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Running in the midwest and eastern trail races, I have not found the need to wear gaiters in the summer. Not yet.<br><br>
But for powder snow, I want gaiters. I'm running a 50k next week with the possibility of ankle to calf-high powder snow.<br><br>
What brands/models do you recommend?
 

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Dirty Girls are inexpensive, and I like em cos they don't have the darned strap that runs under your shoe. Only problem is, you probably won't get them in time.
 

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I wear <a href="http://www.outdoorresearch.com/home/style/home/gaiters/gaiters_trail/61055" target="_blank">OR Flex-Tex</a> gaiters when snowshoeing or running in the snow. I like 'em even though they have that darned strap under the foot that can be a pain in the butt to tie just right, but at least they keep the snow out.
 

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Dirty Girls or Joe Trailman will work. I got mine from Joe fairly quick.
 

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I use Joe Trailman (similar to Dirty Girl but plain black) for standard runs, but that type won't work in snow. Snow (especially heavy/wet spring corn) will push up under the gaiter, so you need the type that ties under the instep... I use a simplified version of these shorties (lace instead of a strap) from Mountain Equipment Co-Op:<br><br><a href="http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442622615&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302733919&bmUID=1200611113619" target="_blank">http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1200611113619</a>
 

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Thanks, everyone for the suggestions. The local running store carried these OR gaiters, so I picked up a pair. And I like the weight.<br><br><br>
Thanks Muddy. It just so happens these OR gaiters have a lace and not a strap.
 

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An alternative - I never like gaiters because they make your feet too hot and sweat even more. I much prefer a simple taping technique. See the last paragraph at<br><a href="http://kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?p=535758#post535758" target="_blank">http://kickrunners.com/forum/showthr...758#post535758</a>
 
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