For hardcore trail runners who want lightweight shoes. These are rugged enough to protect your feet on rocky technical trails, but still allow you to nimbly hop over bumpy roots and slushy puddles.
- Uppers are lightweight mesh that’s breathable and quick-drying.
- Gusseted tongues keep gravel and pebbles out.
- Lace pockets prevent fly-aways.
- Insoles are perforated to save weight and dry faster.
- Midsoles are Solyte dual-density polymer for a cushioned and responsive ride.
- Rearfoot GEL cushioning system for shock absorption during heel impact.
- Outsoles have AHAR (Asics High Abrasion Rubber) in critical areas for greater durability.
- Trail-specific lug pattern for traction going up and down hills.
- Neutral platform has some stability for supinators and light pronators.
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.