Not bad - some pros and cons versus original Trail Glove

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jeff (trail runner) from central Pennsylvania on Monday, May 5, 2014
First, I really want to like these shoes, just as I really wanted to like the original Trail Gloves. Like the originals, these are well-made, and I think they will stand up to some heavy trail miles. But just like the originals, they fall a little short of being a perfect trail shoe for me.

Pros:
- Traction. This was a major weak point in the originals, and these are better. They're still not a good mud shoe, but they are better.
- Cushion/protection. If you see that as a good thing, these have more, while still being zero drop.

Cons:
- Cushion/protection. The downside of the extra build-up is a loss of feel for the trail.
- Fit. These fit larger than the Trail Gloves, and they don't cinch up around your insole as nicely as the originals.

Even though these are not my ideal trail shoes, they are a solid product that will last well and that will perform well on good trail conditions, and at this price you probably can't go wrong with them.
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