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The Faas series features light, bouncy shoes, the 500 TR taking Faas to the trail. The upper is open mesh with synthetic overlays for protective support, welded to reduce friction by smoothing the interior and features a gusseted tongue to keep debris out.

The midsole is the lightweight Faas foam, nicely cushioned and low profile - with familiar 4 millimeter geometry, and the rubbery and consistent springiness of the line. The outersole is the rugged portion of the shoe, angular, high traction, sticky rubber lugs both grip, as well as deflect into the midsole. They do respond quite well to the trail, but they add considerable weight to the shoe, a noticeable trade-off, making the 500 TR different from its Faas siblings. The Faas 500 TR is a great backup trail shoe for fans of the Faas collection.

Testers:"Snug fit and smooth interior. Low profile with a pretty good bounce and plenty of grip."

Performance Trail
Sizes: Men 7–12,13,14; Women 5–12
Weight: 12.9 oz. (men’s size 11); 10.5 oz. (women’s size 8)
Shape: semi-curved
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board
Recommended for: medium to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics

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