There are a collection of waterproof running shoes available for sale. A number of your bigger name brand shoe companies like Nike and New Balance have a version of waterproof running shoes. But there are some companies that you may not have heard of, if you are new to waterproof running shoes. Brands like Inov-8, La Sportiva, and Montrail all have shoes that are made to keep your feet warm and dry through rain, sleet, and snow. In this article I will go over some of the makes and models that are offered to help you pinpoint a pair for yourself.
So lets start for with some of the more known name brands. First Nike, currently on the market Nike has a product called NIKE NIKE ZOOM STRUCTURE TRIAX+ 12 GTX. This shoe was designed for people whose pronation is know for being mild to moderate. And who needs a combination of cushioning and elevated stability for their foot. It also makes use of the Nike+ technology that monitors your progress. You can find this waterproof running shoe in men’s sizes and women’s sizes.
The Asics brand presently has a model for sale named the ASICS GEL-TRABUCO® 12 GT-X. This model has a 3M reflectivity aspect that helps to enhance visibility when in situations where there is dim light. Asics WET GRIP® technology boost grip with a particular, blend of compounds. The Cushioning System lessens shock during the impact phase. The ASICS GEL-TRABUCO® 12 GT-X weights about 14.00 oz and available in men’s and women’s sizes.
NEW BALANCE 910GT was tagged as “Best for Rugged Terrain” by “Shape” magazine. This model is made to provide cushioning and stability. The NEW BALANCE 910GT comes with SURE LACE, a computer-knit lace/chord made with a reciprocating wave design that will not loosen up under high performance or rough terrains. The N-LOCK® integrated lacing and webbing system helps to deliver a superb fit, as well as support and security. The NEW BALANCE 910GT can be found in men’s and women’s sizes.
The Mountain Masochist GTX is a waterproof running shoe that may not be so well know unless you are a serious trail runner. The Mountain Masochist GTX shoe is designed for the off-road runner and provides an exceptional fit, performance and breathability. The Mountain Masochist is lightweight and responsive with aggressive traction. This shoe weighs in at 11.00 oz and is availability in men’s and women’s.
LA SPORTIVA WILDCAT GTX® is another name you may or may not be familiar with. La Sportiva’s® is constructed with an Impact Brake System proprietary technology in the outsole. Responsible for the braking system are the lugs of the soles which are situated in opposing angled directions. This feature, increases braking power by an average of 20% and decreasing impact forces by an average of 20%. The Non-marking FriXion® AT X-Axis rubber outsole bites into the trail to ensure safe footing, and is made to be wear and tear resistant. The LA SPORTIVA WILDCAT GTX® model comes in men’s and women’s sizes and weighs in at about 14oz.
Next up there is the SAUCONY PROGRID® RAZOR. This matchless model has a three-quarter cut built-in softshell gaiter. The Saucony® Heel ProGrid with Respon-Tek is a deflection technology that absorbs impact. This technology helps to eliminate shock and aligns the foot up for a continuous transition. The exclusive Vibram® Compound rubber outsole gives the SAUCONY PROGRID® RAZOR. uncompromising grip, traction and durability. This shoe is available in men’s and women’s sizes.
The VASQUE VELOCITY GTX is designed for motion control for those rough trail runs. The Velocity’s dual-density EVA midsole dwindles pronation while TPU-reinforced Airmesh and synthetic leather uppers provide support. The Mako II outsole grips the trail and provides stability, cushioning and motion control. The The VASQUE VELOCITY GTX weights about 13.00 oz. and can be found in men’s and women’s sizes.
ASOLO MANTIS XCR has a central TPU element that rest between the forefoot sole and heel and gives extra stability while providing a good amount of torsional rigidity. The rubber outsole is made with a bi-directional lug component. More attributes include the Aso Propel which is for accelerated forward movement and the Aso Brake for quick and responsive stopping. The ASOLO MANTIS XCR can be found in Men’s and women’s sizes.
Last on the list there is the INOV-8 ROCLITE® 275 GTX for women and ROCLITE® 312 GTX® for men. These shoes include a attribute called Meta-flex. Meta-flex utilizes a groove which is anatomically aligned in front of the metatarsal heads to give a natural forefoot flex. Another feature on the two models is called Meta-shank which is a 5-finger meta-shank that pairs with each individual metatarsal for greater flexibility, all the while retaining underfoot impact protection.
So as you can see there are a number of waterproof running shoes on the market. The ones mentioned up top are just a few. Plenty of the makers of waterproof running shoes make more than just one model. Now that you have a list to start with the next step is to find one that best suits you.