User Review: Montrail Men's Rockridge
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50
These shoes are strong, comfy, versatile, with a sweet price.
- Grippy sole
- Dry fast
I've been wearing these shoes for a couple years. The first time I tried them it was on John Muir Trail in summer, a 200 miles hike. I didn't have enough time to break them in, but i had no blisters or anything for the whole trip.
I didn't slipped on anything for the entire trip, either. The soles are with very good traction. The soles are strong too. I have 2 retired pairs now. Both of them were done after about 500 miles of hiking with the cloth at front worn through. However none of the soles peeled off even with getting wet and drying repeatedly.
There are countless stream crossings on JMT, and I didn't even bother taking the shoes off as they dried in about 1 hour after getting wet.
In addition to JMT, I also brought them to the rainy southern Appalachian mountains in winter. I ran with them on packed snow on the street a couple times in the midwest. I had them on some Class 3 hiking/climbing trips to Colorado 14ers in summer. I ran a half marathon, and now I am training for a full marathon with these shoes. No matter on rocks, mud, dirt or snow, they never let me down.
They are super comfy too. The one I brought to JMT is 10.5 in size, and it's a bit tight around my toes. My later pairs are 11 and my feet are quite happy with them.
And the color too, the red ones look so hot, totally the highlight of my hiking outfit.