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.
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WeightMen: 12.7ozWomen: 9.8oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
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 heightMen: 20mmWomen: 19mm
Forefoot heightMen: 12mmWomen: 11mm
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard, Wide
Release dateDec 2018
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88 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
A really solid trainer that feels like its made to push limits, including those 100 milers that some of you crazy folk like to do! Making me think this will be a great pick for people taking on UTMB Next year!
I ran outside in these and they felt fine but I’m not sure how long the deeper lugs would genuinely last on road surfaces.
Updates to Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 7
- The latest version of the Asics Gel FujiTrabuco presents to the market a trail running shoe that is ideal for long-distance running. In this release, Asics claims it to be the more protective and comfortable than the previous FujiTrabuco. Users of the previous versions would find some familiar details in this new rendition, as well as some introductory features.
- The Gel FujiTrabuco 7 retains the Gel cushioning system in the rearfoot of the midsole, while the upper continues to utilize the Lace Garage technology and the SPeVA® 45 Lasting to create a durable and comfortable structure. Meanwhile, the sole unit introduces the DUOMAX® Support System, which aims to enhance foot stability, and the AsicsGrip™ technology, which is a new proprietary outsole tech.
Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 7 size and fit
The sizing scheme of the Gel FujiTrabuco 7 follows that of a standard running shoe, which means that runners should be able to fit in their usual size preference without any problems. The shoe is designed for high arches; however, it can accommodate both high and low volume feet, as it is available in Medium and Wide.
Introducing in the Asics FujiTrabuco series is the AsicsGrip™ outsole technology. This outsole material is made from a sticky, flexible rubber that provides high-level grip on various surfaces. Although it is sticky, the AsicsGrip™ material remains durable, which ensures wearers it is able to handle rugged conditions without any problems.
The tread pattern on the outsole of the Gel FujiTrabuco 7 is also updated. The previous version features ovals and flat pentagons in the middle, and chevron-shaped stripes on the sides. In this shoe, an assortment of diamonds, triangles, and other quadrilateral shapes make up the surface of the outsole. These shallow lugs are randomly placed to guarantee multidirectional traction.
Similar to the popular Asics Gel Nimbus 21, the midsole of the Gel FujiTrabuco 7 features Flytefoam® Lyte Technology, which Asics claims to be their lightest cushioning material. The formulation of the Flytefoam® Lyte is created from organic nanofibers that are 55% lighter than the conventional midsole foam. With Flytefoam® Lyte, runners experience an improved performance, as well as a significant reduction in weight, thus resulting in a more comfortable run.
Within the midsole is a dual-density structure, called the Duomax®, which operates as a support system to enhance stability. Duomax® reduces the stress on the foot caused by the inward rolling of the heel, usually common in overpronation but could also occur with neutral pronators.
Another support feature of the Gel FujiTrabuco 7 is a rock protection plate in the forefoot area. The plate prevents underfoot and toe-related injuries that commonly happen on trails.
Lastly, the Gel cushioning system covers the rearfoot area of the midsole. This silicone-based gel works as a shock absorber, ensuring a responsive and seamless ride.
On top of the midsole is an Ortholite® sockliner, which provides an additional layer of cushioning, as well as a odor-reducing unit because of its moisture control property.
Like its previous version, the Gel FujiTrabuco 7 utilizes a no-sew mesh upper that provides the foot with adequate ventilation. It also gives a smooth and comfortable sensation as it reduces skin irritation caused by chafing. Such a construction allows the runner to wear the shoe with thin or no socks.
With the Lace Garage™ technology, a pocket in the midfoot area enables a quick and tidy way of tucking in the laces, keeping them unexposed and out of the way for a hassle-free run.
A 45-degree lasting of full-length SPeVA® provides a long-lasting and enhanced degree of comfort through a soft platform.