Who should buy the Asics GEL-Craze TR 4 

The Asics GEL-Craze TR4 is aimed at high-impact workouts on a variety of surfaces. It is a solid option if:

  • You need a shoe stable enough for HIIT and weight-training
  • You are looking for an affordable cross-training shoe that provides great outsole grip
  • You prefer working out on hard surfaces

Asics Gel Craze TR 4 logo

Updates to the Asics GEL-Craze TR 4 

  • Employs a more open mesh construction in both forefoot and heel sections for enhanced breathability.

Asics Gel Craze TR 4 mesh

Enhanced outsole traction and durability

The shoe employs the AHAR (Asics High Abrasion Rubber) technology, which is placed in the high-wear areas of the outsole for enhanced durability and traction.

Asics Gel Craze TR 4 Outsole

Flex grooves make the platform more adherent to the natural bending of the foot, giving the wearer more freedom of movement throughout the exercise session.

Impact-absorbing midsole

  • Top: SpEVA material
  • Bottom: Lightweight Solyte
  • Heel Area: Rearfoot Gel

The midsole of the GEL-Craze TR series is jam-packed with various technologies. They aim to provide ultimate protection and responsiveness.

Asics Gel Craze TR 4 FluidRide

The shoe makes use of Asics’ signature FluidRide technology. It is a twin-layer structure consisting of a lightweight Solyte and a high-bounce SpEVA midsole material. The cushioning properties of the Solyte ensure shock absorption, while the bounce-back characteristics of the SpEVA enhance movement into the next step.

Asics Gel Craze TR 4 Gel

In the heel area, the Rearfoot GEL technology contributes to the impact-absorbing properties of the midsole. It accommodates those athletes who prefer to have their workouts on hard surfaces.

Snug & breathable upper

The primary material used for the upper unit is an open mesh that’s combined with synthetic material for a snug yet breathable fit.

Asics Gel Craze TR 4 Upper

A fabric cage underneath the main mesh material connects to the lacing system. It adjusts to the tightening and loosening of the shoelaces, causing the upper to be more agreeable to the fit-preference of the training enthusiast.

Asics Gel Craze TR 4 Lacing System

Extra cushioning

The padded tongue and collar give some cushioning to the top areas of the foot. They also prevent interior wobbling and accidental shoe-removals.

Asics Gel Craze TR 4 Padded Tongue

Secure fit

A stitched-on saddle is placed in the midfoot section of the shoe.

Asics Gel Craze TR 4 Midfoot Section

It reaches the heel part, as well. It provides structure to the façade while ensuring a snug and secure fit.

Asics Gel Craze TR 4 Heel

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 9.8oz / Women 7.6oz
Drop: 10mm
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Heel height: Men 20mm
Forefoot height: 10mm
Width: Normal
Features: Lightweight / High drop

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Author
Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.