, they feel light. Shoe laces are standard Asics and stayed tied. Neutral feel underfoot, no pushing one way or the other. They also felt more stable than the last pair of cushioned shoes I had tried. You know the feeling of standing on a blue Airex balance pad at physical therapy? None of that with these shoes!
These have more heel stack than I have been used to recently: I have been shifting to more minimal footwear (Saucony Grid A4, Brooks Pureflow 3, Skora Fit), so that felt weird when walking. When running I didn't notice it, and was pleased that my knee didn't hurt after running like it does in the less-cushioned shoes.
One quibble is the colors are a bit garish. As a big-footed woman who wears men's shoes, I'd prefer something that blends in more, without the neon colors. As a woman who wears men's shoes, I am used to not having a choice. Make next year's model either all neon, or grey with reflective bits.
Great fit and the Flyte Foam is super comfortable.
I bought these right after they became available. It's my first pair of ASICS trainers. I think they might run a bit small because I usually wear a 10.5 in other brands, but I needed size 11 ASICS. I promptly ordered another pair and was very happy with the new fit. Super comfortable to walk or run with lots of bounce, but the shoe still feels very stable especially in heel area with no slipping.
I have gone through many pairs of the ASICS running shoes (Nimbus 17/18, Metarun, Quantum 360, Kinsei 6, etc), between May to July this year, in searching for a pair that fits me - DynaFlyte was the one. lighter than all others, but most importantly, it has a very good cushion which is the top priority for me. I am on my second pair now (first pair lasted 250 miles when it showed wear and tear on the bottom), still love it, and just bought my 3rd and 4th pairs...
New Running Sneakers
Just got these about 2 weeks ago and they feel like they weigh nothing, very comfortable overall to run in. They are different if you are used to Asics special arch support which you can always feel in those that come with it but I took an expensive chance with these so far and really like them. Have worn them out as well and it feels like you are not wearing anything.
Different yet dynamic, springy and satisfying
I bought these because I was seeking a lighter-weight distance trainer/racer for an upcoming 26.2, and I am satisfied so far. The DynaFlyte aren't as stable or smooth throughout the stride as a Cumulus or GT-2000, but they are noticeably lighter and have a faster feel. I noticed more "push" from the heel cushioning element especially when going up hills.
I haven't completely broken in the DynaFlyte just yet, but I am happy with the smoothness of the insole and its fabric, as I haven't gotten any blisters. The DynaFlyte aren't ventilated as well as the other Asics I've owned, so they may be better in mild to cool climates (fall rather than summer) if hot feet are a concern of yours. The DynaFlyte cushioning and tread probably can't take the super high-mileage use that a Cumulus or GT-2000 can, so I'll probably only get about 300 miles out of these before the tread and cushioning wear out, compared to 500+ miles for my most recent GT-2000 4s. The aesthetic elements of the black DynaFlyte are a bit muted in person and a little less bold than I'd like, but the all-black upper gives a cool stealth look.
In all, I took a risk with the DynaFlyte rather than the tried-and-true GT-2000, and decided to go with one of Asics' "premier" models for the fall. I'm satisfied so far and do recommend DynaFlyte. They aren't kidding about the lightweight cushioning, and they feel as fast as advertised.
Super light shoe
I'm just returning to running after an achilles injury, and got these shoes about a week ago. I haven't put a ton of miles under then yet, but they are doing to trick so far. Super light, snug without being tight, with plenty of arch support. If you have wider feet, try them on before purchasing.
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