Verdict from +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Comfort: The Asics Trail Scout offers all-day comfort, and most runners end up "wearing the shoe all the time".
  • Traction: The outsole lug pattern works well on different trail surfaces, helping runners to tackle uphill and downhill runs with ease.
  • Outsole durability: The rubber sole unit shows no significant wear even after running on technical surfaces for several miles.
  • Support: The midfoot panel offers added support for better stability, especially while running on uneven surfaces.
  • Material: The shoe is very affordable yet it is well-made. Some described it as "a very nice shoe with great materials".

1 reasons not to buy

  • Outsole flexibility: According to a few trail runners, the outsole is too stiff even after breaking-in the shoe.

Bottom line

The Asics Trail Scout is significantly cheaper compared to other trail running shoes, but it offers decent performance on light to moderate trail surfaces.

If you are looking for a shoe that can survive the rugged terrain with better foot protection, consider the Asic FujiTrabuco or trail shoes from Salomon.

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User reviews:

Asics Trail Scout: Decent and affordable

The Trail Scout is one of the few affordable trail shoes that offer decent performance on light terrain. It is not the most aggressive model but the comfort, breathability, traction, and durability are comparable to other trail shoes that are sold on average price.

The shoe is best for:

  • light trail 
  • daily running
  • long, slow-paced runs

Features of the Trail Scout

  • Multi-surface grip - The durable rubber outsole with a decent tread pattern offers reliable traction on both dry and wet surfaces.
  • Lateral support - The midfoot panel gives the foot a supportive platform for better stability. 

How Trail Scout compares

This shoe: 79
All shoes average: 82
56 95
This shoe: £60
All shoes average: £110
£40 £280
This shoe: 272g
All shoes average: 269g
79g 437g
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