Responsive trail running shoes with features that promote a natural gait for running or long-distance hiking. The Lone Peak 4.5 has an ample toe box that allows your toes to spread and splay comfortably during your foot strike, and zero drop to promote a natural stride. Breathability is increased by way of draining mesh in the heel and forefoot.
- Quick dry mesh upper is reinforced with overlays and a reinforced toecap for added protection.
- Wide Footshape toebox accommodates natural spreading and splaying at the moment of foot strike.
- Zero drop heel-to-toe promotes a natural stride.
- Removable 5mm contoured insole.
- EVA midsole is lightweight and supportive.
- StoneGuard rockplate for underfoot protection.
- Maxtrac rubber outsole features 4mm Trailclaw canted lugs for traction in rugged terrain.
- 4-point gaiter trap helps to secure a range of trail-running gaiters.
'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.
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Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize over pronation, where the foot tends to roll inward 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.