Montrail Odyssey - Men's
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.