Materials: Mesh upper
Use: fast hiking, trail running
Break-in Period: 1 wek
Weight: half a pound per shoe
Price Paid: $219
Really comfortable shoe, very good for the fast paced hiking and trail running in muddy conditions. Found the materials to be rather hard upon first trying it on, but these have softened with wear, making it easy to get on and off, but still retailing its shape well with the rubber heel back.
Lace system has been easy to use, easy to fasten, only complaint is that when putting it on it doesn't release far enough to give a huge opening to slide into. Other than that, it has a comfortable sole with good support for my fussy feet.
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Lock in your adventure with the Ahnu Tamalpais, a hybrid sport sandal and shoe that utilizes the best technology of both worlds. Rapid drain mesh and Quitelight Web Lacing system will keep the Tamalpais shoes on your feet in the roughest whitewater and in the stickiest mud puddles.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
Save at least 50% - Labor Day Sale! Labor Day Sale - Save up to 50% At a mere 22 ounces for a pair of size 9 shoes, these cross-trainers are significantly lighter than most others. CoolMax linings in heels wick moisture, dry quickly and breathe well, letting you enjoy the benefits of cool, dry feet. D3 footbeds have Ortholite polyurethane foam for slow-reaction cushioning and dual-density EVA for shock dispersion and rear foot stability. Footbeds are then topped with ETC material to reduce friction and limit heat generation. Hydrophobic, fast-drying nylon mesh uppers are highly breathable; minimal synthetic leather and polyurethane overlays offer structure and support. Less shoe weight means less muscle fatigue. Try these lightweight cross-trainers on your next light running, hiking or other multisport adventure. Lightweight, compression-molded EVA midsoles provide shock absorption and cushioning comfort. Nonmarking rubber outsoles with cross-directional lug pattern offer optimal traction in the forefeet and braking in the rear. Outsole-integrated thermoplastic urethane shanks and arch supports offer midfoot stability and torsional rigidity. QuiteLight construction principles throughout the shoes center on superior comfort and materials with exceptional strength-to-weight ratios. Self-cleaning 2.5mm outsole lugs provide a balanced ratio of surface contact to tread depth for both bite and nonslip traction. Single-pull QuickLight webbing lace system uses light but strong webbing to disperse load and alleviate pressure often found with conventional laces. Webbing lace wraps around heels to lock feet in place and secure with an Ahnumatic positive-lock cam buckle for unique single-handed adjustability.
- REI refers to the men's version