Patagonia Specter

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Specs

men's
Weight 11.1 oz / 315 g
Width Medium
Arch Support Medium
Fit True to Size

Reviews

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Lightweight and comfortable. Perfect for trail running…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $47

Summary

Lightweight and comfortable. Perfect for trail running and hiking alike.

Pros

  • Wide base for stabalization.
  • Thick heel area.
  • Lightweight.
  • Confortable for long distance hiking.
  • Quick-drying.

Cons

  • Poor torque control.
  • Ball area somewhat thin.

These are my first trail running shoes after switching from boots. I was hesitant after their maiden voyage because my feet were very sore, but after another day of hiking they were completely broken-in. Now I love them and have used them for many weekend excursions as well as day hikes.

The side walls of the shoes are a light mesh that breathes very easily and dries quickly. I stepped in a river with these bad boys and they were completely dry within an hour. The base on the heel of the shoe is also very wide, which helps to provide excellent stabilization.

All in all I am very happy with this shoe and recommend it to anyone, especially someone who is still using boots!

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Patagonia's Men's Specter page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Specter from Patagonia is a trail running shoe that's burly enough for rougher trials and access-mountain running.This product will be shipped directly from Patagonia and will leave their warehouse in 2-3 business days. Eligible for UPS ground shipping only.

- EMS refers to the men's version

Tie into the Specter and hit the highaltitude Inca Trail the mystical running route of the ancients The shoes genderspecific anatomical trail running last provides a precise fit for control on rocky Andean terrain Breathable wicking air mesh and synthetic leather is protective and durable The Patagonia Dynamic Fit Lacing System combines with webbing loops that extend down to the insole to securely wrap the foot Forefoot shockabsorption pad and multiple flex grooves provide metatarsal protection and flexibility Recycled 20 EVA anatomical perforated footbed cushions and supports the genderspecific foam footframe is ultralight The multidensity sticky rubber outsole has 360degree wetdry traction for varied cloudforest conditions Genderspecific anatomical trail running last provides a precise fit for control on uneven terrain breathable wicking air mesh and synthetic leather provides upper protection and durability Patagonia Dynamic Fit Lacing System combines with webbing that extends down to the insole to wrap and hold the foot securely injection molded TPU InStep support arms lock the heel in place 100 recycled polyester moisture wicking ventilated air mesh collar and tongue lining breathable bellows tongue keeps out debris reflective webbing and heel for high visibility Forefoot shock absorption pad and multiple flex grooves provide metatarsal protection and flexibility Genderspecific ultralightweight foam footframe is 25 lighter than standard EVA foam 1 mm forefoot shock absorption plate distributes pressure protecting the foot while maintaining forefoot flexibility Medium width medium arch support performance true to size fit 314 g 111 oz Made in China

- Bentgate.com refers to the men's version

A trail running shoe that's burly enough for rougher trails and access to mountain running.Tie into the Specter and hit the high-altitude Inca Trail, the mystical running route of the ancients. The shoe's gender-specific anatomical trail running last provides a precise fit for control on rocky Andean terrain. Breathable, wicking air mesh and synthetic leather is protective and durable. The Patagonia Dynamic Fit Lacing System combines with webbing loops that extend down to the insole to securely wrap the foot. Forefoot shock-absorption pad and multiple flex grooves provide metatarsal protection and flexibility. Recycled (20%) EVA anatomical perforated footbed cushions and supports; the gender-specific foam footframe is ultralight. The multi-density sticky rubber outsole has 360-degree wet/dry traction for varied cloud-forest conditions.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

Whether your trail run takes you to ancient Inca ruins or through a tree-root-riddled downtown park, the Patagonia Specter Trail Running Shoe is the tool you need navigate the rugged ground.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version