This is an attractively designed shoe with a good sole and interesting upper configuration. There is a soft and cushioned internal gaiter, the Air Mesh upper, which fits snugly around your foot ensuring good support, a comfortable fit and prevents debris from getting into the shoe. This is protected by a breathable outer layer which uses a simple lacing system to keep your foot in place. The mid-sole is suitably cushioned, just enough to maintain comfort. The shoes are designed for fast and light Alpine ascents, weighing only 260g, although it is hard to feel the difference in weight between other trail shoes and this lightweight pair. These shoes were sized smaller than usual, forcing me to go up a size and the toe box is quite narrow so wider feet may feel a little pinched when you’ve been out running for a while. The sole has is a good set of lugs tackling trail terrain with ease. The colour options for women are sadly dated, with pink or blue on offer.
▶ Verdict: Some great design features although rather tight.
▶ Best for: Moving fast and light on short to middle distance trails.
Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70