Facts

Terrain
Trail
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Waterproof
Price
$145
Weight
M: 337g | W: 283g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 28mm | W: 28mm
Forefoot height
M: 18mm | W: 18mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Breathable mesh makes up the main upper unit of the Asics Gel FujiSetsu 2 GTX and it keeps the foot well-ventilated.

  • The GORE-TEX® membrane is welcomed by many because of its waterproof capability.

  • Minimal stitching is utilized here and the overlay system has been fused directly onto the upper, keeping it free from being too stiff or too heavy.

  • The Solyte® Midsole Material is a lightweight full-length unit that delivers responsible cushioning to the wearer.

  • The trail-specific outsole allowed runners to be more in control of the surfaces they’re traversing.

  • Permanent metal spikes on the outsole allows the runner to handle softer and more uneven surfaces, such as snow and mud.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The price of the Gel FujiSetsu 2 GTX may be a bit expensive for those who are on a budget.

Bottom line

The 2nd version of the Asics Gel FujiSetsu GTX is an update that delivers lightweight cushioning, sure protection and reliable grip on multiple types of surfaces. It’s a durable shoe that’s great for snowy or muddy conditions, especially since it is able to stay resilient against water, mud and snow.



World wide, Gel FujiSetsu 2 GTX is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Asics, is the 2nd most popular.

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Updates to Gel FujiSetsu 2 GTX

Icy surfaces won’t be any problem for the Asics Gel FujiSetsu 2 GTX because it is a running shoe that’s made to conquer such conditions. Snow, ice, mud and rough terrains are just what this trail shoe was intended for. Granted, it’s best used for winter because of the permanent spikes on the outsole. Still, it’s a solid running companion for trail adventures.

The upper unit utilizes a mesh material that’s breathable and comfortable on the skin. Even the inner sleeve has a smooth fabric and some padding to deliver a cushioned coverage throughout the running activity.

The great feature of this section of the shoe is the GORE-TEX® membrane, which completely keeps water away from the shoe at all times.

The mid-sole unit of this running shoe is lightweight, but it’s not used sparingly. It runs the entire length of the shoe and it keeps the foot well-supported. It is able to shield the foot from the impact forces when landing on the ground, and add springiness to each step. It doesn’t wear off easily, so it stays efficient, even after many uses.

A trail-specific outsole construction allows the runner to be more effective when it comes to tackling the various surfaces of the great outdoors. Multi-directional gripping lugs hold onto the ground well, giving the runner full surface control at all times. Permanent metal spikes clamp onto ice, snow and mud.

Gel FujiSetsu 2 GTX size and fit

The 2nd version of the Asics Gel FujiSetsu GTX has a regular running shoe length. It comes in sizes that follow the standard measurements for men and women. The available width is medium, so those with medium sized feet are the ones who are going to enjoy this model of shoe. The semi-curved shape helps the runner to acclimate well to it when wearing it.

Outsole

The outsole unit of this running shoe utilizes a high quality rubber compound that’s very resilient against abrasion. It protects the shoe from wear and tear, keeping it safe from any jagged surfaces or potentially damaging debris.

The lugged design of the outsole allows the wearer to hold onto many types of surfaces, making sure that the runner is in control at all times. These gripping lugs are facing multiple directions, so uphill climbs and downhill traversals become easier.

15 tungsten iron pins are placed on the gripping lugs. They help the sole unit grip ice, snow and mud, essentially giving more surface control when it comes to more unpredictable topography.

Midsole

The Solyte® mid-sole material is a high quality foam unit that’s very lightweight and very comfortable. It doesn’t break down easily, so it remains efficient even after many uses. It is able to hand the landing forces during the foot strike, and keeps the foot consistently cushioned during the transitioning of the gait towards the forefoot lift.

Upper

Durable mesh is used in the upper unit of the Gel FujiSetsu 2 GTX. It is breathable, so it allows air to keep the foot well-ventilated at all times.

The inner lining is soft, so it won’t cause irritation to the skin. It is also padded, adding support to the dimensions of the foot, while also keeping it warm.

The GORE-TEX® is a membrane that’s added to this running shoe. It’s a technology that’s meant to shield the runner from water infiltration. It heightens the confidence of the wearer when going on running sessions in wet or snowy weather.


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