Experience the benefits of running barefoot, while enjoying the protection of a shoe designed for the road. These lightweight trainers promote a natural running style by actively engaging your foot and leg muscles, but they offer a thicker midsole than a true barefoot shoe, giving your feet greater protection from hard asphalt surfaces. If you find yourself swayed by the enthusiasm of barefoot-running proponents, but you're not quite ready for road-to-skin contact, this is your shoe.
- Uppers are synthetic mesh with overlays, for a breathable, quick-drying shoe that secures the foot in place.
- Low-profile midsoles are extremely light, made with ACTEVA Lite® foam, which is 24% lighter than standard EVA midsole foams. Combined with Dupont Engage® and Dupont Elvaloy®, it lends exceptional durability and compression set resistance to the shoe.
- Outsoles are low-profile blown rubber for grip and further lightweight cushioning.
|Ideal for||Road running|
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize pronation or supination, where the foot tends to roll inward or outward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
|11 - 7mm|
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.