VIBRAM ELITE SOLE TRAIL RUNNING: NEW SPECIFIC TRAILRUNNING SOLE.
VIBRAM ELITE SOLE TRAIL RUNNING: NEW TRAILRUNNING SOLE. Our TRAIL RUNNING SHOES section presents the great novelties of the Italian brand for the Spring / Summer 2022 season.
A Vibram elite sole for trail running, which has also been designed in collaboration with the champion Gediminas Grinius, athlete of the Vibram team.
VIBRAM ELITE SOLE TRAIL RUNNING
NEW SPECIFIC TRAILRUNNING SOLE
Vibram has been on the market for decades, as a leading brand in the production of high-performance rubber soles, The Italian house that founded Vitale Bramani has always opted to remain at the forefront, Hence the constant developments that improve the brand soles for mountain races, such as the advances and improvements in recent years , not only brands such as Salomon, Asics,, Inov-( or Saucony, among many others, continue to look to take new steps forward.
2017. VIBRAM LITE BASE: THE PENULTIMATE INNOVATION WAS SUCCESS
The rubber sole is today almost the heaviest of a trail shoe. That’s why a few years ago he launched Vibram Litebase for mountain racing: A sole that had a great reception, since it managed to combine a significant weight saving (. We review here how this advance operates, which arrived five years ago, in 2017.
2022. VIBRAM ELITE: TRAIL RUNNING SOLE.
Five years later, the brand of the yellow hexagon launches a new specific development, which according to the brand seeks to satisfy the most demanding trailrunners, today focused on other solutions that provide greater lightness, or durability or traction.
Aware of this, a Elite Sole Trailrunning has been designed by the Italians to improve its performance in terms of grip, traction and lightness, along with the comfort we need to tackle ultra trails. This last step, perhaps the most interesting when trying to combine performance with a greater smoothness of tread.
The result, they claim, is a very advanced sole concept: stable and comfortable, reliable: After numerous tests in the field, in the laboratory, and thanks to the contributions received from the Lithuanian trailrunner, vibram’s R&D department has created a full sole, tread + midsole concept, combining the best compounds and technologies produced in recent years by Vibram.
VIBRAM LITE SOLE: HOW DOES IT WORK?
The starting point is to combine two midsoles of different densities:
- The first is Vibram SLE, 30% lighter than the standard Eva on the market, and designed to deliver maximum performance in as for comfort and rebound.
- The second is the Vibram HAE midsole, with excellent abrasion resistance properties, placed in the area of the arch that comes into direct contact with the ground.
Both midsoles are coupled to a tread made with a Vibram Megagrip compound. A rubber, well known and pot all that, we have seen years ago, offers a good grip, even in conditions of extreme humidity or wet soil in rocky, rugged and challenging terrain.
To make the whole vcompetitive, logically, the lightness of Vibram Elite Sole has been wanted to ensure through the use of Vibram Litebase technology, which seeks to lighten it up to 30%), by reducing the rubber background, which can reach up to 50%, keeping the level of performance of the sole unchanged.
Ginallymente, the set is topped with the tacos: The Vibram Traction Lug, one of vibram’s latest design and development innovations, seeks to significantly improve traction, by building three-dimensional blocks, and by the presence of specific grooves and small rubber inserts along the side bands.
VIBRAM ELITE SOLE: CONCLUSION.
In the absence of being able to shoot it in real conditions, it seems that finally, after the already veteran developments of Vibram Megagrip first and Vigram Litebase later, a few years ago, these Vibram Elite Sole Trail running can mean a step forward of the Italian giant facing the high-end mountain shoes.
It is, in fact, a whole new range called “Vibram Elite Sole” that the company is developing with the collaboration of the Vibram team of athletes. The next objective will be, in fact, to apply the method of realization of the Elite Sole, also in other areas besides trail running, to create products designed according to the needs of athletes, and capable of offering maximum performance Vibram in a single sole, for each outdoor sport discipline. At the same time….
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