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Mens Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 5 Review

Mens Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 5
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Excellent off-roader. Protective, well-cushioned and stable with built in drainage.

Mens Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 5 Review

Excellent off-roader. Protective, well-cushioned and stable with built in drainage.
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Our verdict

A really solid but well-cushioned ride for a trail shoe. You could run for miles in comfort.

  • Positive
  • Fit and support
  • Feel like a road shoe
  • Great drainage
  • Negative
  • Ride height high is high for an off-roader

First impressions

It is dangerous to use the phrase average but its difficult to find a more appropriate word for this excellent shoe. It does everything it was designed to do: cope with water thanks to the in-built drainage system, laugh at rock thanks to the rock protection plate and skip through mud as a result of the multi directional lugs on the outsole. There are nice little extras like the anti gravel tongue as well as all the usual Asics technologies such as the DuoMax Support system that provides a solid, stable feel to the shoe, working off a 12mm heel to toe drop. This is a shoe ready to tackle anything you care to throw at them. Laugh in the face of wet, slippery rock trails that involve running through a river.

Midsole

Asics always comes up with the goods when it comes to ride quality and the AHAR (high abrasion resistant rubber) does everything you’d hope for when it comes to tackling rocky terrain. There is also a rock protection plate for added comfort and the multi-directional lugs provide excellent grip. The mid-sole is soft and responsive, which is slightly unusual for Asics which tends to go for a firmer ride but don’t think this is a pillow-type shoe; it is more solid, responsive and pretty protective over rough ground. It weighs in at 375g.

 

Upper

Breathability and general comfort is also good and in fact this quickly became a favourite for longer, canal path-type runs that wandered slightly to muddier woodland terrain. You can venture further afield or stay on the road because this is a versatile running shoe.

Sole

The shoe features a Wetgrip outsole, an outsole made from a special blend of organic and non-organic components, designed to enhance traction even on wet surfaces. Works well.

Conclusion

A great shoe for general off-road use. Good cushioning, stable and protective with that rock protection placte, this shoe is extremely versatile. The high ride height makes it feel like a road shoe so watch it if venturing out on to very uneven ground.

Technical info

Reflective Details - For keeping you safe in low light conditions.

Anti Gravel Tongue - Prevents debris entering the shoe.

Outer Material: Synthetic

Inner Material: Manmade

Sole: Gum Rubber

Closure: Lace-Up

Material Composition: Synthetic

ComforDry Sockliner - Extra cushioning and comfort.

Lace Pocket - Provides easy storage for the laces.

SoLyte Midsole Help improve cushioning as well as being superbly lightweight.

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Shoe details

Gender Mens
Year 2017
Season Spring
Current model
Release date Spring
MSRP $
Heal Drop 12mm
Weight 12.3oz. / 351g

Suitabilty

Off Road Use
Long Trail
Shoe Type
Neutral
Surfaces
Road
Trail
Weight
Regular
Heavy