Why You Should Buy XTEP Shoes? XTEP Shoes Quality is Durable, Lightweight and Breathable.
XTEP Shoes was founded in 1987 at Xtep International Holdings Limited (SEHK stock code: 1368), which is a top PRC-based professional sports brand with a history of over 15 years. XTEP was listed on Hong Kong’s Stock Exchange Main Board.
Xtep originally engaged in the development, design, sales and marketing, manufacturing, and sports brand management products, which includes apparel and accessories, and footwear.
It will boast an extensive network distribution of more than 6,200 stores all over the nation, which covers 31 provinces, municipalities across the PRC, and autonomous regions. Xtep is MSCI China Small Cap Index’s constituent, Shenzhen Hong-Kong Stock Connect, and Hang Seng Composite Index Series.
XTEP is great for those who are looking for a carbon plated, PEBA foam shoe with a stack height that is more traditional and flexible for running on longer races and tempo runs. Since the PEBA foam is slightly firmer with a unique plate design, the Xtep 160x is providing mild stability at the forefoot and heel.
It has enough cushioning if you want to use it as a lightweight trainer. An upper provides a slightly snug, secure, and slightly long fit that will handle the swelling.
The shape of the forked plate is similar to an X, which provides a snappy forefoot that maintains your stability. If you want a great uptempo/tempo shoe for long-distance running, you can try the Xtep 160x 2.0, which is now available in the US without the difficulty of going through international websites.
The fit is true to its US men’s size. It has a narrow build, especially in the forefoot. The overlays are thick on the upper part of the shoe that are upfront and prevalent, which adds to a narrow and tapered toebox.
The upper’s inner aspect keeps the toe guard against your foot, which when you combine it with the taper causes blisters if you run with any other shoe for a longer period.
However, it is suggested that you use socks if you will go for a run. There is a little cushion around the heel collar covering the stiff and prominent heel counter.
If you have heel sensitivities, you should not use this shoe. The midfoot fit has a more normal width and you need to tighten the laces so you can get a good lockdown.
There is no final eyelet in order to lock the shoe. You need to tighten down the midfoot more so you can get a more secure fit.
The midsole has a nice bounce, but it is softer compared to its other counterparts. The shoe is very flexible because of how soft the foam is, and it will not be as flexible if they put a carbon plate. With foam’s geometry, the shoe is better for a forefoot striker.
The shoe feels special because of its bounciness and flexibility.
It is a pretty stable shoe for neutral runners. The elevated side walls and heel cradling add to the stability.