At 7.9 ounces for men and 6.3 ounces for women, the Altra Superior 4 is one of the lightest trail shoes on the market, winning “Editor’s Choice” for Best Lightweight Trail Shoe from Runner’s World at the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.
“You can't go on an adventure without being prepared, and having good equipment that works well is essential. This durable range incorporates the very latest technology and features, plus we throw in all the accessories to make it that more cost-effective, equipping and empowering new and seasoned adventurers and young explorers alike.” - Bear Grylls
Mudgear No-Show Running Socks deliver a top-of-the-line piece of running gear that retain all the best qualities of their 1/4 crew trail sock without the higher collar. In other words - these socks rock.
I purchased the obstacle guard padded arm sleeves for the obstacle course racing world championships in October 2017. Prior to that race, I had never worn arm protection and I will never make that mistake again!
Like many obstacle course racers, I have developed some impressive calluses on my hands and feet from working grip strength and running on a regular basis. There is nothing more frustrating than when you tear your callous or pop a blister and experience that raw, stinging discomfort that will ultimately sideline you for a few days while your body works to heal itself.
A fan favorite is back this summer from Inov-8. The popular Trailroc series comes back this summer with an upgrade. The Trailroc's were a fan favorite among many obstacle racers for years. When Inov-8 discontinued them a few years ago many flocked to the stores and stocked up. But fear no more that favorite is back!
I've rarely ever had a big issue with jumping into the fire with new gear, if it works as anticipated and I don't have to think about it at all it's a win. Occasionally, I will be blown away by the performance of a product and the entire time I'm running I mentally craft the product review with flowery superlatives... that I forget once my endorphins abate. During the 24 Hour Terrain Relay, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to test the following gear:
I've been testing Mudgear Compression Socks and 1/4 Trail Socks for quite some time now, and they've become my go-to sock for everyday activities, training, & racing. Heck, I'm even wearing them now while writing this!
Brett tests out the new insoles from ShoeCue, featuring a textured heel to restore important sensory feedback from your feet to your brain. If anyone could use a better foot-brain connection, it's Brett.
That was essentially the conversation before I received a pair of the Fit Shit compression socks. I’ll be honest, I’m one of the most skeptical people you’re going to meet. When I see any kind of fitness gadget, gear or special medically infused spiritual copper compression gear… I tend to call bullhockey and ask for empirical evidence to support claims. Compression gear is full of those claims.