Built for durability and stability, these trail running shoes are also designed to deliver soft, plush landings. The Traxion outsole gives you a surefooted grip on uneven terrain while a cloudfoam midsole cushions every step. An air mesh upper, reinforced with synthetic overlays offers breathable support.
The upper is the first thing that catches the eye for those who are familiar with the Kanadia series. The upper of the Kanadia 8.1 is highly recognisable because of the solid side panel that is directly connected to the laces. As the laces are cinched, the panel securely locks down the foot, which is great for stability and support when running on rugged terrains. The mesh is a bit softer and also breathable, ensuring the feet stay dry and cool. Adidas uses plush material around the ankle collar and the tongue for increased comfort, while an ortholite sockliner enhances cushioning and support. Ortholite insoles offer the ultimate in comfort, cushioning and breathability. They solve the most common in-shoe problems by creating a cooler, drier and healthier foot environment with innovative technology.
The full-length and moulded Cloudfoam midsole foam covers the entire length of the shoe. Cloudfoam is a newly developed EVA compound, a heel pad in the midsole, that provides a new supreme level of underfoot cushioning. The development will provide softer cushioning that does not diminish quickly over time. As the foam runs from the rear to the front, the transition from landing to take-off is also enhanced with this midsole design.
Adidas' proprietary Traxion outsole in the Kanadia 8 uses moderately aggressive lugs all throughout the shoe. In this model, the perimeter lugs are a lot bigger than those found in the previous version for enhanced