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  • Terrain
    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
    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
    Price
    $150
  • Heel to toe drop
    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
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The waterproof feature of the shoe gained positive feedback from most runners.
  • Many runners admired the lightweight feel and sock-like fit of the Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 4 GTX.
  • Some runners were delighted with the shoe’s cushioning system that provides a responsive ride.
  • The lace pockets are very useful to keep the laces in place, according to some users.
  • True to size.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Few users were disappointed that the shoe’s outsole and fabric wear out quickly.
  • Some runners mentioned that the shoe have poor grip on wet surfaces.

Bottom line

The Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 4 GTX is a great off-road running shoe that provides a great combination of cushioning, traction and responsiveness. This shoe is best for daily training and short distance runs.

Rankings

Updates to Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 4 GTX

  • The shoe comes with a Gore-Tex upper construction that provides a waterproof and breathable environment, keeping the foot dry even on wet conditions.
  • The notable Asics rearfoot and forefoot gel cushioning was also used in the Gel FujiTrabuco 4 GTX. It attenuates shock on impact and releases energy for a powerful toe-off.
  • The shoe also uses the heel clutching system technology that is designed to enhance support and improved the overall fit of the shoe.
  • The traditional tongue was replaced by an elastic internal sleeve through the brand’s mono-sock fit system that provides a sock-like fit.
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Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 4 GTX size and fit

The Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 4 GTX has a standard running shoe length. The overall fit was improved through the heel clutching system and mono-sock fit. The shoe comfortably accommodates foot with medium measurements. Asics is offering the shoe in standard D and B medium widths for men’s and women’s versions respectively.

Outsole

The Gel FujiTrabuco 4 GTX features the trail specific outsole. The reversed lugs are designed to deliver reliable grip on uneven terrains. The sticky rubber increases traction on wet conditions. The shoe also uses the Asics High Abrasion Resistant rubber in high wear areas to increase durability.

Midsole

The shoe uses the Solyte midsole material that provides reliable cushioning without adding weight. This works perfectly with the rearfoot and forefoot gel cushioning that attenuates shock on landing and releases during toe-off. The cushioning system of the Gel FujiTrabuco 4 GTX is designed to deliver a responsive ride.

Upper

The Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 4 GTX has a waterproof upper through the Gore-Tex membrane. It is designed to keep the foot dry even on wet conditions without affecting the shoe’s breathability. It also uses the mono-sock fit system that provides a sock-like fit and the heel clutching system that provides a comfortable and secured foot locked down. The shoe also comes with a lace pocket that keeps the laces tucked in while running.