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2015 Vibram FiveFingers. Sneak Preview No.1: Trek Ascent

We were GUTTED when, earlier this year, we heard that the ultra-popular Trek Sport was being discontinued. …We needn’t have worried. Getting a glimpse of 2015’s offerings has put our minds at ease.

Introducing the Trek Ascent and Trek Ascent LR

Hold your horses. These aren’t due for release until Spring/Summer 2015.

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We were able to get our hands on these off-road/trail specific minimalist running shoes earlier this year and were very impressed. Not only does the Trek Ascent look incredible, the sole has had a complete makeover from the original ‘Trek’ sole and feels rugged, sturdy, and reliable; whilst still low profile enough to be considered ‘barefoot’.

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect…

Exploring the outdoors in the Vibram FiveFingers Trek Ascent

Exploring the outdoors in the Vibram FiveFingers Trek Ascent

The New Trek Ascent Sole

Vibram FiveFingers have retired their Trek sole (as featured on the Trek SportLontra and Trek Sport Sandal, and have replaced it with a brand new compound called MEGAGRIP.

MegaGrip from Vibram FiveFingers

MegaGrip from Vibram FiveFingers

MEGAGRIP is said to offer excellent grip properties on both wet and dry terrains while maintaining a high level of durability, and has been developed for those who frequently encounter slippery surfaces.

The difference between the Trek Ascent and the Trek Ascent LR is the upper material; the Trek Ascent being made from synthetic materials polyester and Spandex (making it suitable for vegans), and the Ascent LR made from kangaroo leather and hemp.

Trek Ascent

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“For off-road adventures and hiking in all conditions, the new Trek Ascent Synthetic offers rugged traction and sure grip to keep you firmly grounded on and off trail. Choose the Synthetic fabrication for sporty, weather resistant performance.”

  • Available for both men and women
  • WEIGHT: M43 = 6.34oz W38=4.93oz
  • MAX SOLE THICKNESS: 8mm (4mm Rubber /4mm EVA midsole)
  • INSOLE: 4mm Polyurethane + Anti-Microbial Drilex Sockliner
  • UPPER MATERIAL: Polyester +Spandax
  • VEGAN
  • Machine Wash Cold/Air Dry

Available in black for both men and women, in grey/black/orange for men, and dark grey/lilac for women.

Trek Ascent LR 

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  • Available for both men and women
  • WEIGHT: M43 = 6.56oz W38=5.11oz
  • MAX SOLE THICKNESS: 8mm (4mm rubber outsole/4mm EVA midsole)
  • INSOLE: 4mm Polyurethane + Anti-Microbial Drilex Sockliner
  • UPPER MATERIAL: Kangaroo Leather + Hemp
  • Machine Wash Cold/Air Dry

Men will have black and caramel/brown to choose from, whereas ladies have caramel/brown and pink/grey/orange.

Vibram FiveFingers describes the Trek Ascent LR ” is a rugged minimalist shoe designed for hiking tough terrain. A super grippy outsole and leather/hemp construction makes this the 4-wheel-drive version of our original barefoot model.”

The Vibram FiveFingers Trek Collection

The Vibram FiveFingers Trek Collection

The Feetus Verdict

As a trail runner, I am more excited about the Trek Ascent than I have ever been about any other pair of Vibrams in the past. I feel Vibram FiveFingers have really found the right balance between looks and performance with this minimalist shoe.

The sole, at 8mm thick, will provide enough protection to hit the trails and run with ease, whilst still  providing enough proprioception for the runner to experience ground feel. The sole pattern is also an improvement from the original Trek Sport. Although the tread depth feels slightly more shallow, the rubber feels sticky, durable and will provide a massive amount of traction for grip and stability in most weather conditions.

We’re really excited to get these in for Spring 2015. What do you think about the Trek Ascent?

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