Off-road shoes to tread over technical passes, gravel, and gnarly rooty trails. They provide a satisfying ground feel and foot control, with a layer of underfoot protection to absorb shock and minimize pressure if you come down squarely on a pointy rock.
- Uppers are synthetic mesh, with debris-free construction.
- Midsoles are RevLite foam, 30% lighter than standard foam, with similar responsiveness, durability, cushioning, and stability.
- RockStop® flexible layer blunts the impact of rocks and roots by dispersing energy.
- Outsoles are Vibram® minimalist rubber with traction only where needed.
|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.
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.