Pros: Arch Support, Breathable, Shock-Absorbent, Stabilizes…
Use: trail run, light backpack, hike
Break-in Period: couple of hours
Price Paid: $39
Pros: Arch Support, Breathable, Shock-Absorbent, Stabilizes Foot
Best Uses:, Grass, Mixed Terrain, Rocky/Unstable Terrain
Describe Yourself: Trail Jogger, Hiker, Backpacker, Road/Mt biker, Skinny Skier
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Comments: another good trail runner by Montrail. stable, built for real abuse that off road running brings. my favorite is the vitesse (have worn out multiple pairs of this cadillac of trail runners), but saw these on closeout thru (...)at a price too low to turn down. They did not disappoint. Contrary to one of the above raters, I found the heel loops were effective for pulling on and off wet muddy shoes. Toe protectors worked well on stones, and, .... my feet loved the way they felt. Seems like a great shoe, but I will advise once I wear out my first pair.
CAUTION: Montrail seems to run at least a half size small.
Update: September 12, 2009
UPDATE of previous review:
Four months after I started using, had real bad de-lamination of tread. Even the best shoe is useless if it has manufacturing problems. I have talked to other Odyssey owners that had similar problems.
Here's what other sites are saying:
TechnologyWeight: 12 OZ/0,34 KGFour-density trail-stable midsoleRubber toe protectionCargo-net upper protectionLightweight cut-away platform design BenefitsRoad-to-trail transition rideSuperior ventilationLight, breathable, and fastLow-volume fitUseNeutral pronation trail runningUrban trail runnerUltra racing
- Mountain Hideaway refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . When running becomes an odyssey, go with the Odyssey trail running shoe from Montrail, ready to get you in sync with your running rhythm and the environment. Black mesh surrounds entire forefoot Perforated suede covers heel Synthetic uppers Protective toe guard Cushioning for comfort Tough rubber outsole Angular studs lend traction Pull-on heel strap Weight: 1 lb. 14 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS. China. See our Running Shoe Fit Guide
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Montrail Men's Odyssey Shoe (Spring 2008) Specifications of the Odyssey by Montrail: Weight: 12 oz./0.34 kg Ride Trail-stable, road-worthy Four-density midsole Low-density heel strike wedge, angled to lateral side Forefoot gel pad Underfoot protection Torsional control Pronation control Flexible forefoot Fit Medium-volume forefoot Pliable all mesh upper for most any foot type Seamless sock like fit Design Stretch-Fit tongue and seamless toe box for barefoot running Ultra-breathable mesh Animal Minimalist off-road Minimalist on-road Ultralight trail running, ultra soft trail, road, city, fun running
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Both on- and off-road, Montrail's Odyssey serves as an ultralight, stable trail runner for a variety of conditions. From the city to the woods, you'll love the seamless sock-like fit, cushioning, and breathable mesh upper. Breathable nylon mesh uppers with synthetic leather for support and flexibility. Seamless toe box and Stretch-Fit tongue give a foot-hugging, sock-like fit (go barefoot, if you like!). IntegraFit shoe design offers superior arch support, a firm heel hold, and smooth contact pressure across the foot. Gel inserts for increased shock absorption. Heel-strike wedge helps maintain foot alignment for an enhanced stride. Four-density EVA midsole for maximum cushioning power. Removable footbeds offer support and add to cushioning. Medial posting for pronation control.
- EMS refers to the men's version
Montrail made the lightweight Odyssey Trail Running Shoes as a hybrid for running on knee-grinding streets and soft off-camber trails. A low-density heel softens heel strike on the road, while a stiffer forefoot lends solid footing on the trail. Montrail gave the Odyssey Shoes a gel pad in the forefoot for comfort on the road and protection on the trail. Seamless mesh allows your feet to breath and gives you smooth comfort when you don't feel like wearing socks.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version