Montrail Leona Divide
The Leona Divide has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best trail running shoes for 2023.
Thank God the Continental Divides came out.
These shoes are built almost just like those, so compare reviews.
I have low, inflexible arches and these shoes work great with me. They flex at the ball of the foot instead of evenly across the sole. That allows me to support my arch and use my toes to push off. These shoes have taken me over many miles and would keep on going except the have a stench now that has overstayed its welcome. The shoes are laterally rigid as well.
Overall, these are light tanks with a cusion ride.
Use: trail running
Break-in Period: none
Weight: 200 lbs (me)
Price Paid: $80
By far the best trail shoe on the market. The Leona Divide is light but very durable. This shoe has a wide toe box and very good heel/arch support. I have raced and trained in these shoes for the past three years in the varied terrain ranging from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the rocky hills of West Virginia and have yet to experince any foot related problems.
Price Paid: $49.95
These shoes are awesome, I am looking for another pair! I have completely worn out my first pair. They went to Bomber Mountain in the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area, WY, Medicine Bow Mountains, WY, and countless other hikes, trails, everywhere.
They are so tough, grinding the bottom over the sharpest points of rocks didn't even scratch them. The grip is amazing as we climbed up near vertical rock ledges with climbing gear (I don't recommend that!). They would get soaking wet and be dry again in a very short time. They have not delaminated, but finally I have worn holes through the top from my toes. They are looking pretty bad, but are still the most comfortable pair of shoes that I own.
If I could, I would buy about 10 pairs to last me the rest of my life! Thanks Montrail!
Materials: basic trail running shoe
Use: running and rough trail w/ heavy pack
Break-in Period: wore them about a week before heavy use
Weight: I weigh about 180 pounds
Price Paid: $70
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