If you were a shoe, what would you be?
The jury is in for one local trail enthusiast! The following shoe review is compliments of veteran trail-runner and passionate nature-lover, Steve “Squonk” Hoge of the Trailheads who recently went heel-to-toe with the Montrail Masochist and La Sportiva Wildcat:
I had back to back long(ish) runs last weekend. 15 miles in the Wildcats Saturday and 10 in the Masochists on Sunday. On Sunday I may or may not have imagined that the new Montrails were spongier and more flexible than the La Sportivas.
I kept the Masochists on for Tuesday and Wednesday and think it’s definitely a better shoe for me. Still some tendonitis, but that’s not a shoe thing; it’s a me thing.
The Masochists remind me of the old Highlander which held up well for 50K distance, but fell short of comfortable (relative) for 50 milers. But I’m thinking the new design, with added cushioning (not too much, but just about right) may become my shoe for the remainder of the year.
So, there you have it (but we know he still has plenty of love for La Sportiva). It is also worth noting that our guest blogger/shoe reviewer is also the acclaimed inventor, manufacturer, and distributor of the SportSlipper (and he may be looking for an angel investor). Both Montrail and La Sportiva models are currently available.