For runners who are dedicated to the trails, these shoes blend stability and cushioning. Inspired by the Leadville 100, a high-elevation 100-mile run in the Colorado Rockies, they’re designed keep your feet happy through long runs and ultras over tricky terrain.
- Uppers are quick-drying synthetic mesh with flexible overlays. Construction is designed to keep trail debris out.
- Medial posts on the sides provide support.
- Toes are shielded against impact with rocks, roots, and other obstacles.
- Minimal internal seams for comfort and to reduce rubbing.
- Midsoles have lightweight, durable foam that is 30% lighter than similar foams, but still offers plenty of cushioning and stability.
- Outsoles are Vibram® rubber with moderate lugs for grip across changing terrain.
|Ideal for||Trail running|
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.
|20 - 12mm|
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.