Tecnica’s all-new Magma bridges the gap between a trail running shoe, hiking shoe, and approach shoe. This is single-quiver footwear.
The Magma Mashup
The mashup is threefold: the Magma offers the weight, fit, and breathability of a trail running shoe; the durability and protection of a hiking shoe; and the grip and stability of an approach shoe.
We all want to hike and run safely in harsh and variable terrain. To do this, it sure helps to have a shoe like the Magma, designed by hardworking, astute minds acquainted with every facet of moving through the mountains. Each feature and detail demonstrates an almost shocking level of expertise. The Magma upper and footbed are pre-shaped around an anatomical last to deliver an ideal feel and fit, right out of the box. This anatomical fit also provides greater heel hold and midfoot support.
The Magma’s midfoot support is something we’ve never experienced at this level before. It adds a lot of stability and protection (to the tenderest part of your foot) over gnarly rock features. Knowing you have this whole-foot responsive buffer system imparts confidence, allowing you to stomp more routes than you previously thought possible.
All-Terrain Grip and Protection
The new outsole combines Vibram Litebase technology and Megagrip compound rubber. It wraps the upper at abrasion zones, providing grip, traction, and durability not just underfoot, but also at the toe and sides without additional weight or bulk. The multi-traction outsole tread pattern, inspired by MTB enduro tire designs, offers grip on all surfaces and in both dry and wet conditions.
The last, midsole toe rocker, and rounded toe shape have been carefully designed to enhance the Magma’s responsiveness, grip and transition in technical terrain.
Downhill Performance and Shock Absorption
The high-rebound compression-molded EVA midsole absorbs heavy impact on descents. And the ESS shank controls torsion while the rock plate protects the forefoot against rough terrain. The 8mm drop delivers excellent trail running performance.
The large heel shape provides great stability when hiking or running downhill and on traverses. Two rubber stability fins on either side of the back of the shoe provide braking on tricky descents, including on loose rock.
Available in men’s and women’s. MSRP $140 USD.