Asics Gel Fujitrabuco 3 GS Junior Running Shoe The Asics Gel Fujitrabuco 3 GS Junior Running Shoes offers a variety of technologies to ensure your junior can perform at their best. Tough Mesh Upper The upper of the Gel-Fujitrabuco 3 is constructed with a tough mesh that wraps each foot in breathable comfort. The mesh allows air to fully permeate the entire upper, providing a constant supply of fresh, cool air while simultaneously pushing out hot, muggy air that resides during high-intense activities. In addition, the upper offers synthetic overlays that enhance structural integrity and provide stability to the upper construction. The overlays link in with the lacing system and the external heel counter to enhance the fit and provide a snug, wrapped around fit that brings an end to in shoe slipping. A padded tongue, heel and collar provide superb comfort and cushioning in their areas and do their job in preventing any discomfort or irritation. Lastly, a reinforced stitched toe cap adds incredible durability by protecting the toes from getting stubbed on rocks and other unseen objects while out on the trail. Dynamic Duomax Midsole The midsole is predominantly EVA with a rearfoot gel cushioning system integrated for superb comfort. The EVA midsole offers excellent cushioning and comfort for small feet. The EVA midsole unit disperses negative shock and impact forces away from the feet but harnesses the energy created. Once that energy is harnessed the midsole transfers it to the forefoot where it pushes your child onto their next step. This construction allows your child to be much more efficient when running, saving precious energy that might be needed for the later stages of the run. Additionally, the midsole offers a rearfoot gel cushioning system. This cushioning system attenuates shock during the impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance. Lastly, the midsole offers a dynamic duomax technology that is a more dense midsole compound to prevent overpronation while out on the trail. Trail Specific Outsole The trail-specific outsole offers reversed lugs that provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain. This provides not only your child with confidence but provides you with confidence that they won’t slip. Strategically placed grooves in the outsole allow much-needed flexibility. The grooves work with the natural foot motion allowing the shoes to flex where the foot naturally flexes instead of hindering it, allowing a much more quicker and smoother transition.