Skimo Co





5' 11"


180 lbs

Shoe Size

US 9.00

Foot Strike



1 - 10 miles / week

My Running

I run in the central WA Cascades; I’m fairly injury prone with regards to running unfortunately, so my mileage is variable. I tend to run mostly rocky, occasionally steep terrain. I have a history of nerve damage from a pro ski patrol career, so shoe choice has proven absolutely crucial. I need moderate width, pretty decent cushioning, and a rock plate of some sort. I had hopes of becoming a late bloomin ultra distance runner, but reality is if it’s more than 15-20 miles, I’m probably packing a bag and spending the night anyway.

My Gear

Shoes in the past:
Altra King MT, Superior, some scott shoes, some adidas.
Currently: La Sportiva Ultra Raptor

Pack: Black Diamond 15l vest, Hyperlite Versa.

Recent Posts

Great visor; low profile, quick drying, fits under a helmet for ski touring, and the red one is faster. Velcro is fairly low profile but occasionally catches on sun hoodie fabric.
I’m on my third pair in three years. I have nerve damage and plantar faciatis, and I went through lots of shoes trying to accommodate the old injuries, while striking a balance of light weight and durability. Despite liking the zero drop shoes, none of them lasted very long and most didn’t have adequate protection on rocky trails, and also weren’t very good on occasional scrambles or off trail travel. I decided to try Ultra Raptors based on recommendations from a friend. I’ve found them to be moderat...

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