Finding a good pair of running shoes is often based on what you seek in performance footwear; is it keeping things light or durable? Luckily, Norda is one of the few brands that account for each integral element of your routine to deliver the all-encompassing result, its 001 Trail Running Sneaker.
Constructed using a proprietary blend of Dyneema and Cordura, the shoe’s bio-based uppers are about as sturdy as they are sustainable, boasting an abrasion-resistant makeup that is still light enough to take on the trails. Moving inwards, its TPU insole promotes unrivaled energy return that’s vital for piling on the miles.
In addition to its signature design and composition, the brand’s custom-made midsole is made to take on all sorts of impact while keeping things surprisingly comfortable, almost as if you’re jogging through the air instead of dirt and grass. For visibility’s sake, the 001 features striking reflective elements at the heel and forefoot to ensure you aren’t getting lost on dark paths. To finish it off, the shoe sits atop a trusty Vibram outsole, paving the way for escalated traction you won’t come across on any average pair of steppers.
Norda’s 001 Trail Running Sneaker is available on Huckberry in a pair of colors for $285.