Facts

Terrain
Trail
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Price
$110
Weight
M: 298g | W: 244g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 20mm | W: 19mm
Forefoot height
M: 10mm | W: 9mm
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 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Gel FujiAttack 5 is a very durable trail shoe based on the reviews of many runners.

  • A good number of runners really liked the support the FujiAttack 5 delivers.

  • Cushioning is plush in this shoe with the SpEVA, Solyte, and Gel Cushioning System combined.

  • The protective components in this model are limited, but they effectively shield the foot from debris and other hazards.

  • The Asics FujiAttack 5 moves the runner from the doorstep to the trail quite well.

  • Traction is provided by a compound that uses more natural rubber than the more solid form, resulting in a more responsive outsole unit.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The price for a pair of the FujiAttack 5 is slightly expensive.

  • It has a moderately heavy weight.

  • A couple of runners wished for more trail protection features since it has a fairly high price, like an anti-debris upper or a reinforced toe cap.

Bottom line

Asics relies more on muscle than finesse with the Gel FujiAttack 5. That being said, it still lacked a few essential protection schemes that trail enthusiasts would dearly love to have. However, it does have a really good quality that never fails to impress runners. It brings luxurious comfort when training on the trail.



World wide, Gel FujiAttack 5 is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Asics, is the 3rd most popular.

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Ratings

4.1 / 5 based on 26 ratings

5 star
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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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1 star
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Expert reviews

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85 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 85
    Bearded Brothers Trail RunningLevel 2 expert
    by Bearded Brothers Trail Running
    We have a feeling this shoe will be around for a very, very long time and it most certainly can hold its own against its more expensive competitors. 
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    There's a lightly padded tongue and collar for comfort.

Updates to Gel FujiAttack 5

Asics stuck with the proven features of the FujiAttack and kept the changes to a minimum in the 5th edition of this line. Immediately, fans of the series will notice that the new model has lesser overlays than the previous version. It helps keep the weight down without taking away the needed support and structure.

The removal of some of the overlays also results in a slightly more flexible heel support. There is only one overlay that secures the heel in this area, as opposed to the heavily-reinforced version of the prior edition.

The outsole gets a slight change as well. While it still uses the Trail Specific Outsole, the opposite-facing lugs are clearly bigger. It can only mean an improved grip on difficult and uneven trail surfaces.

For protection against sharp objects, Asics offers a slightly bulkier Rock Protection Plate in the forefoot. It is a sturdy layer that is a bit flexible and still allows enough ground feedback.

Gel FujiAttack 5 size and fit

Standard fit and sizing, like those used in the past model, are featured in the FujiAttack 5. Runners will really like the adequate space in the heel, the snug midfoot, and the generous forefoot. As with this type of fit, this can generally accommodate runners with slightly wider or inflexible feet. Available widths are D and B while sizes are from 6 to 14 for the men’s and 5 to 11 for the women’s.

Outsole

Trail Specific Outsole using multi-directional lugs in the forefoot and the heel provide serious grip, especially when going downhill. Presently, the lugs are bigger now than the past model and should work very well in moderately difficult or technical trail. The tough AHAR rubber in the heel offers excellent protection in this section.

Midsole

There are a couple of midsole technologies in the Gel FujiAttack 5. First and most famous is the Gel Cushioning System in the heel that is designed to absorb and attenuate shock. Asics keeps the run responsive in the Solyte foam. This is an extremely light and durable foam that holds up very well to the poundings of daily training. A TPU shank called the Trusstic System gives the shoe torsional stability without adding weight. The protection against the harsh elements on the trail gets a boost with the Rock Protection Plate in the forefoot.

Upper

The upper features open mesh for excellent breathability. Asics removed some of the overlays and strategically placed the new ones for improved fit and support. A traditional lace-up closure helps runners get a personalized fit.


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