Despite the middling 6mm offset, the Vasque Men's Ultra SST Trail Running Shoe is not for those afraid of heights. This off road shoe seems to lean towards the plush end of the cushioning spectrum to take away the sole stabbing insults that come from rude roots and brutish bits of boulders. While uber techy terrain will give the Ultra a bit of trouble, you'll find immense pleasure in tackling runs that start in the morning and extend long into the afternoon. Synthetic leather lies atop a stretch mesh sock so your foot gets some fresh air. The off center boa lacing system eliminates mid trail lace fumbling. Beneath your sole lies a supple, 4mm PU foam insole. The ShapeShifter last has a foot like shape for an anatomically oriented fit to give your maximally cushioned running a natural feel. The pliant nature of the injection molded EVA midsole and Morpheus sole helps the Ultra adapt to the nuances of the trail while buffering against impact forces and sharp trail trash. You'll find multi directional lugs all along the lateral edge of the sole for traction over different types of terrain. The medial lugs are designed to give your foot strike stability without surrendering a smooth stride.