The HR is not the perfect training solution, but it is a starting point
For the trailers who look for performance
Kiprace Trail shoes have a new sole, making them even more lightweight than the previous version; they are THE high-performance model in the Kalenji trail running shoe range.
In terms of cushioning, the heel features CS® technology, consisting of a hollow area underneath the heel bone. Foot support is provided by a combination of three unique technical features: a system of thermo-bonded strips on the forefoot, side walls that form a cradle to hold the foot in position and a longer lace hole panel.
- 5mm multidirectional "tripod" spikes for optimal grip
- Spikes around the outer edge for greater stability on bends and slopes
- Wide-set spikes to prevent clogging and ensure flexibility when running
- Openwork heel detail with wide-set spikes for a lighter weight shoe
Weight: 270g for size 43
Testers award of the European Big Test Shoes
This year, Kalenji Trail shoes were again among Endurance Trail's favourites at the 2016 European Big Test Shoes.
The testers spent a week on Madeira comparing the best brands of running shoes on the market, divided into 4 categories: 'Road & Trail', 'All Tracks/Ultra', 'Mountain Trail' and 'Racing'. Men's and women's models were ranked separately.
After a blind static test and dynamic test (on the same route for each model in any given category), the testers chose their favourites. Men's and women's Kiprun Trail XT6 were chosen in the 'All Tracks/Ultra' category, while men's Kiprace Trail 3 were also selected as a favourite in the 'Racing' category'.
According to Endurance Trails, men's Kiprace Trail 3 are:'Indisputably the best shoes in this category' (Racing*), men's Kiprun Trail XT6 provide: 'Impeccable grip and cushioning', and women's Kiprun Trail XT6 shoes are:'By far best value for money in this selection' (All Tracks/Ultra*) .
*All Tracks/Ultra: All types of terrain: rolling, with elevation changes, medium and long distance. Focus on shoes' comfort, cushioning and grip.
*Racing:For trail runners looking for high-performance. Focus on shoes' low weight, balance and propulsion.
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