The Vasque Pendulum trail-running shoe offers a compromise between minimalism and traditional trail runners. Like a more minimally-minded shoe, this women's outdoor shoe keeps the foot close to the ground and optimally positioned for natural forefoot strike. At the same time, an EVA midsole and TPU plate protect the runner from the occasional heel strike or wayward stone. A bonded upper minimizes hotspots while a toothy outsole maximizes miles over sketchy terrain. A 6mm drop keeps the heel closer to the ground and, at just 10 ounces, the Vasque Pendulum shoe feels absolutely light as a feather.