Who should buy the Tecnica Magma

Also known as the Magma S, this multi-use Tecnica hiking shoe can turn the odds in your favor where variable terrain is involved. The following individuals are part of its target audience:

  • Outdoorsy men and women who are transitioning from trail running to hiking. Its rockered sole unit and flat-yet-angled lugs make sprinting (in short bursts) on level terrain comfy and safe.
  • Adventurers who hike in dry conditions. The Magma has high breathability in place of moisture protection, and its outsole favors dusty tracks.
  • Trail-goers who need personalized underfoot support. The Magma’s footbed is thermo-transformable.

Customized comfort

The Tecnica Magma can be heat-molded to make its confines conform to the shape of your feet. This process results in the shoe giving a personalized hug, eliminating break-in time and preventing heel-lift.

Versatile surface traction

While not a pair of approach shoes, the Magma’s Vibram outsole has lugs that make scrambling feel natural. Their low-profile design also provides sufficient slip resistance on man-made surfaces.

Rock-steady heel

Designed with a dove-tail heel zone, the Tecnica Magma doubles down on rearfoot stability. The same heel also makes transitions more fluid, particularly on level ground.

A conqueror on mild ascents

On top of the Magma’s sticky Vibram outsole, the shoe has enhanced flexibility and sensitivity underfoot. This combination delivers surefootedness on low-level climbs, particularly on scree.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 310g / Women 270g
Use: Speed Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Tecnica
Material: Mesh upper, Rubber sole / Fabric

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.