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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.

  • Price
    $135
  • Weight
    Men: 11.1oz
    Women: 10oz
  • 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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 28mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The GORE-TEX waterproof upper material is utilized in this running shoe.
  • Many testers greatly appreciated the inclusion of protective elements, such as the Rock Protection Plate, that shields the foot from debris & the harsh surfaces.
  • The Solyte® Midsole material is a durable and a responsive layer that effectively carries the foot.
  • Many runners felt the Rearfoot and Forefoot Gel Cushioning System’s shock-absorbing features.
  • Reviewers received the trail-specific outsole design of the FujiSetsu GTX pretty well as it helps them traverse the environment with much ease.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There were runners who felt that the Gel FujiSetsu GTX was a bit too stiff that it limited the motion of their feet.
  • Some thought that it had a narrow fit.
  • This one is a very heavy shoe for both the men and women’s versions.

Bottom line

The Gel FujiSetsu GTX from Asics is a great offering for trail runners who want to experience more protection and security on the trails. It’s a neutral shoe that takes adventurers forward with confidence.

Rankings

Updates to Asics Gel FujiSetsu GTX

  • Asics introduces an awesome trail shoe that can also handle ice or snow. The FujiSetsu GTX features super aggressive lugs with more than a couple of spikes in them. With substantial and multi-directional lugs working with the spikes and the Gore-Tex waterproofing membrane, runners can do their runs regardless of the weather or the terrain.
  • The midsole utilizes nothing less than the iconic Gel cushioning system that effectively disperses shock. Providing superb responsiveness is Asics’ top of the line midsole-the Solyte foam.

Asics Gel FujiSetsu GTX size and fit

The Gel FujiSetsu GTX has a medium fit that should work well for most runners. It has decent real estate in the heel and forefoot while the midfoot is exceptionally snug, without being uncomfortable. Medium is the available width of this shoe. Sizing is standard with options for the men’s from 6 to 14 while the women’s are from 5 to 12.


Outsole

The outsole uses extremely aggressive lugs all over the outsole with spikes in the center of some of these lugs. Asics designed the lugs with a good spacing for the lugs to shake off mud. All kinds of quick and sudden changes in direction are also easily achieved through this kind of outsole. The Solid Rubber in the outsole offers reasonable durability. A rock protection plate just above the outsole shields the foot from pointed objects and the brutal trail.


Midsole

The lightweight and responsive midsole foam called the Solyte is Asics’ answer to the need of runners who want a really dynamic run without adding weight to the shoe. It is lighter than standard EVA or the company exclusive SpEVA with the same durability and resiliency. The silicon-based gel is an award-winning technology that is renowned for its ability to effectively absorb and then disperse shock.


Upper

The breathable mesh in the upper is also abrasion-resistant. It is flexible enough to hug the runner’s foot with still enough support. Doing the majority of the support are the synthetic overlays, which also give the shoe a very smooth and sophisticated look. Just below the mesh is the Gore-Tex waterproofing membrane that fights off water, snow, and slush. An anti-gravel tongue helps keep trail debris off.