If there was a shoe built for cold weather, it’s this. Using no animal products, it’s vegan friendly while being solid, with a hard toe shield, rand and a TPU upper, a flexible plastic which is resistant to grease and abrasion. The mesh isn’t netted like on other shoes, avoiding issues with mud and dirt clogging up. It’s designed for ice, so perfect for winter running too, with tungsten spikes for solid grip. It is terrain and condition specific and, as a result, became uncomfortable when running on Tarmac. Large triangular lugs shed mud well. The sole is solid and cushioned (Uni-Fly impact absorbsion) with a 6mm drop. The upper is very light, with less padding.
Perfect shoe for off-road cold-weather running: comfortable and solid on icy trails.
BEST FOR VEGAN ETHICS
In 'Shoes For Winter Trails', Issue 34 OCT/NOV16