07 Jul 2015
Fast shipping. Competitive pricing. Bought the Women's Topo Runventures. As an avid trail/ultra runner, I've had (and currently have) just about every trail shoe there is out there. These have definitely become my go-to trail shoe. The fit is true to size. If I HAD TO compare the initial fit to another shoe(s), I would say they fit similar to the Altra Superior 1.5s. BUT...I have stupid wide caveman feet and the Topos provide me with sufficient space in the toe box/width -- Altra Superiors do not. I am glad I gave the Topos a shot (I was pretty apprehensive about ordering these blindly, as they are almost nowhere to be found in stores), because as much as I love my Altra Lone Peaks and Altra Olympus, I cannot wear my Altras often because for some reason, my toes bang up against the front (I've tried everything as far as sizing up, sizing down, etc.) when I descend. This is a deal breaker for me because I rely on bombing the descents to gain time and when I wear my altras, I almost dread the downs. No bueno. However, I digress....The topos, my toes do not have this issue. You also have decent feel of the trail too -- That being said...I'm not sure that I would want to run a whole 50 miler in them, but rather switch to a bit for protection after say...30 or 40 miles? Can't say for sure though, as I haven't logged anything over 20 in them yet.
26 Mar 2015
I had been searching for this out-of-print guidebook for nearly a year. I had previously ordered the guidebook from 2 different retailers, one being Barnes and Noble, whom said they had the book, only to have my order canceled when they did not actually have it. I found it at Tahoe Mountain Sports and placed an order skeptical that I would actually receive it; and sure enough, my book arrived on my doorstep two days later! So happy!