Archive for 'Footwear'


Altra Lone Peak 3.0

  The Altra Lone Peak 3.0 is the 2016/2017 update on the 2.5 from seasons prior. Having now run in both shoes in a variety of conditions on dry trail, rivers and winter with snow-covered trails, we were able to put forward our verdict via a review comparing the two models and the upgrades made. […]

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Merrell Overlook 6 Ice+

With the advent of the new Arctic Grip™ by Vibram®, various shoes have hit the market.  I was fortunate to try out the new Merrll Overlook 6 Ice+.  This boot features the new Arctic Grip compound wedged between standard softer rubber lugs with a waterproof upper  and M Select™ WARM lightweight insulation.  If you are looking […]

Hoka 4


If you’re like me, you’re finding more pairs of Hoka’s in your shoe collection. I started with one pair two years ago, the Stinson. To be honest I was purely curious about these shoes and before long I found myself reaching for them often. Today I would say they’re my main shoe. More specifically, the […]

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Pearl Izumi E:Motion Trail N2 v2

I’ve been keen to try a pair of Pearl Izumi shoes for a while. The first time I saw the Trail N2 v2, I thought “what a comfortable looking shoe”. Now that I’ve spent some time in the trails with them, I know they’re as comfortable as they look. There was no break in period […]


La Sportiva Wildcat

A stable, neutral, cushioned trail running shoe for moderate to technical terrain. The upper consists of AirMesh Trail Cage and a Transkinetic Heel Stabilizer. The lining is Honeycomb Mesh (tongue and heel only). The midsole is Nylon molded Flex Transfer shank 2.4mm LaSpEVA. The drop is 12mm and the sole is FriXion® AT with Impact Brake System™X-Axis™. The weight in […]

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Shoe Review: Inov-8 X-Talon 212

  Extreme terrain? Snow? Mud? The X-TALON™ 212 is built like a beast to handle whatever a trail throws at you. A fair number of trail shoes are built from road shoe designs and then given a slightly more grippy outsole. The X-Talon feels like it was born for the roughest, wettest, snowy icy terrain […]


Shoe Review: Montrail FluidFlex 2

If you’re a minimal shoe fan, I recently checked out the Montrail FluidFlex 2, and if you’re a numbers person here are the numbers. 4mm offset 15mm heel 11mm forefoot 6.9oz or 196g While I can’t do all my running in minimal shoes, I really like them and keep a pair handy for shorter runs […]


Gear Review: Salomon Speed Cross 3

This is not so much of a Salomon Speed Cross 3 CS review as it is a long-term test of a true winter killer. Before the Classic Ontario Winter started, I purchased a wonderfully bright orange and black pair of Salomon Speed Cross 3s with Climashield in the hopes I would be able to use […]


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