My husband was thrilled when Montrail sent him a pair of their Rockridge trail running shoes for review! We had both heard of Montrail before but had never actually tried them. Let me tell you a little about Montrail before telling you about his experience…
Montrail delivers premier trail running and hiking footwear for outdoor athletes around the world that expect excellence from themselves and their products. Montrail is synonymous with the best fitting, cutting-edge outdoor footwear. Best on Trail™ is more than a phrase. Top athletes live it and it’s Montrail’s commitment to them. Montrail supports the places where you play and explore.
So back to the review- Craig couldn’t wait to get home from work to try out his new Rockridge trail running shoes! We love to take walks as a family and jog outside so he couldn’t wait to see how these compared to his other athletic shoes! The Rockridge shoe offers outstanding cushioning for a smooth ride over all types of trails. He couldn’t believe how light these shoes were. They do feature a thin forefoot synthetic overlay which forms a frame for support without adding bulk or weight which is why they are so light. A lot of running shoes are heavy and these were extremely light! They feature a breathable mesh upper welded with thin, midfoot thermoplastic overlays which also creates a seamless and comfortable fit. They feature a dual lug design combined with a full length Gryptonite outsole for great traction on a variety of surfaces. Gryptonite is a sticky rubber compound engineered for optimal performance with a combination of traction and durability on both wet and dry surfaces. He said he can tell a huge difference in the traction compared to his “other” athletic shoes. They actually have like little grippers on the bottom so your not going to slip and slide when running off trail or anywhere for that matter.The Rockridge also features a full length compression molded EVA with Terra-Hex technology in the forefoot for added cushioning and multi-directional flexibility.
Terra-Hex technology balances the opposing needs of stability and cushioning with aplomb, Terra-Hex allows Montrail to add more cushioning to their shoes without increasing sole thickness and weight, which again is why they are so light. This keeps your feet low to the ground where you want them.
Craig has worn these jogging and loves how they fit and feel. He said they are one of the most comfortable athletic shoes that he has owned and said they they do offer a lot of cushioning as well! He has also worn these in the dirt around our new house that is being built and he said they really do have a lot of traction which is great when your outdoors and chasing 2 little boys around!Not only did Craig like that they are light and comfortable but he loves the look of them. He received the Rockridge in the “Tiger” color and loves how sporty they look!
The Rockridge is available in men’s and women’s sizes and come in several different color combinations! Now that he’s tried them and loves them so much I’m a little jealous that I didn’t get to try the women’s!Look how cute and sporty the Bramble/Pale Orchid Rockridge is…The Rockridge was named “SHAPE Winners Shoe Awards 2010” for the woman’s and “TrailRunner Editors’ Choice” for the men’s!Not only does Montrail offer many different styles of Running shoes, but they also offer Hiking, Recovery Flip Flop Styles and Insoles as well!-CHECK OUT MONTRAIL’S BLOG HERE-
The awesome people at Montrail are offering one of The Jackson Five Family readers the chance to win their very own pair of men’s or women’s Rockridge trail running shoes in the size and color of their choice! How awesome is that! This is a $90 value!!!
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I want to thank the kind people at Montrail for sending me their product free of charge to review!