Salomon Fellraiser Review

I now own a pair of Salomon Fellraisers.  If nothing else, the shoe’s name is cool as heck.  Salomon describes the shoe as designed for ground feel, mud/snow grip, & to be lightweight.  Sounds good! My first thoughts out of the box were “thank goodness they are green instead of red” and “these puppies have some serious tread”.  The tread is in large chevron patterns and even more … Continue reading Salomon Fellraiser Review

Inov-8 Trailroc 245 Review

As of today, the Inov-8 Trailroc 245 is now a serious rival to the Inov-8 X-Talon 212 as my favorite racing shoe.  I’ve tested it in 3 different races with 3 different types of terrain: flat, relatively non-muddy runners type of race (Extreme Rampage); a rugged, mountainous and sometimes muddy mess (2nd lap of the Spartan Ultra Beast); and hilly with a variety of muddy/wet conditions (SC … Continue reading Inov-8 Trailroc 245 Review

Shoes for Obstacle Racing and Training

I’m not a shoe guy.  I’m really not.  Until a year ago, I would have 2 pairs of sneakers, tennis shoes, gym shoes, athletic shoes or whatever term you call them in your part of the world.  My “good pair” was the shoes that I would wear for a year or more until they became just too embarrassing to wear in public.  I would wear them … Continue reading Shoes for Obstacle Racing and Training