Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Updates to Dynafit Transalper U GTX
- Designed for winter running, the Dynafit Transalper U GTX allows a smooth running and plowing through snowy paths. This winter-ready shoe provides the runner with a steady unit that effortlessly grips wet and slippery surfaces while guaranteeing a precise fit.
- The Transalper U GTX falls under the Alpine Running category of Dynafit gear, which means it is built as a lightweight, high-quality, low-maintenance running shoe that is capable of handling the demands of trail running.
- The upper of this shoe has a Gore-Tex® membrane that makes it waterproof. It also has a high-cut collar and a Boa® 360 closure lacing system. All these features are essential and useful for trail running. Meanwhile, the sole material promises sufficient cushioning and maximum grip to keep the foot secure and comfortable even during the most damaging snow days.
Dynafit Transalper U GTX size and fit
The Dynafit Transalper U GTX is classified under the brand’s Sensitiv Fit category, which means it is able to acclimate to all kinds of foot shapes without restricting natural movement. With Sensitiv Fit, runners of all foot volumes will be accommodated by the shoe. The Transalper U GTX is a unisex shoe, which follows the men’s medium width profile.
Vibram® Megagrip™ outsoles are famous for its highly-effective traction on various surfaces – dry, rocky, sticky, or muddy. It has a structure that is in between soft and firm, which allows it to provide the shoe with a comfortable and a decent ride without sacrificing ground feel.
The lug patterns are in the shape of a chevron, which promotes flexible movement and high-energy return.
The Transalper U GTX features the Dynafit Multipad Midsole, which is composed of independent sole units that offer dynamic adaptability. This material works accordingly to the conditions of the trail: a denser unit presents itself when running on rough terrain, in order to protect the foot from injury without sacrificing energy return. In comparison, the Saucony Peregrine 8 features a dual-density midsole that is comprised of two different kinds of foam.
An Ortholite® sock liner aids the midsole by bringing an extra layer of cushioning and underfoot protection. The material also has antimicrobial properties that
The Gore-Tex® waterproofing membrane stays reliable as a protective covering of the upper of the Dynafit Transalper U GTX against water and other elements that could otherwise wet the shoe.
Meanwhile, the lateral and medial sides of the upper are framed with Adaptive Grid. These two grid-like panels give a supportive and secure fit while maintaining adequate airflow. Because these elements are adaptable, they encourage the foot’s natural mobility and bring out the runner’s optimum performance.
At the toe and heel areas are another pair of protective materials, called the Ballistic Bumpers. They guard the toes and rearfoot against the impact that is usually caused by the accidental hitting of hard surfaces.
Another unique feature of the Transalper U GTX is the Boa® 360 closure system, which is a quick-pull lacing mechanism that enables a fast, efficient, and convenient way of wearing and adjusting the shoe according to the runner’s desired fit. Aside from its simple method, the Boa® 360 system allows for micro-adjustments that produce an even more customized fit.