Nike Air Teocalli GTX
Use: long and short dayhikes, rough trail w/no pack, over wet rock faces
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $70
On the bottom, they say "Winter," but it's all-weather, snug-fitting (I usually wear 8s, and these are perfect).
I took my Teocalli XCRs to Costa Rica and stayed high and dry while my boyfriend's shoes turned to mush. I wore them on mountains, on horses, in waterfalls, dirt roads, rock roads, through cloud forests, you name it.
I scrambled up wet, mossy rock faces, off hanging vines, and went rappelling with them, and they stayed tight and grippy on every surface I put them on. I immersed them in streams and rivers and they got cold and damp on the outside up to the ankle, but paired with Fox River AXT socks ($10), I stayed dry -- until the water poured in over the tops (these should be released as a mid-hiker edition and they'd be PERFECT for general hiking shoes). The Nike AIR heel cushion was comfortable and conforming to rock-faces, and the front were sticky as heck and gripped every-which-way.
These blue-and-greys are attractive enough to wear as everyday shoes, and I'm so glad to have bought them. I paid $70 on clearance at Scheel's and wish I could find another pair! They are completely worth it. I totally plan to wear them in Nebraska slush, mud, and ice this winter.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Some people would give up running for the winter than spend four months marking time on a gym treadmill. Add up the hours and club dues and you'll probably find that you're better off with a winter trail running shoe like the Nike ACG Air Teocalli GTX. Unlike other trail running shoes that tout "all season tread" compromises, the Air Teocalli GTX is a cold weather specialist built on a sophisticated dual compound All-Trac Winter outsole. It's made with a special winter sticky rubber and features a deeper heel plug in back for stability. The center tread spikes are harder than the side lugs, resulting in a steady grip that is more reliable than single compound soles. Up top is a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex XCR upper with a reinforced toe bumper to protect you from unyielding weather and surface obstructions. Ditch the gym crowds and take on the trails alone this winter in the Nike Air Teocalli GTX.
- Altrec Outdoors