My running journey started with a half marathon, but my real eye-opener in terms of what running is all happened on the trails of Kiambogo in Kenya, without proper trail running shoes, of course. Wearing gym trainers and taking on the trails is not a good idea.

Moving fast forward, I ended up spending a lot of time in the trails of Wadi Shawqah. InI had received the ASICS Fuji Trabuco Pro as a part of the Frontrunner Team. Which bought my attention to trail running shoes, and my interest in them surged. And to say the least, the Fuji Trabuco are incredibly reliable shoes.
I am not the best of trail runners or a frequent runner like before due to my ankle injuries in the past, but I do enjoy using them on my hiking trips and OCR races.  This shoe protects the underfoot from sharp trail rocks and jagged edges thanks to the built-in rock plate. It also has a superior lightweight feel with a midsole crafted using the latest FLYTEFOAM Lyte technology.

This review will be broken down into three different elements of the shoe and my experience with it. The criteria are as follows.

Looks, Usage, and Type


The shoes come in great colour schemes. The colours would be blue and black. It comes with a porous mesh upper which allows the feet to breathe during your runs in wet, damp or dry conditions.


Along with the built-in rock plate, the steadfast Asics grip outsole allows the shoe to reduce the imbalance caused by the shifts in your centre of pressure. The GUIDANCE LINE technology from ASICS enables the runner to boost the performance with stability. Which means any surface is now a runnable surface for you.


This shoe is designed for taking on any terrain. The outer zone has rein enforcements that protect the top area and the midfoot from irregularities. It weighs up to 270g, making it relatively light in comparison to its competitors. It has a lace lock system making it easy to lock and load and go on.

My experience so far….
This is a classic trail running shoe for anyone who would love to conquer any terrain, be it during a race or a family hiking trip. So, make sure you add the ASICS FUJITRABUCO PRO to your kitbag soon cause your ideal hiking/running shoes is here.

Star Rating: (out of 5)

Looks: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Use: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Price: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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