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Discussion: how are the shoes?

in: 'Bent; 'Bent > 2016-11-26

Nov 26, 2016 7:56 PM # 
we just bought them, but just waiting for some snow/ice to test the grip of the new vibram technology
Nov 26, 2016 10:51 PM # 
Works better than I expected. I doubt they'll work on lumpy ice, but so far so good. They'll rock for snowshoe running or races where there could be a mix of snowshoe on/off- they should be drier than a separate gaiter on a winter shoe.
Nov 26, 2016 11:12 PM # 
He's been raving about them! But we haven't had ice yet.
Nov 27, 2016 1:38 PM # 
Actually, I did run on some frozen puddles and icy ground, and was pleasantly surprised- they grip like the surface of the sole was sandy. I think they could lose grip on very irregular surfaces easier than spikes. The gaiter system works really well and they keep you bone dry.
Nov 27, 2016 3:04 PM # 
Just saw this on the CBC news site:

The Razors have Arctic Grip compound. Good enough for 1 snowflake rating, or a 7 degree slope. Spikes would definitely exceed that.
Nov 27, 2016 4:50 PM # 
Will be fun to try them out! Thx!

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