Montrail Nitrus

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These shoes have great comfort and support. They would…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Materials: Non-Leather
Use: rough trail w/ light pack
Break-in Period: 0
Weight: 150+25lb
Price Paid: $95

These shoes have great comfort and support. They would be a 5 Star shoes if it weren't for the separation of the dual density tread after < 6 miles.

After my first outing of light hiking on dirt, root and rocks I had lost nearly 30% of the tread on the left shoe, while the right shoe began to show missing tread as well.

Here's the problem. The shoe has small yellow treads that are glued onto a larger single tread. The tread will fall off creating an uneven space under the foot.

This is not acceptable for any shoe short of the dollar store. I am returning them for the better rated CD or Hardrock.

Montrail, if you can't maintain QA in China then bring production back to the States and charge $25 more for a quality product.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Nitrus from Montrail has all those features you've wished for in a single outdoor shoe- Airmesh, a stretch gusset, shock absorption, high traction, and shear control. We'll understand when you fall in love with this shoe- we already have.

- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version

So what if the Montrail Men's Nitrus Trail Running Shoe looks like Fruity Pebbles on fire? Montrail designed this high mileage racer with a flexible forefoot to aggressively tackle any trail, road, or track that you can throw yourself at. Rigid support and durable mesh in the upper keep your feet stable and breathing on extra-long runs, and a four-density cushioned midsole maintains your comfort when the trail gets torturous. Gryptonite rubber soles use burly tread lugs to ensure long-lasting traction.

- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version

CLOSEOUTS . Montrail Nitrus trail shoes combine support, flexibility comfort and breathability in a lightweight system that's ideal for runners, serious hikers and casual walkers. GT(Gryptonite Trail) sticky rubber tread compound outsole for optimal performance with traction and durability on wet and dry surfaces. TerraHex three-component system combines the traction outsole, a protection plate and a shock-absorbing midsole. Extremely lightweight shoes to provide traction, protection, cushioning Flexible upper expands to accommodate wider feet Breathable mesh and synthetic uppers Convenient rapid lacing system with twin locking eyelets Synthetic mesh lining for breathability Removable footbed for fast drying Padded collar and tongue Pull loops on tongue and at Achilles Weight: 1 lb. 15 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China.

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version

Free Shipping. Montrail Men's Nitrus Shoe (Spring 2008) Features for the Nitrus by MontrailCOMFORTFlexible conforming upper expands to accommodate wider feetFour-density midsole plus TerraHex cushioning and shear control systemAirmesh windows enhance airflowPERFORMANCETrail-stableMedial posting plus TerraHex cushion platformTerraFlex protection and controlStretch gusset keeps out nastiesANIMALThe son of HardrockHammerheadsHigh-mileage trail runnersSensitive feet

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Montrail Nitrus


The Nitrus has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$34.98 - $95.00

The Montrail Nitrus is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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