Top positive review
Great for exclusively off-road running but very limited use on tarmac
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 October 2018
These are a great pair of trail running shoes if you're going to be exclusively running on soft ground (grass, mud, earth, sand, etc). They are comfortable, sturdy, waterproof, supportive on uneven ground, and will take a battering in their stride (no pun intended!). I have a neutral pronation and these shoes feel good for me over long distances. However, they are clearly designed for digging into soft ground and therefore have a relatively small contact area with hard surfaces due to their stud like tread configuration. The rubber is soft so traction on tarmac is not in itself a problem. However, due to the stud configuration and softness of the rubber, you will get very few miles from them on tarmac surfaces before the studs wear out. So much so that I don't use them when I'm running trails that include any tarmac surface whatsoever, and have bought a pair of Saucony Trail Runners for such purposes. They are awesome for tough mudder / hell runner type events etc, but I wouldn't rely on them as my only trail runner as I suspect I'd need a new pair every 200km or so. Put into context I 'broke them in' with a 6km walk to the pub on the road and saw significant signs of wear to the studs as a result.