With 2,650 miles, the Pacific Crest Trail provides a wide variety of terrain over its epic expanse. Whether you're out for the weekend, a few miles or are looking to get some serious mileage, the PCT has something for you. It's that need for versatility that inspired our Trail 2650. Built to move quickly and confidently through the terrain of your choosing, this waterproof Trail 2650 can easily fill the role of a lightweight hiker or trainer. Using a Trailguard TPU shank and an EXO Heel System, the Trail 2650 is lightweight, provides stability on challenging ground and utilizes a Gore-Tex liner for waterproof protection.
Lightweight, durable suede and textile upper GORE-TEX waterproof breathable lining EXO Heel System provides maximum support and comfort with a reinforced external heel counter Cushioning open-cell OrthoLite® footbed TRAILGUARD platform with exposed TPU shank offers lightweight, athletic performance Danner® PlyoGo lightweight, shock-absorbing EVA midsole 8mm heel-to-toe drop Vibram® 460 outsole with Megagrip technology offers superior grip on wet and dry surfaces
Height: 3" Weight: 27 oz Insulation: Non-Insulated
Durable and comfortable. This Gortex (GTX) version of the 2650 tend to be warmer than the standard version and a little hot during summer days. My third pair - all still performing - of this model and I like the denim blue color best. Wish this color was available in non-GTX and women's versions of the 2650.
As everyone says, very comfortable from day one, and get better over time. I got the wides in leather with Goretex lining as I live in the UK where it's wetter than most states. Goretex is also good for wearing the shoes for cycling, as wet feet are cold feet. The 2650s are almost wider than I need but they allow my feet to expand and in summer I shall be even more glad to have the space so my feet can remain comfortable on hot treks. The heel is probably medium volume. The sole is the best I have ever had, really it's perfect and here's why. Some boots and shoes can be too soft with no rebound in the sole, making walking harder work than it need be as the heel strike is unstable. The Vibram Mega-Grip is just perfectly firm, very stable and with a little spring in it. Certainly soft enough and protective on rocks and stones. The grip is excellent, I've walked on wet rocky beaches with no problems jumping from rock to rock. I just went running in my 2650s and it rained hard on the way back - I was glad of the Goretex - my feet stayed dry. These shoes are better for running than my dedicated trail-runners, Altra Lone Peaks, which have a heavier but softer sole, making them a bit sluggish to run in. I don't intend to run often in my Danners, I just wanted to see if I could! But now I understand why some reviewers say they have a couple of different pairs of the Danner 2650s. Sure I'd like a couple more if I had the budget!
I just got these shoes and have been wearing them around the house before hitting the trail. Their construction is really good. Love the heavy soles and the balanced feeling. I have bad feet, need orthotics, the mens 9.5 ee is a PERFECT fit for me. I cannot wear any shoes made for women. I have seen other reviews that say these are too narrow, but for a heavyish woman who has wide feet and walks 15-20 miles a week, these are exactly right.
I just had to return a pair of trail 2650 as they were too narrow, especially around the toes. There was no wiggle room for my toes. I was disappointed because I really liked the looks and style of the shoe.
I wonder if the GTX shoes fit slightly different from the standard, as these slip on my heels more than my two pairs of standard 2650's. But still, outstandingly comfortable shoes, especially re my chronic ball-of-foot pain. And who wouldn't love that blue.
I love this shoe. I have plantar fasciitis in my right foot. These shoes provide the perfect amount of stiffness to reduce the amount of flex between the toes to heel. As a result, I have zero foot pain. There is enough cushioning that I have used them for trail running. So far, I have only gone for short 2 and 3 mile hikes and runs with my dog. My trail terrain includes, sand, loose stones, packed dirt and ankle deep weeds. The elevation changes by 100 feet with tight, compact hills. There is never a hint of slippage with the Vibram soles on this trail wet or dry. I absolutely loves this shoe. I normally wear 10.5 wide. That’s the size I got and they fit perfect. I have the Gore-Tex lined shoe. My feet Do not sweat much so I have not experienced the dampness others have complained of. I think the Gore-Tex issue of breath ability is limited to those who simply exhaust moisture from their bodies at a rate which exceeds the performance limits of Gore-Tex. It’s not for everyone. I however, love that these are waterproof. I’m not wading in water but I am in deep weeds and grass at 6 am and the Gore-Tex does its job. I love these shoes! Lastly, they are light. These weigh 14.2 oz each. That’s 2 ounces more than my Hoka Speed Goat 4’s. For a leather shoe, I’d say that’s incredibly light. I love these shoes.
The left boot is normal, and the right one is crooked.Pulls the foot to the left.The feeling that the axis of the shoe does not coincide with the axis of my foot.Before these shoes, I bought the same model only high -great shoes.And these are very uncomfortable and strange.I'm so sad.
Terrific shoes. Very grippy soles with great heal design that cushions impact on heal strike (important if using on paved surfaces) while providing lots of surface area to minimize slippage on downhills with dirt or scrabble. Also very light with good lateral stability. Width was fine for me, but I can see that it might be a problem for those with wider feet. The only drawback for me -- and the reason I returned them -- was that they are cut a little high at the ankle and put pressure on the bottom of my ankle bone. This is a common issue for me, and may not be a problem for others. Instead, I ordered the boot version of these shoes -- so they go over the ankle altogether -- which are great! I did a 5-mile hike up Mount Tam yesterday, and I'm extremely pleased. Five stars to the boots.