I picked up these shoes last summer because I do a…
Use: long distance (20mi+/day) hiking/backpacking, trail running.
Break-in Period: for me, none.
Price Paid: $70
I picked up these shoes last summer because I do a lot of long distance hiking/backpacking and some trail running. Hands down a great pair of shoes. They fit like a glove as soon as I put them on and didn't even have to walk them in. I spent seven months working and playing in Yosemite NP and 3 months in S. America; they've held up fantastically. It hasn't been until now, a year later, that they have lost most of their arch/heal support and started loosening at the seams. They're light and breathable. They dry fast after hiking through streams.
The only con is that I slipped a few times wearing them on wet granite, not the best traction. Otherwise fantastic shoes, I just ordered another pair.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Description of Montrail Hardrock Hiking Shoes - WomensThe proven Hardrock is the ultimate ultra-runner lighter, faster and flexible without sacrificing protection, support and stability for putting in the long miles.FeaturesGryptonite outsole for great traction and exceptional durability. Molded midfoot shank for support and torsional rigidity. Trail Shield forefoot for protection from rocks and other trail debris. Highly breathable mesh with a gusseted tongue to keep out dirt and moisture. Perimeter midsole technology for comfort and stability on uneven surfaces.Weight 10.5 oz 0.29 kg
- US Outdoor Store
The Montrail Hardrock, inspired by the Hardrock 100 ultra race, is built for the rough, rocky terrain of its namesake. Providing the utmost stability and traction, protection doesn't sacrifice agility, flexibility or weight. It's versatile enough for quick runs or long hikes thanks to its platform design. Aggressive lugs let you plow through dirt and mud with traction. With a wider midsole and molded protection plate-sculpted for flexibility during forward motion-it protects the bottom of your foot from bruising. The firm heel counter holds you steady. Designed with a metatarsal gel pad for cushion in the forefoot, and a high-density medial post, Hard Rock helps prevent pronation (and turned ankles). Webbing strips and synthetic overlays in the upper provide killer support. Using an IntegraFit last, these shoes feel like they're custom made. Montrail even used style cleverly with embossing that doubles as abrasion protection so they last longer.
- Backcountry Outlet
When your day in the backwoods includes everything from trail running to bouldering, turn to the Hardrock 08 from Montrail. A true multi-sport shoe, you'll have great traction with the sticky Gryptonite sole while the synthetic leather toe bumper protects your digits from bumps and bangs while you're climbing or hiking.
- Mountain Gear