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Ransacker - PT-1000 review

>>08 November 2010

Ransacker-PT-1000.gifAs promised we have put the UK Gear PT-1000 running shoes to the test. Our reviewer, Richard Bunn has been hitting the roads and trails in the UK Gear PT-1000 over the last two months.

Shoe under review: UK Gear PT-1000 
RRP: £90.00
Describe yourself: Life loving, marathon running son of a gun
Size: Men’s Size 10
Sizing: Feels true to size
Width: Feels true to width
Arch type: Average Arch

OUT OF THE BOX: Sturdy! Maybe not the most exciting running shoe to look at, but most hardened runners wouldn’t be concerned with aesthetics. I actually prefer the look of these trainers to the look of my usual whites. Sharp grey with a simple red trim and I’m happy enough.

PERFORMANCE: Most of my runs are on the roads so I need a fair amount of support and the PT-1000’s provided plenty. I also run a lot of trails and they performed superbly off-road. The high heel support worried me initially as I have suffered with blisters in the past, but I didn’t have a problem. In fact the height of the heel cushion gave me some extra support which I have appreciated.

GENERAL: My primary concerns with a running shoe are comfort, support, longevity and comfort. Comfort is worth mentioning twice because as I run up to 70 miles per week during a marathon training schedule and need comfort ! The UK Gear PT-1000 running shoes have provided me with more than enough and I am over the moon with them. The shoes aren’t the lightest I’ve ever worn but by no means the heaviest and run well with them.

SUMMARY: All in all I would to say the UK Gear PT-1000 is a fantastic, multi-tasking running shoe with an unbelievably long life span. You can run twice the mileage in these trainers than most other brands , therefore getting excellent value for money!