ASICS FrontRunner Stefano Maiorana is currently training for a big trail race so has been spending a lot of time in the GEL-FujiTrabuco recently. Here are some of his in-depth thoughts:

The ASICS GEL-FujiTrabuco has been my go-to trail shoe for many years, given their stability and durability that’s ideal for rocky South African trails.

The latest model is the best so far, and handles wet terrain better than any trail shoe I have experienced. It also feels more comfortable, cushioned and stable when compared to the previous model.

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Let’s go through some features:





In summary, it’s not the lightest shoe around, weighing in at 361g (men)/ 279g (women). But that’s because the shoe’s built to endure and withstand the most challenging terrain. However, given its build quality and ruggedness, it’s fair to say that the shoe is relatively lightweight.

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The shoe is ideal for those looking for a comfortable ride, that can take on any terrain. It can be used for short distances, and up to ultra-marathons. While seasoned trail runners may prefer lighter shoes with lower stack height and heel to toe offset (especially for shorter trails), the ASICS GEL-FujiTrabuco 7 is built for any trail runner across the spectrum. If comfort and protection are your priority, then this shoe is for you.