Energy savings are an important component for trail runners traversing across long distances, which is why we applied GUIDESOLE technology to the TRABUCO MAX trail shoe. This trail running shoe provides improved cushioning and traction while allowing runners to cover more terrain with less effort.
GUIDESOLE technology is a sole construction that consists of a responsive toe spring and is scientifically proven to save energy over the long run. Thanks to the reduced load placed on the limbs from foot-strike to toe-off, this technology gives trail runners more potential to run further since they'll use less energy to cover the same distance.
Traction is a necessary component for running off-road, which is why we have incorporated ASICSGRIP technology in the outsole. This rubber compound is functional for providing traction, especially amongst wet and slippery conditions. Incorporated into the ASICSGRIP outsole, we applied an uphill and downhill lug pattern for improved agility when navigating varying topography.
We also wanted to provide advanced comfort and cushioning for runners that are out on the trail for hours at a time. Adding 28mm of FLYTEFOAM technology under the heel and 23mm under the forefoot, this shoe provides excellent cushioning. Because of the high stack height, stones and roots will be better absorbed by the midsole. The combination of a smooth forward rolling motion, improved cushioning, and better traction makes the TRABUCO MAX shoe a great training partner for a variety of trail running workouts.
Foot typeHigh arches
Push OffThe pressure is on smaller toes on outside of foot.
How your foot contacts the groundThe outer side of the heel hits the ground at an increased angle with little or no normal pronation, causing a large transmission of shock through the lower leg.
Foot typeNormal size arches
Push OffThere is even distribution from the front of the foot.
How your foot contacts the groundThe foot lands on outside of the heel, then rolls inward (pronates) to absorb shock and support body weight.
FLYTEFOAM technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low density foams.
This lasting material features plush underfoot comfort while providing excellent moisture management and a high level of breathability. (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC)
ASICS proprietary outsole rubber provides high grip on various terrain, without compromising durability.
The curved sole design and stiff forefoot of our GUIDESOLE technology reduce ankle flexion and provide a shock-absorbent landing zone to lessen fatigue of other leg muscles and increase runner efficiency.