Asics Gel-Trail Attack II - Trail Runners: Review

This featherweight will make your last pair of trail runners feel like ankle weights, but its stability let us sprint down Boulder's ankle-eating Mount Sanitas Trail without limping home. Add grippy, multidirectional lugs and snug ankle collars for grit defense and the Attack makes a good choice for fanatics who see a trail where others turn around. ASICS's trademark gel inserts cushion impact both fore and aft, and a flexible Nylex plate provides underfoot protection without impeding your stride.

Bonus: The integrated tongue produced no folds or ridges when we snugged laces for steep descents.

Bummer: Cushioning is thin; avoid roads and epic runs. 11 oz; www.asicsamerica.com

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