Take your training runs offroad. The Gel-Sonoma features a soft EVA midsole and gel insert ensures your feet stay comfortable so you can concentrate on your speed, and the lugged sole adds traction that grips the trail.
- Breathable synthetic and mesh upper hugs feet for a secure fit.
- OrthoLite sockliner moisture management and comfort underfoot.
- Soft AmpliFoam midsole provides cushion and energy return.
- Gel insert in heel absorbs impact as your feet hit the ground.
- Rubber outsole with reverse lugs grip 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.