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Across The Divide - PT-1000 Review

>>09 March 2011

First impressions of the PT-1000 Road & Trail Running Shoe
by Steve Clark, Director Operations.

Acrossthedivide_PT-1000.jpgSo far I have covered 90km with equal mix of road and trail running. This also includes the extremely wet and muddy South Devon Coastal Marathon in February. First impressions are very good! It appears to be a very robust shoe, perfect for racking up the mileage in training. I love the idea that these shoes are built to last as I always get very attached to good running shoes and often mourn my loss when they disintegrate after a couple of months splashing through the soggy trails of Devon and Somerset.

For a robust hard wearing shoe, the PT-1000's are comparatively light and the first thing I noticed is how comfortable and stable they are to run in. Personally I would say that they are better suited to the roads, rather than the winter trails I use. Dry and hard trails would be no problem, but the tread doesn’t cope well with wet, slippy and muddy hills. But then you can’t expect a shoe to do everything and they are a very good all rounder. They are definitely my new choice for racking up the training miles, before putting on a more specialist shoe for grip in muddy trail races. So far so good, and looking forward to putting them thoroughly to the test over the coming year. Next stop this month is the hot dusty trails of Nepal to see how they cope with an adventure race. I imagine that they will do much better in this environment.

source: www.acrossthedivide.com