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The Asics Gel Torrance Trail is a running shoe that is meant for those who enjoy adventures on the irregular outdoor paths. The design is specifically optimized for uneven surfaces, though its platform can also effortlessly accommodate the asphalt. Mesh and stitched-on overlays serve as the elements of the silhouette, and they’re tasked with providing a snug and secure wrap.

Size and fit

The standard sizing schemes were used when the Asics Gel Torrance Trail was made. Runners are welcome to get this product with their usual choices of size in mind. However, being able to test it personally or study reviews that cover the sizing aspect can better the perception of comfort and a secure in-shoe environment.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Asics Gel Torrance Trail is made of a rubber compound that covers the whole bottom part of the midsole. The layer shields the foam from the abrasive nature of the surfaces, thus preserving its structure and efficacy.

A trail-specific configuration permits the external pad of this shoe to handle off-road paths. Gripping lugs clamp onto the surfaces, delivering balance and confident movements.

Midsole

The midsole unit of the Asics Gel Torrance Trail is made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). This compound has the job of shielding the foot from the impact shock generated by the striking phase of the gait cycle. It also carries the foot throughout the running session, giving a responsive experience that can energize the toe-off. EVA is used by many running shoe series, including the Hoka One One Speedgoat line.

A sockliner is placed right above the main cushioning unit. This add-on is meant to add a bit more comfort for the underside of the foot. It can be removed or replaced with a new one if the wearer wishes to do so.

Upper

A multilayered close-weave mesh is used for the upper unit of the Asics Gel Torrance Trail. This accoutrement holds the foot in place and keeps it from wobbling inside the interior compartment. Small trail detritus are staved off because it doesn’t have a very open construction.

Overlays are stitched onto the facade. These layers are designed to help the upper unit when it comes to the security and steadiness of the foot. They also bolster durability as they prevent trail debris from bruising the fabrics.

The padded tongue and collar aim to cushion the topmost portions of the foot. The Achilles tendon, the ankles, and the curved bridge of the foot can benefit from an in-shoe hug that is soft and supportive.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Asics Gel Torrance
Collection: Asics Gel
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Material: Mesh upper

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.