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Pull on the Vasque Men's Mercury Trail Running Shoes and enjoy cushioned, stable steps as you leave the road and head into the woods. The Mercury Trail Shoes' forefoot plate and rigid instep give you a balance between comfort and support, so you can enjoy a light stride without feeling like you're running in a super-stiff shoe.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Designed for runners who enjoy a soft, cushioned ride, but still have a need for medial stability. Built on the award-winning Blur sole and last, the TPU injected textile forefoot plate and rigid TPU instep strike the perfect balance between comfort and lightweight underfoot protection. A great shoe for the runner who is transitioning from road to trail. Features Material: [Upper] leather and synthetic Lining: Nylon Sole: Rubber Lacing: Standard Shank: TPU Plate Weight: [Pair, size 9] 1lb 10oz (726g) Recommended Use: Trail running, day hiking
- GearX.com refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . Designed to ease the transition from road to trail running, Vasque's Mercury trail running shoes are designed with a ground-gripping traction sole for bite on gravel, dirt and uneven surfaces. Rigid TPU instep supplies stability on rocky terrain Removable cushioned footbed with arch support Synthetic leather and Air Mesh uppers Traction sole Weight: 1 lb. 14 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China.
- Sierra refers to the men's version
Very similar to the award winning Vasque Blur Trail Running Shoe, the Vasque Men's Mercury Trail Running Shoe offers the same great underfoot support but uses synthetic leather in place of microfiber in the upper. Although the shoe still feels nimble on paved stretches this does add three ounces to the overall weight. Still, the synthetic leather does enhance stability and provide greater protection in cold weather and on rough trails. The Vasque Mercury Trail Running Shoe's ride is characterized as soft and cushioned yet is sturdy enough that it does not collapse underneath the arch. To accomplish this Vasque uses a molded EVA midsole with an integrated plate of nylon textile. This softens the blow of repeated heel strike, while at the same time gives the shoe enough rigidity to provide a stable platform when dodging a low-hanging branch or dancing across a boulder strewn streambed. For those who are up and running before the sun rises, reflective trim gives the Vasque Men's Mercury Trail Running Shoe a high level of visibility for passing cars.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Vasque Men's Mercury Shoe (Fall 2008) The Men's Mercury Shoe by Vasque is designed for runners who enjoy a soft, cushioned ride, but still have a need for medial stability. Built on the award-winning Blur sole and last, the TPU injected textile forefoot plate and rigid TPU instep strike the perfect balance between comfort and lightweight underfoot protection. A great shoe for the runner who is transitioning from road to trail.Features: Leather: 1.2mm Synthetic Midsole: Dual-Density Molded EVA w/ Soft Crashpad Outsole: Vasque Blur Footbed: Dual Density EVAWeight: 1 lbs. 10 oz. (726gm) men s 9
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version