Adidas is introducing a very cool, super flexible trail shoe the CC Trail.
Available in July for $95. I was told they weigh about 6 oz. They will be providing me info on the heel to toe drop which appears quite low. CC stands for Clima Cool so these would be a very comfortable summer shoe. Tight, thin mesh similar to the Saucony Kinvara so one would expect minimal dust sneaking in and great water drainage. They are very flexible and similar to Nike Frees. I wonder how well they will shed mud and small rocks, expect fairly well given the flexibility but testing will tell I also wonder how well they will wear on rough rocky trails. Might be best for smoother trails While maybe a bit too radical for my trail use, these may make a very fine minimal road shoe given their cushioning, light weight, and flexibility.