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Thursday, 1 May 2008

Trail running on trail shoes

Yesterday I posted some tips on trail running. Depening on the surface of your trail run it might be advisable to wear trail shoes! I have posted a very short review on the Inov8 Flyroc 310, and the Inov8 Terroc 330 but for more reviews I am so free as to copy a review from Map My Run. The website Map My Run now offers the possibility to add your own story in various categories. The categories are Check this Out!, Favorite Route, Feature Story, How-To, Interviews, My Gear!, Photo Essay and Race & Event Report or you can simply select the Top 10.
In the categorie My Gear! you can find this review thanks to Kevin:
Women's Fire Road Boa Running Shoe
The North Face Fire Road

Traction: This is a great shoe for light/smooth trail running combined with road running.
Stability: Testers said they felt very supported in these shoes while running on smooth trails or roads.
Toe Protection: Good
Presentation: This shoe did well with our testers in the looks department. One of the favorites for looking good on the trails and around town.
Fit: Normal
Durability: 8
Breathability: This shoe is extremely breathable.
Cushioning: The Fire Road faired well with our testers with its cushioning system.
Price: $109.95 buy now

Brooks Cascaida

Traction: The lugs on the bottom of the Brooks Casadia give you traction in almost any senario you will run into.
Stability: These shoes performed very well in this category. It is hard to find yourself off balance in these shoes!
Toe Protection: Good
Presentation: These shoes have a good running shoe look with the added ruggedness for those looking for more of a hardcore look.
Fit: Normal
Durability: 9
Breathability: Extremely breathable mesh throughout the shoe.
Cushioning: The Cascadia performed very well with its cushioning system without sacrificing it stability.
Price: $104.45 buy now

Pearl Izumi SyncoSeek 2
Traction: The traction of the Synco is much like a road running shoe.
Stability: With it’s low profile, these shoes will keep you well grounded for shorter trail races. For the ultra trail racers, we suggest a shoe with more of a cushion system.
Toe Protection: Fair
Presentation: This shoe had an average look according to testers.
Fit: Normal
Durability: 8
Breathability: The shoes provide great overall breathability.
Cushioning: These shoes are a lightweight trainer/racer, but in that category, they performed well with its cushioning system.
Price: $84.50 buy now

TevaPro Wraptor Stability Event

Traction: This shoe has a good traction system for the trails of all levels, best for rocky trails.
Stability: These shoes performed best on extreme uneven surfaces.
Toe Protection: Great
Presentation: These shoes felt boxy for most testers and was lower in scores for looks.
Fit: Wide
Durability: 7
Breathability: The breathability in these shoes are better in colder conditions. The inner liner keeps a lot of heat in.
Cushioning: The Wraptor had a pretty stiff ride for most of our runners.
Price: $110.00 buy now

Adidas Adizero XT W
Traction: This shoe provided good traction with most trails surfaces. The low profile allows the foot to grip most rocks and odd shaped surfaces.
Stability: These are a great lightweight trail race shoe that will keep you on your feet for those shorter distance trail races.
Toe Protection: Fair
Presentation: These shoes have a snug fit and testers said they liked the look of these shoes.
Fit: Narrow
Durability: 7
Breathability: These shoes felt great -- lightweight and very breathable.
Cushioning: These shoes are a lightweight trainer/racer, but in that category, they performed well with its cushioning system.
Price: $84.00 buy now
Mens ASICS GT 2130
Asics GT - 2130
Traction: This shoe has a beefy road shoe traction feel to it, allowing good traction for most trail runners.
Stability: These shoes performed well in this category. There weren»t many surfaces that could throw our testers off balance.
Toe Protection: Fair
Presentation: These shoes have the look of many road shoes with a few darker colors as many trail shoes have.
Fit: Normal to Wide
Durability: 9
Breathability: The GT provides average breathability.
Cushioning: The shoe provided great cushioning without sacrificing stability.
Price: $84.99 buy now
GoLite Storm Dragon (Men's) - Twilight/Twilight
GoLite Storm Dragon
Traction: This shoe performed extremely well in a wide variety of trails, such as mud, snow, and rocks.
Stability: The lug system in these shoes was a question mark for our runners at first, but after testing these shoes, They performed great in the stability category.
Toe Protection: Great
Presentation: These shoes tend to have the look of a hardcore trail shoe. They can could also be considered as a lightweight hiking shoe.
Fit: Normal
Durability: 9
Breathability: These shoes do better in colder conditions, but will also do well in mild climates
Cushioning: The Storm Dragon provides ample cushioning for all types of runners.
Price: $142.95 buy now
Men's XT Wings Running Shoes
Salomon XT Wings
Traction: Great for the rugged trails and they also did well on the roads.
Stability: These shoes were designed for those who are looking for a mix between road and trail, and they performed great on the trails and have the road shoe feel to them.
Toe Protection: Great
Presentation: Great mix between a street shoe look and the rugged trail shoe look.
Fit: Narrow to Normal
Durability: 9
Breathability: The XT Wings performed great for those who run in humid or hot climates. Very airy.
Cushioning: Many testers felt these shoes performed extremely well in this category for its cushioning system.
Price: $119.95 buy now
Vasque Velocity VST (Men's) - Russet Orange/Charcoal

Vasque Velocity VST
Traction: This is a great shoe for serious trail running. The soles provide great grip and traction against rocks and uneven ground.
Stability: One of the more stable trail running shoes tested. For real backcountry runs, these shoes provide a lot of structure without sacrificing the comfort.
Toe Protection: Good
Presentation: A good cross running/light hiking shoe that will please the outdoor types who are looking for a more rugged running shoe.
Fit: Narrow to Normal
Durability: 9
Breathability: The lightweight mesh on this shoe provides for a highly breathable running experience.
Cushioning: These shoes had an average cushioning system, with more of a focus on the stability of the shoe.

Price: $99.95 buy now

1 comment:

  1. Wow .. Adorable collection. Got the 2 pairs of running shoes from Altrec last month and save much money.

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