Wear a shoe that reminds you why you love trail running. Without an insert, and minimal midsoles and outsoles, you get about as close to the dirt, root, and gnarl as someone wearing shoes can. But don't feel like you need to tiptoe around the sticks and stones – lightweight foam in the midsoles provides just enough of a separation to keep you comfortable.
- Quick drying uppers are breathable synthetic mesh with stretchy synthetic forefoot bands to keep the foot naturally in place.
- REVlite midsole foam for responsive, lightweight cushioning.
- Outsoles are low-profile, durable Vibram® rubber for trail-worthy grip without weight and bulk.
|Ideal for||Trail running|
'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
|Minimalist and natural|
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.
|9 - 5mm|
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.