Reviewed: 12 February 2012
A minimalist lightweight trainer for dedicated forefoot gait runners.
* This trainer is really light and gives great "ground feel" feedback.
* Fit is excellent, however the sizing is a little off, so spend some time trying on different sizes in the shop and skipping around
* Dries really quickly - I used mine during Mens Health Survival of the Fittest 2011 (involves a number of paddling pool plunges) and a few wet cross country races - a few strides and the water is gone
* Unlike a lot of my running shoes, somehow it evades smelling bad
* A wet mud conditions the grip fails and there is a fair amount of slide
* I used these trainers to convert from a common gait to forefoot gait (POSE). The heel impact is unforgiving if you lapse into common gait.
* It is possible to bruise the balls of your feet if you land hard on sharp pebbles (normally in transitions from gravel to dirt tracks). If you're mindful about your lines, it's not a problem
I like these shoes such that I've just ordered my second pair.
Appropriate for forefoot gaits, however if you're in the process converting they're unforgiving -- keep your conventional trainers and alternate in order to do the conversion gradually.
They are good for concrete pounding, gravel tracks and dry cross country conditions. For wet, icy conditions the grip can fail.