New model for this year (Do not check this option if this model was listed as new in last year's Gear Guide)The Fuse-Ion has the styling of a classic sneaker but features leading-edge technologies. The hydrophobic rip-stop nylon upper has an ion-mask treatment that sheds water droplets without compromising breathability. ion-mask is not a physical barrier to water, rather, it is an invisible nano-coating that makes the fabric totally hydrophobic. Being only nanometers thin, ion-mask does not add any weight and does not wash out or wear off with use. The Spider Rubber + JStep outsole provides superior traction on slippery surfaces.
-Our Spider Rubber + JStep outsole will stick to a grease-covered ramp. Wet rocks won't be a problem
-ion-mask technology actually prevents the materials in this shoe from absorbing any water on a molecular level.
-drainage channels in the forefoot allow water to escape
-a collapsible heel lets you slip in and out easily
-Ripstop and mesh upper