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Re: Trail Runners with sticky rubber soles

Postby Kiefer » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:22 am

Not so much as a proper running shoe, but I've had good experiences with the 5.10's, Exum Guides. At least running over short distances.
Really good on rock and unstable terrain too.

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Re: Trail Runners with sticky rubber soles

Postby visentin » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:52 pm

I've tried the Salomon in a shop and they seemed very robust. And, proper running shoes.
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Re: Trail Runners with sticky rubber soles

Postby Kiefer » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:33 pm

MoapaPk wrote:But while we're at it -- do you find the Exum Guides "crampon compatible" as claimed? I looked at a pair, and they seemed to have quite flexible soles.


I laughed when I read that too! :lol: I picked em' up specifically for the approach to Chimney Rock & Turret Ridge (Cimarron's in Colorado).
Crampons on an approach shoe/running shoe. No thank you. I'll never do that for exactly what you mentioned, soles are too soft & pliable.
I cherish my toes. I knew a few folks out here who spring climb in approach shoes with points but to me, it's not safe.
If I don't have an axe and (or) points, I have no business on a snow slope. I've taken a lot of falls/slides in my day. Not looking
to repeat any! :wink:
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Re: Trail Runners with sticky rubber soles

Postby JD » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:10 pm

They specifically say "strap-on crampons". You can put those on tennis shoes and walk up snow slopes where you'd otherwise be slipping all over the place. It should be obvious that there are limitations.

What's with the big price bump in the Five Ten approach shoes? I was going to order another pair of Camp 4 shoes but they went up about 50% from a year ago. Is this because Adidas bought the company? At $150+ I figure it's worth the time to shop around for alternatives.
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Re: Trail Runners with sticky rubber soles

Postby mtnjim » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:14 pm

I have some Sportiva Raptors I bought last year for Pikes. The little bit of research I did at the time said that the sole was Sportiva's stickiest in a running shoe. They seeem to be okay but I really don't notice much difference between these and my NB 915s as far as grip on rock. I don't think they grip as well as my old Five Tennies did or my first gen Sportiva Exum Ridge but that could be due to the aggressively lugged sole that just doesn't allow as much sole to grab. Medium fit, decent rock plate. I need my shoes just a little stiff due to injuries.
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Re: Trail Runners with sticky rubber soles

Postby jonclimbingon » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:56 am

LaSportiva Wildcats

http://www.sportiva.com/products/footwear/mountain-running/wildcat

One of the best trail runners I've owned. Light, breathes well, great on down hill dirt and the sticky rubber is pretty good although I've never really tried it on anything technical.
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Re: Trail Runners with sticky rubber soles

Postby visentin » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:10 am

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Re: Trail Runners with sticky rubber soles

Postby jonclimbingon » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:41 pm

MoapaPk wrote:
jonclimbingon wrote:LaSportiva Wildcats

http://www.sportiva.com/products/footwear/mountain-running/wildcat

One of the best trail runners I've owned. Light, breathes well, great on down hill dirt and the sticky rubber is pretty good although I've never really tried it on anything technical.


Do they run true to size? I see them selling for $20 below list a few places. I usually get M9.5 in a hiking/approach shoe, M10 in a running shoe. I have low-to-medium volume feet, toes a little wide.


I wear between a size 8.5 to a 9 depending on the shoe manufacturer, so I have found the size 42 euro fits me like a glove for trail runners and hiking shoes. These seemed to run true to size as my Scarpa Zens are a 42 and fit just as well.
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Re: Trail Runners with sticky rubber soles

Postby x15x15 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:42 pm

Kiefer Thomas wrote:
MoapaPk wrote:But while we're at it -- do you find the Exum Guides "crampon compatible" as claimed? I looked at a pair, and they seemed to have quite flexible soles.


I laughed when I read that too! :lol: I picked em' up specifically for the approach to Chimney Rock & Turret Ridge (Cimarron's in Colorado).
Crampons on an approach shoe/running shoe. No thank you. I'll never do that for exactly what you mentioned, soles are too soft & pliable.
I cherish my toes. I knew a few folks out here who spring climb in approach shoes with points but to me, it's not safe.
If I don't have an axe and (or) points, I have no business on a snow slope. I've taken a lot of falls/slides in my day. Not looking
to repeat any! :wink:


i guess we all laugh at different things. i've been using strap-ons with my 5.10s since 5.10 has been making approach shoes, addidas before that, and they work just great if thats what you need to get to your climb. heck, i remember back in 1998 when wallspeck and i were soloing the gulley on n peak athe beginning of one of our traverse days. wallspeck did the route, half ice/ neve in his nike runners with strap-ons... oh yeah, he only had one axe too... 60 degree ice can get comfortable with the strap-ons...
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