Asics Gel Fuji Racer 3 Sneak Peek
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