The Feline Vertical Pro style has been developed for short and middle-distance competitors and takes full advantage of its strengths on steep terrain. Maximum traction, if possible with direct power transmission and reaction, were seen as the top goals for development. Success was achieved with close ground contact and a reduced drop in the EVA midsole — especially beneficial on steep and demanding terrain. Also, the addition of fibrous material to the midsole gives more stiffness and thus improves footing and reaction. A specially developed lug pattern on the outsole provides optimal support on rocky terrain. The tread profile was developed just for this shoe – with the request from runners for the most direct ground feel for good shoe traction. Furthermore, DYNAFIT has put its trust in the rubber blend from Vibram® and has achieved especially good grip on rock, scree and wet surfaces with the deeply lugged Megagrip sole.
To ensure the style is ready to go for competition, the fit in the forefoot as well as in the heel is extremely precise. The “Minimal Fit” concept improves power transmission and control on demanding crossings and when terrain underfoot is loose. Thanks to the Quick Lacing system, it is also possible to adjust the fit quickly during activity.
Of particular note: DYNAFIT designers have been bold and are delivering the style to retail in two different colors – the right shoe is green, while the left shoe is magenta. Dedicated mountain runners, don’t waste any time getting your hands on a pair when they are released in February 2016!