First of the Terrex kit reviews
I seen these a while back at KORS
2011 2010 and tried them on being that lucky sample size 8.
I was impressed how light they were for a shoe with good protection on the toe and heel (320g per shoe size 8).
The lovely Lesley from Hi-Tec sorted us all out with a pair for the Terrex, having not had a chance to wear them much before the race I was needlessly worried !
The ion-mask ™ hydrophobic technology used to treat the mesh upper ensures the shoe absorbs very little water and helps the shoe dry quicker too.
At first when I looked at the sole unit I was unimpressed and thought this would be the shoes downfall, in use I have been really impressed on its performance from claggy peaty mud, wet rock and the bottom of a wet canadian canoe.
The flex zone and 3D counter balance give the sole good flex but not super soft bendy that tends to hurt my feet.
The blocks are spaced enough to stop mud build up and the material seams to be durable enough to get descent wear out of the shoe.
Well it is a Vibram sole !
The speed lacing system is a great idea to save faff when getting the shoe on and off, I did break the little toggle and had issues trying to get the locker to move, but when tightened it didn’t slip or loosen after 4 hrs of solid hiking over the Tarmachan ridge.
I wore these on a long run straight out the box and had no issues with fit whatsoever (strange for me with a bigger trainer).
Loads of funky colours available and also available in Male/Female fit with a good size range too !
They are on the Hi-Tec shop page for £49.99 so not a bad price for a good performing all round shoe.