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Paul Bateson: Completes the 1,000 mile challenge wearing UK Gear's PT-1000's!

>>21 March 2011

Paul Bateson completes the 1,000 mile challenge wearing UK Gear's PT-1000's!

"I have been wearing UK Gear's PT-1000 road and trail running shoe for training and competing in since they were launched about six months ago and I have now ran a total distance of 1,000 miles in them! The shoes are deceptively light for such a tough and hard wearing road and trail shoe. They were comfortable straight from the box and took very little 'breaking in'. I did, however, fit my insoles of choice but I am sure the ones supplied would be as long lasting as the shoes are."

"I have worn many makes of road and trail shoes over the past 40 odd years of competing and none have had a sole that has lasted anywhere near as long, even more impressive has been the upper fabric. Practically every shoe I have had has worn through at the bend points' outer edges, often within 150-200 miles of use. However, the PT-1000's are still virtually unmarked, not even a slight tear, amazing! And this isn't just confined to this particular model of UKGear's shoes, I also have the PT-03 DESERT and WINTER models and the uppers of both these are also undamaged."

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 PT-1000 after 1025 miles (1650 km)  

"As I live in Andalucia the conditions I race and train in are very different to what runners in the UK are used to, so my trial and review is based on hot, dry, dusty conditions with very little wet weather use. This climate means terrain can be harsh and dry underfoot and the PT-1000's have handled this very well. The majority of my training and races are on mountain trails, 4x4 tracks and hard packed earth and the 1,000 mile sole is perfect for this. Anything more technical requires a specific mountain racing shoe but for the longer races such as ultras, which are not generally on highly technical courses, the PT-1000 is perfect. I have also run a 42min/10km in them so they aren't bad for road racing either."