Get charged up about flying over scree fields well above the treeline in the Scarpa Men's Ion Trail Running Shoe. Lightweight yet supportive, the Ion has an alpine attitude with the soul of a champion Formula 1 driver to take you fast and far down the trail. Air mesh uppers facilitate the exchange of fetid for fresh air without letting trail trash creep in. Synthetic leather overlays start at the eyelets and spread down the sides for lateral support. The partially integrated tongue gaiter both holds your foot in place and offers additional protection against incoming bits of earth and dirt. Your midfoot centered gait stays intact with the 6mm heel toe offset. Compression molded EVA absorbs impact forces for a cushioned and responsive ride. A slender but substantial 1. 2mm EVA strike plate saves your sole from sharp barbs and more subtle insults often encountered on the unbeaten trail. A rugged toe rand minimizes poking while the heel rand further refines the fit. Made from sticky Speed Lite HDR, the assertively lugged sole grabs the ground so your fleet footed efforts aren't felled by a lack of friction.