Stuff I like:
- comfortable fit
- grippy soles
- my custom insoles fit well
- not uber ugly [to me!]
Stuff I don’t like:
- climbing rubber soles leave marks on light coloured floors
- hard plastic under arch doesn’t grip metal pedals on my fixie well
- light material gets wet from dew easily
I like these shoes with the front half loose and the uppers fairly tight. To make this happen I’ve tied a knot about halfway up the laces. This means that the tension below the knot never changes no matter how tight I tie the top of the shoe.
Overall I like these shoes and will keep ’em until they wear out, but I don’t love them enough to buy some spare pairs. When they are toast I’ll look around for a shoe I really love. The quality and construction of these shoes is high. Given that fit is a very personal thing I’d recommend these shoes as worth your consideration if you are on the hunt for a trail runner – you may well love them.