Excellent Pavement to Trail
Verified Buyer Reviewed by TN Trail Runner from South Cumberland Plateau, TN on Thursday, August 11, 2016
Bought the Montrail FludiFlex ST Trail Running Shoes as replacements for my Brooks Cascadia 8s (approx 1000 miles on the Cascadias). I'm writing this review after only about 20 miles on the Montrails. I took them out on a technical trail run over rocks and roots and on a muddier run over rolling terrain. The STs performed as well or better than the Cascadias. With only a front rock plate on the STs, I was worried that I'd miss the full rock plate of the Cascadias. Fortunately, I didn't notice the difference. I'm more of a forefoot striker, so I probably don't land on the back half of my foot much anyways. I also liked the grip on the tread. These Montrails gripped on wet/humid flat faced rocks as well or better than any trail runners I've ever owned. I particularly like the low weight of these shoes as I barely even notice I'm wearing them. I've now found my new favorite trail runners and I couldn't be more pleased! I look forward to checking out more Montrails in the future.