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.