Brooks Adrenaline ASR
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Good: light, flexible, good for light/moderate trails (DRY trails), good smooth ride, not clunky or heavy in any way. Nice ankle stability and good laces too, they stay tight during a race =).
Bad: I just found out (the hard way) that these shoes do not descend well on wet ANYTHING. My old Asics Gel Eagle Trails were like suction cups and I could bomb down wet trails. Not these. I was tiptoeing down Mt. Greylock, losing time, getting passed left and right. At one point I had no choice but to run on wet rocks and both feet came right out from under me. Luckily I had grabbed a tree and was able to stop myself from bashing my head on the rocks. Oh and they run VERY hot - the material is supposed to be water resistant (hahahahah) so these shoes do not breathe well at all.
Needless to say I won't be buying these again. They have some good qualities, but for agressive trail running on gnarly trails there are better shoes out there.
Use: single track, technical mountain trails
Break-in Period: a couple of 30-45 min runs
Price Paid: $80
Good shoe for stability and durability.
Use: short trail runs
Break-in Period: few runs
Price Paid: $75
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