- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Size Bought: 8.5
I use these to run weekly on trails through pretty much all conditions. First and foremost they are nice and grippy on wet rock, squishy mud and even and inch or two of snow. They are kind of thin for winter runs, but what can you do when it’s winter and you have to run? Fording through 2 streams and getting my socks wet is my typical route and these bad boys dry off pretty quickly. As far as protecting my feet on jaggedy rocks they are certainly better than the New Balances I ran to bits.
The not so great parts - when I run through mud or puddles there’s not enough protection on the sides of the sole so my feet get wet when I’m not expecting it. Compared to my old New Balances they are not as springy and my knees feel it. My biggest gripe is that they are kind of narrow and long for my liking.
All of that said I’ll wear them until I can’t and get a different thing next time.