Gear Review

5 5

Great quality trail shoe, but runs small

I have been a Salomon advocate for the past several years, but i thought i give the Dynafits a try. I like that the choices are limited to two styles; the Superlight Feline and the Gortex Feline. If you make a great product then there is no need to have multiple styles, colors, etc.
The shoes are on a bit of the narrow size and I needed to go a full size larger than my shoe size. I am a 10 shoe, 10.5 in a Salomon, and an 11 in the Dynafit. The 10.5 fit me, but I prefer a little more room in the toe area.
They are extremely comfortable and seem to have great support and stability. I have not yet used them for any extended period of time, so I will have to just comment of the obvious. The lacing system could be better and I am waiting to see if the Aura System really makes a difference. While many companies begin with running shoes designed for level ground and try to develop them for mountain usage, DYNAFIT has taken the opposite approach.
I have purchsed both styles of Dynafits... one I use for Trail Running/Traininig and one I will be using for 100 mile Equine Endurance Rides. There are many times you need to dismount in rough terrain with the necessity of walking or trotting you horse in hand over treacherous terrain for several hundred yards. I hope this shoe will procvide safety in the saddle as well as out.