Royal Oak, MI
This person has reviewed 1 products
Aug 30, 2012
I wrote this shoes for the 2012 Leadville Trail 100. I had planned on swapping it for road shoes during the middle of the course, but after they worked so well on the trail portions, I just didn't want to take them off. It was a good decision. This is a pretty good shoe even on asphalt (though not my first choice, of course.) After 100 miles, I had no blisters or black toe nails for the first time in seven races. The shoe seems to have a closer fitting toe box compared with my Rock Ridges. I think this was a benefit that kept my foot from sliding forward on the steep descents. The only negative is the heel tread pattern does not self-clean with moist soils. I've finished morning runs on Michigan trails only to find a good amount of soil packed in there.