Best Ultra Shoe I have had. Feels like a slipper!
I ran several Ultra’s in 2019 in these. The first being the Squamish 5050 (a notoriously “technical” race). My previous shoes (North Face) were discontinued and I had to swap out into the Saucony Switchbacks after Day 1 50km. I had only worn the Sauconys the mile walk to the gym a few times and was nervous never having broken them in properly, but was pleasantly surprised with how they performed nonetheless. I had no hotspots or blisters after 50 miles and didn’t lose any toenails (I lost 6 the previous year in a model of shoe I had had for years). Since bought 4 more pairs of Switchbacks and have qualified for UTMB which I intend to wear these in. I prefer a minimalist shoe with a 4mm drop and have wide feet. These feel like slippers to me! They are very comfortable and light. The shoes and the Boa system have taken some serious punishment and have held up perfectly. I kicked the Boa system into 130km of rocks and roots at Oman by UTMB and they were fine. I would certainly highly recommend considering them. They have been a great shoe for me.
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