Gear Review

3 5

I really wanted to love these shoes.

I was excited when I first say the Fairhavens, and living in Oregon I knew I would need a waterproof shoe. I tried them on in the store and they felt awesome, I showed them to the friends I was with and got the style thumbs up, and the fit / road feel was excellent. Supportive, but not numb. Cushioning, but not soft. So why the tree stars? It all comes down to the tongue. It does not feature a stay to secure it in place via the lacings. Due to this while running, and even casually walking, it tends to drift off to the left or right. At first you don't notice it, but after a bit too much drift it gets very uncomfortable. If they could fix this I would easily give it five stars.