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We designed this shoe with the activities of adventure racing in mind. That means everything from trail running to rocky scrambling and hiking, to river rafting and portages. And that is why it was used by Team Montrail during their victory at the Raid Gauloises in Kyrgyzstan and by Team Canada in the Marathon des Sables, a multi-day stage running race across the Moroccan desert. The shoe is also becoming a favorite among climbers as a rough trail approach shoe.The Kinabalu is built low to the ground with a unique forefoot construction for better edging and control. Imagine shouldering a kayak across wet river rocks or clambering over polished granite slabs, and you understand why the rubber needs to be sticky and the control in the forefoot very precise. The upper is made of a single-layer airmesh for maximum breathability and immediate water drainage. But given the ruggedness of the intended terrain, the upper has strategically placed protection pads, a hardened toe box, and abrasion-resistant synthetic overlays to keep your feet comfortable and protected. Features IntegraFit Last High Traction Outsoles Toe Protection TerraFlex AR Sole Platform Details Weight: 12 oz. / 0,34 kg Style: Low cut standard tongue Upper: Hydrophobic synthetic leather / mesh Lining: Nylex Insole: Dual density Midsole: M1 Outsole: Fastrax Carbon Rubber Platform: TerraFlex AR Protection: Full-length Toe Counter: Thermoplastic Heel Counter: Thermoplastic Toe Cap: Rubberized PU synthetic Construction: Slip lasted
The Kinabalu was built to push the limits of traction, stability and light weight, with technical benefits for hard core users combined with comfort for the off trail days. This shoe sets a new standard for the multipurpose outdoor category. It's durable, protective design and exceptional drainage make it a great match for both the professional and weekend outdoor enthusiast.
If you follow any hiking, trail running or outdoor enthusiast magazines, you've probably read a good word or two about the Montrail's multipurpose Kinabalu. While the single-ply airmesh upper won't keep your feet dry in a rainstorm or a botched river crossing, it will help keep your feet substantially cooler on long runs or day hikes in the desert or arid high country. Unlike trail endurance shoes that skip reinforcement components to shave ounces, the Kinabalu features a tough hydrophobic synthetic toecap and full-length thermoplastic protection plate, giving you protection in an amazingly lightweight profile. TPU cleats on the FasTrax carbon rubber multi-traction outsole help keep your feet right where you intended to go.
- Altrec Outdoors
A combination of comfort and rugged technical qualities make the Montrail® Kinabalu a perfect choice for everyday use or hard-core activities. Single-layer airmesh uppers are water-resistant and dry quickly. Padded synthetic leather panels protect and support your feet. Tough rubberized toe caps provide sidewall protection and traction on steep, rocky surfaces. Aggresive multi-traction lug outsoles with injected spikes provide excellent grip on rough terrain. Closeout.
While the men's version hasn't been reviewed yet, there is 1 review for other versions of the Kinabalu. Read all reviews »