Full ground contact lets you feel the terrain under your feet. Gel pods and rock plates ensure you’re cushioned and protected, and aggressive lugs let you corner securely and get traction on slick sections.
- Uppers are lightweight mesh that breathes and dries quickly.
- Lace pockets prevent fly-aways.
- Tongues are designed to keep gravel out and a ½-sock in the upper lets you easily slide your foot in.
- Exoskeletal heel counter for better heel fit and support.
- Perforated insoles dry quickly.
- Midsoles are Solyte dual-density polymer for a cushioned and responsive ride.
- Rearfoot GEL pods for shock absorption during heel impact.
- Forefoot rock plates blunt the impact of trail debris.
- Trusstic shank system provides strength and stability without losing flexibility.
- Outsoles are sticky, wet-grip rubber with AHAR (Asics High Abrasion Rubber) in critical areas for greater durability.
- Neutral platform has some stability for supinators and light pronators.
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.
|21 - 11mm|
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.