Who should buy the Dynafit Feline SL

You will love the Dynafit Feline SL if:

  • You want a shoe with excellent grips for worry-free running on soft ground, mud, and snow
  • You want lightweight neutral running shoes for long-distance running

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Ultimate grips with Dynafit Feline SL outsole

In order for the shoe to withstand rough or technical trails, Dynafit utilized the Vibram Mapping Compound on the outsole. This provides the ultimate grip on various terrains because of its chevron tread pattern.

Dynafit Feline SL vibram

The gripping lugs are shaped like arrowheads, some facing upwards, some downwards. This arrangement is mainly responsible for preventing the runner from slipping when on loose soil or wet surfaces.

Dynafit Feline SL lugs

Adaptable to trail demand midsoles

Providing the shoe with a good amount of flexibility is the Multipad midsole. Dyanfit calls it Multipad because there are independent sole units on the midsole that adapt to the demands of the trail. Whenever the runner runs on the ground, the sole unit reacts.

Dynafit Feline SL amazing midsoles

The same happens when the runner steps on hard terrain – the denser sole unit comes into play and protects the runner’s foot from injury while providing a good amount of energy return.

Enhanced balance control with Dynafit Feline SL upper

On the upper, the Dynafit Feline SL is equipped with Sensitive Fit. From the name, this technology adapts to all kinds of foot shapes, providing a snug fit without hindering the natural movement of the foot. Furthermore, this shoe feature enhances balance control and encourages muscle coordination.

Dynafit Feline SL upper cloth

The Adaptive grid on the sides seems like it is connecting the front bumper on the heel, making a streamlined structure of protection for the foot. It gives the shoe some flexibility and improves ventilation because this structure shows off the breathable upper material. It also provides lightweight support to the sides of the midfoot.

Dynafit Feline SL grid

Dynafit uses its Quick Lacing System in this shoe. This allows the runners to easily tighten or loosen the fit of the shoe based on their preference. Incorporated with the lacing system is the lacing gaiter. This feature hides the laces, preventing them from becoming an interruption while the runner is in motion.

Dynafit Feline SL laces

When trail running, accidentally bumping into objects is inevitable. As a solution, Dynafit added their Ballistic Bumper on the tip of the shoe. Commonly known as the tow cap, this structure lessens the impact on the foot and protects it from injury.

Dynafit Feline SL bumper cap

Inside the shoe is an Ortholite footbed, which serves as extra cushioning and aid to other features of the midsole. Apart from that, it also keeps moisture away from the foot, delivering the benefits of a drier in-shoe environment.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 10.2oz / Women 8.8oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.