Scott Cejka

Scott Cejka

Boulder, Co

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Active Photographer, Tele Skier, Mtn Biker, Trail Runner

Scott Cejka

Scott Cejka wrote a review of on May 6, 2014

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

I really wanted to like Salewa, I've tried several shoes and boots but none of them ever fit. The largest size it seems they import into the US is a 12. I usually wear 11.5-12 but these 12's by Salewa were always way too small with both my toes rubbing right against the front. Both Scarpa and La Sportiva fit me with 11.5's. So until Salewa starts importing larger sizes, or they actually make true sizes, I'm out of luck.

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Scott Cejka wrote a review of on March 3, 2013

2 5

I really wanted to like these. I have very narrow feet so it's always hard finding boots that fit. These have exceptional quality lightweight build to them but if you wear a size 11.5 or 12...or anything bigger, you're out of luck. I usually wear an 11.5 or 12 depending on brand. I tried both and they were still too small. When I asked if they had a 12.5, they said they don't make them any bigger. Too bad, I think these would have been perfect for my narrow feet. They do seem to run extra small though so 11.5/12 is more like a 12.5/13 in these...which they don't make.

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Scott Cejka wrote a review of on October 4, 2012

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

After reading the reviews about it's "slim" fit I bought a large. I'm 6'2, 180 and the large is definitely too big. I have a long torso and long arms and the length of this hangs long past my waist, the arms length seems fine but everything else is too loose and baggy especially the neck, waist. Wish I would have gotten a med...but I bought on sale and there were no more Med's on sale. Guess I'm stuck with it or I'll return it for a refund...Too bad, I really wanted one of these but didn't want to pay full price. Guess thats the trade off...

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Scott Cejka wrote a review of on March 27, 2012

5 5

First the Bondis are the road shoe for Hoka, the Mafetes are their trail shoe and the Stinson is a best of both worlds shoe. I have all three and they are all very different. The Bondis I would destroy on the trail and are too soft for the trail for me. But they are perfect for roads..I use them as my triathlon race shoes. I first bought the Mafetes for trail running and have fallen in love with them. The fit and durability almost makes you feel impervious to trail conditions. It's like going from a steel hardtail to a full suspension 29er. Great traction, all day comfort, I can't say enough. Next I bought the Stinsons since I run on mixed trail/roads sometimes and wanted to see how they felt. Good fit, a bit different from the Mafetes but solid. Then I bought the Bondis to use exclusively for triathlons and racing longer distances. They re softer than the other 2 shoes but a bit lighter as well. I don't worry about traction because they are road shoes.

Overall, I've never run in such comfortable and well fitting shoes. I do run barefoot on grass a bit each week but I wouldn't ever do it on a trail, or a road. I'm a mid to forefoot runner as well so it suits my style being a fairly low drop shoe. Not zero, but I don't want a zero drop...they do run a bit small..almost a full size so you'll have to adjust. Also they tend to run a bit narrow...which is great for my very arrow feet but not so good for someone with paddles for feet. And they re PRICEY! But they last...as long as your not taking your Bondi's on the trail that is..the tread is lest durable on them and longest lived and aggressive on the Mafetes.

Bought them at the Boulder Running Company where they routinely run out long before they even come in...every pair...every style. They can't keep them in stock long enough. Get the where and while you can!

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