Feel light on your feet in these streamlined trail running shoes. The men's outdoor design has an abrasion-resistant ripstop upper, a breathable mesh lining and a rugged TRAXION™ outsole for multi-directional grip.
Weight: 280 g (per shoe in size UK 8.5)
Abrasion-resistant woven ripstop upper for light weight and flexibility
Comfortable textile lining
Lightweight EVA midsole for long-term cushioning
TRAXION™ outsole for optimal grip in all directions; Superhigh-traction rubber outsole for optimal grip
EVA: this midsole foam is soft, lightweight and flexible. The midsoles are cut and shaped from flat sheets of EVA foam. EVA would compress and become flat over time as the air trapped within the foam is squeezed out. Once EVA is compacted, it does not return to its original shape and no longer provides cushioning. EVA compresses faster than other regular midsole materials. It is widely used in different kinds of footwear, varying from running to leisure shoes.
Traxion™: this outsole design was originally made for football, for which its tapered shape provides excellent traction on all soft surfaces, without the typical stud pressure that football boots put on the foot. Today shoes with the Traxion™ outsole are ideal for use in any outdoor activities that require maximum outsole traction in all weather conditions. The outsole technology might feature spikes, rubber ridges or studs, depending on the sport it is designed for.
Mesh Upper: this is a fabric that is implemented into a growing number of new outdoor and indoor sports shoes. The primary advantage of the mesh upper is that it is lightweight and breathable – it helps the foot to cool off and stay dry in warm weather conditions and during intense workouts, as the sweat and excess moisture is evaporated. Cleaning: soak a cloth in a cold water and gently clean the surface after wearing until the mud has sunk in. Let the surface dry itself. Do not soak it in water, wash in a washing machine, nor dry in a dryer.
Synthetic Leather: this material does not stretch out, and is more sturdy, durable and lighter than natural leather. Cleaning: soak a cloth in a cold water and gently clean the surface after wearing until the mud has sunk in. Let the surface dry itself. Use professional shoe shiners to restore the colour of the synthetic leather. Do not soak it in water, wash in a washing machine, nor dry in a dryer.
Heel / tongue pull tab: it can be stitched onto the shoe's upper, at the top of the heel and/ or tongue, in a range of configurations. Some can be more elaborate, featuring text and icons stitched into the material. As many shoes tend to be made from lightweight fabrics, instead of leather or suede, it is far easier to put on a lightweight shoe using a heel pull tab, without getting your hand dirty by touching the inner lining that absorbed the sweat of your foot.
Heel counter: it is placed onto the rear of a shoe's upper and is usually stitched and glued onto the base material of the upper. Most of the modern footwear is manufactured with a lightweight and breathable mesh upper, which provides less stability than leather shoes. The purpose of the heel counter is to provide stability and protection. The foot will feel more stable in every step, and it will also be more protected from getting injured by moving to various directions.
Inner lining: generally two types of fabric are used for inner lining - textile (natural) and synthetic fabrics. Textile fabrics that are mostly used in sports footwear manufacturing are cotton and viscose. They are the most comfortable and breathable. These fabrics are also absorbent, soft, durable, and can be washed by hand. Synthetic fabrics, mostly used for lining are polyester, acrylic and elastane, however they hardly absorb any moisture, and are not as breathable as natural lining fabrics.