The best way to describe this should would be LACE IT, FACE IT, AND RACE IT!
Altra's brand new spikeless cross country racer is here! The Vanish XC is made to be light, fast and comfortable. The open mesh upper does not have traditional lace eyelets with allows for a variety of lacing patterns customized to your individual needs, or foot shape. The midsole is equipped with Max-LT™ cushioning for an incredible cushion-to-weight ratio and perfect response. The strategically placed rubber "spikes" on the outsole allow for extra traction just where you need it and keeps your shoe legal for non-metal spike races.
This is an excellent shoe to add to your footwear arsenal for fast short work outs. If you're a barefoot or minimalist runner, this shoe would be perfect for running non-technical soft underfoot terrain. The low stack height, lightweight and super lightweight construction is going to give you plenty of proprioception.
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