Joined: 05 Jan 2019
|For those who know me, “runner” is not a word I typically use to describe myself. I have done a few 5Ks, 10Ks, and even half marathons in the past, but as of the past couple years, my time in the mountains and on the trails has been via mountain bike or with hiking boots and a pack. However, witnessing the passion for running that my lover, family members and many good friends have expressed, as well as remembering the feeling of strength and independence that I had after completing runs in the past, I have decided to include running back in my mountain repertoire.
Although the “with speed” part of this description had me a little concerned and wondering if these were the best shoes for me, given that my version of running is a jog at best (currently), I was hopeful that these shoes might be the magic ticket, and I would become like Hermes, swiftly moving, cunning, and able to go wherever I so desired. Additionally, given the prevalence of Tahoe Talc on many of the trails in the area and the technical, soft ground that is frequently encountered, the sole design for these shoes seemed like it would be an appropriate tool for the job.
After running in minimalist shoes for the past few years some runners say the high-drop design is “tippy” compared to flat-on-the-ground minimal alternatives.It should be obvious but this is a trail-only shoe. On roads it’s just too toothy and feels overbuilt. The uppers, a thick mesh-nylon that is almost like a softshell jacket, can get hot on summer runs. In the mountains at elevation and for spring or fall, the thicker upper is appreciated.
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