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Gear Review

4 5

Great shoe, though soft on the bottom

I was double-shipped these due to a shipping error and I'm keeping the second pair for a number of reasons. One, While I'm a lightweight footwear kind of guy (think Inov-8's line of fell running shoes), I've had some shin splint and knee issues and I opted for these heavier and more cushioned shoes: I'm glad I did. I still can't run more than six miles or so at a time, but that's an improvement over my 2-mile max two months ago: my toes would go numb due to compartment syndrome. These shoes seem to be taking care of that (well, the shoes and some other non-invasive therapy). The Boa system works well, it really does cradle my feet in comfort and I'm back on the trails regularly. No blisters, no hot spots and very happy lower legs overall! The only negative comment is that I'm getting more underfoot bruising than I'm used to, and that's saying a lot when I'm used to running in Inov-8's lighter-end shoes.

Cheers,
Alex