For those making the transition from road to trail, the highly acclaimed Vasque Mens Blur Trail Running Shoe does an excellent job of combining sturdy off-road design with standard running shoe construction techniques. Although its not as heavy duty as some in the trail running category, this makes it ideal for those who do some running on pavement, prefer a lighter shoe for fast-paced workouts, or do not plan on putting the shoe through a high mileage training regimen. With a Breathable microfiber and airmesh nylon upper and low-profile outsole, the Vasque Blur Trail Running Shoe for men is ideal for dry conditions, especially on routes where running over rock slabs and hard packed dirt are the norm. Winner of a 2006 Gear of the Year award from Outside magazine, the Blur offers the protection you need underneath the foot. A nylon textile plate provides a stable platform on uneven surfaces and dulls the otherwise sharp sensation when stepping on loose rocks. A molded EVA midsole with soft crashpad cushions the blow of repeated heel and toe strikes. And for those who share the road with pre-dawn commuters, the Vasque Mens Blur Trail Running Shoe includes reflective trim that shines brightly under the gaze of beaming headlights.