ASICS has been venturing in trail running with the GEL-Fuji line for a little while now and for Spring 2015 its adding a fourth member to the first family of the three. Next to the Trainer, Racer and Attack trail running models, ASICS will add the Runnagade to the roster.
The GEL-Fuji Runnagade is a definite departure from the city pavements and a leap into the world of off-road running. The Runnagade is inspired by British Fell Running; running up and down hills into mostly muddy undergrounds. The shoe is light, flexible, solid-feeling and equipped with a large tread. In addition to this large tread and flexible sole, the shoe has a tight-weave mesh upper and a neoprene “collar” on the ankle to keep out debris. A “GEL Cushioning System” in the heel is made to absorb impact.
If you are into trail running and looking for a more sturdy and serious off-road proof ASICS on your feet, than this might just be for you.