Tecnica Men's PLASMA S Low Hiking Shoe
Technica's Plasma S low hiker for men is a synthetic polyamide fabric upper with TPU laminated reinforcement and a breathable mesh lining, for the hiker who doesn't want or need the Gore-Tex® version of this low hiker. Who, you might ask, doesn't want Gore-Tex®? I know, it seems unimaginable that someone might not want Gore-Tex® in everything, including their underwear, but Gore-Tex® isn't necessary if you are, for example, a fair weather hiker, and have no intention of scrambling around on the trial in the pouring rain. There's an awful of people who don't find slogging along in the rain an enjoyable Saturday afternoon experience, and simply don't need waterproof shoes. The other issue with Gore-Tex® is that of Ambient Humidity. In instances where the ambient humidity (a hot humid summer day for example) exceed the humidity in your shoe, the Gore-Tex® is simply not going to work as well for moving perspiration as a simple breathable mesh lining system. So if you're buying these custom fit shoes for summer hiking in fair weather, or they're going to be used while running around on your daily commute, the Plasma S low hiker will likely make you a very happy hiker. Stop in the store to have them custom fit to your foot and you won't be just happy, you'll be ecstatic.
- Upper: Synthetic polyamide fabric with TPU laminated reinforcement
- Lining: Breathable mesh lining
- Outsole: Vibram® Plasma with Megagrip compound
- Midsole: Agile system; Dual Density EVA plus TPU shank
- Footbed: C.A.S. Customizable - Hiking