GoLite Footwear Improves the Experience of the All-Year Trail Runner

GoLite Footwear is proud to announce new product offerings for Fall 2008, including two all-weather models – the Trail Fly GT and Shell Dragon.

STRATHAM, NH (January, 2007) – GoLite Footwear is proud to announce new product offerings for Fall 2008, including two all-weather models – the Trail Fly GT and Shell Dragon. GoLite Footwear has added seasonal features, such as soft shell and a GORE-TEX XCR® membrane, to improve the functionality and performance of these trail running shoes during unpredictable conditions throughout the entire year. These enhancements extend to GoLite's soft shell recovery line as well, offering pre-race to post run comfort all day.

“These new shoes are ready for any conditions the changing seasons can throw at the trail runner. Our most popular shoe, the Trail Fly, is now available in a GORE-TEX® membrane version and we have expanded our soft shell line up. Our unique seamless NEOformTM uppers utilize a construction that is perfectly suited to bring out maximum performance from these protective materials to include a waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX XCR® membrane and water resistant/very breathable soft shell,” says Bill Dodge, General Manager of GoLite Footwear.

TRAIL FLY GT (USD $125.00)
For runners traveling through wet conditions, the Trail Fly GT is waterproof and breathable with a GORE-TEX XCR® membrane. Built on the vertical motion outsole, the shoe also features self-adjusting laces.

With a water-resistant and extremely breathable soft shell upper, the Shell Dragon features the most protective upper in the GoLite® collection along with a midfoot support strap, self-adjusting laces and a vertical motion outsole. The Storm Dragon also stays in the line and offers the additional protection of an integrated gaiter.

GoLite Trail Running Footwear 2008 Features:

New Performance – The new innerlock lacing system wraps the instep and secures the foot while the fully customizable PreciseFit™ system footbed adjusts the forefoot volume. The combination of these two features results in a dramatically more secure fit that increases stability, reduces unwanted motion, and improves overall comfort on rugged terrain and over long distances.

• Innerlock lacing system wraps and secures the foot.
• Newly contoured PreciseFit™ system footbed individually customizes volume.
• Revised flex zones encourage freedom of movement.
• Redesigned toe box enhances stability, comfort and trail feel.

Whole Body Stability – Increasing speed and agility through greater stability is the primary purpose of innovations like the Carbon Fiber Cradle, exclusive to GoLite® footwear. Improving support for the foot reduces fatigue by limiting problems associated with over pronation, even on extremely rugged terrain.

• Carbon Fiber and Pebax® cradles are incredibly strong and ultralight platforms that improve torsional stability.
• Dual density EVA heel provides added medial support for a smoother ride.
• Stabilizing heel cup locks the heel in place, minimizing movement and lessening fatigue.

Improved Suspension – The Isomorphic Suspension™ system is a whole new way to construct a shoe for trail running. It envelops the trail by independently isolating uneven surfaces. This creates an uncommonly smooth feeling underfoot that is more stable, more secure, and actually lessens muscle fatigue over long distances.

• Wider, forward lug placements (like the tires of a sports car) create a larger plane and more stable base of support during toe-off.
• Low profile increases connectivity points, enhancing trail feel.
• New midfoot plate supports and directs efficient forward motion.

Improved Design – All elements of GoLite® footwear have been reviewed, tested, and refined to achieve a better functional balance – invigorating design while improving fit, increasing performance while reducing weight, and transcending from a good idea to great execution.

• New material applications reduce weight and increase breathability.
• Strategic molding of internal plates for additional weight reduction.
• Refined last provide a more comfortable fit and a sleeker look.

GoLite® Recovery Series 2008 Features:

Design Updates – Our comfort revival footwear features new materials and unique details to enhance the aesthetics of the shoe. The shoes also include a new Recovery Insole, a perforated, dual density sock liner, which has been designed for comfort. Cushioned and breathable, yet more supportive, the insole's unique approach places soft bumps along the top sole. This creates channels underneath the foot that promote air circulation while stimulating the foot with every step.

About GoLite Footwear
GoLite® footwear offers uncompromised performance and superior protection in the lightest weight shoe possible. The revolutionary footwear line provides runners with whole body stability, bruise protection, security, moisture management and traction. Only GoLite® footwear breaks the compromise between athletic performance and outdoor protection to meet the unique needs of outdoor athletes performing in the unpredictable, unstable and unforgiving terrain of the outdoors.