Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Arrival - Montrail Streaks

today, my destiny has arrived at my doorstep. behold the montrail streak! this super light weight trail shoe will aid in my transformation from "adventure racer who likes massive climbs, bushwhacking and hardrocks" to a "100 mile speedster" (is that even possible?). oh this is going to be fun!

ok so you are asking "can he really be that excited about a new trail shoe?". the answer is "abso-f'in-lutely". i have a long history of shoe fetish. i blame this on nike.. and michael jordan. as a kid their marketing efforts really made me feel like i had to have the latest jordan. the placebo affect or not, but i felt like a better basketball player when i had them on (the same feeling i got during the first runs in the streaks)! for me it all started with the first air jordan. i still love this shoe and if i hadn't signed a contract with montrail you might see me running trail in it!



7 comments:

Trail Goat said...

Having had a taste of the Streak last summer, I was like a kid waiting for Christmas until these bad boys arrived. Far from specialist shoes, the Streak should rock courses short and long whether on rocks, mud, road, or sweet, sweet single track.

Tear it up!

Anonymous said...

they suck in mud. no traction. perfect for everything else.

go long.

Trail Goat said...

Anonymous,
I'll give you that there are other shoes that I'd wear for a particularly muddy run, but as an all -purpose trail shoe I thought the Streak performed well enough on the mud. Obviously, they aren't going to perform as well as something like the Montrail Highlanders or La Sportiva Crosslite. That said, the next time I'm going out for a really muddy run, I'll slip on the Streaks and see how they stack up - I could be misremembering!

Hart said...

agreed... day to day training if it's muddy (which it is right now) i find the tread of the streak to be sufficient. however if i'm racing in the mud i'll wear the highlanders for sure.

Michmas said...

I think the reason why most of us run is to justify our shoe fetish! I mean, you *have* to have a different pair of trail shoes for every occasion! :)

olga said...

I really tested them today after some shorter runs, on a 30 wet miles - and loved them! I think this is a best Montrail shoe for me, finally...and right after I am not sponsored by them anymore:) Really, much better than Masai and Odyssey I wore before, lighter, wider, softer and grippier (is that a word?).

saschasdad said...

Man, they sure do work great in the snow. Trust me - we;ve had a lot of it this winter, and still have a lot of it this spring.

Mmmmm, shoe fetish...