Asics Gel Sonoma 4 Review

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Type of supportUniversal (neutral)
Inclination of the sole8mm
Sole thickness (heel)20mm
Sole thickness (forefoot)12mm
Weight (men’s model)314g
Weight (female model)257g


All the know-how of the Japanese brand in a long-awaited trail shoe: the Asics Gel Sonoma 4.



  • The outsole of the Asics Gel Sonoma 4 uses the brand’s Trail-Specific design . This translates into an inverted orientation of the outsole lugs, which should improve traction while running both uphill and downhill. The Trail-Specific outsole also gives the runner more control over rough terrain. The Gel Venture 6, another trail shoe from the brand, uses the same type of outsole.


  • The Gel Sonoma 4’s midsole uses Amplifoam technology . Amplifoam comes as a unique material designed to provide soft cushioning but without the density of standard foam. According to Asics, the Amplifoam components allow the Gel Sonoma 4 to be softer, more flexible and more comfortable than a basic midsole foam. Thanks to this structure, this running shoe is supposed to be ideal for daily trail sessions.
  • In addition, there is also the Gel cushioning system at the heel. This technology is famous because it promises effective shock absorption and a smooth transition with every stride. Its position, at the rear of the foot, allows the Gel cushioning system to reduce shock during heel impact and add rebound.
  • Finally, an Ortholite sockliner is added to the midsole of the Gel Sonoma 4. This element promotes effective moisture management around the foot and keeps it in a dry, clean and odor-free environment.

Upper part (upper)

  • The breathable mesh upper of the Asics Gel Sonoma 4 provides comfort and durability for a comfortable and effortless run.
  • Synthetic elements reinforce the mesh. These help support the foot and maintain the structural integrity of the shoe.
  • Inside, the fabric lining ensures a comfortable feeling while avoiding skin irritation. Together with the mesh, this element also contributes to the ventilation inside the shoe.
  • Finally, the collar and the tongue of the Sonoma 4 are padded to contribute to the support of the foot while comfort.

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