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  • Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    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.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


    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.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 8.6oz
    Women: 7.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 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 height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 9mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
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  • 77 / 100 | Runner's World | Level 5 expert

    With an outsole that's not overly aggressive, the Gel-FujiTrainer is well suited for fast-paced training over moderately technical terrain.

  • 86 / 100 | Gear Institute | | Level 3 expert

    The Fuji Trainer 3.0 is an excellent all-around shoe that provides enough protection and comfort for long days on the trail without completely sacrificing handling and responsiveness.

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  • The 3rd version of the Gel FujiTrainer from Asics is a versatile running shoe that can function efficiently, whether on the trails or on the roads. This shoe has an adequate weight that’s forgiving, so runners can streak through the paths with confidence and ease. The trail-specific outsole can handle flat surfaces well, making it very able to handle surface transitions.
  • The upper unit uses a breathable material that allows the foot to stay dry and cool as air constantly circulates in and out of the unit. The padded collar and gusseted tongue lock the foot in place and even protects it from debris that may try to enter the shoe.
  • The mid-sole platform is made from materials and compounds that are strong, yet comfortable for the foot. When the foot stands on it, it feels well-supported from impact and shock. Cushioning is also a definite part of its service and the system that offers this is lightweight and responsive.
  • The outsole unit has been optimized to function well on the trails. It features gripping lugs on its surface to allow the foot to traverse the land more surely and effectively. But they’re not too prominent, so the outsole can still work well even on flatter surfaces, such as asphalt. The rubber material is able to hold onto the topography, so slippage is greatly negated.

The Asics Gel FujiTrainer 3 has a regular length. It comes in sizes that follow the standard measurements for men and women. The width of this shoe is medium, so it is accommodating of feel that are medium sized. Its semi-curved shape acknowledges and adheres to the natural curvature of the human foot.

The Trail-specific Design of the outsole unit makes sure that the runner gets the right amount of traction when traversing the unpredictable terrain. Gripping lugs that face multiple directions allow the foot to go up and down the topography with more control on the ground. They aren’t prominent, so the outsole can still work well on the roads.

Just like the popular Asics Gel Nimbus 21, the shoe uses the AHAR® or the Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber which is placed on the outsole to deliver exceptional protection against wear and potential damage.  This rubber makes up the material that allows the gripping lugs to hold onto the ground. It’s strong and efficient in its purpose.

The Gel® Cushioning System is a gel-based material that’s separately placed in the heel and forefoot sections of this running shoe. It protects the foot from impact and shock when striking on the ground, so each step becomes more comfortable.

The Solyte® is a mid-sole material that’s more lightweight than the regular SpEVA® or EVA that’s most commonly used for the platform. It’s still durable, but it gives responsible cushioning and flexibility so that the foot can move more naturally.

Breathable mesh covers the entire upper unit of the Asics Gel FujiTrainer 3. It’s a soft and comfortable material that moves with the foot. It constantly encourages air to enter the shoe and keep the foot cool and dry, even after long races.

Synthetic overlays add more structure to the upper unit. They’re stitched onto the mesh material. Directly connected to the lacing system, they react when the shoe laces are adjusted, making the fit more customizable for each runner.

The padded collar and the gusseted tongue lock the foot down and keep it in place at all times. Dust and debris won’t be able to invade the interior environment because of the protective and secure nature of these components.