The perfect light-weight trail shoe for short to medium distances on most terrain. Great as a protective shoe in all but the most demanding environments. With the great natural performance of the shoe, distance and time use will only be dictated by the runner’s strength and natural running experience. It’s the perfect training shoe for beginning performance runners looking to improve foot strength and natural running abilities. As a training tool it will help improve Run Form Muscle Memory for beginners and further develop good form and technique in more experienced performance runners. A natural complement to build strength and form while using more protective shoes for longer endurance runs in extreme terrain. Regardless of your running experience, this shoe provides a multi-use platform that anyone can benefit from.
- Unique Split-toe design
- All-purpose Trail shoe for smooth to moderately technical terrain
- Aggressive lug design for superior traction that still maintains a smooth ride and ground feel
- Great protection for a multitude of trail terrain
- Perfect for winter and road use in the snow
- Perfect for low or high mileage experienced performance runners and those conventional runners looking to make the transition to an appropriate performance running shoe
- Zero-drop (the difference in mid-sole/outsole height between the heel and the forefoot is approximately 0 mm)
- Low profile 17mm Stack Height
- Designed to be worn with or without the removable Insole for customized comfort
- Weight: 8.4 ounces for Men’s shoe size 9
- Designed to fit men and women (shoes run true to size)
- FREE downloadable transition program with purchase
- Two pairs of split-toe socks included with each purchase
- Lightweight Spacer Mesh
- Molded RPU Upper Structure
- EVA midsole
- Rubber outsole
- AEGIS Antimicrobial treatment
Perfect Trail Running Shoe
by J. Mijares on May 18, 2014I recently had a chance to test these shoes during a trail race in British Columbia that involved a 2100ft climb and several stream crossings. They performed very well!
The uppers shed water very quickly, especially after the stream crossings. One stream crossing was way past my knees while the rest came up around the ankle area. The streams were from the fresh snow-melt, so it was cold! But after about a quarter mile or less of running, the shoes had already shed the water.
The shoe's sole is very flexible, allowing it to move naturally with your foot. At two points during the race, I had rather bad foot placement which -- in regular stiff shoes -- would have meant a twisted ankle, but my foot and body immediately sensed the wrong placement and I was able to adjust right away. A runner who was behind me and saw it happen actually yelled out, "Good recovery!" Because of the flexibility, it would be a good idea to transition slowly into these shoes if you aren't already used to running in minimalist footwear.
Toe protection ... I felt my toe smack against one root and one rock during the race, but my toes were adequately protected from the accidental collisions.
I went with a men's size 9. In the New Balance Minimus MT10v1, I'm a size 9EE. In VFFs I'm a M40, and in the Altra Lone Peak 1.0, I'm a size 8. I have a full thumb's width between my big toe and the end of the shoe. I went with the size 9 because I prefer to use the insole and a slightly thicker pair of Injinji socks. Since I have wide feet, I needed the extra room.
The one thing I would like to see improved would be the shoe last. It seems to be a bit curved and not straight. Either that, or the toe pocket that holds the four toe should curve more gradually instead of at a sharp angle because my little toe doesn't feel like it has enough room.
Overall a great shoe! Kudos to the B2R team for coming up with a shoe that has adequate cushioning and still allows for great proprioception!
Love this shoe
by Ian C on Mar 13, 2014I loved the Road Performance shoe so I was excited when I heard that a trail version was about to be released. They are every bit as good as the road shoe with the added protection and stability needed for rough trails. They are extremely comfortable and well-made. I can’t see me running in any other shoes. Thank you Eric Orton and B2R
Have Trust in Yourself and Trust in your shoes
by Christian Messerschmidt on Feb 26, 2014Please see my review on Runblogger: