Shoes Review Trail Running Shoes so happened that they fit my foot so I got them for an areally great price. which is a big deal for me if a little bit of money on it’s your gear and that’s like shoe backpacks stuff like that so I got these because they fit to have a very finicky foot. so that’s a problem my feet roll in I’m so finding a shoe with arch support and that keeps my I thought from pronating really important and these did that so that right off the bat was the selling point they were on sale and they fit my foot. but they are made by a climbing company which also like which is La Sportiva which means that they’re gonna be really grippy on the sole which I really really like. because I’ve had a and a probe shoe before when we went to Iceland actually. I had a shoe from Evolve and they were just really awesome on Slickrock and scrambles and stuff like that so I really enjoyed that part of the shoe. they are also made of all man-made materials which basically means that they’re vegan which is also why I was looking at them.
I do tend to like a shoe with lower ankle support I don’t like the high ankle support just. because I don’t like shoes to begin with my feet like to be free on a flip-flop girl so I do like that they’re lower. I also like them they are not so much of a boot as a trail runner is what they’re advertised as you do have to be careful. when getting trail runners to do a lot of aggressive backpacking because they’re just not supportive enough and they often won’t hold up under all of the extra weight and pressure. that you’re putting on the sole so you do have to be really careful. I did go ahead and get these because the sole was a little stiffer than a lot of trail runners. so I felt like it would be it has a really nice supportive thick heel. but it’s also very light my previous hiking shoes were very heavy and I always felt like. I was cramping around in them which didn’t care for it all. so I liked these they’re much lighter they were pretty comfortable you didn’t really have to break them in because they are all synthetic. so I wore them on maybe one big hike before we set off for the Grand Canyon and that why they’re so dirty. because we have been doing a lot of desert hiking but that’s how you know that this is a true review and not something. we got paid for because we have actually broken in this gear extensively.
Shoes Review Trail Running Shoes I don’t think there’s any shoe made on the planet that after you hike rim to rim on the Grand Canyon your feet aren’t gonna hurt if there is somebody who needs to let me know. because I need that boot but these are quite comfortable for hiking shoes um they’re very soft. their life where they’re not waterproof but I donated to lean towards wanting a waterproof shoe maybe if I was planning on hiking in the mountains of Colorado or something like that that would be different. but desert hiking didn’t necessarily want anything more to prove the one thing that I didn’t prefer about these shoes and maybe it could have been alleviated by getting a half size up was that the toe box was a little bit tight so going downhill as you do in the Grand Canyon for about seven miles or so just switchback zigzagging down my toes started to get a little cramped in and smash together a bit. so I didn’t really care for that but anything less than the GrandCanyon you probably be fine as you can see. the tread on these is really aggressive your post hit better. because they’re really dirty but they do have tried that kind of grips in multiple directions. so the advertising says that it’s 25% more grippy it gives you25% of about more purchase on a trail. because there are so many angles and aspects to the tread so that’s kind of nice and it’s very deep and rugged and aggressive.
So that’s really important and a hiking shoe especially if you’re gonna be doing a lot of stuff on screen or scrambling stuff like that which we have done in both the Grand Canyon, Canyonlands, arches, and in Austin where we live so that’s cool another thing. I’d really liked these shoes actually that really surprised me was that the laces never came untied and I thought that was crazy. I don’t think I’ve ever had a shoe where the laces didn’t just come undone at some point in the day but they stayed tight all day and I never even double knotted them. so they’re a little stretchy. I’m not sure what they’re made of but they just stayed tied and it was great and I loved it. so this is the law Sportiva Akyra and believe. there is a new model out that looks a little bit different but kind of the same basic color so I got this cool kind of teal. you can find yourself a pair if you’d like to try them.
The best running shoes. Do you know how to find them? I’m here at San Francisco Running Company with ownerBrett Rivers. So the first point, Brett, walk us through the two most important things in fitting a shoe. There’s a tendency to have the shoe fit like the shoes that they might be accustomed to walking around in. You want a little bit of space up there. You really want to allow the ball of the foot and the toes to have the ability to naturally split and splay out and be that nice, natural shock absorber for the body. You want a little bit of room lengthwise, and you also want a little bit of room widthwise. You know, people’s feet come in a variety of shapes, and you also don’t wanna inhibit the width of the foot the ability to have the foot again naturally cushion every footstrike. So, once I have the right shoe, that’s both the right length and the right width, how do I lace the shoe to further dial in that fit? Well, what you wanna do then is really see how the foot fits into the shoe with regards to the midfoot and the heel.
Shoes Review Trail Running Shoes If you’re getting any unwanted heel lift, what we can do is we can tie in a heel lock lace. What we do is we utilize that back home, and you can do that in any shoe. You’ll bring this lace through the same side, create a small loop here; I’ve already created that loop here. We’ll then bring this through the opposite loop, and I’ll bring this lace through this opposite loop; and then you really have a way to dial in and tighten the fit up at the top, so really lock in that heel into the heel cup. You can still leave the laces down by the toe box as loose or as tight as you want, depending on the fit that you want. So Brett, why might variety be important, both in terms of the runs that I do as a runner, and also the running shoes that I wear. Here at San Francisco Running Company, we’re really big proponents of variety in running. That’s what keeps it fun, we want variety in types of runs, we want variety in terrain if you have access to that, and we also want variety in shoes really. It’s going to lessen that same repetitive stress that you’d always be doing if you’re just doing your same five-mile route from your doorstep, on the sidewalk. So, there you have it, the three most important tips to find the best running shoe for you. I need to check that length and width, to make sure it’s a little bit longer, a little bit wider.