2015 Summer Trail Running Shoe Buyer’s Guide



Asics Gel-FujiAttack 4, $110

Weights: 11.4 oz. (men), 9.5 oz. (women)

Heel-toe Offset: 10mm; 20mm (heel), 10mm (forefoot) for men; 19mm (heel) 9mm (forefoot) for women

This shoe is for you if … You have a narrow foot and crave a nimble shoe.

Fit-feel-ride: Despite being billed as a neutral shoe, the Gel-FujiAttack 4 feels stable and supportive. We chalk that up to its torsional rigidity and somewhat firm ride—the first coming from its plastic Trusstic System sandwiched in the midsole, and the latter due to the cushioning that runs more responsive (and a tad hard) than squishy (and thinner in the forefoot). The support is far from overbearing. In fact, combined with the multidirectional lugs on the outsole and secure-fitting upper, this shoe feels fast and nimble even on the wildest terrain.

Plus: A lace “garage” on the tongue lets you tuck away loose ends.

Minus: Lacing system takes some futzing to dial in.

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