Neutral + cushioning + aggressive outsole = trail bliss.
Blissfully tackle trail runs through rough, loose terrain when you're wearing the Montrail Women's Bajada Trail Running Shoe. Ideal for off-road runners who don't require special alignment, this neutral shoe features an aggressive lug pattern and flexible sole. Ample midsole cushioning soaks up the roughness of scree fields and rocky creek beds so you can crush mid- to long-distance runs without aching joints.
- Mesh upper allows air to flow across the top of your foot so your toes feel cool
- Synthetic lining is smooth and comfortable
- Midsole uses compression-molded EVA that feels light and absorbs impact so you get plenty of cushioning
- Midfoot support frame uses articulated textile panels that integrate with the variable-width laces to give you the most customized fit
- Grooved forefoot support allows for natural foot flex during foot strike
- Rigid Trail Shield plate provides forefoot protection from sharp rocks on the trail
- Gryptonite outsole has an aggressive triple-lug pattern that gives you traction in loose terrain and grip on hard-packed trails
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Montrail Bajada Trail Running Shoe
Minor improvement needed
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These shoes are overall pretty awesome. They fit well - toe box is roomy but doesn't feel overly so, and they've got a narrow heel to lock feet in. They are pretty light, enough that I can feel the difference between these and my Salomons. These make me feel like I'm flying on the trails. The ride feels cushy, and outsole is really grippy on steep and slippery downhills. A few things they need to improve. 1) they really need to attach the tongue to the shoe. The tongue right now is not attached at all - the whole thing shifts to the side and let in lots of dirt and small rocks, a lot more compared to any other trail shoes I own (Salomons, Brooks). And 2), the lace can really be better - I need to retie mine every few miles which is very annoying. Lastly, there are some semi-transparent "tendon" glued to the sides, and it feels that they would rip through the side mesh at some point. I've only put 100 miles on these, so can't tell at this point.
One more thing, while the outsole is super grippy, the lugs are placed very closely together. Compare these to Salomon SpeedCross which has more widely spaced lugs. The result is that the Bajadas tend to catch a lot more small rocks in between the lugs while that's not the case in the Salomons. I haven't taken these in mud, but I suspect it'll be very difficult to get the mud out.