Grip/Traction- Traction was good. The only white trail running sole I have ever seen. This is a multi surface trail running shoe on and off road. I would not recommend this shoe for technical trail running the sole is not molded up enough in the front. I kept stubbing my toe on rocks.
Fit- Very comfortable fit with a very secure lacing system. The two top eyeholes for the laces anchor securely. The strap provides a tighter feel around the toebox. The strap is a unique feature that I have not seen on any other shoe. The strap forces a flattening of the bottom of the shoe toward the front of the foot.
Runability- The ideal use of this shoe would be for a beginner path. Cushioning of the shoe is very smooth and comfortable. This is a good flat surface trail runner. I did not like the performance on technical runs. The shoe material started to breakdown around the toes after about 30 miles.
Appearance- This shoe looks very cool.
Overall rating- 3
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