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Mountain Rock Outdoors - PT-1000 review

>>20 December 2010


I’ve ran this past 30 years – not for enjoyment you understand, but because I must have read back in the midst of time that it’s beneficial in keeping body and soul together. Like many an amateur runner (varying distances a few times per week, but never too far) I’m always surprised and dismayed to note how often I get through shoes.Truth be told I hang on to them for too long which benefits my wallet but not my body.

A couple of months back, realising I’d more than squeezed the last miles out of my old shoes,my thoughts turned to needs for a replacement pair.I’m a creature of habit and seldom stray from a few tried and trusted brands that have served me well down the years.However, on this occasion whilst surfing the internet,I stumbled across UK Gear and their strap line “Built to Survive 1,000 miles”. Recognising that they may cost a little more than my usual shoes, in the hope they’d turn out cheaper in the long run I took a deep breath and ordered on line.

My early thoughts are encouraging. The PT-1000’s are a perfect fit (ordinarily I’m reluctant to buy on line in case the size is astray) and they really do feel as if they’re built to last the distance. The construction and tread in particular have given me confidence to venture out this past couple of weeks in the snow and ice – in fact the worst start to a winter in a generation has arguably given me a perfect opportunity to check them out. I’ve also noticed that they somehow seem to dry out very quickly of their own accord without the need for artificial assistance. Moreover physically my feet and legs have felt reasonable after the run – proof I guess that they’re performing well. It’s worth mentioning that I have a slight over pronation when hitting the ground and the shoes seem to cope with that.Oh, and they look good too(if I can be superficial).


It’s early days then for the UK Gear shoes, but at present I’ve no regrets and hopefully they’ll continue in encouraging me to venture out on these dark nights.

This review was written by Steve Hague.