Patagonia Footwear Men's Tsali Trail Running Shoe
Patagonia's lightest running shoe, the Patagonia Men's Tsali Trail Running Shoe takes fleet-footedness to the next level. Whether pacing yourself along the Cascade Crest 100 or cruising the Ozette-Cape Alava boardwalk loup, the Tsali weighs in at just 20-ounces of foot inspiring mobility. This running shoe features a gender-specific, anatomical trail running shape that is reinforced with an X-Dynamic lacing system and internal support construction for a precise, secure foot fit over varied terrain. Its breathable air mesh upper is DWR-treated (Durable Water Repellent) for a dry foot, has microfiber reinforcements to enhance support, and protective rubber at the toe and sidewall for added durability. This Patagonia footwear also incorporates an anatomical, perforated footbed (20% recycled EVA) that supports, cushions and molds to the contour of your foot, a gender-specific, Dupont foam supportive footframe, multi-density sticky rubber outsole, and reflective webbing and heel that give high visibility for post-sunset cruising.
- Material: Gender specific anatomical trail running last provides a precise fit for control on uneven terrain; durable DWR treated breathable air mesh upper; micro-fiber upper reinforcement provides durability and breathability
- High-frequency welded TPU provides X-Dynamic Lacing System reinforcement and arch protection; direct applied rubber to micro-fiber upper and toe bumper provides durability and protection; X-Dynamic lacing and internal support construction combine to provide a precise and secure fit
- Internal support construction fabric wraps and secures the midfoot for optimal fit and support; DWR treated 100% polyester moisture wicking ventilated air mesh collar and tongue lining
- Bellows tongue keeps out debris; reflective webbing and heel for high visibility
- 20% recycled EVA anatomical perforated footbed supports, cushions and molds to the contour of your foot; forefoot shock absorption pad and flex grooves provide forefoot protection and flex
- Gender specific ultra-lightweight Dupont foam footframe is 25% lighter than standard EVA foam; 1mm forefoot shock absorptions plate distributes pressure, protecting the foot while maintaining forefoot flexibility
- Multi-density sticky rubber outsole provides 360 degree wet/ dry traction in varying conditions; medium width, medium arch support, performance true to size
- Weight: 283 g (10 oz)
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- September 29 2011
Runs like a roadie!
The Patagonia Tsali trail running shoe is excellent. It's light... very light. The EVA midsole material is lighter than that of other shoes so you are not sacrificing on cushioning. The mostly mesh upper has a toe bumper to protect you from trail debris such as stones or thorns. So you have protection where you need it but still a lightweight shoe. The gillie lacing system provides for really good heel lock in the shoe. It secures your foot to the shoe without feeling like you are cutting off circulation. A problem I have frequently encountered in trail shoes, especially those made by boot manufacturers, is that the collar is too high on the ankle. The Tsali does not have that problem. The ankle collar hits in the right spot to allow for very comfortable plantarflexion and dorsiflexion. As far as performance goes this shoe gets it done. First off, the shoe is VERY NEUTRAL. That's great for me as I am a neutral runner and most trail shoes have stability built in which adds weight. The Tsali is able to achieve lightweight with good cushioning thanks to the EVA midsole. If you are running very technical trails this may not be the shoe for you as the outsole is not very aggressive. I don't run very technical trails so this is fine with me. If you are wondering whether or not the trails you frequent are very technical then they are probably not. You would know it if they are. The nice thing about the moderate outsole of the Tsali is that you can take it out on the road without losing any performance. So if you want to run to the trailhead go for it. Or if you just want to run a few miles around the neighborhood this shoe can handle it. This is an excellent shoe and if you want a lightweight, neutral trail shoe with good cushioning then this is the shoe for you.
- May 5 2011
Solid so far, but watch the sizing.
My first pair of Patagonia shoes, so might be just a tighter fit than normal. But i wear a 10 in almost everything i wear (including trail shoes) but should have gone to 10.5 on this. After wearing for a few months they've stretched enough to be ok, but not great. Solid construction. Probably 300 miles or so on them, no obvious signs of wear. Enough support for the roads as well, but primarily a trail worn shoe.