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The ASICS Gel Scout provides serious traction and rugged trail performance, featuring moderate cushioning and a semi-soft ride.

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Runners World Editor's Choice Oct 12Bring along the ASICS Gel Scout for your next trail running adventure. The shoe's outsole gives you full contact with the ground for more stability and a better connection to the trail. A soft upper creates comfort and a supportive cage wraps your foot for extra durability. Aggressively lugged with a forefoot rock plate, this shoe performs well on rocky and loosely packed trails.

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Weight: 10.4 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (30mm), Forefoot (22mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How it fits (based on width B) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to high volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved

INTRODUCTION

The Gel Scout is a moderate feature, moderate neutral trail shoe designed for high mileage and daily training.

CUSHIONING

  • Rearfoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • Forefoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.

MIDSOLE

  • Solyte is an ultra light, top-of-the-line midsole that delivers durable and responsive cushioning.

UPPER

  • Closed Mesh on the upper keeps out debris while remaining breathable.
  • Heel Clutching System uses an exoskeletal structure that wraps the heel for a secure fit.
  • Anti Gravel Tongue keeps debris out of the shoe.
  • Lace Pocket at the top of the tongue enables laces to be tucked out of the way.
  • Perforated Sockliner provides breathability and adds underfoot comfort.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to Solyte 55 Foam, for enhanced cushioning and a moderately soft underfoot feel.

OUTSOLE

  • ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) outsole is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.
  • Rock Plate between the midsole and outsole protects feet against stone bruising.
  • Trail Specific Outsole on the heel and forefoot uses opposite facing lugs to provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of surfaces.
  • WET GRIP Outsole is made from a blend of organic and non-organic components for increased traction on wet surfaces.

 

Comments: I bought this shoe as a lightweight hiking shoe after doing exhaustive reviews of other regular hiking shoes and trail runners. I wear Asics running shoes for walking and have always loved them. The Scout is a FANTASTIC shoe! Hugs the foot, protects the feet from rocks and trail debris VERY WELL (I used them on one hike that was mostly along a creekbed and my feet were never bothered by any of the rocks), and the traction is fantastic. Haven't gotten them wet yet, but I imagine they dry quickly as they are well-ventilated. (My only recommendation is using a pair of lightweight gaiters to keep the dirt and pebbles out.) The shoes perform flawlessly and exceeded my expectations. Worth every penny.
From: Linda, Westwood, CA, USA

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

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