Gear Review

2 5

montrail

great fitting shoe, but not durable. 1st pair 160 miles blown out mesh just beside the big toe both shoes. Thought it might be a fluke so bought another pair, 2nd pair 140 miles blown out same place. Thought it might be just me, nope, buddy on same day blew out his. Had this problem years ago on the masai and melee(spelling is probably wrong) by montrail. I think a little more r&d with the materials could make this a great shoe.

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For what it's worth, I've probably worn these shoes for about 150 miles of running, including two trail ultramarathons. The latter (Pocatello 50) had conditions that are about as bad as it gets. So far, I don't see any sign of wear to the shoe. With a shoe this light, I wouldn't expect stellar durability. But mine are holding up very well so far.

I used to love the Montrail Masai, and never experienced the wear problem you describe, so I wonder if there's something unusual about your foot shape or the way you run.