Tread design & compound is not great
Reviewed by tsmash from California on Tuesday, July 19, 2016
I bought these and am keeping them, but...I hiked in them once and ran a little. They are comfortable, shock absorbing and you can lace them up to get a good fit. But...the tread design is not great -- when there's loose material (small rocks, sand) the tread lugs (especially in the toe area) are not really deep enough to get a good grip. And -- this is the big one -- I would not wear these in wet conditions at all. After my hike, I stopped in a restaurant and used the restroom; there were a few drops of water on the tile floor and when these shoes hit them my foot almost slid out from under me. Whatever the opposite of a grippy sole is -- that's what these shoes have. The rubber compound makes them incredibly slippery on wet hard surfaces. Luckily, I'm in California whee it never rains (so I'm keeping them) but be careful..
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