Also available GoLite Tara Lite in Burnt Orange
Trail running is exciting, exhilarating and of course, a chance to be one with nature. Therefore, it is not unnatural to encounter a host of different terrain and most of them are either moist or utterly wet. With this scenario in mind, GoLite Footwear developed their Tara Lite which is fully engineered for trail running and is well built to be compatible with getting wet!
It is made with a fully breathable mesh and synthetic upper that can provide comfort and protection to any trail possible. It also features the unique toe post construction as well as fully adjustable Velcro closure system for easy adjustable fit and security while walking, hiking or running. It is of course equipped with the GoLite technology of Dual Density EVA midsole which allows you to switch from one terrain to a flat road or to a ditch. And since it is water compatible, streams and little springs will not hinder you from crossing over or splashing across them.
The Tara Lite is also packed with 300 small lugs that replicate the tiny hairs on a gecko’s feet. Aptly called the Sticky Gecko sole, it creates maximum surface contact to give a great traction especially when on wet, uneven surfaces. You do not have to worry about slipping and sliding on water beds as you trek away. Plus, with the BareTech platform with zero drop heel and low profile sole, you can move naturally over uneven terrain and blaze a trail anywhere your feet might take you. You will run, hike or walk a train and feel utterly close to the ground providing that natural barefoot feel of walking but at the same time, fully protected from any of the elements your feet might encounter.
GoLite Tara Lite Men Testimonials
||Tara Lite is the perfect trail runner
I agree with the previous review. It isn’t a “ultra minimal” shoe.
After seeing few runners in the last few races wearing Tara Lite, I couldn’t resist but to try them myself.
First thing I noticed was the post… like the thongs in the running sandals.
Then I felt the zero-drop construction.
With slightly cushioned sole and their gazillion number of small rugs, I felt the protection, absorption, and strong grip in the trail.
I must admit, I am not a fan of bold colors, but when I run in races, I do recommend this color.
Another down side is that it took me about 2-3 runs before getting the shoes to it’s 100% flexibility and smoothness.
||4 Stars – Neither ultra minimalist nor main stream
4 stars. Be very aware these are neither ultra minimalist nor main stream. THey are quite radical, having a thong like post between the big toe and “index toe” just a like a pair of thongs. They even come with tabi socks split between the toes. I found the toe post took a little getting used to, and the need for toe socks or tabi socks is a bit of a pain.
My wife found the burnt orange color hideous but a little more trail grime and they’ll look styling enough.