Gear Review

4 5

Pretty Good Shoe

I've had these shoes for a few weeks now and have put a few miles on them. My typical run is a 6 mile loop that goes up and over "Big and Little" Kennisaw Mountain in the Atlanta area. Very steep in places with some really gnarly rock sections. First thing I noticed about these shoes is how nimble they are. This proved to be a good and a bad thing. The slipper like fit gets me through the rocks quicker than any other shoe in my quiver but I pay a price in terms of pain as a result of the light, minimalist cushioning. At 6'1" and 187 pounds, I'm pushing the limits of the cushioning in this shoe. I think it would be perfect on single tracks that aren't too rocky. As a fix, I put in some "green" super feet in soles and that seems to have done the trick. Traction over wet rock is pretty good. All in all a pretty good shoe.