ASCENT / Men / Walking


Colour: Slate, SKU: 129686


Width: Standard
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This is a IIFit style. IIFit is the ultimate fitting solution. The IIFit range of shoes can be purchased as:

  • A traditional pair (same sizes left & right)
  • A mismatched pair (different sizes between left & right)
  • An individual shoe (either the left or right)

Purchasing shoes as individual sizes rather than a traditional pair helps you achieve a customised fit without having to pay for a custom-made shoe nor wait.

Product Details

The Explore (D) Slate is a waterproof men's hiking shoe that gives you both cushioning and support in a generous fit. This lightweight shoe is so soft against your foot that you'll forget it's there, while at the same time preventing rubbing and blisters. 




    Benefit: Aggressive outsole tread, ideal for use on trails and loose terrain.

    What is it: Lugged rubber outsole grips and holds well on grass, rock and rough surfaces.

    Where is it: On the bottom of the shoe where it contacts the ground.


  • Arch Support Insole (BUNGEE)

    Benefit: Arch support insole with increased arch support and more cushioning. Removable, and so able to be replaced with orthotics if needed.

    What is it: Specially formulated BUNGEE foam formed to cup around the heel and under the arch (thicker under the arch than our normal arch support insole providing more support). Holes distributed from the forefoot and around the arch, combined with channels moulded into the bottom of the insole promote airflow.

    Where is it: Inside the shoe, directly under the foot.

  • BUNGEE™ Midsole Top

    Benefit: Provides great energy return over a long period, so that the spring stays in your step no matter how far you walk or run.

    What is it: Bouncy elastic sponge material.

    Where is it: On the top layer of the midsole.


  • ExoFrame

    Benefit: Supports the ankle and holds the heel firmly in place, providing excellent stability when the foot first strikes the ground. A firm heel counter is essential for fundamental support and stability.

    What is it: Rigid plastic material that is shaped to match the contours of your heel.

    Where is it: Inside the upper part of the shoe, surrounding the back and sides of the heel.

  • Kinetic Matrix™

    Benefit: A system of technologies combining to enhance gait efficiency and reduce fatigue to the foot and lower limbs.

    What is it: Firm, lightweight sculpted EVA cradle, Full length BUNGEE cushioning and a thermoplastic heel stabiliser.

    Where is it: The midsole of the shoe, which is the part under the foot, between the outsole and the upper.

  • Nylon Shank

    Benefit: Supports the arch area of the foot, and prevents the shoe from bending in the wrong place (in the middle of the shoe). The shoe should naturally bend across the joints in the forefoot region.

    What is it: A hardened nylon piece.

    Where is it: Placed internally (in the sole) in the arch area of the shoe.


  • Anti-Wicking Waterproof Mesh

    Benefit: Waterproof durable mesh that is also breathable.

    What is it: Mesh that has been treated during the manufacturing process to repel water.

    Where is it: Upper

  • No-Sew Construction

    Benefit: No abrasive contact points on the upper of the shoe.

    What is it: Seamless upper construction.

    Where is it: Upper

  • SPLASHBACK Waterproof

    Benefit: Waterproof and breathable. Keeps the foot dry and comfortable.

    What is it: Completely waterproof membrane in-shoe 'bootie' lining.

    Where is it: Upper

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