The pain that comes from pre-work trail runs is a good one. The pain of bruised feet or battered wallets? Not so much. Lightweight cushioning and a great price ensure these rugged shoes deliver only the good type of pain.
- Uppers are breathable synthetic mesh with leather and synthetic overlays.
- Gusseted tongues and ghillie lacing systems provide a snug fit without pressure points.
- Midfoot straps attach to the laces for a secure, custom fit.
- Durable, reinforced heels and toes.
- Pull tabs on the heels for easy on and off.
- EVA sock liner insoles are comfortable next to your feet.
- Midsoles are dual-density Phylon® EVA with firm foam below and soft foam cores close to your feet.
- Moulded siping in the midsoles form lateral crashpads for smoother transitions at heel strikes.
- Outsoles are flexible, with angled edges and spaces between each lug for mud shedding and optimal grip.
- Strategically placed segments of solid rubber enhance traction and durability in key-wear zones.
- Grooves in the forefeet enhance flexibility for a smooth, natural, and efficient range of motion.
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.