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Wanarun.net (France) - PT-1000 Review

>>24 May 2011


Translated into English...


PT-1000 Road & Trail Running Shoe

The latest running shoes that I have been able to test before my injury are the UK Gear PT-1000 which I posted recently on the wanarun.net Facebook page.

The PT-1000 is a model of road and trail running shoe developed with the help of the British Army and I understood why. 

This hybrid shoe is designed for running on road and trail, but it is the latter which I believe is best expressed. Built to last 1,000 miles or about 1600 km's so I'll have to run a lot.

To begin with, in terms of the design, the shoe has been very well created and established for all terrains. Some runners may find the shoe a little heavy as it weighs about 380g for a 10.5 size but in my case, and probably because of my stature, it does not bother me. For testing I tried the structured cushioning model (SC) which offers more cushioning and better stability. But the PT-1000 is also available in a neutral cushioning version (NC) which again offers maximum shock absorption and is made for a rider with less stability needs.


So part for a first test and then I went running on the road. And in spite of their comfort, for my part, I was a little disappointed about this part of the test because the PT-1000 has a good grip but no energy return. My running schedule does not see me run just on the road, so I decided to switch to the trails that would offer several types soil and uneven terrain in the hope that the PT-1000's would show me what they had in their belly!

So I started with new shoes on my first trail. A little apprehensive at first but soon it will all disappear in the first kilometers since the last UK Gear PT-1000 shows me what she has in her stomach and I will not be disappointed on the whole course. A great grip and I realize mounted on the first (and here I am even regretting that the ground is too dry) and then at amortized they absorb shock well both on the trails full of rocks that 'through the ruts because I felt nothing in the feet, or even at the joints and I felt like I have slippers. 

My feet have always been well maintained and stabilized especially around the ankle area, They really came into their own during some technical downhills (where I had to be very careful) compared to when I was running on the roads with all the ruts.

The shoe does not disappoint me and I understand better why this model has been created, and with the British Army. It is an all-terrain shoe with a very good grip and excellent cushioning. 

Now one thing I expect is that the rain arrives to go play with on a muddy field because I know I would not be disappointed, because it is a shoe that is made for all field and it requires only to speak and I'll try to test the model (NC) to see the difference between the two.

source: www.wanarun.net