La Sportiva Blizzard Gore-Tex Trail Running Shoes - Men's
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Cold, wet, technical. If this sounds like your idea of a great run, these all-season trail shoes have your back. Bootie construction with a GORE-TEX® membrane ensures total waterproofness and excellent breathability, and a convenient integrated gaiter keeps out snow and mud. The sole and aggressive lugs suit wet winter conditions, and are widely spaced to shed mud and clumping snow.
- Water-repellent scree guard and stretchy gaiter wrap the foot to keep debris, mud and snow out.
- Welded overlays connect to the lacing system to provide support and a locked-in fit.
- Gore-Tex® Extended Comfort membrane protects against the elements.
- Injection-moulded EVA midsole stabilizes and cushions.
- Frixion® AT 2.0 all-terrain outsole has aggressive lugs and tungsten hobnails for grip in winter 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 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.
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