Given the fact that the first edition Asics DS Light X-Fly K sits among the top boots we have tested in recent times, the introduction of a second generation was always going to create some excitement. That excitement was quickly upped when we were given early access to test a pair and figure out what they have on offer!
Right off the bat, I can tell you that there are many differences between these and the original, mostly based on the actual shape of the upper. You still get a classic, black K-leather upper and a 7.2oz final offering, so Asics has stuck with specific aspects of the original framework that worked so well.
What they have done with this latest installment is taken it down a very Tiempo-esque style route, which is not quite where we expected to see them go. It might have a lot to do with the similar colorway, or maybe it is the synthetic tongue and rounded forefoot design, but there is a different feel about them.
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From initial wear, I can tell you they are as comfortable as we expect from an Asics release, but they do sit and fit across the forefoot in a much different way. Everything about them oozes quality and they are extremely stylish in person. To find out exactly what they have on offer, you’ll have to stay tuned for our review (that will come in the next week!)
Along with the K-Leather version, Asics has also taken the range down the synthetic route. The initial release comes in an Orange Red/White/Flash Yellow and features a distinct texture across the forefoot. A little extra touch and a more durable level of performance highlights the silo. We are also working on piecing together a proper feature on these!
Find the full Asics DS Light X-Fly line-up on Soccer.com.