Being on top of the World Orienteering Championships podium doesn’t mean you get to rest, at least not if you want to stay ahead. Upper material is in a bluesign® high abrasion PU with a protective TPU mudguard. The upper has a thinner construction than before and by reducing material in the flex zones there is a notable upgrade in comfort. The fitting has also seen some changes, where the lower cut collar and a new midfoot pattern have both reduced weight and improved the comfort. Otherwise it’s the same winning concepts as the previous versions. The heel cup is comfortably soft and has a depression in the center back in order to reduce pressure at the Achilles tendon. The closed-cell foam of the heel cup absorbs very little water (maximum 20 % increase when wet). The upper has a TPU mudguard for protection in rough terrain. The low sole profile and drop, together with a narrow racing last, optimize ground control, but yet it’s flexible to allow the foot to move naturally. The outsole provides outstanding grip, with innovative diagonal ridge pattern, that is enhanced to amazing with 14 integrated OLX carbide tip studs.
- Amazing ground control
- Narrow racing last
- Light yet protective
- Non absorbing
Upper: Bluesign® high abrasion PU upper/TPU mudguard
Lining: Quick dry bluesign® mesh/Micro Suede at heel counter
Insock: Removable molded EVA with Mesh liner
Midsole: Compression molded Lightweight EVA with ESS arch stabilizer
Outsole: Rubber with 14 fixed carbide tip studs
Weight: 245 gram / 215 gram
Size: US 7-13 (40-47) / USL 5,5-USL 10,5 (36-42)
Torsion: Easy Flex
Drop: 4 mm
Last: Narrow racing last
Tove Alexandersson, orienteering world champion:
”Spirit is a shoe with amazing traction which helps a lot as an orienteer. I also like the perfect fit, the shoe stays in place and never slip, that is an absolute condition for me when I compete. I must be able to rely on my shoes, which I can do with Spirit.”
Spirit 7 OLX
FOR WHAT: Orienteering. FOR WHOM: World champions and the ones soon to be.
WHY WE MADE IT: The best orienteers in the world needed a low-weight, non-absorbing studded shoe with a tight fit, slim profile and the best traction in the world. We gave them Spirit 7 OLX. The shoe is updated for 2018, and is now softer and more durable than ever!