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.
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.