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Free your feet for trail feats.
- Welded upper shaves weight and offers a supportive fit
- Lace garage tucks away loose ends
- Lightweight Solyte midsole compound offers enhanced cushioning and durability
- Rearfoot GEL pods absorb impact and smooth the transition to the midfoot phase
- Trussic system offers structured support while reducing the weight of the sole
- Outsole is reinforced with high abrasion rubber in critical areas and features trail-specific lugs
- Sole features water drainage system so you're swimming in the shoe after splashing through a stream
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Stick to the roads
- Fit: True to size
Disclaimer: I didn't use this product as intended.
I bought these for the first 700 miles backpacking the PCT, known as the desert section. I wanted the most breathable shoe I could possibly find. Indeed, these are REALLY breathable. Mesh everywhere, and vents on the bottom (see Backcountry.com picture) so you can feel the breeze just standing around. None the less, that didn't prevent blistering.
I like the lace pocket on the tongue. I went 175 miles without untying my shoes or them becoming untied. I just left them loose enough to slip on.
To help breathability, the insole is really thin. Probably the thinnest insole I've ever seen. It's just a bit of perforated foam rubber.
The main problem I found was that after only 175 miles, the sole was collapsing. Possibly from long, multi-hour downhill sections. It got to the point where you could clearly feel the outline of my foot on the footbed. This actually started causing a lot of trouble and I switched shoes at 175 miles.
Great fit, great for dry condtions
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
Great shoe but it's a dry country shoe. I neglected to noticed that there are breathing holes in the sole of the shoe so any bit of water you step in immediately soaks your foot. I'm from the NE and there are like 10 days a year where the trails are bone dry.