Rugged, low-profile shoes to propel you up gritty switchbacks. Gel cushioning absorbs impact and provides stability, and the sole’s aggressive tread suits gravel, bogs, and uneven ground.
- Uppers are quick-drying synthetic mesh.
- Built-in pockets give you space to tuck in your laces, and the gusseted tongue keeps gravel out.
- Lightweight insoles are perforated for fast drying.
- Rearfoot gel cushioning system absorbs shock and allows for a smooth transition.
- Midsoles are Solyte, a resilient, lightweight material.
- Outsoles have trail-specific aggressive lugs and a lightweight supportive Trusstic system.
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.