I'm a fan of Montrail running shoes; having got several…
Use: Trail and mixed trail/road running
Break-in Period: None
Weight: c340g/shoe (US size 12)
Price Paid: £32.50 (half UK RRP)
I'm a fan of Montrail running shoes; having got several ultra events under my belt wearing Continental Divides (see my review of the CD).
I'm UK based and don't find it easy to get Montrail shoes (bought my CDs from the US), so when a UK shop was selling all its Montrail shoes at half price, I jumped at the chance.
The Streak is very lightweight, the overall design being pretty minimal. The soles are grippy but the tread won't disappear after a few miles of tarmac. They are an excellent trail+road shoe, having being designed for that purpose, rather than being a road shoe with a grippier sole and reinforced upper. Of course you may prefer a shoe with an 'armoured' upper, in which case they're probably not for you.
The upper is well ventilated: it won't hold water at bay, but it drains well.
Montrail seem to be inconsistent with their sizing; they are longer than my (same size) CDs. I've also got a pair of Montrail Phoenixes, which are longer still!
As with the CDs; they hold my narrow feet well and don't roll around on technical terrain, but the toe box is roomy (I have quite 'high' toes). I found them comfortable from the start and done runs of up to 25 miles in them.
Overall these are a nimble, grippy trail shoe that has met my (high) expectations.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Montrail made the Men's Streak Trail Running Shoes with multi-directional outsoles and Gryptonite sticky rubber, so you have less of a chance of decking and scraping some delicate areas as you streak through the woods. Since the rest of your skin is free, cool, and comfortable in the evening air, it's only fair that the Streak Trail Shoes' lightweight uppers allow for feet cooling and breathing. Responsive midsoles in these Montrail shoes absorb shock, while flexible, protective materials between the outsoles and mid-soles protect the sides of your feet from rock jabs.
- Backcountry Outlet
Montrail Streak (Mens)Designed for the female trail runner who is in search of a trail running shoe that performs in a variety of conditions, the Montrail Streak Trail Running Shoe for Women delivers superior traction on just about any surface; rock and mud to grass and dirt. A lightweight and responsive trail shoe, the Streak is designed for the trail runner with a need for speed. Features * Upper materials are lightweight and breathable * Vapor-Response(TM) midsole material is both lightweight and responsive * Trail Shield(TM) protects the foot from trail debris * Multi-directional outsole design offers exceptional traction in every direction * Gryptonite(TM) "sticky rubber" outsole offers great traction on wet and dry surfaces, combined with outstanding durability * Weight: 9.6oz / 0.27kg
- River Sports Outfitters
Hit the trails for short jaunts that are high on rough terrain and require even higher energy in the Streak trail running shoe from Montrail. Your feet will be protected from unexpected pokes from trail debris by the Trail Deflection Shield in the midsole while your feet stay cool thanks to the lightweight, breathable uppers.
- Mountain Gear
Free Shipping. Montrail Men's Streak Shoe (Spring 2010) The Men's Streak Shoe by Montrail is designed for use on a variety of surfaces from rock and mud to grass and dirt. This lightweight and responsive shoe is designed for the trail runner with a need for speed. FEATURES of the Men's Streak Shoe by Montrail Multi-directional outsole design offers exceptional traction in every direction Full foot Trail Shield protects the foot from rocks and trail debris Lightweight, compression molded EVA and low profile midsole provide a responsive ride Profile: Exceptional fit and breathability in a lightweight, responsive trail shoe. SPECIFICATIONS: Midsole: Single-density compression molded EVA Durometer: 55 Asker C (+/-3 degrees) Ride Height: 24 mm heel, 16 mm fore foot Outsole: Gryptonite Weight: 11.7 oz Protection: Trail Shield Toe Counter: Thermoplastic Fit: Last: (VEL) Fit Notes: Narrow, rounded heel, highly contoured arch, medium width toebox
Designed for the trail runner who is in search of a trail running shoe that performs in a variety of conditions, the Montrail Streak Trail Running Shoe for Men delivers superior traction on just about any surface; rock and mud to grass and dirt. A lightweight and responsive trail shoe, the Streak is designed for the trail runner with a need for speed.
- Altrec Outdoors