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  • Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
    $110
  • Weight
    Men: 11.4oz
    Women: 9.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The mesh material and the synthetic leather work together in order to provide comfortable, secure and breathable coverage.
  • Runners appreciated the inclusion of anti-debris systems, the anti-gravel tongue and rock protection plate, which combat infiltration of trail hazards.
  • A lightweight mid-sole foam called the Solyte® provides reliable cushioning and durable protection.
  • The Gel® Cushioning System is able to protect the heel from impact shock during the landing phase.
  • The trail-specific outsole holds onto the terrain, giving much-needed traction to the runner.
  • The Asics Gel FujiAttack 4 is worth its price because of its quality features.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few runners thought that it was a bit narrow.
  • The sole unit felt stiff for some who tried it.

Bottom line

The Asics Gel FujiAttack 4 gives comfort and security to runners who want to tackle the great outdoors. Its trail-optimized design and features make it a formidable running companion to those who need speed and efficacy on tough terrain.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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69 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 70 / 100 | Runner's World

    It's made a bit less flexible, but more protective, by the rock plate in the midsole.

  • 60 / 100 | Gearist

    I do think this would make an excellent hybrid shoe, especially for someone who’s going to be running on pavement to get to their favorite trail or something like that.

  • 60 / 100 | Running Competitor

    Lacing system takes some futzing to dial in.

  • 84 / 100 | GearJunkie

    While they are a little heavy for race day speed, they keep feet happy and healthy over long training miles.

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Updates to Asics Gel FujiAttack 4

  • The 4th version of the Asics Gel FujiAttack is an update that continues to bring quality performance to trail running enthusiasts. It makes use of tried and tested technologies in order to make a cohesive whole that’s meant to become formidable on unpredictable terrain. Its durable nature allows it to last long, making it as efficient as ever, even after many uses.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe makes use of a comfortable fabric that’s meant to shield the foot from dust and debris. It is still able to encourage air to enter the foot-chamber in order to cool the foot. Synthetic leather provides durable support for the upper, while an anti-gravel tongue keeps stones and other trail hazards from invading the interior.
  • The platform of the Asics Gel FujiAttack 4 has a full-length foam that is lightweight, but durable. It cushions the foot well, making sure that it is able to spring it back up during the toe-off phase. The Gel® Cushioning Unit in the rear of the platform makes it easier for runners to land on the ground, as it removes discomfort from impact.
  • A trail-specific outsole design makes this shoe very efficient when it comes to handling different kinds of terrain. Gripping lugs provide grip when it comes to uphill and downhill traversals. Durable rubber makes the external layer very durable.

Asics Gel FujiAttack 4 size and fit

The Asics Gel FujiAttack 4 has a standard running shoe length. The sizing scheme used for this model follows the norm, so men and women are able to choose a more relaxed fit for them. The semi-curved shape of this shoe allows it to accommodate the natural shape of the human foot. The available width is medium, thus making it comfortable for medium sized feet to fit well into it.


Outsole

The AHAR+® or the Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber is a high quality material that’s placed on the entire surface of the outsole. It protects the rest of the mid-sole from the potentially debilitating nature of trail surfaces.

Multi-directional gripping lugs allow the runner to move more confidently on multiple types of terrain. These indentations on the surface of the outsole are able to hold the ground with ease.


Midsole

The Solyte® mid-sole material is a lightweight unit that runs the entire length of the Gel FujiAttack 4. It cushions the foot well, keeping it comfortable at all times. It doesn’t break down easily, so it stays efficient for a long time.

The Gel® Cushioning System is a silicon-based unit located in the rear of the platform. What it does is that it attenuates shock during the landing phase, keeping the runner comfortable.

The Rock Protection Plate is a helpful component that essentially acts as a shield against jagged surfaces, stones and other trail debris that may poke at the sole unit.


Upper

Durable mesh makes up the upper unit of this running shoe. It covers the foot securely, wrapping around it in a snug manner. It even allows air to enter the shoe in order to provide ventilation to the interior.

Synthetic leather makes up the overlay system. It connects directly to the lacing system, adjusting accordingly when the shoelaces are tightened or loosened.

An ant-gravel tongue essentially closes the top opening of the shoe, preventing the infiltration of any small debris and dust.

Reflective coating makes the Asics Gel FujiAttack 4 visible under low lighting conditions. It makes the shoe reflect light shining on them. It’s a safety measure when running at night.