1000 miles from a pair of shoes?
I'm a wear tester for UKGear and I've done over 800 in mine. I'm aiming (and should be) the first female tester to get to 1000.
This is the wear after 810 miles. Oh and they're muddy from a race this morning, I couldn't be arsed to clean them!
Hello Mr Guy,
Please let me reassure you that if you are not completely satisfied with your UK Gear purchase, you have 21-days in which to return the shoes and we will offer you an exchange or a full refund...even if they have been worn. Please follow the link for more information:
We develop our shoes in association with the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC) who have tested the PT-1000's in some of the most hostile places on earth. The shoes have also undergone an extensive durability test programme at SATRA laboratories.
Kicked-It wrote (see)
kittenkat - if you can tell us - are they still providing the same cushioning and support - and do they really perform as well off road as on?
Now that's a tough one as I can't remember what they felt like first on, it was a few miles ago!
The support still feels good, they also feel used of course re cushioning, but I can say hand on heart, if they weren't up to the job I would have retired them.
They've been fine for me off road, I have raced in them.
21 day refund is good.
I'm more and more tempted!
They look good. Found them at MandMs
How did you get to become a wear tester ??
slowfoot wrote (see)
KKHow did you get to become a wear tester ??
Glad to hear your going for the uk gears because Inspire 7's are nothing like the 6's. Inspire 6's are a fantastic shoe probably my favorite shoe ever. The 7's are totally different and I find them really uncomfortable.
So if you do change your mind make sure you try before you buy unlike me.
Team Hurtmore wrote (see)
What about grip? I am thinking about shoes for Lakeland 100. I have run before in Salomons but the grip is carp and not sure there is enough cushioning in my innov_8s. Are these good on wet grass? (Is anything apart from spikes?)
They're as good as my Asics specific trail shoes. I have raced with them off and they've been fine. Where the tread is now with all my mileage, I would probably race off road in a newer pair.
And no, I agree, there are conditions where only spikes will do the job.
Enjoy Mr Guy, let us know how you get on with them!
Ok shoe update, I ordered them on the 31st and they arrived very quickly on the 1st. Unfortunately it was to the wrong address so they where sitting in the post office all week till I could go and get them. The customer service people where very friendly and offered other solutions in case I couldn’t get in to town to pick them up.
They look and feel like a sturdy shoe that are going to last. So when I got them I took them out for long run on the Southdowns. The Southdowns are very mixed terrain; one minute you could be running on slipy sticky mud and the next on road so finding a shoe that can cope with both is not easy (if you’re a fat git like me!). They faired pretty well, the grip wasn’t good enough for the very muddy parts and not quiet enough cushioning for long stretches on the road. But it was a very good compromise.
The only problem I have is that there is a bit of the upper that digs into the top of my right foot. I am going to have another run then tonight and if it is a problem I will try a different size. I ordered 10.5’s which is my usual size but they feel a bit big.
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