The GEL-TRABUCO™ 9 (WIDE) shoe has been re-engineered from top to bottom to assert itself as an all-around trail shoe. Rugged and comfortable are the two terms that best describe this trail running shoe. It's for the off-road runner seeking excellent durability, protection, and grip for groomed trails.
After reimagining the shoe’s upper, this version weighs in at approximately one ounce (30gm) less than its predecessor. Fitted on a wider last, the advanced comfort comes from the FLYTEFOAM™ midsole material that's coupled with GEL™ technology cushioning in the heel.
Equipped with a DUOMAX™ support system that creates a more stable ride, this placement of foam on the medial side of the midsole offers a firmer density that keeps the foot from rotating inward too much (overpronation). The lugged outsole pattern features ASICSGRIP™ rubber while incorporating an uphill and downhill lug pattern on the lateral and medial side of the shoe to improve traction on slippery terrain. Additionally a rock protection plate helps the outsole stay flexible and shield the foot from abrupt terrain or trail debris.
Width: D standard - STANDARD
For men the standard shoe width is D, going up to a wide fitting 2E and the widest a 4E. In New Zealand the most common shoe width size* for men is a 2E.
Asics Grip Outsole
Gives outstanding traction and is designed to have full contact with the ground.
Breathable Mesh Upper
Provides excellent comfort and breathability, helping to keep your feet cool
Duomax Support System
A dual-density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability.
Our lightest midsole ever. Its organic fibres bounce back into its original shape in the space of each stride to provide perfect cushioning from the start of your run to the finish.
Gel - Rearfoot
Reduces impact during heel strike and allows for a smooth transititon. Shape of units designed for special function under the heel of the foot.
Internal Heel Counter
The internal plastic structure of the shoe which wraps around the heel of your foot. It holds the heel in position during the movements of running improving support.
Rock Protection Plate
Provides protection against stone bruises.
Trail Specific Outsole
Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.