ASICS FUJI LITE 3: VERSATILE COMPETITION TRAIL SHOES.
ASICS FUJI LITE 3: VERSATILE COMPETITION TRAIL SHOES. Our TRAIL RUNNING SHOES section brings us today the analysis of these ASICS FUJI LITE 3.
The new Asics Fuji Lite 3 are already in stores: they arrived with a price of 140€ (up €10), but now can be found in for 105€ in the official ASICS store and below 100€ in smoe other online shops, maintaining weight 255gr / 205gr, a 4 mm drop for a stack height of 26mm/30mm and advancing from 30% to 50% in recycled material covered. Let’s go with Mayayo’s analysis.
ASICS FUJI LITE 3: VERSATILE COMPETITION TRAIL SHOES.
140€ | 255G. | 4MM DROP
The FUJI LITE™ 3 shoe is inspired by the Hinoki Cypress tree that’s native to Mount Fuji. It keeps you focused on the path ahead and to, supposedly guide us towards a more positive mindset.
Key updates include a greater percentage of recycled textiles for the upper construction, as mentioned above from 30% up to 50% . This allows ASICS to reduce waste and re-use leftover resources.
Following a sustainable design approach, the reshaped FLYTEFOA midsole is formed with recycled materials. This foam creates lightweight shock absorption, propelling our stride forward as we move through the trails. Lastly, the shoe’s outsole is designed to increase traction on muddy or loamy surfaces.
ASICS FUJI LITE 3: DATA SHEET.
Let’s go with the technical data first, both for the men’s trail running shoes and for the women’s trail running shoes, because it comes in both versions. Something that is always appreciated.
- Price: 140 euros. Raise €10 this year.
- Weight: 255 gr, male version, 205gr, female.
- Stack Height: 30 mm behind, 26 mm forward for men, with 2mm for women.
- Sole width: 78 mm at the back, 95 mm at the front.
- Drop: 4mm on both versions.
- Cover: One-piece mesh, which favors perspiration. Go from 30% to 50% recycled
- Cushioning: FlyteFoam. The well-proven classic of the brand.
- Sole: ASICS GRIP. A safe value too, in the top 5 on the market.
ASICS FUJI LITE 3: THE HIGHLIGHTS.
Now available in stores this new model of mountain shoe from the Japanese brand, in four colors for men with sizes 39-51.5, one color for women in sizes 35.5-44.5. It has an aesthetic very similar to its predecessor… and seen in detail it does not bring many changes, it is true.
It should be noted that the Japanese house continues to expand the use of recycled materials that now go from 30% to 50% on the roof for the manufacture of this model, positioning itself in the market of sustainable brands that collaborate in the elimination of waste from the planet and reducing the carbon footprint of the textile industry.
Neutral, agile and fast tread shoe for light and seasoned middle distance runners. Without being the lightest, it does open up to many different uses. Even agile and technical runners who can face long distance with them.
Its 4 mm drop once shod is quite friendly with the calves, since the perception is more of a 6 or 8 drop. Its cushioning is soft, reactive and dynamic, providing a very good feeling in the race.
ASICS FUJI LITE 3: UPPER
It’s not just that it goes from 30% recycled material to 50%. It’s that when you look closely, you discover that the roof has been largely remodeled. . It has a one-piece, multiporous and apparent resistance cover (and I only say apparent until I put it to the test in the worst situations) with a notable improvement in breathability, especially during the hottest months of the year.
The heel has a small semi-rigid piece that will provide us with greater support when fixing the foot, while the entire neck of the shoe that surrounds the ankle has a small interior padding that accommodates and fixes the foot, with a cut classic and comfortable chafe free. On the back, and on the outside, the classic strap is maintained for putting on shoes, which seems to have fallen into disuse lately.
ASICS FUJI LITE 3: MIDSOLE
The Flytefoam of the midsole was already present in the previous model, but the new shapes of this one are noticeable. In the previous model, its distribution was more uniform, maintaining the same drawing from front to back.
In this new model you can see two differentiated areas, on the one hand the heel area, with a more rigid shape, to absorb possible heel impacts reducing the negative phase of the race, and in the midfoot and front part the The finish has a Linear shape that conducts the pressure of the footprint outwards, seeking to minimize the impact, making the shoe more dynamic.
ASICS FUJI LITE 3: SOLE
The ASICS FUJI LITE 3 maintains for another year the sole of the Japanese brand, the Asicsgrip ™, a sole that has been surprising us very pleasantly since we tried it on the first models and that stands out for its good behavior and great grip in different situations. terrain types.
Like its predecessors in the range, it is estimated to be highly durable thanks to the high-density rubber. This sole model has been redesigned, with a distribution similar to its predecessor but with a change in the shape of the studs, now being two symmetrical lines in the shape of a spike with a central hollow, replacing the previous triangular shape.
The distribution of the lugs is classic… with nuances, pay attention: Front in one direction to drive in the direction of the race and in ascents, and in the opposite position on the heel to favor grip on the descent. Now, in this version, as you can see, all of them are very intertwined with each other, tractor blocks and retainers.
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