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Mens Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 6

Mens Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 6
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Style and performance can work together. A shoe that offers road stability and cushioning with the off-road requirements of grip and protection.

Mens Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 6

Style and performance can work together. A shoe that offers road stability and cushioning with the off-road requirements of grip and protection.

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Our verdict

A good-looking shoe that delivers off and on road. A stable and cushioned shoe combined with grip and protection.

  • Positive
  • Solid and stable
  • Drainage
  • Negative
  • Avoid if looking for an adventure off-roader

First impressions

Offering a firm ride with plenty of protection,the ASICS Gel FujiTrabuco 6 is a varied trail running shoe that excels on rocky terrain. Featuring a Solyte midsole and a rock protection plate, this shoe offers the cushioning and protection to handle long days on the trail. A lightly lugged outsole offers sticky of traction on the trails and a breathable mesh upper offer reliable comfort and durability.

A sturdy shoe with plenty of protection on the trails, the ASICS Gel FujiTrabuco 6 is ideal for rocky, varied terrain.

A nice wide toe box and what for Asics, this is a shoe that allows you to mix road or hard Alpine-type paths, rocky surfaces, the odd bit of road and judging by its build and looks, some mud.


Through its various incarnations - we put the 4 through its paces a few years back - this is very much a trail specific shoe thanks in part to the Solyte injections which create a lightweight midsole with excellent bounce-back and durability while the new heel lining makes the shoe more comfortable and durable. This means you’ll experience a solid, stable responsive shoe. It can cope with some pretty rocky conditions but feel comfortable while doing so. Asics claim you’ll be ‘springing through the mountains’, which is perhaps a slight exaggeration but we get the drift. It’s not a bad feeling shoe and could cope with a nice bit of pace. You’ll be happy with the 8mm drop which is easy to get used to.


No sew, no bits rubbing and a solid build that both protects you (the toe box guards) and holds your feet in place. That said, this is a shoe for relatively comfortable conditions - think lovely Swiss Alps and manicured paths. Fell runners tackling rugged hills and mud might look elsewhere - but they’ll look good in the bar afterwards for sure.


The multi directional lugs always do a good job when it comes to grip. They look innocent and average enough, but they are actually hi-tec designs which play a role whether you are descending slippery surfaces or climbing a big monster of a hill. 


We really liked the Trabuco in that it can cope with what most of us average trail runners will encounter - relatively kind conditions. That said, drainage holes and the assorted protective elements make it a sort of a 4WD which doesn't like getting it's wheels too muddy. Is that good? We think so but real aficionados probably won’t.

Technical info


Rearfoot Gel cushioning system is a medium sized silicone based gel that attenuates shock during impact.

Solyte is a responsive midsole material that is very light for the level of cushioning and durability it delivers.

Impact Guidance System (IGS) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition.


Trail Specific Outsole is located throughout the outsole. Opposite facing lugs on the medial and lateral sides provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of surfaces.

Rock Protection Plate is positioned in the forefoot and offers protection against stone bruises.

ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the heel is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.


Mesh upper has a rugged construction for durability on trails.

Lace Garage is located at the top of the tongue and enables the laces to be tucked in and unexposed.

Gusseted Tongue prevents debris from entering the shoe.

PGuard Toe Protector shields the foot from stones and other underfoot trail hazards.

Ortholite ComforDry Sockliner is made from an anti-bacterial material that not only reduces odor and moisture but also provides additional cushioning.

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Shoe details

Gender Mens
Year 2017
Season Autumn
Current model
Release date 2017
MSRP $130.00
Heal Drop 8mm
Weight 11.4oz. / 323g


Off Road Use
Short Trail
Long Trail
Shoe Type
Light Trail
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