Did you know? Mountain goats have cloven hooves with two toes that spread wide to improve balance. They can easily balance all four feet in a 6×2 inch square space! Rough pads on the bottom of each toe provide the grip of a natural climbing shoe. Mountain goats are powerful but nimble and can jump nearly 12 feet in a single bound.
The Patagonia Store in Lionshead, CO has teamed up with Walking Mountains Science Center as part of their advocate weeks program. Between June 19 and July 2, Patagonia will donate $10 from each shoe sale in the store to Walking Mountains Science Center. As part of this promotion we are highlighting a shoe a day for two weeks along with animal foot trivia on the blog. It’s a great time to head on out and outfit yourself in that new pair of Patagonia shoes you’ve always wanted!
Shoe of the Day: Scree Shield
While the Scree Shield tolerates socializing, this durable day-tripper is most comfortable tromping along the granite-covered trail to Lake Solitude. The shoe has a suede leather upper with bomber 360° wire-brushed rubber rand and toe bumper for protection against scrapes and debris. The Dynamic Fit Lacing System provides a precise and secure fit. Injection-molded TPU InStep support arms lock heel in place. Triple-density recycled EVA (15%) footframe stabilizes the foot and helps control pronation. Multi-surface high-density TPU studs in the outsole’s forefoot won’t slip on uneven terrain; the Vibram® Release trail running sole effectively grips the trail and lends excellent traction.
Tap your inner mountain goat! The scree shield has multi-surface high density TPU studs in the outsole forefoot to provide traction in uneven terrain! Stop into the Lionshead Patagonia store to outfit yourself in a pair of these excellent trail runners.
Patagonia Vail: (970) 477.5744
You’ll find the Patagonia store at number 28 on this map. Walking Mountains Science Center also leads FREE naturalist guided hikes at 11am and 2pm daily from the Nature Discovery Center located at the top of the Gondola, #23 on this map.