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Product Specifications

SOM Footwear is proud to use high quality materials to produce our shoes.  The following chart offers the comparison of the specifications of our current models and the materials used. 

Design updates from previous models:
Our current models are built with the same qualities found in all SOM shoes: roomy toebox, zero-drop sole, & lightweight construction.  The new models offer design improvements from our previous models that increase flexibility, stability, and make the shoe even lighter.  The current models also include an updated lacing system for a better hold.

Norwood Black
Norwood in Color

Zephyr
Juno

Flare

Model Type

Versatile.  Great for your every day "go to" shoe, hiking, minimalist running, out on the town, and more!

Casual with style.  Perfect for everyday, relaxed wear.

Athletic and jazzy.  Perfect for your favorite activities from walking the dog to intense outdoor adventures.
Upper

Water resistant CORDURA® fabric provides exceptional resistance to tears, scuffs and abrasions.  Backed by mesh. Abrasion resistant rubber protects the sides and heels from terrain.

Breathable, lightweight cotton canvas backed by a light, white mesh. Abrasion resistant rubber protects the sides and heels from terrain.

Water resistant CORDURA® fabric provides exceptional resistance to tears, scuffs and abrasions. Backed by mesh. Abrasion resistant rubber protects the sides and heels from terrain.

Toe box

Faux leather synthetic fiber matrix produced in California in line with strict environmental standards.  Does not contain PVC or plasticizers. Durable, breathable, and easily cleaned.

Lightweight cotton canvas.

To compare to the Norwood, we replaced the synthetic leather on the toe box with CORDURA® to make it less dusty and increase resistance to abrasion. 

Insole

Overlaid with cotton, the ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) insole offers excellent moisture absorption and comfort. For your convenience, all of our insoles are removable. This feature allows you to use your own insole or orthodic insert if necessary.

Overlaid with cotton, the ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) insole offers excellent moisture absorption and comfort. For your convenience, all of our insoles are removable. This feature allows you to use your own insole or orthodic insert if necessary. 

Overlaid with cotton, the ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) insole offers excellent moisture absorption and comfort. For your convenience, all of our insoles are removable. This feature allows you to use your own insole or orthodic insert if necessary. 

Lining

Breathable light mesh lining.

 White breathable light mesh lining.

Breathable light mesh lining.

Lacing Flat, black laces. Flat, gray laces for the Zephyr and white Snaplaces made in USA for the Juno.

Includes black and orange flat laces.  Orange Snaplaces made in USA are a great option for this model.

Outsole

8mm Vibram high-quality sole provides an excellent grip on rocks and other slick or wet surfaces. It is remarkably soft and flexible for unsurpassed light weight comfort. 

8mm Vibram high-quality sole provides an excellent grip on rocks and other slick or wet surfaces. It is remarkably soft and flexible for unsurpassed light weight comfort. 

8mm Vibram high-quality sole provides an excellent grip on rocks and other slick or wet surfaces. It is remarkably soft and flexible for unsurpassed light weight comfort. 

Weight

One size 9 shoe weighs 7.45 ounces (211 grams)

One size 9 shoe weights 7.7 ounces (218 grams) One size 9 shoe weights 7.8 ounces (221 grams)

Vegan

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