Asics Trabuco Max: Conquer the trails effortlessly 

Allowing trail runners to conserve as much energy as possible, the Trabuco Max from Asics ensures a dynamic and bouncy ride. Due to this, experts find it more efficient than its "weight and outsole would suggest." And to achieve this, the following are implemented: 

  • Constant forward motion. Thanks to the shoe's rockered geometry, heel-to-toe transitions are made efficient. 
  • Responsive midsole. Complementing the rocker form of the shoe is its lively Flyte Foam midsole. It generates energy return in each step for a propulsive and lively ride. 

Trabuco Max: Beefed up for protection 

The Asics Trabuco Max falls into the cushioned trail shoe category and it sure does well in what it's supposed to do — shield the foot from harsh ground elements, roots, etc. Be warned, however, that in exchange for the maximum protection that you get, the ground feel is definitely muted. 

What is it for?

  • Ultramarathon distances
  • Moderately technical terrains
  • Mountain runs 
  • Dirt roads 
  • Hard-packed snow 
  • Paved road sections


How Asics Trabuco Max ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 21% trail running shoes
All trail running shoes
Top 18% Asics running shoes
All Asics running shoes
Top 23% neutral running shoes
All neutral running shoes


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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

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