New Balance Summit Unknown
One thing that most trail runners know about trail shoes is that they are unfashionable, bulky, and totally not the most attractive shoes to wear. This is mainly due to the fact that such shoes were intended to be on the type of terrain that more sleek and fashionable shoes would never survive on, but still, the fact remains that most people enjoy looking and feeling good whenever they can.
New Balance took this into consideration when they created the Summit Unknown trail shoes. These completely shatter the stereotype that a pair of trail shoes have to be ugly and bulky. The shoes manage to look sleek and stylish while managing to keep all the important components of a good trail running shoe: good breathability, stability, traction, durability, and more.
While these shoes are more expensive than you might expect for a pair of trail shoes, many people were pleased with the way the Summit Unknowns performed. Let’s look at some of the features these shoes have and why they may be a good choice for you if you are on the hunt for some trail running shoes.
The shoes are very lightweight and comfortable, and they provide a lot of flexibility
The outsole of the shoe provides great traction
The midsole of the shoe has enough cushioning to ensure that the shoes are responsive
Since the shoes are made to be run on trails, they are also highly durable
- The tongue of the shoe tends to slip often and runners notice that they have to adjust it frequently
The one issue that some people had when it came to the upper of this shoe was the tongue. They said that the tongue will end up bunching up and causing some discomfort after running a mile or so, and it sometimes even slipped around. This is not the worst problem that the upper could have, but it is annoying for people who intend to use these shoes for running long distances without having to stop to adjust it.
-The shoes have a 10mm drop
-The outsoles are made out of HydroHesion rubber
-The shoes provide great traction due to the lugs that are in the soles of the shoes
-The upper part of the shoe is made with a no-sew mesh material that provides adequate breathability
-The shoes dry quickly, allowing you to run even in wet environments