Keen Trail Shoes

Not quite minimalist but fast and light nonetheless, KEEN
has created a new line of trail running shoes for men and women.  Ultralight yet durable, the A86 TR trail shoes will help propel you to the fringe of nature. 

 

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Sneak Peek: KEEN Fast And Light Trail Shoes

Not quite minimalist but fast and light nonetheless, KEEN
has created a new line of trail running shoes for men and women.  Ultralight yet durable, the A86 TR trail shoes will help propel you to the fringe of nature. 

 

Weighing only 370 g per pair, the A86 TR are the pinnacle of KEEN's new Fast Trail collection for Spring 2011.  As a comparison, these trail shoes weigh roughly 400 g less than a pair of
North Face Ultra
trail running shoes and only 50 g more than a pair of
Vibram Five FIngers KSO

The A86 TR trail shoes are built in a moccasin style with a mesh upper that is wrapped around the last from below. A removable high-rebound EVA footbed lets you choose just how much you want to feel the terrain beneath your feet. 

The A86 TR fits your foot like a glove. The shoe is extremely flexible yet grips your foot securely with the help of an asymmetrical lacing system in the mesh upper. A super-light PU midsole provides excellent shock absorption. 

The flat, non-marking rubber outsole is divided into two zones, each with small 3mm multi-directional traction lugs giving you optimum support for the natural motion of your foot when moving at speed. These trail shoes have the same toe protection you have come to appreciate from other KEEN footwear. 

The KEEN A86 TR fast and light trail shoes will be waiting for you next Spring in the following color combinations: grey/coral, coral/red, orchid/grape, blue/mimosa, black/yellow, blue/yellow, orange/blue and grey/chili. 

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  1. Fantastic weight, and they also look sweet. If the sole is now grippy and durable, this could be some serious competition for Inov-8s!

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