Tackle muddy terrain and inclement weather with the Xodus 3.0 GTX and Adventerra GTX.
Having trouble keeping your feet dry on muddy trails and in less-than-ideal weather conditions? This summer Saucony will be introducing two new shoes as part of their RunAnywhere (RAW) collection to help solve that problem.
Aimed at performance-oriented trail runners and hikers who are looking for improved protection to venture out in extreme weather conditions, Saucony introduces waterproof, windproof and breathable GORE-TEX into two of their off-road running shoes this fall: the Xodus 3.0 GTX trail runner and the Adventerra GTX lightweight hiking boot (both pictured in the top left corner of this page).
“Running is the ultimate outdoor sport and we get to design and test our products in some of the harshest New England weather conditions possible,” said Patrick O’Malley, senior vice president of global product for Saucony. “Our goal in partnering with GORE-TEX is to create an innovative solution for trail runners and hikers alike, enhancing their experience no matter how wet and soggy the conditions might be. We’re also exploring opportunities to engineer additional Gore technology into our future trail and road offerings. We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with the brand; they share our relentless commitment to delivering athletic performance while pushing the boundaries of innovation.”
The waterproof, windproof and breathable protection in both the Xodus 3.0 GTX and Adventerra GTX is achieved by laminating a GORE-TEX membrane to the shoe’s high-performance textile upper, then sealing it with an innovative solution for durable waterproof protection. The membrane’s microporous structure keeps external moisture out, while still allowing moisture from perspiration to escape, delivering optimal comfort when battling the elements.
Both the trail-running shoe and hiking boot are engineered with a 4mm heel-to-toe drop, allowing the foot to move naturally while increasing the runner’s proprioception and balance over uneven terrain. An exclusive, super aggressive Vibram outsole on both shoes provides traction on slippery, wet terrain.
The Xodus 3.0 GTX and the Adventerra GTX will both be available nationwide on August 1. The Xodus 3.0 GTX will retail for $130 and the Adventerra GTX for $170.