Facts

Terrain
Trail
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Water repellent
Price
$100
Weight
M: 261g | W: 218g
Heel to toe drop
M: 6mm | W: 6mm
Heel height
M: 11mm | W: 10mm
Forefoot height
M: 5mm | W: 4mm
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 9.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Gel FujiRunnegade 2 features a water-repellent upper.

  • The sock-like fit allows runners to wear it without using socks first.

  • This shoe has an anti-gravel tongue that keeps debris from entering the shoe.

  • The upper of this shoe is directly attached to the mid-sole for comfort and stability.

  • Based on some reviews, the shoe does not disappoint on uphill climbs and downhill traversals.

  • It features a solid rubber outsole for durability and traction.

  • Most runners applauded the overall durable construction of the Asics Gel FujiRunnegade 2.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The majority of the complaints were about its narrow heel, which apparently caused blisters to testers.

  • Some runners noted that it was half-a-size smaller than what they were used to.

  • Damp terrain doesn’t do well for the upper fabric, which easily gets soaked and heavy when exposed to splashes of water.

Bottom line

The 2nd version of the Gel FujiRunnegade from Asics is a durable neutral trail shoe and a responsive training partner for outdoor training. This shoe is designed to give stability and support. This shoe is also great for daily treks and exercises.



World wide, Gel FujiRunnegade 2 is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Asics, is the 2nd most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 1010 shoes


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 44 ratings

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    It has an anti-debris textile synthetic upper with a plasmaguard coating on it.

Updates to Gel FujiRunnegade 2

Asics improved the superb performance of the original FujiRunnegade by introducing in the 2nd version a new upper membrane called the Plasmaguard Technology, which effectively keeps off mud and water without adding weight to the shoe.

From moderately aggressive lugs, the latest version of the Gel FujiRunnegade 2 now features massive 6mm lugs that are just unbelievable in helping runners and obstacle course racers tackle extremely difficult and challenging terrains.

Asics removed the prominent overlay on the medial side and replaced it with the welded Asics logo. The logo doubles as part of the midfoot support and enhances the aesthetic value of the shoe.

Finally, the shoe is lighter than the past version, which means that it lessens foot fatigue and enhances the shoe’s performance on technical trails as it is nimbler than before.

Gel FujiRunnegade 2 size and fit

The Asics FujiRunnegade 2’s fit and sizing are mirror replicas of the original model. It has an average measurement from the heel to the forefoot with just enough volume in the toe box. Runners having standard foot measurements will find the fit and sizing generally within their comfort zones. 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

Opposite facing lugs dominate the outsole. The configuration of the lugs provides spectacular grip on different surfaces. These are 6mm lugs that also deliver serious traction and durability.

Midsole

The Gel Cushioning System in the rear takes much of the impact upon landing. This silicone-based material compresses to absorb shock and returns the force for better propulsion. Occupying the main midsole is the top of the line Asics Solyte technology. It is a very lightweight, durable, and responsive foam.

Upper

The closed mesh gives adequate breathability that is needed for every run. Keeping dirt and debris off is pulled off by the FujiRunnegade 2 by using a bootie construction. It is the kind of fit that wraps the foot entirely in comfort and protection. Part of the anti-debris protection is an anti-gravel tongue. Protecting the shoe against mud and water is the new Plasmaguard Technology. This is an upper membrane that is not totally waterproof, but keeps water off as long as the runner does not wade into the water.


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