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thomc

thomc

Gender

Male

Height

6' 2"

Weight

195 lbs

Shoe Size

US 12.00

Foot Strike

Heel

Mileage

1 - 10 miles / week

Website

www.blogspot.thomsgear.com

My Running

very lightweight application of uphill athlete's program adapted for flatland brooklyn with occasional elevation outside the city.

My Gear

HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5 Trail-Running Shoes - Men's 12
La Sportiva Wildcat Trail Running Shoe - Men's 12

Patagonia 9 trails pack

Recent Posts

I'm a large in north american brands like patagucci and dead bird. Will I be better off with xl or l in this? Thanks.
Excellent gym and running short. What I like best: they are snug (I'm an off the rack Large in most, and in these), which works well for running longer distances or anytime you want a more, ahem, contained fit. Once on you do not know they are there which is just the point. I also really like Patagonia's running shorts, especially the larger pockets, but they do lose some of their tightness over time and during exercise. The only challenge with the Odlo is the decision to put the pocket center back. It work...
7/16/2021
 
I have hiked and skied with these for years, and only regretted them once when a partner’s Whippit was a welcome loan on a very firm descent. They are amazing from xc skiing to skimo outings, and everything in between. I find them lighter and better balanced than even the best BD and Leki carbon telescoping ski poles. They have a great swing weight and because the pivot is wherever you hold them, I imagine they will be great trail runners, as long as you don’t need to put them on a pack. That works well whe...
I unlike the prior reviewers have never tried this shoe, preferring to hold onto wildcats and gardas for trail running and technical approach shoes. These have been excellent, both at trail running, and even dirt roads. I wouldn't use them as approach due to aggressive lugs, but they are not intended for that. They are precise without being too tight on my flippers (I have flat wide 12s). The last is the same as my other La Sportiva shoes and boots, and size 46 works great. I do use an aftermarket ortho, ...
4/19/2021
 
I've been a long-time fan of the Wildcat. Curious to know what of the newer LaSportivas you'd like as a combination approach shoe, hiking shoe, and heavier trail runner. I like this and the Mutant, but would appreciate some guidance.



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