I bought these shoes from Bergfreund a month or so ago and they've been a star purchase!
The grip is incredible on lots of surfaces, especially wet grass and muddy inclines. Even though they are light weight, running a few kms on the road into/out of trail doesn't present a comfort problem. I also indulged in a bit of 'running shoe Alpinism' when I didn't want to transition between rock books and B3s and found these took me quite a way up a route.
I'm an overpronator and have been moving away from stability shoes over the past season months. Event though this is a minimalist weight, I've found they provide perfect balance of enough stability, but without the weight compromise.
I also have quite narrow feet, so the slightly leaner fit suits me perfectly... However for longer/multi-day events, you may want to take a size up to allow for swelling.
Bergfreund has the added advantage of offering the entire size range - it the UK, sizes start at 40 and go up in 2 euro sizes at a time, compromising best fit opportunities - given the speed of postage and tracked parcel, I'd happily convince others in the UK to switch!
- Stabilizes the foot
- Good grip
- Recommended use
- Trail running
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