Monday, June 11, 2012

Montrail Rogue Fly Review by Jay Aldous

My Shoe Quiver Comprised of Mostly Montrails
Let me start with a disclaimer. I’m a Montrail guy. I’ve been trail running for about four years and have tried many different shoes – La Sportiva, Inov-8, and New Balance. But, with the exception of some Hokas, my current quiver is exclusively Montrail. And, more than half of the quiver is comprised of Rogue Racers and Rogue Flys.

I first experienced the Rogue Racer when I borrowed a test pair from my friend Christian in early 2011. One run in the Rogue Racers and I knew this was my shoe. I ran eight races in 2011, ranging from 50K to 100 miles, technical mountain terrain to running tracks – all in the Rogue Racers. In each of the races I was able to place in the top three. I partly credit my good year to shoes that fit well, were extremely nimble and responsive, never caused a blister, and were light. I often referred to my Rogue Racers as my “happy shoes.”

When I heard that Montrail was bringing out a shoe (Rogue Fly) that was essentially the Rogue Racer with a new upper and was more than an ounce lighter (7.6 oz vs. 8.8 oz), I couldn’t wait to give them a try. The Rogue Flys did not disappoint.

Friday, June 8, 2012

It Starts With Food - Book Review

I received an advanced copy of Dallas and Melissa's new book It Starts With Food on Friday night. By the time I had gone to bed I had read the first five chapters. This doesn't surprise me, I've been a fan of their writing for quite some time and have probably read every blog post they have written for the last two years over at They have a way with words, and a way with dissemination.