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Trail Races With No Laces: Naked Launches Slip-On Running Shoe

The T/r trail racing shoe features a laceless design, a knit cuff that functions as a built-in gaiter, and more.

Nothing sucks more than stopping in the middle of a race to fix some errant laces. The solution? Go laceless. That’s exactly what footwear designer Danny Dance and Naked Sports Innovations have done with the T/r trail racing shoe.

In addition to the laceless technology, the T/r features a proprietary sole design developed in conjunction with Vibram. Other noteworthy features include a knit cuff that keeps out debris, a curved carbon forefoot plate, Achilles bolsters, and a bonded (not sewn) TPU upper.

The Naked Sports Innovations T/r shoe
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“Our design DNA is based on removing everything that does not enhance performance and comfort,” said Lindsay Peterson Dakota, co-founder and president of Naked Sports Innovations. “And the T/r delivers.”

The T/r performs best in dry, technical terrain and provides medium cushioning. It has a close-fitting heel and a medium-wide toebox.

Naked Yet Functional

T/r Shoe Specs

  • Forefoot stack: 21 mm
  • Heel stack: 26 mm
  • Drop: 5 mm
  • Weight: 255 g (men’s size 9)
  • Sizes: 6-11, including half sizes
  • Insole: LINERLOC anti-slip
  • Upper: 1 piece TPU-bonded ripstop nylon
  • Midsole: EVA foam
  • Outsole: Vibram Megagrip rubber with Litebase and Traction Lug technology
  • Lug depth: Forefoot 4 mm / arch 2 mm / heel 5 mm
  • Variable bonded knit cuff
  • MSRP: $290

The Naked Sports Innovations T/r trail racing shoe is available for preorder now and will ship on Sep. 15, 2022.

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