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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New rides for the trails

I finally replaced my trail shoes. This was long overdue as my old pair was way over the expiry date / maximum mileage. They were fantastic and we shared some amazing adventures.



But onto new beginnings! Enter my new Nike Trail Pegasus 29’s! I tried quite a few pairs of other models but when I put these on it was amazing! I think they made these from a mold that was cast from my feet. They are honestly that comfortable.


I've had dozens of Nike Pegasus shoes for the road over the years and they definitely are the best out there for my feet and my style of running. So I’m not totally surprised that I like the trail version as well. But these are the most comfortable shoes I've had on my feet for a long time.

I took them for a good technical workout on Saturday and loved every second in them. Along with fit and comfort a trail shoe also needs to be trusted…trusted to have the right grip at the right time on the right terrain. I could trust all my previous trail shoes on any terrain, dry, wet, rocks, sand, mud or gravel, I knew they would give me the grip I need.



The Nike Pegasus Trail 29 gives me all of the above with the most amazing fit and comfort to go with that. I was surprised and very very pleased! A great ride for sure!


It was one of my coldest runs of the year with an icy wind taking the actual feel well below freezing. But I was happy and had an absolute blast in my new shoes.

Three weeks to the Otter Challenge!


15 comments:

misszippy said...

Nothing better than the right shoes for the job! And hopefully that was your last cold run of the season, right?

DoppieRunner said...

I had the Pegasus 28 and like you was initially impressed. I think I got a Monday pair though. I don't think I got to 300km in them. The sole started breaking up. I think the Fanie Botha trail run really broke them. I have to admit I was disappointed.

Kate Geisen said...

I have those exact shoes only a women's model. They don't for my feet quite how I like, and for as thick-soled as they look I feel like my feet feel more beat up afterwards. Isn't it funny how different everyone's experience is?

Also funny, I totally thought you were talking about a new bike and was a little shocked. :)

Liz said...

It's still summer here and I can't imagine running in cold weather yet. I love the colours of the new shoes!

Char said...

I'm just wondering how many outings it'll take to get those pretty blue shoes to that mucky brown colour of your last pair. My guess is not too many.

ajh said...

Did you cut these as you have some of your shoes? Gorgeous pics as usual.

coach dion said...

I hope they don't mind a bit of water.... the Otter has a couple of river crossing!

Robin said...

Nice shoes :) Must be hard to run through water or mud the first time with new shoes on!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

So great when shoes fit right out of the box!

Jerry Smallwood said...

Nothing better when you find the right shoe. I often say "let the shoe choose the foot!"

Amy said...

Those look pretty flashy for trail shoes but I am sure with all your mileage they will be brown very soon! ;-) enjoy!

Black Knight said...

It's always sad to say goodbye to our old shoes!
Enjoy the new ones.
And ... congrats to the Springboks!

Colin Hayes said...

It's always nice when you find that perfect shoe. Glad you found yours. Good luck with your upcoming race!

rustiey martien said...

Nothing is better than right and comfy shoes for big feet and I think you did a great job dude. keep it up

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