New ASICS Trail Styles Offer protection from Off-road Elements, release, note by Larry Eder

ASICS America has launched both an Trail running shoe and Trail performance socks to take care of our feet and soles during off-road running, launches June 1, 2012.......


ASICS introduces the GEL-Scout trail shoe and Trail Shield Quarter sock for fall 2012. These two new additions to the trail collection give the proper support and safety while off the road.

The GEL-Scout trail shoe is lightweight while offering protection, comfort and durability. The sole configuration and aggressive lugs provide complete ground contact and traction, and the full outsole coverage ensures protection to the foot while maintaining great ground feel. The upper features a supportive cage structure around a soft mesh lining for comfort, durability and a secure fit. Weighing in at 12.1 ounces, the GEL-Scout will be available June 1, 2012 for $120.


The Trail Shield Quarter sock offers a unique nontoxic insect repellent treatment (up to 50 washes) that repels biting insects such as mosquitoes, midges, bed bugs, sand flies and fleas. Made from a soft-to-the-touch Merino wool blend, it also provides temperature regulation, durability and cushioning, and has anti-odor and quick-drying properties. Articulation and silicone traction pads on the sole prevent slippage and allow effective interaction with the shoe. The Trail Shield Quarter sock will debut in stores June 1, 2012 for $16.


"ASICS offers a complete line of trail products to suit the needs of every off-road runner," Brice Newton, Running Footwear Manager, ASICS America Corporation.  "The new GEL-Scout and Trail Shield Quarter are two impressive new styles that when worn together provide the utmost in comfort, protection and durability under all the unique conditions presented in nature - bugs, rocks, unstable terrain, mud and more."

All photos courtesy of ASICS communications.

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