With a 4mm offset, articulated midsole and toothy microlug outsole, the FluidFlex™ guarantees a close-to-ground feel that both flexes with the natural movement of your foot, and protects it at the same time.
- Microlug outsole provide lightweight traction
- Full length, compression molded FluidFoam™ midsole
- Close-fitting upper embodies minimal mentality to provide "wind-in-your-face" freedom
- Articulated midsole flex grooves designed to support, and move with the natural motion of the foot
- Midsole: Compression-molded FluidFoam™
- Durometer: 52 Asker C(+/-3 degrees)
- Ride Height: 15 mm heel, 11 mm forefoot
- Outsole: Gryptonite™
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Stellar update to the Fluid Flex 1.0
Montrail got a lot of things right when they introduced the Fluid Flex last year. BUT, they made some great improvements and dialed in the fit of the shoe with the introduction of the Fluid Flex II (FF II). I am most impressed by the modifications and changes they made to the shoe's upper . They did away with the original Read More...
Stellar update to the Fluid Flex 1.0Montrail got a lot of things right when they introduced the Fluid Flex last year. BUT, they made some great improvements and dialed in the fit of the shoe with the introduction of the Fluid Flex II (FF II). I am most impressed by the modifications and changes they made to the shoe's upper . They did away with the original Fluid Flex's asymmetrical lacing which caused the toe material to bunch. The FFII is super comfortable and fits like a glove and the toe box is roomy and gives you plenty of space over the top of the foot. I was a little worried that I would not like the heel counter of this shoe as they have two carefully placed nodules at the back of the heel that help situate the achilles. On the contrary, I love how they hug the back of my foot. My only caveat is not not try to mash one's foot into the back of the shoe without undoing the lacing as it can cause this area to warp and you have to spend a little time tugging it back into shape. I am not a minimalist diehard so this shoes is a great in between with its 4mm offset and ample cushioning: a nice balance for those who want to encourage a natural foot strike and motion, but do not want to sacrifice cushioning. While I primarily use this shoe on the trails and appreciate its grip, I like how it is a little bit of a hybrid and could be at home on the roads. I find it a bit bouncy for just asphalt and concrete, but it loves the dirt and I think the slight sacrifice of exposing the midsole EVA on the bottom of the shoe is worth the weight savings. I think Superfeet's carbon insole would be a great match for this flexible running shoe and I anticipate being able to get many miles in my FF II's!
Full disclosure: I work as the Footwear specialist at the Outdoor Gear Exchange and received a free pair of Fluid Flex II from Montrail to test and evaluate as a Trail Ambassador.
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