These are some of the feeliest of the feel shoes. The design includes 2 splits in each toebox that allow your forefoot to flex completely, enabling natural balance and springy push-offs. When you really want to float, pull out the sock liners to reduce the drop from 4mm to 0mm.
- Uppers are conforming foam and ultralight mesh that breathes. Inners are seam-free for comfort.
- Elastic banding wraps instep for a snug, custom fit.
- Anatomical Ideal Heels move landing contact points forward, for stress reduction and better energy return.
- Midsoles are BioMoGo® copolymer foam for great cushioning, rebound and durability. A non-toxic additive breaks down the foam 50 times faster than EVA in a typical anaerobic landfill.
- Midsole density is matched to gender and weight for balanced cushioning.
- Flex grooves provide dynamic flex without compromising midsole integrity, and forefoot splits lets your big toe move independently to engage your natural balance.
- Outsoles are made on anatomical lasts for close support and a glove-like feel.
- Multi-directional lugs for excellent traction.
- Offset with sock liners is 14–10mm. Without sock liners is 8-8mm.
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.