UK Gear PT-1000 Running Trainers

1000 miles from a pair of shoes?

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22/01/2011 at 14:04
Hi
I am looking for some new trainers and have seen these advertised.http://www.ukgear.com/Shop/Products/Mens-Footwear/1119-PT-1000-Road-AND-Trail-Running-Shoe---Structured-Cushioning.html

They claim to be good for on or off road and last 1000 miles. And also have a 21 day no questions asked refund. Sounds too good to be true to me so I was wondering if anybody had tried them?

I usually use Brooks GTS or Brooks ASR and can get about 470 miles from them so doubling that would be great.
I am tempted to give them a try and know I could knock out some decent mileage in 21 days but I don't want to risk 95 quid if they are telling fibs about the returns policy.
kittenkat    pirate
22/01/2011 at 16:51

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.

kittenkat    pirate
22/01/2011 at 17:01

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/227429/gallery/009.jpg?width=350&height=263&mode=max


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!

kittenkat    pirate
22/01/2011 at 17:01
But whatever mileage I get out of mine, a heavier male runner would get a bit less I would think.
22/01/2011 at 20:04
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?
22/01/2011 at 21:14
Thanks KK, they look in good shape for 810 miles.
I am about 14 stone so would think I would get less miles but if I can get significantly more out of them than I regular pair then it's worth it.
I have quite low arches so a prefer shoes without arch supports but they might be ok.
24/01/2011 at 17:42

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: 

http://www.ukgear.com/Pages/Customer-Services.html

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.

Edited: 25/01/2011 at 09:47
kittenkat    pirate
25/01/2011 at 13:35
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.

25/01/2011 at 16:46
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?)
25/01/2011 at 19:46

21 day refund is good.

I'm more and more tempted!

26/01/2011 at 15:43
I think I am going to try a pair. I only have a coupple of weeks left in my old Brooks GTS  and with the refund I have nothign to lose.
Uzi
26/01/2011 at 20:07

They look good. Found them at MandMs

UK Gear

27/01/2011 at 20:14

KK

How did you get  to become a wear tester ??

30/01/2011 at 10:38
I've been procrastinating over my next pair for a few weeks now (currently Mizuno Wave Inspire 6) and have been tempted to go for the Inspire 7 because I'm happy with the shoe currently. With these credentials (810 miles and going strong and a 21 day returns guarantee) I'm definately going to try the PT1000s. Thanks for the thread.
kittenkat    pirate
30/01/2011 at 10:55
slowfoot wrote (see)

KK

How did you get  to become a wear tester ??

Someone suggested me to them, I think because I've done quite a bit of of ultra stuff.
30/01/2011 at 17:09

Deepdown

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.

31/01/2011 at 08:36
I am going to order a pair of PT-1000 today. I have new shoe joy!!
kittenkat    pirate
31/01/2011 at 08:46
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!

07/02/2011 at 12:03

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.  

 
kittenkat    pirate
07/02/2011 at 12:07
Just out of interest, did you order the structured or neutral cushioning?
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