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With a full-length Everun midsole, an incredibly grippy-yet-flexible outsole, and foot-conforming upper, the new Switchback is sock like, yet protective enough for gnarly trails. The BOA lacing system is secure, easy to adjust on the fly, and pairs well with the woven mesh upper. The dense-yet-energy-returning midsole allows the Switchback to be low profile, and the contoured footbed truly embraces the foot. Those running on really rocky or rooty ground may find the shoe wanting for underfoot protection, but these trail runners should fare well on many off-road tri courses.
9.8 ounces (men’s) 8.8 ounces (women’s) 4mm drop