Updates to Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 6

  • Asics brings to the market the sixth iteration of the Gel FujiTrabuco, which is a consistent favorite of trail runners. As the shoe presents a reliable cushioning and versatile traction, it is sure to provide an excellent performance on off-road runs.
  • The upper now uses a welded, no-sew material made of mesh that aims to reduce friction that is more frequent when running on rugged trails. There are also updated minimal synthetic overlays at the midfoot area to provide the necessary support.
  • The brand’s signature Solyte midsole allows a combination of cushioning and protection for long distances. It is accompanied by a trail-specific outsole that is supported by a rock protection plate for injury prevention. The outsole’s multidirectional lugs are now made deeper compared to the previous version, resulting in a more effective traction that excels on mountains, open fields, and forests.
  • The sole unit makes use of the Trusstic System® Technology, which means the weight of the shoe is kept at a minimum without sacrificing the structural integrity.

Size and fit

The Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 6 has a standard running shoe length that comes in a variety of size options. The available width is in Medium for both the men’s and women’s versions.


Asics uses a trail-specific outsole for the Gel FujiTrabuco 6. The outsole includes multidirectional lugs with an average count – not too much – to provide traction on the trails, especially on sloped paths.

There is a rock protection plate covering the forefoot area that prevents underfoot and toe bruises that are usually caused by stones.

Same as the popular Asics Patriot 10, the shoe's heel area has Asics High-Abrasion Rubber (AHAR), which is a compound made of carbon rubber. This feature offers an exceptional durability as the heel is a high-wear zone.


The Gel FujiTrabuco 6 presents Asics’ patented midsole technology Solyte. This is a unique foam material that is even more lightweight than ordinary ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). The Solyte is made of resin and claims to deliver 20% more shock absorption than traditional foams, thus enabling a high performance that is ideal for competitive sports.

The rearfoot area is equipped with the Gel cushioning system, which is a silicone-based gel that works as a shock absorber upon impact. The Gel system ensures a responsive ride without excessive physical stress.

The midsole is built in with the Impact Guidance System (IGS). It is a brand technology that enhances the foot’s natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.

On top of the midsole sits a removable Ortholite® sock liner that brings additional cushioning for the foot. Its antimicrobial property aids in moisture management to keep the foot fresh and dry.


The breathable, no-sew mesh upper of the Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 6 promotes a seamless comfort that reduces chafing and skin irritation. It has a rugged construction that provides the durability needed for trail running.

With the gusseted, anti-gravel tongue, the foot is protected from debris which could potentially enter the shoe. In front of it is the Lace Garage™ feature, which is a pocket for tucking the laces in, moving it out of the way for an undistracted run.

The toe area has a PGuard Toe Protector. This is a synthetic-made installation that shields the shoe from stones, thus preventing toe injuries.


How Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 6 ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 23% trail running shoes
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Bottom 29% Asics running shoes
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Bottom 27% neutral running shoes
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