When you're putting miles on your shoes, and you need something to cover all kinds of paved or au natural terrain, these will take you out the back door, down the road, past the bird sanctuary, through the dog park, and into the woods – or wherever you're route actually goes.
- Sensiflex construction combines synthetic stretch air mesh with stretch forefoot overlays to provide a balance of freedom, secure fit, and abrasion protection.
- Climashield® membrane keeps forefeet well-protected from mucky terrain.
- Protective synthetic toe cap with a small rubber toe bumper wrapping up from the sole.
- Quicklace system with lace pocket and ultra-low friction lace eyelets.
- Gusseted tongue keeps out debris and incorporates a lace pocket.
- Ortholite foam footbed with EVA heelcup.
- Multi-component moulded EVA midsole provide forefoot rebound, support, and full-length cushioning with additional cushioning in the heel strike area.
- Oversized elastomer tendon incorporated into midsole structure improves heel to toe transition.
- High abrasion Contagrip® rubber in the strike zone and midfoot zones with lightweight rubber through the midfoot for traction.
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.