Good news, American trail racers! The Asics Gel Fuji Racer is back in the US market. Though the second version of the shoe never made it Stateside, the Fuji Racer 3 looks to pick up right where the original left off without missing a step.
Inspired by the successful Gel Hyper Speed road racing shoe, the original Fuji Racer made a nice splash in the trail running world, delivering a quick and lightweight ride with off-road ruggedness. We expect many of the same qualities in the new Fuji Racer 3.
What to Watch For
- New Outsole: Increased ground contact as well as more aggressive lug pattern should improve traction, especially over wet surfaces.
- New Upper: The design is all new, but the shoe retains a look much like the original.
- Water Drainage System: Water drainage ports at the top of the midsole allow for more effective moisture management while increasing shoe flexibility.
- Slight Weight Loss: We measured the Fuji Racer 3 at 8.5 oz for a Men’s size 9 and 7.0 oz for a Women’s size 8, a few tenths of an ounce lighter than the original model.
Navy/Silver/Lime Punch Asics Gel Fuji Racer 3
Dark Charcoal/Sharp Green/Coral Asics Gel Fuji Racer 3