Oribi is a graceful and slender-legged African antelope, fast and graceful with sure-footing. That’s what you get with our new Oribi! Despite its low weight (230 gram US9) it is packed full of features. The seamless polyester mesh upper is light and non-absorbing and has a welded protective TPU mudguard. The lacing system with integrated laminated ribbons embraces the foot and keeps it in place, along with special laces that keep them from untying. The thin tongue has a sock-like construction, both keeping it in place and making the Oribi fit like a glove. The soft heel cup has a padded collar and firm heel grip. The midsole has an integrated Rock Shield to protect the foot in rocky terrain. The midsole also adds torsional stability and is designed to provide a kick in the last phase of the stride. Medium cushioning and a 7 mm drop provide just the right level of support. The tractor tire patterned outsole and the RB9X rubber compound will keep trail runners and everyday users going in all kinds of conditions and terrain.