VIVOBAREFOOT HYDRA ESC JJF
The Hydra ESC emerges as a groundbreaking addition to the Zero Drop Footwear realm, specifically engineered for the dynamic demands of swimrun and trail activities. This pioneering footwear represents a barefoot approach to amphibious performance, designed in collaboration with elite athletes to excel in gliding, gripping, draining, and drying quickly. Enhanced by an exclusive colorway selected by surfing legend John John Florence, the Hydra ESC is a testament to innovative design and specialized functionality.
At the heart of the Hydra ESC’s design is the high-visibility Michelin© Outsole, crafted for unparalleled all-terrain traction. This feature ensures robust grip across a variety of surfaces, from slick rocks to muddy trails, providing athletes with the confidence to tackle diverse environments without compromise.
Sustainable Insole Technology
The incorporation of the Active Bloom® Foam Insole marks a significant step forward in sustainable footwear design. Made from algae biomass, a sustainable alternative to traditional synthetic and petrochemical EVA foam, this insole not only offers superior comfort but also contributes to environmental preservation. By utilizing algae that can harm our oceans, the Hydra ESC helps to clean up aquatic ecosystems while providing a high-performance insole.
Ethical and Vegan Design
Adhering to ethical production standards, the Hydra ESC is part of a Vegan* product line, utilizing synthetic materials that avoid animal derivatives. While striving for full transparency in the production process, the current status reflects an ongoing effort to ensure all components, including adhesives and dyes, meet vegan best practices. The commitment to transparency underscores a dedication to ethical manufacturing practices.
Enhanced Breathability and Comfort
Featuring a breathable mesh construction, the Hydra ESC is designed for optimal air circulation, ensuring that feet remain cool, dry, and comfortable, even in the most challenging conditions. This lightweight and breathable design is integral to the shoe’s amphibious performance, facilitating quick drying after water exposure.
Equipped with the Pro5 Puncture Resistant finish, a lightweight yet durable 0.8mm layer on the sole, the Hydra ESC offers underfoot protection against sharp objects while maintaining a strong connection to the terrain. This balance of protection and sensitivity is crucial for navigating complex landscapes safely.
Weighing 350g for a Men’s size EU 42 | UK 8 | US 9, the Hydra ESC is engineered to support natural movement. They also provide the necessary durability and protection for swimrun and trail activities. This optimized weight ensures that the footwear does not hinder performance, allowing athletes to maintain agility and speed.
In summary, the Hydra ESC stands as a paradigm of innovation in Zero Drop Footwear and amphibious sports. With its exclusive colorway, sustainable insole technology, and specialized features for all-terrain traction, breathability, and puncture resistance, the Hydra ESC is designed to support athletes in achieving their peak performance, whether on land or in water.