2015 ASICS Trail | Choose Your Path

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2015FujiTrailFor 2015, ASICS has introduced three new trail shoes to the US market: the FujiAttack 4, the FujiPro and the FujiRunnagade. The FujiAttack 4 is a versatile trail shoe designed to tackle a variety of terrains. The FujiPro is best-suited for faster paced running over hard-packed surfaces and the FujiRunnagade is ready to take on the mud.

FujiAttack 4

FujiAttack 4 | MSRP $110

Fans of the short-lived ASICS Gel-Scout can rejoice as the FujiAttack 4 is a suitable replacement. Just like the Scout, the FujiAttack 4 delivers a super smooth and comfortable ride. Thanks to a rock plate and a well-padded midsole, the shoe provides plenty of under-foot protection. An armadillo-looking midfoot overlay structure delivers a very secure fit and the upper is quite padded. Traction over loose terrain is excellent and the shoe also grips well on hard surfaces. The FujiAttack 4 is an all-arounder for the runner who prefers protection over low weight. (Compares well to the Brooks Cascadia 10)

FujiPro

FujiPro | MSRP $120

The FujiPro can be thought of as neutral DS Trainer with trail attributes. What this means is the FujiPro has a fast feel. While not even close to the lightest trail shoes in the market, the FujiPro does have a snappy feel, which may be attributed to the use of a Propulsion Trusstic, which aids in toe-off, while also providing midfoot stability. The shallow lugs provide their best traction over hard-packed surfaces. If you use the FujiRacer for race day, the FujiPro is a good training day option. If you train in more substantial trail shoes, the FujiPro would be a good race day option. We find this shoe to fit longer than most and recommend going down a half size. (Compares well to the Montrail Bajada)

FujiRunnagade

FujiRunnagade | MSRP $100

When the run involves traversing muddy terrain, the FujiRunnagade is a worthy choice. The full-bootie construction acts like a mini-gaiter and keeps out muck. Of note, despite the built-in bootie, the shoe is fairly easy to pull-on. The closed-mesh upper is water-resistant and the applied graphic pattern helps shed mud. The shoe has a thin midsole to keep foot stable and connected to the one-piece outsole, which has deep lugs to dig into soft ground. Whether you are running fell race, passing over marshy landscapes or taking on a mud run, the FujiRunnagade is up to the task. (Compares well to the Inov-8 Mudclaw 300)

FujiAttack 4: shop men’s and women’s

FujiPro: shop men’s and women’s

FujiRunnagade: shop men’s and women’s

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