User Review: Montrail Men's Rockridge
Price Paid: $70
I purchased these shoes 10 days prior to my first 100k in hopes that they would be broken in. I got in about 60 miles before the race but I never really felt like they needed it.
The course I ran was in Bandera, Texas, and if you've never run it before, all I can say is that there are nothing but rocks... and cactus. I train in Houston, where there are no rocks and was looking for something that could handle the abuse. I've been a big fan of the Hardrocks so seeing its demise was disappointing.
Not to worry because I think the Rockridge is a good substitute. There is a little more cushion than the Hardrocks. Excelent traction over rocks and easy transition to packed trail. Not much for traction on slippery rocks.
The only thing I didn't like was that the laces seemed a bit short. I like to tuck them back into the shoe but there is very little left after tying.