Lightweight shoes for transitioning to minimalist trail running. They encourage a balanced and powerful running style and switch easily from road to trails.
- Bonded uppers have a thin, flexible to lock your foot in place, with no stitching or layers to could cause irritation.
- Breathable HydraMax lined collars.
- Wrapped medial toe for protection.
- Midsole are cushioned with high-abrasion EVA to absorb impact.
- Rock plate in the outsole protect your foot.
- Outsoles are grippy rubber with triangular lugs that face in opposite directions for traction going up or down.
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.
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.