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Whether your trail run takes you to ancient Inca ruins or through a tree-root-riddled downtown park, the Patagonia Specter Trail Running Shoe is the tool you need navigate the rugged ground.

  • Highly breathable upper allows excess heat and sweat to escape
  • DynamicFit lacing system features webbing that extends down to the insole for a secure, wrap-around fit
  • Injection-molded TPU shank provides lateral and torsional support and helps lock your heel in place
  • Ultra-lightweight foam midsole is 25 percent lighter than standard EVA foam
  • Forefoot features a shock-absorption plate for added comfort and protection
  • Multi-density sticky rubber outsole designed to provide traction in varying conditions
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    I've been wearing Pagagonia gear since Mr. C cut his first pair of shorts. Very tough company to beat when it comes to outdoor gear. And, while I've run thousands of trail miles in their Long Haul Trucker (now discontinued) shorts, tights (also discontinued), and capilene tops and socks, I have avoided their footwear. Nike, Salomon, Brooks, Vasque, etc. are all shoe companies, and - I figured - knew more about trail running shoes than Patagonia ever would.

    And, I wear an odd sized shoe - 13 narrow. My heel is so narrow that I've never been able to wear loafers. They won't stay on my feet. With many companies moving away from narrow lasts, and often only going to size 12.5, I've come to stick with a few brands that I know will fit and last.

    So, after reading that they run narrow, and thinking through the lacing system's seeming advantages, I bought a pair on BC. They are simply terrific. I've run only up to 13miles in the mountains, but they are the most comfortable shoe I own. Lighter than most of my shoes, they still provide all the support this heavy (185lbs) trail runner needs. I will stretch them out for longer runs soon, and feel confident they will continue to perform this well.

    Today I went back to BC and bought the remaining 2 sales pair they had in my size. What a great surprise. If your foot is anthing like mine, and you have a good, normal gait, grab a pair before they are either discontinued, or imroved.

    On feet 10 hours a day

      i am on my feet ten hours a day on hard wood on tile and all over the place. I wear these almost everyday and no issue, I have had to get a wide boot in past but these with such a soft upper i have had no issues. for me they ran true to size. My second pair are on their way

      Great shoes but too narrow

        Very light! When I run, I don't feel them much on my feet. Good shoes as I come to expect from Patagonia products. The only problem is the shoes are too narrow. I should have gone with 1/2 size bigger to compensate for the narrow design.

        So far, solid!

          4 of 5 stars
          First off, they look cool and stylish. For me, they run a 1/2 size big-usually wear a 9.0 and had to re-order a 8.5 not only for the length but the width of the forefoot. I did and will use them for what I call "technicle" trailrunning-pretty rocky terrain with elevation gain/loss. They are light, traction was adequate(on wet rocks not as good as other shoes I've used), stiff supportive sole. The only (-) is they seem to kind of force my heel into pronation and I notice on a rocky down hill I take aggressively a lot of force/presure is taken by the inner part of my big toe and first metatarsal-its kind of strange. I'm going to keep using them & see how they work out, maybe I'll end up giving them a "5" rating."