What adding “Fusion” in the Xcursion name means for you
The original Xcursion was among the very first kicks that made minimalist hiking boots more known to the general hiking community. Now, it is the Xcursion Fusion’s turn, bringing along with it a few upgrades over its predecessor.
Yes, the Xcursion Fusion has a stickier outsole than the one seen in the first. That should come as no surprise, as its adhesive prowess comes largely from its deeper, more aggressive lugs. This grippy platform also now sports a mini climbing zone at the forefoot, which can produce extra latching power on low-level boulders.
Revamped upper protection
Its Huarache-inspired bands are now reinforced with hardy overlays, preventing terrain hazards from cutting through them while you are out and about. The boot’s front end also comes equipped with a low-profile bumper, which should come in handy when bumps occur more than carefully placed steps.
Hardier but not plank-like
There is extra stiffness coursing through its minimalist shell, upping the boot’s overall supportiveness as a result. Yes, its rigidity-to-flexibility ratio has been improved so that you can let loose more (or be less technical, in other words) over trickier terrain.