Ideal for those who don't slow down as the weather gets cooler, the Trek Ascent Insulated Running / Hiking Shoes keeps feet warm while battling the elements.
As a minimalist brand, Vibram's shoes normally feature very minimal uppers. In the Trek Ascent Insulated Hiking / Running Shoes the upper has been tuned to battle the cold, featuring a combination of a Cordura upper and a wool lining these are as minimal a winter running / walking boot as you will find. Vibram understand the need for industry leading technologies and as such only accept the best. This is demonstrated in their use of Cordura fabric in the upper. Constructed using high tenacity fiber technologies, weight for weight, Cordura fabrics are exceptionally durable, versatile and reliable.
To provide warmth the Trek Ascent features a wool lining which traps heat whilst still retaining breathability to prevent your feet from overheating during outdoor pursuits. Durability and protection is further enhanced with the inclusion of water repellent rubber between the toes.
Engineered with an Icetrek outsole, the Trek Ascent makes moving over slippy and wet surfaces seem easy. Designed with low to very low temperatures in mind, the Icetrek outsole is a 4mm puncture resistant rubber compound which offers superior grip on icy surfaces and cold terrain.
Designed for outdoor minimalist shoe enthusiasts, the Trek Ascent offers the best in cold weather protection whilst still holding true to Vibram's ethos in delivering footwear that encourages natural motion.
Cordura Upper - Delivering the best in cold protection, Cordura fabrics are durable, versatile and reliable.
Wool Lining - Provides a pleasant and warm feeling inside the shoe.
Icetrek Oustole - Superior grip on ice surfaces and cold terrain.
Insole - 4mm polyurethane and wool.
Outsole - 4mm rubber
Toe Protection - Water repellent rubber in between the toes ensures the toes stay dry and protected.
Weight - Women's EU 38 = 176g
Because of the nature of the shoes makeup we recommend purchasing these in one full size up from your normal Vibram size. The best results I have found have been using with a V-Toes sock.
If you are a newcomer to the sport of barefooting be it walking or running then please watch the movie here which is instructional for natural barefoot Vibram running,
Manufacturer product code - VIB15W5304