Wouldn’t it be nice to tie on a trail shoe that gives you a connected feel for the ground but also offers a good amount of protection from trail hazards and a bit of cushioning to keep you comfortable mile after mile? That’s the exact design spec for the new Montrail FluidFlex.
A key feature of this new shoe is the FluidFoam midsole, with just a 4mm offset. This one-piece midsole is designed to provide a wide range of flexibility and a close-to-the-ground feel to encourage natural foot movement.
The FluidFlex is part of a new Fluid line from Montrail that also includes the FluidFeel (a hybrid shoe primarily focused on road duty) and the FluidBalance (a posted road/trail shoe that slots into the lineup roughly where the discontinued Fairhaven left off). Running Warehouse plans to carry all three shoes in Men’s and Women’s models.
What to Watch For
- 4mm Offset: With midsole heights of 11mm in the forefoot and 15mm in the heel, the FluidFlex keeps you low to the ground.
- Flexible Platform: Full-length compression-molded foam is engineered with flex grooves to encourage natural foot motion.
- Minimal Overlays: The clean upper design uses very few overlays to save weight and minimize seams.
- Generous Grip: A micro-lugged Gryptonite outsole provides lightweight traction.
Grey/Light Blue FluidFlex