Asics Gel Trabuco 12

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Asics Gel Trabuco 12
Good support features make this an option for neutral runners to moderate overpronators.

Our Review

Any shoe that has 12 versions of it released must be doing something right, and so it proved here. The Gel cushioning system provided fantastic shock absorption while the outsole gave superb grip on slippery surfaces. The water-resistant Teflon-coated upper did let in some moisture, but made up for this ...  Continue reading

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5 user reviews of Asics Gel Trabuco 12 See all

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Great off road shoe with good mid foot protection but are biased towards use on trails rather than roads. Will definately buy another pair. If you are looking for a trail shoe which can also be used on-road may Continue reading...
I have to say I am impressed with the extra grip these gave me off-road. I can really tell the difference when I get onto harder surfaces - a little more shock felt on my ancient calves but not too bad at all - Continue reading...
Great shoes for non fell racing, trail running heavier type guys like myself.(81Kg's) Continue reading...
If your running is specific enough to be able to choose different shoes for different applications then the shoe will never meet your needs. If you need a general purpose shoe for on road and off road mixed ses Continue reading...
I bought these shoes because I run in asics 11401's for slight pronation and these seemed to fit the bill for off road........they felt comfortable for my 4 mile test...I then asked a lot out of them by doing a Continue reading...


I'm finding my Wave Ascend 5s a bit harsh and lacking cushioning, even offroad. I wonder if Gel Trabuco may be more like a cushioned road shoe?

Posted: 05/10/2010 at 18:07

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  • Price: £75.00
  • Year: from 2009

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