A year after it decided to withhold the Gel-Fuji Racer 2 from the US market, Asics has blessed stateside trail running enthusiasts with the next installment of the lightweight off-road series, the Gel-Fuji Racer 3.

Whether it’s the Gel-Fuji Racer or the Gel-Fuji Trainer, Asics has had success with its trail running offerings in recent years. The Gel-Fuji Racer 3 continues that success with key upgrades in areas like the upper and outsole for even better performance on the trail.

The shoe’s upper may look similar to the original, but it has in fact been updated with redesigned overlays for improved flexibility without sacrificing support. On the outsole, Asics has added a more aggressive lug pattern for improved traction regardless of weather conditions. Much like the rest of the Gel-Fuji trail series, the Fuji Racer 3 also features a water drainage system between the midsole and outsole for moisture control.

Release date for the Asics Gel-Fuji Racer 3 is set for January 2014.


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