When things get wet and wild you'll want these trail running beasts with you. Designed for tough, muddy ultra distances, the X-Talon Ultra 260 have a water-resistant upper and wide toe box that accommodates the foot swell of an epic run. Sticky rubber and monstrous 8mm lugs provide reliable grip on wet surfaces, and excel on boggy terrain and loamy singletrack trails.
- Ballistic nylon upper is tough, light and treated with DWR to repel water.
- Wider toe box allows toes to splay naturally, and accommodates swelling over ultra distances.
- Sticky Grip rubber is designed to improve traction on wet and slippery surfaces.
- Aggressive 8mm lugs bite into soft and loose terrain.
|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.
|Light and responsive|
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.