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The GEL-Arctic WR is a training shoe from Asics' Trail series for off-road training.

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Pros

Windproof outsole helps to keep feet warm

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Very comfortable toebox, offers more room to flex than competitors

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Water resistant lining does a good job keeping feet dry, despite not being totally waterproof

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Spikes are relatively easy to replace with a wrench

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Great traction on snowy/icy roads, very noticeable improvement over standard running shoes

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Cons

Spikes susceptible to damage if used for too long on asphalt

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Included laces are somewhat short, especially when using all the holes

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Clicking sound on asphalt (due to snow studs) can become annoying

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The GEL-Arctic WR is a training shoe from Asics' Trail series for off-road training.  The shoe is specially designed for winter conditions with an outsole that has removable spikes to grip icy and snowy surfaces.  It features Asics' GEL cushioning system in both the forefoot and rearfoot for shock absorption during impact and toe-off.  The shoe also has a water resistant upper to keep the feet dry and warm during harsh conditions.  The GEL-Arctic WR includes trusstic technology, allowing it to maintain support during transition, and has an AHAR heel plug for shock absorption in the heel.  It also has a SpEVA midsole which provides cushioning, durability, and shock absorption.  The shoe is only available in men's sizes and has a suggested retail price of $90.

Features
  • SpEVA Midsole
  • Spiked Outsole
  • Water Resistant Upper
  • AHAR Heel Plug
  • Trusstic System
  • GEL Cushioning System in Forefoot & Rearfoot
  • Men's Colors: Liquid Silver/Black/Old Gold
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