Asics Gel-FujiAttack 5

Asics Gel-FujiAttack 5











            Things I like

            • Good quality
            • Firm sole
            • Smart features

            Things I would change

            • Lack of ankle support

            The Description

            The GEL-FujiAttack 5 model are an all round trail running shoe. The soles provide lightweight protection on off-road terrain.

            • Weight: 8.6
            • Heel height: 19mm
            • Forefoot height: 9mm
            • Rearfoot gel cushioning system
            • Perforated sockliner

            The Test

            I’m not a trail runner. But I did need a pair of shoes that would accompany me around Tanzania and survive the off road runs I would fit in as well as a few long hiking and travel days.

            Although I imagine the funky colours of the FujiAttack range isn’t for everyone, I quite like them. The shoes have a couple of smart features. Tough laces which have certainly withstood The occasional snagging. A pouch under the tongue so nothing is is hanging lose. This feature especially ensures that your laces never come undone.

            Asics Gel-FujiAttack 5 Review

            The soles of the shoes are solid and strong and I can feel that strength when I am running in them. I feel stable. What I don’t feel though is the support around my ankle and also in the arch. The back of the shoe sits a little too low meaning it’s hard to get that sense of security when I wear them. I tighten the laces up tight to compensate from this but then the narrow design pinches the side of my feet making them uncomfortable.

            Equally, I feel that there is a lack of arch support. These are a neutral shoe but compared to previous models I have tested, the inside sole is noticeably flatter.

            As I expected being Asics, the shoes are good quality and, even after 2 months of solid use, show no signs of wearing or breaking anytime soon.

            As a general use tough shoe, the Asics serves it’s purpose well. It’s fine for short runs and general day to day activities. But, for longer strenuous sports, the lack of support around the foot and arch means this pair fall short.

            In early 2016 Bex Band quit her teaching job to set out on her first big adventure, hiking 1000km the length of Israel. Adventure is now her life and work! As well as running Love Her Wild, she also offers advice and inspiration through her blog, the Ordinary Adventurer.