GoLite Footwear Versa Force

1 review
5-star:   0
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   1



This shoe feels great and looks great. It has one…

Rating: rated 0 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $89

This shoe feels great and looks great. It has one of the most aggressive treads I have seen. It looked to be a great mudder...

However, the giant lugs fell apart...

I ran the 7 Sisters in Amherst, MA, in them twice with a few 4-5 mile training runs on fairly easy terrain. I noticed some de-laminating after 12 miles, I thought it minor...

After the above mileage, I noticed the once wonderful lugs coming apart in layers and one of the heals lifting...

I am a one time Ultra Runner looking to do long distance again and these shoes just do not cut it. Perhaps I got a bad pair lamination wise...

Other bad points are they track up 3/4 inch wide sticks with the aggressive tread. more than once they lodge nicely between the legs. You have all had this happen once or twice, no one needs it to happen often...

Wet roots, wet rocks, anything slick feels like grease beneath my feet... I am a big guy, maybe these would be good for a very light runner, I don't know... I returned them. I have Salomon XA Pro 3D ULTRA. I have a better feeling. We shall see...

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Built for long distance multi-terrain runs and fast hikes, the Go Lite Force Trail Running Shoe for Men offers GoLite Footwear's most rugged spring plate. Taking the brunt of terrain so your legs don't have to, the Neoform upper protect you from the hazards of the trail by wrapping the foot in a protective Debris Shield. It's Neoform(TM) seamless upper is snugged via an interlocking lacing system with internal support straps that effectively wraps around the foot when cinched, rather than tying it down. The sculpted seamless design eliminates stitching chafe, while an anti microbial adjustable insole customizes the fit. Trail Claw and Paw Pad outsole traction provide maximum surface contact for off road to smooth hard pack trails and roads.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

Cushion for the street, killer traction for the trail-that's the name of the game when you're wearing the versatile GoLite Men's Versa Force Shoe. The dual-density EVA heel in the Versa Force makes the pavement mile to the trailhead a pleasure instead of a punishment. When you hit the dirt, the Gripstick rubber outsole and aggressive Trail Speed tread make mincemeat out of sketchy terrain. Neoform seamless construction and Airmesh inserts keep you cool and comfortable even when it's hot enough to fry an egg. Underneath, a supportive yet flexible Pebax plate replaces the stiff carbon-fiber plate of GoLite's off-road race shoes, making the Versa Force ideal for longer distances and training on mixed terrain.

- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version

A multi-terrain runner built for high mileage runs, the GoLite Versa Force offers a dual-density midsole for a smoother ride and increased stability off and on the trails. Air Mesh upper for breathable comfort and light weight. NeoFORM seamless upper

- EMS refers to the men's version

Description of GoLite Versa Force Trail Running ShoesA multi-terrain runner built for high mileage runs, the Versa Froce offers a dual density midsole for a smoother ride and increased stability off and on the trails.Features:NeoFORM seamless upperDebris shield systemStabilizing heel cradleTrail strike lastAnti-microbial footbedTrail claws tractionGripstick rubberAir mesh upperInnerlock lacing systemPU midsoleDual density EVA heelPebax plateHardpack outsole

- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version

A mutliterrain trail shoe built for high mileage runs, the GoLite Versa Force offers a smooth ride and ample stability for on- and off-road running. NEOform seamless uppers feature nylon mesh for breathability, with EVA welded to the mesh for structure and added durability. Lightweight nylon instep straps are sandwiched between the mesh and EVA for additional strength and a more precise fit through your insteps. Nontapered, blunt toe design gives you more toe room and comfort for negotiating both inclines and declines. Toe bumpers feature polyurethane dots to add abrasion protection in critical areas. Nylon linings wick moisture away from your feet to help keep them dry and comfortable. PreciseFit EVA footbed system has additional inserts allowing you to customize the shoes to fit your narrow, medium or wide feet. Footbeds are washable and have antimicrobial topsheets to keep foot odor at bay. Stabilizing heel cradles lock your heels in place to minimize movement and friction; internal innerlock lacing system wraps and secures insteps. Polyurethane midsoles absorb shock, provide cushioning and aid in proper foot alignment; EVA under heels enhances cushioning. Pebax thermoplastic elastomer arch bridges and full-length plates further stabilize your ride and protect against sharp objects underfoot. Isomorphic Suspension system features Trail Claws that independently grip the ground to improve stability on rugged terrain. Aggressive multidirectional Trail Claws on Hardpack outsoles compress upon impact to create more surface contact, thus traction and stability. Outsoles feature Gripstick high-grip compound rubber for extra traction on slick surfaces.

- REI refers to the men's version

GoLite Footwear Versa Force


The Versa Force has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$32.49 - $130.00

The GoLite Footwear Versa Force is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 20, 2011 at Altrec Outdoors.

If you're looking for a new trail running shoe, check out the best reviewed current models.