The verdict is in, and the new Zeal is a proven winner on the trail and in the OCR courses! People are raving about the stability, grip and lightweight comfort. The upper material has been updated to a new Kevlar material that is both sifter and more durable. But it is the midsole construction, and the HGMS2 technology*, that is the true innovation. Zeal provides a stable but soft heel grip, which is an impossible combo made possible through the molded midsole cradle on the interior side of the shoe. The midsole not only adds superb fit, it also turns into the reinforcement protecting the foot in serious terrain. The height of the heel cup is slightly reduced at centre back in order to reduce the pressure at the Achilles tendon. The medium last is half lined with Quick dry mesh. The torsion and cushioning is in fine balance and together with the low sole profile the ground control is just outstanding. The outsole cleats are positioned so mud doesn’t get stuck, and as if the deep lug pattern wouldn’t provide traction enough the RB9X outsole the benchmark among sticky rubbers!
Synthetic-and-meshNylon textile and polyurethane upper50% QuickDry mesh liningEVA midsole with HGMS2 technologyRB9X rubber outsoleDrop: 6 mm