Asics Lyteracer TS 6

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Asics Lyteracer TS 6 Review Facts

The Asics Lyteracer TS 6 running shoes are a fairly decent pair of shoes. They are road runners that are designed for those with a neutral gait. The upper is made out of Speed Mesh which allows you maximum breathability and fantastic comfort. The midsole of these sneakers ensures that you get phenomenal cushioning and a super responsive ride which runners love. The affordable price tag tends to draw customers in. The one problem with these shoes, however, is that they do seem to suffer from some premature wear and tear. Many customers have reported that these will fall apart and the upper will get holes in it after only a few short days and only a couple of miles. It is discouraging for many to buy such a fantastic pair of shoes and have them fall apart so quickly. Other than the durability of the upper, these seem to be a great pair of running shoes.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Great fit
  • Breathable upper
  • Secure and flexible
  • Good traction
  • Affordable price tag
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Upper is not durable
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Asics Lyteracer TS 6 is made out of Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) that gives you amazing durability and protects your feet from any sharp objects you may step on while running or walking. There are flex grooves incorporated into the forefront area to make sure you get great flexibility. There are shapes and patterns designed along the bottoms of these shoes to make sure you can keep your grip, giving you amazing traction on a plethora of surfaces.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Asics Lyteracer TS 6 is made out of SpEVA foam that runs the length of the shoes. It is super comfortable and provides amazing shock absorption. There is a heel stabilizer incorporated into the back end of the midsole to help hold your feet in place and give you some stability inside your shoes. Asics also gives you a Trusstic System in the midfoot area to reinforce the foam and keep it from suffering from premature wear and tear and give you some additional support. Finally, there is a perforated sockliner that sits on top of the midsole that gives you some added cushioning and additional ventilation helping your feet stay cool and dry when you are running.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Asics Lyteracer TS 6 is made out of Speed Mesh and it covers the whole foot and allows for impressive air flow into the foot chamber. It is designed to be lightweight so you do not have any additional, unneeded weight attached to your shoes. They do feature some stitched synthetic overlays to help keep them from falling apart too easily, as well as provide you with a secure fit. These sneakers feature a traditional lacing system and padded tongue and collar to help secure your feet in place and gives you a great fit.
Weight
Weight

Weight

When purchasing a pair of running shoes you are going to want to find something that weighs as little as possible. You do not want to be in the middle of a run, especially if you are running for speed and/or distance, and feel like you have weights attached to your feet. You will not have to worry about that with the Asics Lyteracer TS 6 running shoes, they really are super light on your feet. They weigh in on average at only 6.3 ounces for both the men's and women's version of these shoes. Typically runners like to stay under 10 ounces so these sneakers fall significantly lower than that.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Asics Lyteracer TS 6 running shoes are made to be exceptionally breathable. The upper is made out of Speed Mesh, which makes up the whole upper except for the synthetic overlays. The mesh allows for air to flow into the foot chamber and it helps keep you cool and dry while you are wearing them. Having a pair of shoes that are well ventilated is important because you do not want to be in the middle of a long run and have your feet feel like they are suffocating and starting to overheat. These sneakers will allow the air to flow into them which will keep you cool and it will also allow your sweat to evaporate quickly and escape your shoes, keeping your feet happy and healthy.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The shoes are made to ensure you stay comfortable while you are wearing them. The midsole of the Asics Lyteracer TS 6 is full of cushioning and responsive foam to make sure that you are comfy while running or walking in these shoes. Customers have stated that the fit is great and they run true to size. The upper is also designed to give you a snug fit that keeps you comfortable.
Style
Style

Style

The Asics Lyteracer TS 6 running shoes are low-top sneakers that are made out of a mesh material with stitched and synthetic overlays. They do not come in a lot of different color options. If you are planning on getting the men's shoes then you can purchase them in black and carbon grey with some blue on the outsole and the lettering on the tongue. If you are planning on purchasing these sneakers in the women's version then you can buy them in blue with some lighter blue accents. There really is not a lot of choices if you decide to purchase these sneakers.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The outsole and the midsole of these sneakers offer you some fantastic durability, however, that does not seem to matter as the upper of the Asics Lyteracer TS 6 seems to be put together poorly and will fall apart extremely quickly. Customers have reported that after only wearing these a couple times and running a few short miles the uppers started to wear down and get holes in them. Customers were very disappointed that they spent their money on these for them to fall apart so soon.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The outsole of the Asics Lyteracer TS 6 does some to provide you with protection when you are on the go. The high abrasion rubber compound will help protect the bottoms of your feet from sharp objects you may encounter on your run. The midsole, however, does a lot to make sure you stay safe and protected when you are wearing these sneakers. First, they offer fantastic shock absorption so you can take some of the impact off of your joints while you are running. The heel stabilizer in the back of the shoe helps hold your heel in place to try to keep you safe from falling out of your shoes while you are mid-workout.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Asics Lyteracer TS 6 is extremely responsive which is always an added bonus to runners. When a shoe is responsive it means that it has a high energy return. Simply, your feet sink into the cushioning of the midsole and then quickly bounces back into place propelling you forward and into your next step. The propulsion helps you save some energy that you would normally use when running and will allow you to use that saved energy to help you run faster and longer. The SpEVA foam that makes up the midsole of these sneakers works wonderfully to give you that bounce in your step that you will fall in love with while you are out on the go.
Support
Support

Support

The midsole of the Asics Lyteracer TS 6 running shoes has a heel stabilizer placed in the back of the platform that helps give you some support by holding your heel in place and keeping you steady. Additionally, these sneakers feature a traditional lacing system and synthetic overlays that work together to keep your feet locked in place while you are running. The padded tongue and cushioning in the collar are yet more features that are incorporated into these sneakers to give you the support that you need while you are running.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Asics Lyteracer TS 6 sneakers are considered to be a road running shoe and as such, it is recommended that you wear them while running of flat and non-abrasive surfaces. These surfaces include paved roads, sidewalks, and paths, tracks (indoor or outdoor), and treadmills. There is a little bit of protection on the outsole if you happen to come across any more abrasive surfaces (gravel road or dirt path) but it is not recommended to wear them off the beaten path if it can be avoided, as you will not have the protection that you need.
Price
Price

Price

When it comes to anything, or in this case running shoes, it is important to remember that you are making an investment. You should expect to pay a decent amount of money for a good quality product. You do not want to spend a lot of your hard earned cash on a product that is going to fall apart too quickly. That being said, the MSRP of these shoes rings up at $100 but can usually be found with a much cheaper price tag online. Unfortunately, these shoes do not appear to be a good investment as they will not last you very long and you will need to purchase another pair of shoes rather quickly. Many have stated that they would not recommend spending your money on these and that they were unhappy with their purchase.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Asics Lyteracer TS 6 running shoes have decent traction. It is important to have something that is going to provide you with a good amount of traction, as you do not want to have to worry about being in the middle of a run and slipping and falling. The TS 6 has different shapes and patterns along the soles that give you a fantastic grip on a variety of surfaces. These are especially great at keeping their hold while you are running and making quick movements and sharp turns and swerves.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Flexibility is important in running shoes. You want to be able to move your feet as freely and naturally as possible while still getting the protection you need from a pair of shoes. The Asics Lyteracer TS 6 running sneakers have flex grooves added to the forefront area of the shoe to make sure you have great flexibility and freedom to move while you are out for a run.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Asics Lyteracer TS 6 sneakers are classified as a neutral running shoe and as such, they do not have a lot of stability features. If you are one of the thousands of runners in the world that has problems with overpronation or supination then these shoes will not be for you and you might want to consider a different option. However, if you have a neutral gait then these will be perfect.
Drop
Drop

Drop

A drop in a pair of shoes is simply the measurement on the slope of your shoe. In other words, it is the difference in the measurement of how high off the ground your heels are from your toes. The average drop of running shoes falls between 8mm and 12mm with most of them falling around the 10mm mark. The heel to toe drop of the Asics Lyteracer TS 6 measures in at 8mm which is on the low end of the average spectrum when it comes to other, similar running shoes.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Super lightweight design
-Outsole made out of Asics High Abrasion Rubber
-Flex grooves on the outsole for fantastic flexibility
-Great traction
-SpEVA midsole for good comfort and a responsive ride
-Heel stabilizer to lock your foot into place
-Trusstic System in the midsole to reinforce the foam
-Perforated sockliner for added cushioning
-Speed Mesh upper for breathability
-A padded tongue and cushioned collar to help keep your feet in your shoes
-A traditional lacing system to help keep your feet secure
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Asics Lyteracer TS 6 seems to a fairly good pair of shoes. They are super comfortable, breathable, and offer a responsive ride. They have a very affordable price tag and the midsole and outsole are made to last. Unfortunately, the upper seems to fall apart very quickly which is upsetting to many customers.