Better than expected
The Grip-Rubber profile of the Cloudventure performs in the most demanding conditions. Its sole is micro-engineered with four distinct levels of grip, so you’re always in control.
The Cloudventure family is built with an ingenious 2-layer upper: a breathable, light and durable water repellent outer layer, combined with a highly comfortable inner layer that extends on the Midtop to the ankle, for extra protection and support.
The unique lacing of the Cloudventure Midtop distributes support over the whole top of the foot, to avoid pressure points. It is oriented in a diagonal line to follow natural foot movements - you can see it, but you won’t feel it.
Runners looking for a lightweight shoe for mountain trails and extra stability.
Reach places others can't.
6 mm | 0.23 in
305 g | 10.7 oz (US M 8.5)
Better than expected
I wore these shoes exclusively the entire trip from bottom to top during our trek to Everest Base Camp. I never had any issues with my ankle rolling, nor did I feel any of the rocks through the shoe. These held up through it all...water...snow...rain...everything. I don't suggest completely submerging them in water, as they aren't completely waterproof, but they were the exact thing I needed for this endeavor. Wearing these with the socks I did, my feet never got cold either. If there was more snow on the ground, I would suggest a heavier hiking shoe, but during the time we went, I didn't need anything further. I absolutely love these shoes!
So far I have loved this shoe for trails and as a great looking casual shoe. The mid-top version is designed with an inner bootie and no tongue, which can make putting the shoe on a bit difficult if you have a wider or bigger foot. I wear a regular width size 12 normally and need a shoe-horn to get these on. That said, once they are on they are incredibly comfortable. Hiking on rocky mountain trails, I find the shoes grip and perform exactly as I would like. While the inner bootie design makes it tough to get on at first, it holds your foot in place very well while running or hiking. Wide-footed people may want to consider the other version of this shoe that looks like it has a standard shoe tongue.