GoLite Footwear Storm Dragon

3 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Reviews

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Best shoe ever made. Why they didn't keep making them…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100

Summary

Best shoe ever made. Why they didn't keep making them I don't understand.

Pros

  • Super aggressive.
  • No product on the market has been as good since.

Cons

  • They should have used Goretex fabric for upper.

My favorite shoe I've ever worn. I run a lot in the mountains. The mud doesn't stick or the snow, but it gives traction. Got all my best race times in the summer or winter running in these shoes. I stopped wearing them after 3 years of aggressive use.

I had so many people ask me about them and I'm so distraught that they don't make anything on the market that is comparable.

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I brought a pair of these about 2 years ago to do…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: £50

I brought a pair of these about 2 years ago to do some winter off road training.

Overall very good shoe with lots of adjustment options for the insole, all included in the box,  They also have their own set of mini gaitors, which are specifically designed to fit the shoe (slide in lugs along the sides of the shoe and a llop at the rear).

Pros:

Awesome trail shoe, good cushioning and traction, not much that it will not grip on, even wet, slippery rocks.

Good support all round, secure fit once laces tightened properly

Incredibly waterproof, especially with gaitors attached

Look amazing, get asked a lot which shoes they are, performance, etc.

One of the best, most comfy hiking shoes I have owned!

Cons:

In sticky, wet mud, they collect the mud in between the grips; adds A LOT of extra weight until cleared

Laces are a bit of a pain to get tightened correctly due to the rubber midfoot supports (good once sorted though)

Shoes are quite high so when running off camber, puts a lot of strain on your ankle joints/tendons (have turned my ankle on these quite a lot :()

If I run long distances, they make my midfoot uncomfortable due to the grip system and where it loads the feet (talking 15k+off road)

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Not a bad shoe to wear while running in the snow.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $50

Not a bad shoe to wear while running in the snow. The tread design works well in the soft fluffy stuff.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Tear down muddy trails on thickly wooded alpine slopes with monster-like ferocity in the Storm Dragon trail running shoes from GoLite. Claw your way through mud, ice, and slick rocks with Vertical Motion outsoles featuring interlocking trail claws that dig into dirt and grip rocks while the NEOform uppers and included Neoprene gaiters shed moisture and protect your feet from projections on the trail.

- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version

With their softshell upper and removable scree gaiter, the GoLite Men's Storm Dragon Trail Running Shoes protect your feet from nearly anything you encounter on the trail. So what if you have to travel down steep scree, cross a snowfield, and climb a muddy hillside? GoLite designed an aggressive traction system with independently moving lugs to give you all the traction you need when you wear the Storm Dragon Trail Running Shoes. These shoes make a great choice for long-distance adventure races and extended hiking trips.

- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version

Description of GoLite Storm Dragon Trail Running ShoesGoLite has a history of bringing you the lightest equipment, their shoes are no exception. With a weight of only 13.5oz per pair (size 8) these shoes will have you running down the Bright Angel Trail

- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version

The GoLite Storm Dragon has a softshell upper and removable scree gaiter which will protect your feet from nearly anything you encounter on the trail. So what if you have to travel down steep scree, cross a snowfield, and climb a muddy hillside? GoLite designed an aggressive traction system with independently moving lugs to give you all the traction you need when you wear the Storm Dragon. These shoes make a great choice for long-distance adventure races and extended hiking trips. The patented Precise fit system allows the customer to customize the fit of their shoe. Those with feet of different size or volume rejoice! Discontinued model, limited to stock on hand The Storm Dragon features: Material: Softshell Lining: NEOform Sole: Gripstick rubber with Trail Claws Lacing: Standard Weight: [Pair, size 8] 13.5oz (383g) Sizing is whole and half, ie, 7 fits 7 and 7 1/12, 8 fits 8 and 8 1/2, etc Precise fit system adjustable insole to customize fit

- OMCgear refers to the men's version

GoLite Footwear Storm Dragon

Discontinued

The Storm Dragon has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$44.97 - $130.00

The GoLite Footwear Storm Dragon is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

If you're looking for a new trail running shoe, check out the best reviewed current models.