The VK is a trail running shoe created especially for Vertical Kilometre races developed in collaboration with VK legend Urban Zemmer. (Also suitable for Stair Racing as worn by elite stair racers Mark Bourne & Alice McNamara.)
Weight and volume are reduced to a minimum to ensure the athletes peak performance on climbs. The uppers are super snug fitting and feature the exclusive Sock-Like™ technology: that allows to obtain a single piece of knitted fabric with differentiated stretch panels with thermo adhesive stretch zones and stabilizers: eliminates the seams and fits like a sock. The asymmetrical Ghost-Stream Lace System™ is a structural part of the uppers: it provides a 360° snug fit and closes at the sides with concealed laces. The super lightweight rubber sole is present only on the front part of the shoe, with rock-guard on the forefoot and an abrasion resistant, compressed EVA wedge at the rear designed for maximum lightweight and to enhance the vertical boost during the Vertical Races. A rear spoiler in antiskid microfiber facilitates and speeds up putting on and taking off the shoe. VK, zero compromise, sheer verticality.
Upper: Sock-Like™ technology, thermo adhesive stabilizer panels, protective TPU toe cap.
Lining: Lycra and microfiber
Midsole: High abrasion resistant, compressed EVA with rock-guard on the forefoot
Footbed: Sock- construction with foot bed incorporated in the uppers.
Sole: Frixion Green Mix Compound
Sizes: 38 – 47 including half sizes
Weight: 200 g half pair, size 42