If there’s a shoe that’s made for this current climate — a pandemic, a social justice movement, massive unrest — it’s the RD PRO. We couldn’t be facing more obstacles right now, so we need a determined mindset — and the ironclad armor that goes along with it. These are shoes that have withstood quite a lot since we launched them about a year ago: Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena himself has run 50 miles on the trails in them and even crushed them with his backhoe, and they passed both of those tests without breaking.
That’s because they’re built to be unbreakable: Spartan teamed up with CRAFT, a Swedish company and global leader in high-performance gear, to make the first-ever OCR-specific shoe. They were created specifically to help racers handle the rough terrain of courses and propel them through obstacles. RD PROs are engineered with Hydrain Technology so they drain exceptionally better than regular shoes. (No soggy feet!) They’re built to give you superior stability and traction when you’re climbing, and they’ve got a speed lace closure system and special cushioning to support you through each stride to the finish line.
But maybe most importantly, these puppies are built to last — so much so that they’re backed by a one-year warranty because we believe they are virtually unbreakable. Oh, and because everyone needs to breathe new life into their gear right now, we’re releasing four bold new colors for summer. In the spirit of our Spartan community facing obstacles head-on, we rounded up stories of how RD PROs have helped some of our racers and pros reach new heights.