Vibram FiveFingers - Trek Ascent Megagrip Barefoot - Grey Lilac
The all new Trek Ascent™ with Megagrip™ flexi sole construction for assured grip with high flexibility.
An all over super tread Megagrip™ construction and a robust breathable upper for added durability when heading off the beaten track.
The Ascent™ has been designed as the replacement to the immortal TrekSport™ to meet a demand between it with it's all over softer rubber compound sole and high feel feedback, and the Spyridon™ with it's impact resistant sole that was less flexible than the TrekSport™. As a result, the Trek Ascent™ is probably destined to become one of the most popular shoes in the Fivefingers® collection.
The Ascent™ fits in between with a very durable hi-grip sole that offers greater flexibility than the Spyridon™ but is more durable than the TrekSport™.
This new model aims directly at those who want to go off piste as well as on the roads either running, climbing or simply being adventurous around hills and rocks.
A 4mm thick PU insole adds protection without stiffening the sole so you still get the sensory feedback and the highly breathable synthetic upper provides a cool, robust resistant finish for upper foot protection. Classic VFF rolled toe caps stops the effects of "Toe Stub" and are treaded to provide full traction even when just the toes are in contact with the surface.
Quick release and secure speed lace system now commonplace across the collection and fully machine washable for a quick clean result. Anti-microbial Drilex™ lining helps reduce the effects of foot odour accumulating in your Fivefingers® to keep them fresher for longer but there's always the Toe Socks to help preserve them longer.
So run, walk, climb, rock-pooling, whatever your passion, the Trek Ascent™ has you covered...........
• Built specifically to promote a barefoot-like experience.
• Ideal for off-road adventures and hiking in all conditions.
• Polyester and spandex upper.
• Upper envelopes the foot to help keep debris out.
• Speed lace system allows for quick-and-easy adjustments, and accommodates a wider foot or higher instep.
• 4 mm polyurethane insole with Dri-Lex® sock liner featuring antimicrobial technology for a great in-shoe environment.
• 4 mm EVA midsole provides lightweight cushioning and shock absorption.
• 4 mm Vibram® rubber outsole provides exceptional underfoot feel without compromising abrasion resistance.
Weight: 6 oz
• Product measurements were taken using size 41 (US Women's 9-9.5), width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
*Machine wash cold. Air dry.
Running in FiveFingers allows your foot to land with a forefoot strike, similar to barefoot, but with the protection of a Vibram sole. No running footwear comes closer to recreating this natural sensation. This forefoot style allows you to land directly below your center of gravity, resulting in efficient balance and stability with less impact - as if you were running barefoot. Get back in touch with the ground with FiveFingers. Get grounded - Go forward.
As with any new sport or activity, Vibram recommends you consult your physician or a medical professional to see if natural running in FiveFingers is right for you
For overall fitness from the ground up. Like every other part of your body, your feet benefit from exercise. Whether you are cardio training, lifting weights or powering through a CrossFit routine, many exercises rely on flexible yet stable support from your feet and legs. That's why the unique design of Vibram FiveFingers helps you get the most out of your workout and your body.
In Vibram FiveFingers, your feet can move naturally and flex easily. Five individual toe slots let your toes separate gently, stabilizing your body and providing unrivaled balance and increased muscle stimulation to feet, ankles and lower legs. Our ultra-thin Vibram® sole delivers a sure-footed grip to help generate torque during power moves, and it enhances feedback and lowers your center of gravity to improve balance and agility. By putting your feet on a flat plane, without the downward angle caused by the heel lift in traditional shoes, your posture and alignment will improve and your joints and back will be in position for you to get the most out of your power movements.
When your whole body is engaged from the ground up, you're able to train at a higher level. With Vibram FiveFingers, you can count on increased balance, performance and an overall sense of control during fitness and strength conditioning.
Experience the trail. Designed to replicate being barefoot, Vibram FiveFingers provides a uniquely natural way for you to feel the earth beneath your feet-whatever form that earth might take.
Whether trekking for you means exploring historic ruins or hiking a 4,000 footer, Vibram FiveFingers will allow your feet to move naturally and put your body in an aligned posture. By lowering the heel, your bodyweight becomes evenly distributed across the footbed, promoting proper spinal alignment. Vibram FiveFingers also help to strengthen your lower legs and feet, and encourage sensory feedback from your environment.
While trekking, you're bound to encounter varied terrain, and Vibram FiveFingers provide exemplary grip on a variety of surfaces. Some models are designed with a lightly cleated sole for increased traction on more rigorous and demanding treks. Wherever your next adventure takes you, VibramFiveFingers will let you experience it like no other footwear.
Please remember if you are trying these for the first time....you MUST ALLOW TIME FOR YOUR BODY TO ADAPT.......adaptation = Stress and you are in control. Here is a link to a video which shows how you can perfect a technique to allow you to take up barefoot / natural running without injury, provided you follow the guidelines. Any doubts the contact me through ebay "my messages" and I will give you all the advice to help you avoid the pitfalls.
The video features the Vibram Bikila Evo mens shoe.