These neutral trail runners are light, well-cushioned, and weatherproof. The soles are sticky rubber, like that found on approach shoes. It keeps you from skidding on almost any surface. Large toe boxes give you room even when you're pounding down a long descent.
- Uppers are breathable nylon mesh and non-stretch synthetic leather.
- GORE-TEX® waterproof lining and comfort lining with wicking foam to keep your feet dry on long, wet runs.
- Moulded exoskeleton heel stabilizers.
- Aggressive rubber toecaps provide protection.
- Integral external scree guards keep out stones and debris.
- EVA midsoles add cushioning.
- TPU shanks increase torsional stability and support.
- Outsoles have versatile, ultra-sticky approach shoe compound for maximum grip on technical and rocky terrain.
- Raised, offset slanting lugs provide traction and shock absorption. Heel blocks increase braking stability on descents.
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 - 9mm|
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.