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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.

  • Use

    Daily running

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

    Competition

    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
    $120
  • Weight
    Men: 11.8oz
    Women: 9.9oz
  • 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: 30mm
    Women: 30mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • This shoe features a closed mesh upper to keep debris out.
  • It features an anti-gravel tongue, which keeps debris and rocks from entering the shoe.
  • The Gel Scout has a rock plate in the outsole to prevent stone bruising.
  • Most runners applauded the Wet Grip technology of the Gel Scout, which offers amazing grip on wet surfaces.
  • A Lace Pocket allows the runner to hide the laces in a secure area, preventing any accidental unraveling or uncomfortable wobbling of the shoelaces.
  • Many reviewers welcomed the Gel Cushioning System in the heel and forefoot area as it handles impact shock and responsive toe-offs.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The closed mesh in the upper wasn’t breathable as noted by many reviewers.
  • Some runners noticed that the mid-sole broke down on them after a few months.
  • This shoe has a moderately heavy weight.

Bottom line

The Asics Gel Scout offers a smooth ride and adequate cushioning. This neutral trail running shoe can be used in many types of surfaces, including wet ones. You can expect lots of impact and debris protection from this model.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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84 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 84 / 100 | Running Warehouse

    The outsole features sticky wet-specific rubber that performs as expected, making stream crossings a breeze. The forefoot rock plate is a welcome addition, providing a bit of added protection against sharp rocks and stone bruising without making the shoe overly stiff.

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Updates to Asics Gel Scout

  • The Asics Gel Scout features the brand’s notable rearfoot and forefoot gel cushioning that efficiently absorbs shock during impact for a responsive ride. It gives enough amount of cushioning needed for road and light trail running.
  • This use comes with an impressive grip. The lugs are aggressive and the outsole rubber is highly reliable, delivering enough amount of traction on varied surfaces.

Asics Gel Scout size and fit

The Gel Scout is available in a standard running shoe length. The forefoot is wide that allows natural foot splay, comfortably accommodating those runners with wider foot widths. The heel and the midfoot areas are of standard size. The men’s and women’s version are available in regular widths.


Outsole

The outsole unit uses the Asics High Abrasion Rubber that delivers exceptional durability. It also features the trail-specific outsole that has opposite facing lugs for reliable traction during uphill climbs and downhill plunges. The wet grip characteristic delivers an impressive grip on wet surfaces


Midsole

The midsole of the Gel Scout uses the Asics’ notable rearfoot and forefoot cushioning that attenuates shock during impact and delivers a smooth heel-to-toe transition. It works well with the durable Solyte midsole that delivers responsive cushioning.


Upper

The Asics Gel Scout has a closed mesh upper coverage that prevents debris from entering the shoe while remaining comfortable and breathable. The tongue also has an anti-debris characteristic. This shoe also utilizes the brand’s heel clutching system that wraps the heel securely for an impressive fit. It also has lace pockets to keep the laces tucked efficiently while running.