Asics Gel Fuji Racer Review

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Asics Gel Fuji Racer



  • October 2012


ASICS combines rugged protection with nimble performance to create the new GEL Fuji Racer.   Built specifically to gobble up the trails, featuring full-ground contact, aggressive outsole lugs.

The Asics Fuji Racer weighs in at 8.8 ounces and comes with a 6 mm drop.   The upper features a gusseted tongue, lace garage, GEL Cushioning and open mesh fabric.   The outsole has an aggressive lug pattern to grip the trail terrain.

The Fuji Racer offers good cushioning, especially in the forefoot.  A full-ground contact outsole rolls well over all surfaces and provides solid grip on loose terrain.   The minimum neutral trail shoe is designed for daily training and features a semi-curved shape.   Gel cushioning in the heel of the Asics Gel Fuji Racer provides shock absorption upon impact. Meanwhile, a Solyte midsole provides responsive and durable cushioning.   The Asics Gel Fuji Racer is built with open mesh for a breathable feel.

These shoes felt good for mid to long trail training runs.  Also, I have used them for a few half marathons  which the shoe felt sturdy and solid.



  •   Weight:    8.8 oz (size 9)
  •   Heel to Toe Drop:    6 mm
  •   Available Widths:    D=Medium, 2E=Wide
  •   Sizing:     Standard running shoe length
  •   Colors :     Red-Blue-Grey-Black




  • Open mesh on the upper provides breathable coverage
  • Asics logo is located on both sides of the upper to keep the shoe snug to the foot
  • Anti Gravel Tongue is gussetted to prevent debris from entering the shoe
  • Lace Pocket at the top of the tongue enables laces to be tucked out of the way
  • Perforated Sockliner provides breathability and adds underfoot comfort
  • Slip Last involves wrapping and stitching the upper in a bootie-like shape before attaching the upper to the midsole which helps promote flexibility and decreases weight


  • Solyte is an ultra light, top-of-the-line midsole that delivers durable and responsive cushioning.


  • Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the heel is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.
  • Trail Specific Outsole on the heel and forefoot uses opposite facing lugs to provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of surfaces.



  • Durable: Good arch support
  • Comfort: Pronation Control
  • GEL Cushioning: Provides exceptional shock absorption
  • Blown Rubber Forefoot: Lightweight and cushioned
  • Pigskin/Mesh Upper: Provides natural comfort, durability and breathability
  • Solyte Midsole: Provides lightweight cushioning and resists compression set
  • Reflective Details: Safety feature



  •   Trail running, Trail Racing, Daily Trail Training



  • A very lightweight, minimalist, trail racing running shoe





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