Not Quite There Yet, Especially for $
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 10.5
I’ve ran in these for about five months now. I have a pretty average foot but these fit narrow in the mid foot. The laces end up being really spread a part. Toe box is good, plenty of room. The shoe material is durable but very minimal. I wish it had more interior padding especially around the top of the shoe and heal. The traction is oddly grippy even when wet. In muddy or loose gravel terrain I wish the lugs were deeper, seems like a design flaw for a trail running shoe. The cushioning is good just not enough. I don’t like a lot of cushion but on a long run I find myself more sore with these shoes wishing for a little more. They are also lacking enough arch support. Again I don’t need a lot but I notice it when running. These shoes are suppose to be water proof (GorTex) and I can assure you they are not. On wet days my feet are soaked. There must be holes in the seems around the sole or something. All in all I can’t wait to get different shoes, I would like to try the LD version. These shoes for the most part are well made, durable, quality shoes just lacking some refinement. An updated new model is needed and they might have a great shoe.
I'm so sorry these shoes haven't been a good fit for you. If you'd like to discuss getting a new version please let me know and I'd be happy to help get you set up.