Named after the tough Leadville 100, this shoe is made to be durable in extreme climates. The protection on the foot itself is rather limited, but there’s a rubber rand around the toe and a very solid but well -padded heel. The upper is a durable mesh with plastic coating that provides some level of protection from water. It includes New Balance’s Rev Lite tech; a foam that’s 30% lighter than others it uses, while providing the same level of cushioning under foot. The grip is multi-directional but not deep. It provides plenty of contact with the ground – great on harder and loose surfaces, but struggling slightly in deeper mud.
Comfortable, padded and supportive, but not suited to deep mud.
In 'Shoes For Winter Trails', Issue 34 OCT/NOV16