Zeal 2 RB9X (Eclipse/Deep Ocean)
The verdict is in, and the new Zeal is a proven winner on the trail and in the OCR courses! People are raving about the stability, grip and lightweight comfort. New for 2016, the upper material has been updated to a new Kevlar material that is both sifter and more durable. But it is the midsole construction, and the HGMS2 technology*, that is the true innovation. Zeal provides a stable but soft heel grip, which is an impossible combo made possible through the molded midsole cradle on the interior side of the shoe. The midsole not only adds superb fit, it also turns into the reinforcement protecting the foot in serious terrain. The height of the heel cup is slightly reduced at centre back in order to reduce the pressure at the Achilles tendon. The medium last is half lined with Quick dry mesh. The torsion and cushioning is in fine balance and together with the low sole profile the ground control is just outstanding. The outsole cleats are positioned so mud doesn’t get stuck, and as if the deep lug pattern wouldn’t provide traction enough the RB9X outsole the benchmark among sticky rubbers!
Upper Polyester Textile/PU
Lining Half lined with QuickDry Mesh
Midsole Lightweight EVA with HGMS2* technology
Weight 250gr (US 9)
Size US 8-13 (41-47)
* Holy Grail Midsole Soft And Stable
Non absorbing materials gain very little weight when they get wet. Important for footwear used in wet condition activities where weight is a critical factor. Note that being non-absorbing does not mean that they keep the inside of the shoe dry.
RB9X – Rubber 9 Extreme is our latest rubber compound development, and it sets a new standard in providing friction. Lab tests (SATRA) show that RB9X outgrips the competition, but still matches the durability of an asphalt running shoe. In real action that means up-graded traction reliability in wet and slippery conditions: On rocks, concrete, wet grass etc. With our patented studded technologies we’ve made it possible to run on ice, now we’re the traction leaders for rubber soles as well!