I purchased these shoes after reading up on suitable shoes
for running off-road. They work brilliantly! there is very
little cushioning between your foot and the ground, which
makes every step solid and you know exactly what your
stepping on. Even after a few hours of running, my feet were
still managing to grip every step of the way, although they
were wet and muddy. the shoes dried out quickly too, they
are so light and comfortable too. Overall very impressed
with the shoe. the best shoe I have had for moving quickly
over very rough terrain, don't expect these shoes to keep
your feet warm though.
I've raced in a lot of off-road shoes over the years, the
X-Talon's are the best by far. Just raced a wet and rugged
off-road 35km race in these - brilliant grip and great feel
of the ground. Super comfortable (and I've got picky feet!)
and really promote an efficient mid-foot springy running
style as with all others.
Great shoe, really comfortable. Used for orienteering and
adventure racing (including swimming!), very happy with it.
Only downside is the potential durability of it in the
future, given that it is already showing signs of wear and
tear after 2 uses.