Looking for a cushioned ride while you tear up the trails? Look no further than the Speedgoat, combining Hoka’s renowned cushioning with 4 mm outsole Vibram® MegaGrip Hi-Traction lugs. The lugs allow you to dig into the dirt, giving you plenty of traction, while the soft EVA midsole minimizes the impact of your footfall to the body. A breathable mesh upper creates great airflow to the foot keeping them from overheating and reducing sweat. Weight 9.7 oz
Zoot made this shoe for the triathlete, made with speed in mind to keep you blazing through the course. The Makai is a neutral shoe for when performance is key. The Z-bound and ZVA midsole, in a heel to toe configuration provides cushion while a mild posting provides modest support for your foot. Zoot’s Z-lock lace systems lets you quickly and easily get in to them during transition and the Barefit lining means you can go sockless. A rubber pull tab was integrated into the external heel counter to make getting them on in a rush even easier. The light and breathable mesh upper cools and wicks away sweat. Carbon Rubber treads on the outsole increased durability while keeping the shoe light at only 8.9 oz.
The Pearl Izumi EM Road H3 Shoe is the rear foot stability shoe in PI’s E:motion line. In this updated version for 2016, they improved the midsole and enhanced the medial flare for a more stable and supportive shoe. This is one of Pearl Izumi’s most cushioned shoes while providing the necessary support for rear foot overpronation. Carbon rubber crash pads enhance the durability of the shoe and the 3-D Seamless upper create a fit so right, there’s no need for socks. Weight 12.1 oz
If you are looking for the cushion of a lightweight maximalist shoe, with a moderate amount of stability, look no further. The cushion will be similar to the well known Clifton 2 but built on a wider platform a full surface outsole that protects the cushioned midsole for increase durability. The upper is a breathable mesh reinforced at the mid-foot to ensure support. A late stage meta-rocker adds stability to the forefoot and cushion where you need it. Weight 9.7 oz
Zoot describes the shoe as a neutral shoe that “allows you to hit the road without it hitting you back.” This highly cushioned shoe is sure to catch some eyes, with 360 degree reflectivity, you can even run safely at night. The upper is 3D printed to reduce the number of seam for a more comfortable ride. A carbon rubber heel and full injection blown rubber forefoot make for a durable shoe with a responsive ride that doesn’t sacrifice comfort. Weight 9.8 oz
Pearl Izumi updated this short course favorite for 2016. Designed for performance on race day, the speed lacing system makes for a quick transition and the lightweight and breathable upper mesh keep the shoe light and shed water and heat quickly. 1:1 energy foam in the forefoot provides cushion from impact and returns the energy in the toe off. The 3D printed upper provides seamless comfort and the soft snug upper means you can go sock free. Weight 9 oz