It comes as no surprise that Under Armour has been inspired by the fat-tire bicycles that let riders bounce over rough terrain and even snow without losing any grip.
Designed by Nike’s Tinker Hatfield, the ACG Air Mowabb made its debut back in 1991. According to some this was the greatest shoe ever released under the ACG label
What better way to end the day in the outdoors than with an ultralight relax shoe like the Ultra Low slipon shoes by The North Face. These shoes have a velcro adjustment strap, are convenient to carry along with the rest of your gear but also make for super comfy shoes to hike a few miles on. And offcourse you don’t need to be in the outdoors to enjoy these slipons. Any concrete surroundings will benefit just as well. Via
The +0- Collection is a capsule of technical garments powered to overcome hectic city life. The products are developed function-first with urban exploration as the general idea behind the concept, but these shoes call out the wild just as well. The Rocket Boost boots are more than just battle ready for concrete and can take on any rock and mud that comes in your way. Borrowing some of their latest running technology and applying it to an outdoor inspired silhouette, the Adidas Consortium +-0 Rocket Boost is constructed with durable leather uppers and a full Boost midsole. Kitted out with hiking style lacing hardware, a perforated medial three stripe backed out with reflective 3M trim and a ribbed heel panel, it is equipped with Primaloft insulation and a padded cuff. The adidas releases +0- Collection Rocket Boost is availabe at select adidas retailers and online at End Clothing.
The adidas adistar Raven 3 is dubbed by some as the king of the trail or the Land Rover amongst running shoes capable of taking on any terrain. The fact remains that the model has a rugged ADIWEAR™ outsole with ADAPTIVE TRAXION that grips where you need it to, and features a sock-like techfit™ upper and ADIPRENE®+ in the forefoot that helps push you forward. Not just a killer shoe in daylight but thanks to the fully reflective 3M upper you will lit up trails in nighttime. Available at end clothing.
Conquer trails in these vibrant Nike Zoom Terra Kiger trailrunning shoes. The relatively minimal upper and forefoot cushioning not only provide you with a great fit but also comfort on your offroad runs. The Terra Kiger 2 answers athletes feedback with a more stable heel to reduce the risk of slipping. A slightly firmer underfoot foam and rubber ensure improved durability and protection on and from the trail. Also the Burrito tongue creates a slipper-like fit. All in all, this is one rugged update of a rugged trailer.
The Adistar Raven 3 M by adidas will have eyeballs staring at you out on the trails. The Raven features a Techfit Upper for seamless support that will provide a comfortable journey across all kinds of terrain. The rubber sole by Contintental will give you enough grip to make fast and sturdy movements in any direction no matter what surface you are running on. The Adistar Raven includes the Apative Traxion system which secures and optimises the position of the sole. All in all this trail running shoe will have you go all out on any terrain. Via sivasdescalzo.com
The Ultra FP Mid GORE-TEX is a lightweight performance hiking shoe that is built to move light and fast over tough trails. Water-resistant mesh uppers with synthetic overlays provide lightweight structure and support. The built-in CRADLE stability technology guides your foot through biomechanically efficient positions from heelstrike to toe-off, enabling smooth, efficient strides. Vibram rubber outsoles on the Ultra Fastpack GORE-TEX Mid Hiking Boots provide great grip on wet or uneven surfaces.
In July the adidas Duramo Cross x GTX will be released and come available to all trail loving runners. The Duramo Cross X GTX features a waterproof GORE-TEX membrane to protect your feet from any rough condition you might encounter. The Duramo also features a full adiprene midsole for comfort, no sockliner for greater stability and flexibility while being closer to the ground. L-shaped lugs provide greater ground penetration and traction. With the Duramo Cross X GTX, adidas brings its running technology to the trails.
The Spalwart Marathon Trail low has an aggressive outsole as good for trails as for concrete. The shoes upper comes in a variety of functional fabrics such as quick drying and airbag materials.
The Inov-8 TrailRoc has quickly become popular amongst trail runners that seek lightweight in their shoes. For 2013 Inov-8 will release a new line of trail shoes based on their anatomic last, a last with a wide comfortable toe box. The 2013 collection will consist of varying thicknesses of midsoles and ranging from 0mm to 6mm heel drop. Via BackpackingLight.com
There is not much to be said about this hiking shoe yet. Except that it’s called Synth Hiker and manufactured by Vivobarefoot and waiting to be released next year after some thorough testing and stuff. Minimal hiking is looking good! Via Vivobarefoot tumblr.