About Karhu Forward Fulcrum Ride Running Shoes (For Men)
Closeouts. Targeted at highly efficient runners looking for a responsive ride, Karhu's Forward Fulcrum Ride running shoes feature a hot-spot-free upper, ample stability-enhancing features and plenty of cushion.
Three-phase Fulcrum technology transitions heel pressure into forward energy, then activates forward movement to propel the energy toward maximum horizontal velocity
Seamless air mesh upper with synthetic overlays eliminates hot spots
HF welded toe guard for durability and protection
Endo Internal skeleton lining prevents slippage in the midfoot
Padded collar with Achilles heel notch
Removable cushioned footbed
Cushioning, shock-absorbing EVA midsole
Low-density EVA forefoot insert provides anatomically correct forefoot cushion during the propulsion phase
High-abrasion rubber outsole with durable blown rubber forefoot and anatomic flex grooves
Reviewed by Long term runner from Upstate NY on Friday, February 3, 2012
The Karhu Forward Fulcrum Ride is described as a good shoe for neutral runners. I found the Fulcrum technology to actually work as advertised. The Fulcrum encourages the runner to move quickly to the ball of the foot from the heel strike and this is definitely happening, making for what seems to b...
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Reviewed by CSO from Baltimore, MD on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
I'd prefer this shoe to be a bit lighter with a narrower toe box and a less stiff ride, but it does have good arch support. My optimal shoe is closer to the Saucony Grid Fastwitch 5. I say this not to suggest the Saucony is a "better" shoe, but to give the reader a basis of comparison.
Reviewed by Rocky from Boulder, CO on Saturday, July 14, 2012
Shoes fit as expected. Arch is good. These have a little higher heel than some. The pronation support is superior. They are lightweight. Just wore them on a trip with much walking, no foot tired-ness or discomfort. Would highly recommend these.
Arch Type: Average Arch
Best Uses: Walking
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Pros: Breathable, Comfortable, Cushions Impact, Good Arch Support, Lightweight, Pronation Control