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UK Gear’s training shoes were originally designed in association with the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC). These elite fitness professionals were closely involved in the development and tested our products in some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. Only when approved by the Military do we consider our products... Built to survive.

PT-1000 - It delivers, and more! David Lowes

>>15 April 2011

The UK Gear PT-1000 is a shoe full of surprises. As an athlete and coach I was somewhat sceptical at first with it being given the nod of approval by the British Army, after all athletes want a shoe that is comfortable, wears well and performs positively over long distances and shorter speedier efforts.

The PT-1000 delivers all of these and more. It is a shoe that competes favourably with many of the major brands and is well worth a look at. Personally, I found it took no breaking in and although not a stability shoe it is one of the best shoes I’ve tried over the last few years that plants your foot on the ground with no wavering and gives you the confidence that every foot strike will be the same.

The shoe is well designed and it fits the foot extremely well and this is what gives an athlete the satisfaction that the shoe is part of their foot. It has a hard compound sole which may not be to everyone’s liking but on grass and trails it is unbeatable and I would class this shoe as a hybrid due to its versatility on either surface. While most shoes leak moisture through a mesh upper the PT-1000 has a protective webbing which runs around the entire shoe and also the toe guard and this means dry feet every time!

A first look and feel of the shoe may give slight concerns as to its flexibility, but it soon becomes apparent that UK Gear have got the equation spot on with an excellent feel from the first outing in the shoe. Don’t be misled that because it is not a major brand that it isn’t as good – it is and it will also last twice as long and in reality although you will be purchasing just one pair, in effect you are getting two pairs for the price of one.

Highly recommended.

David Lowes.