Separate pods in the soles are designed to move individually to give you a feel for the ground, without leaving you prone to rock bruises. The uppers are free of sewn seams to keep them feathery and light, while providing a supportive fit.
- Uppers are synthetic and mesh for lightness and breathability.
- Midsoles are injection-molded EVA foam for excellent ground contact.
- Outsoles are Minimus Hi-Rez, each with 42 independently cushioned pods that move naturally with your foot for unparalleled flexibility and underfoot sensation.
- Neutral platform with 0mm drop, 8-8mm stack height.
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.