At the center of the Vibram® outsole, under the arch of the foot is the rubber arch grip. It delivers additional technical performance to the shoe. The specific shape of its ‘teeth’ ensures better grip on slippery ridges and raised edges, as well as via ferrata rungs and ladders.
The upper of Forge 2.0 is made of high-quality 1.9 mm thick leather, which naturally adapts to the shape of the foot and offers good breathability. Simultaneously, nubuck leather is extremely hardwearing and ensures high resistance to scratches.
The Forge 2.0 is equipped with a best-in-class Vibram ® XS Trek EVO™ outsole for outstanding grip
on a range of wet and dry surfaces in variable conditions. Its dedicated lug pattern ensures multi-directional braking and traction.
The classic tongue and lacing construction is designed to allow an easier step-in, as well as a better forwardback range of motion for the ankle while walking. This is particularly effective on long mountain descents.
Sitting on top of the outsole and midsole, the Forge features a polypropylene lasting board that increases stiffness and provides greater support in more technical terrain. The midsole, made of compressed EVA, benefits from an additional ESS rock plate for protection at the forefoot.
The Vibram® Megagrip™ outsole offers unparalleled grip on both dry and wet surfaces. This compound is best-in-class for durability and ground adaptation. The multi-directional lug pattern is ready to take on different terrains and changing conditions.
At the toes and lateral and medial side of the foot, a lightweight rubber rand provides additional protection and abrasion resistance from boulders, rocks and scree.
At the toe, the Sulfur outsole has a flat climbing zone. This dedicated climbing-specific feature gives advanced precision, toe and edging power on slabs, ledges and edges, making it the perfect choice for steeper walls.
Starting from a dedicated female footlast, we provided a technical product solution to meet the needs of women’s feet. The foundation of the shoe development is based on the specific last design: matching a multi-layer upper, a Pebax® foam, a dimensional midsole cage and the Ortholite® insole. With the anatomical last, a unique sandwich construction is delivered which then adapts to the shape of the foot, providing ultimate comfort.
The midsole is specifically designed with two different densities. At the heel, it uses a softer EVA compound – to provide greater cushioning and ground adaptability. This guarantees optimal comfort when walking.
The little loop facilitates to slide the foot in and out of the shoes effortlessly, as well as it allows to hang them on your backpack in any situation.
The Impulso technology is the result of a combination of EVA and Pebax® material inserted inside the midsole. It brings outstanding cushioning, rebound and long-lasting elasticity – delivering explosive energy to your feet.
The soft Lycra collar construction wraps the ankle yet guarantees flexibility and comfort during activity.
Targeted flex points in the sole enhance flexibility and adaptability. Furthermore, they help take advantage of the foot’s natural rolling motion, providing propulsion and responsiveness at the forefoot in the phase of gait.
A Gore-Tex® Extended Comfort membrane keeps you comfortable in all seasons and any weather.
The Vibram® Megagrip outsole is made of high-performance rubber compound with traction lugs and offers unparalleled grip on both dry and wet terrain.
A durable external EVA Exoshell Cage protects the foot and the midsole from rocks and scree.
The polyamide mesh upper is coated in layers of TPU film creating a barrier for additional shielding at critical areas: the heel and toe cap, medial and lateral zones.
The support band at the midfoot acts as a supportive link between upper and midsole, maintaining stability and power transfer without energy loss.
As women generally have a higher plantar arch, the stability is enhanced by a protective arch support and a wrapping upper built around our dedicated women’s specific anatomical last.
The oversized midsole geometry cradles the foot for greater stability: the Pebax® foam sits into the EVA midsole providing a lightweight durable platform that is tailored to dedicated women’s last. This box construction provides greater stability on rugged terrain and an outstanding wrapping effect.
We use proven upper materials to deliver durably waterproof and breathable weather protection. The Gore-Tex® extended comfort membrane ensures that your feet stay dry and comfortable all day long and all year round.
Our new sole is developed with the innovative VIBRAM® LITEBASE ™ technology and MEGAGRIP™ compound rubber. It wraps the upper in critical abrasion zones, providing grip, traction and durability not just underfoot, but also on the toe and sides – all without additional weight or bulk – and with no need for a conventional glued rubber rand.
The mid cut height collar adds ankle protection and support for safer hiking in technical terrains. It also increases water protection.
Forge 2.0 outsole was inspired by nature and designed for nature.
The ultra-large heel shape provides great stability when hiking or running downhill and on technical traverses. Two rubber stability fins on each side of the back of the shoe provide an unparalleled level of braking on technical descents, including on scree, gravel or loose rocks.
The midsole and outsole rocker profile is built with a precisely-defined shape to promote smoother heel-to-toe transition.
As a result, you can go for longer distances with a higher level of comfort.