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PT-03 Winter Cold Environment Running Shoe Review by Across the Divide

>>09 February 2010

across the dividePT-03 Winter Cold Environment Running Shoe Review

Across the Divide needed to find a shoe that we could recommend to participants taking part in our series of Ultra Marathons. These races take part in some extreme and inhospitable environments and so I have given the PT-03 WINTER shoe a real battering over the last 6 months to see if they can live up to their claim of being built to survive.

 The first major test for them was the 55km Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in Iceland. This punishing course took the shoes through multi terrain of sand, gravel, grass, volcanic mud, scree, snow, ice, rocky trails and glacial fed streams and rivers. At the end of the race I was really impressed with how well they performed and how comfortable they actually were.

They had a surprisingly good grip, especially on the snow where other runners floundered. The waterproofing was excellent, but what impressed me most of all was how stable and comfortable they were to run in. The cushioning is excellent and protects the foot well against impact and sharp stones and rocks.  They keep my feet warm in the extreme cold, and are very effective at keeping out water.

PT-03 WINTER and Snoopy the dog

I have covered about 400km in all, with most if that off road in Dorset battering them through muddy and rocky trails and they are still going strong. The tread is still in good condition, and the Sealtec waterproof lining is still holding up well which is an absolute first for me as this is normally the first thing to go with the environment I run in. They are not the lightest of shoe, but this is more than made up for in their robustness and comfort.

Muddy  PT-03 WINTER Waterproof Running Shoe

Overall they are fantastic and I can thoroughly recommend them for an off road cold weather trainer that is definitely built to survive.

Steve Clark
ATD Director, Sales & Development & Ultra Runner



PT-03 WINTER Waterproof Running  Shoe