Kayanos is my shoe of choice for roads and smooth trails. On more demanding and technical trails I use Montrail’s Cont. Div. This shoe offer good trail grip, drains well, wide toe box (which is great when your feet swell in longer runs), and excellent protection against rocks and roots. They run a little small so order a size up, feel a little heavier (most trail shoes do with underside protection plate and toe guards), and lack in cushing (I use inserts). I’m pleased with the CD, but always looking for a better (not as heavy & large toe box) trail shoe. If anybody knows of one please inform.
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