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Say goodbye to blisters with Injinji Run toesocks. The Run series offers innovative, restriction-free movement and eliminates skin on skin friction, which is one of the primary causes of blisters. The five-toe sleeve design and superior fiber construction keep feet dry and protected while running on any surface, at any distance. From training runs to race day, Injinji running socks will go the distance by keeping your feet protected in any shoe. The no-show length rests below the ankle and features a heel tab to protect against chafing and keep the sock from sliding into the shoe.

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Review for Superior 3.5
4.7/5
favorite Shoe thus far!

I really love the shoes. They are light and fast and the upper construction is really nice. It is durable, easy to clean and lightweight. The only drawback so far is that when I run from the mountains to my home on the tarmac at a higher pace (3:30 min/k) heat seams to build up quickly in the shoe. I could probably just tighten the laces but I like the roomy feel in the mountains.

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OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
4
Review for Superior 3.5
4.7/5
favorite Shoe thus far!

I really love the shoes. They are light and fast and the upper construction is really nice. It is durable, easy to clean and lightweight. The only drawback so far is that when I run from the mountains to my home on the tarmac at a higher pace (3:30 min/k) heat seams to build up quickly in the shoe. I could probably just tighten the laces but I like the roomy feel in the mountains.

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OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
4
Review for Lone Peak 4.0 Grey Yellow
4/5
Indestructible and Comfortable

I have been using the Lone Peak 4.0 since November 2018, and have clocked just under 700k in them, using them for the Addo 50 miler and 8 hour challenge (total 63k), as well as for all my training on the trails. These shoes honestly feel as if you can run forever in them without any discomfort or pain. The grip is still around 75% of what it was, demonstrating the superior strength of the outer sole. IThe upper is still in excellent knick – and I have not been kind to them! For longer distances – long hikes, ultra’s – I would recommend this 100 %. FOr something a bit more for the technical stuff, I would recommend the superior or king MT’s, although the Lone Peaks are no slouch either!

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OVERALL Score:
4
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
3
Review for Lone Peak 4.0 Grey Yellow
5/5

Most durable trail shoe I have ever run in. 5 star overall – lightweight, ample cushioning and super comfy. Also 5 star for style, as after 1500km of mountain running they still look like the trail shoe you bought.

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OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Escalante 1.5
5/5
The trusty road buddy

The Escalante hits the sweet spot between racer and road workhorse. The lightweight design makes it perfect for speed work while the EGO midsole provides comfort for the longer runs on the road. Sizing is important with this shoe as a nice snug fit is crucial with the elasticity of the knit upper.

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Cape Town
OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Lone Peak 4.0 Grey Orange
4.3/5
Awesome all-rounder

This shoe is the ultimate all-rounder. It has been in my rotation since its launch last year, and since then I have used it for anything from a quick mid-week run on the local rocky trails to ultra marathon distances on the softer buffed-out trails of KZN. I’ve heard of previous models easily surpassing the 1000km mark, and I have no doubt that these will do the same.

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OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
4
STYLE Score:
4
Review for Superior 4.0
4.3/5
The racer

If you’re looking for a light racer that still has enough cushioning for a good old throw down, this shoe will definitely do the job! Was concerned about the durability of the upper versus previous models, but after 300 km’s the shoe is still holding up well and featuring regularly in my shorter mid-week runs.

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Cape Town
OVERALL Score:
4
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
4
Review for ADV Skin 8 Set W
2.7/5
Not for me

I just found this a very odd fitting pack. The design seemed clumsy and didn’t hug my body as I would have liked. The bottles sit too low down which I found uncomfortable and often got in the way of my arms, and I’m not a fan about the long straws (I’m trying to run a trail race, not take down a milk shake at the spur!). Returned and swapped out for a different brand!

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OVERALL Score:
2
COMFORT Score:
2
STYLE Score:
4
Review for TrailRoc 285
4/5
Outrageously good!

I recently switched over to this shoe having previously been in Brooks and New balance shoes that I just didn’t find had enough traction on technical terrain, and what a treat these have been for me! I don’t think I have ever found a shoe that sticks to rocks like this, it gives me great confidence on the downhills. I did have to go half a size up though in comparison to previous shoes from Brooks and NB.

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OVERALL Score:
4
COMFORT Score:
4
STYLE Score:
4
Review for Olympus 3.0
5/5
Altra Olympus

Max cushioning for ultra distance trails. Won’t recommend it for very technical trails. The perfect shoe for Munga 400km trail

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Munga 400km Mpumalanga
OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Escalante Racer - Boston Edition
5/5
Stupid fast and surprisingly practical!

I started running in the Escalante racers about a year or so after I got my (regular) Escalante and the difference was noticeable immediately. After my first run in the Racers I was a little concerned with how firm the midsole felt and remember thinking that I probably wouldn’t be able to do more than MAX 10km at a time in them. Fast forward a couple of months and not only did I run a half marathon PB in them, they have become my go-to for 90% of my road work. The more responsive sole coupled with the slightly stiffer ride (due to the construction of the upper) makes you wanna go fast. That being said there’s still plenty of protection underfoot and you can comfortably race at least to the 21.1km distance in them. I originally thought that these would be a “nice-to-have” in addition to the regular Escalante but have since changed my tune and believe that they are in fact versatile enough to buy as an everyday trainer/racer on their own. Added bonus – they are pretty F&%$@N good looking to boot!

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Cape Town
OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Escalante
4.7/5
The good old workhorse

I have been running in the Escalante for about a year-and-a-half and have thoroughly enjoyed them. My current pair are sitting on just short of 1,700km and apart from the sole in the toe area showing some wear they look as good as new. I am confident that the EGO midsole will outlast the rest of the shoe every single time and they feel pretty much as plush as they did on day one. If you are looking for something to use for anything from short speed workouts up to around 30km races (although I know of runners who marathon in them) these are a solid choice. Word of advice – as with all Altra shoes the toe box is fairly wide and that, coupled with the stretch in the upper, means that it’s probably a good idea to go at least half a size to a full size smaller than you normally would.

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Cape Town
OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
4
Review for One V3
4.3/5

You’ll be amazed at how light the One V3 is. I never ran in previous versions so I didn’t know what to expect when first putting it on. I ordered the shoe online after a friends recommendation. Like me, you’ll probably be surprised by the burrito type tongue of the One V3. Makes it very comfortable and I feel it’s much easier to get the shoe on your foot when not wearing socks. it’s probably not a shoe that’s meant for long distances but I’ve done a few good 3hr runs on the road and have had no problems, more than adequate space for toe wiggle room in the forefoot

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OVERALL Score:
4
COMFORT Score:
4
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Lone Peak 4.0 Grey Yellow
4/5
Perfect Berg shoe

If you’re like me and have been looking for a proper trail shoe that will take all the Drakensberg can throw at it, look no further. Perfect for long days in the mountains. The Lone Peak is light enough that you forget it’s really there, it’s got more than enough grip (much more than previous versions) for the slick grass and rocks. It’s super comfortable even after 8hrs of ankle twisting terrain. The Lone peak is also a great light weight hiking shoe, probably not it’s inten use but it does it well.

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OVERALL Score:
4
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
3
Review for Lone Peak 4.0 Grey Yellow
5/5
Altra Lonepeak 4

To date my favorite all time trail shoe. This alrounder is great for any distance and any terrain.

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Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon
OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Ultra Run No-Show - Oasis
5/5
Injinji socks

Tried and tested on the 400km Munga Trail. The best socks on the market to keep blisters away.

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Munga trail
OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Ultra Vest
5/5
A versatile and comfy race vest for any running occasion

I have been using the Ultra Vest for over a year now, and it’s by far the best running pack I’ve ever used. I use it on everything from daily run commutes to work and back (plenty of room for a change of clothing and all other essentials), to day-long ultra’s (more than adequate water-carrying capacity, with ample room for other essential gear, food and phone). It also compresses nicely for shorter races which have minimum kit requirements. No matter how much stuff I carry it never feels heavy, and has never given me any chaffing or other problems. After a year of good use, it’s still in great condition, with only the odd rinse required after a particularly sweaty or muddy race or training run. I’ve even used it on a road marathon where I preferred to carry my own water than rely on plastic sachets and did not feel in the least encumbered.

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OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Superior 4.0
5/5

What a light and cushioned shoe! Absolutely love running in them, they also have an optional rock plate that can be switched in and out. This meant I could have a light and flexibile shoe without the rockplate and a stable, protective shoe when I hit some technical trails. I would highly recommend it as a short distance racer on trail, but also has ample cushioning for longer distances. Happy trails 🤙🏼

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OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Race Belt
4.7/5
Not just for races...

Such a useful belt when doing a longer training run and some hydration is required, but little else. No bounce at all, and very customisable fit, along with an option to store poles or stuff a jacket in the elastic loops. Could also be paired with a hydration vest for some extra storage and less weight on the shoulders.

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Nomadic
OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
4
Review for King MT 1.5
5/5
Favourite shoe

My favourite shoe for my favourite trails – gnarly, steep and technical. Very responsive on the trails and the Vibram outsole grips in all conditions, and is especially good in the wet. Designed specifically for mud running, but works in all conditions!

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Nomadic
OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Superior 4.0
5/5
Altra Superior 4

This shoe is built for speed. Feels like a road racer but with all the grip and support for trails

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Pretoria
OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Superior 4.0
5/5
superior Superior

Love the new Superior 4.0, perfect for those who like low stack height, lightweight, comfortable shoes. The redesigned upper is extremely comfortable and durable. My go-to shoe for racing and training on dry and fast trails up to 100km.

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Nomadic
OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
5
Review for King MT 1.5
5/5
Balanced and Comfortable

What I like about the King MT is to feel close to the ground and also when decending in the trails I feel a lot more balanced and have a really good grip. The midsole is very soft but there is enough protection against the rocks. The fit is also very nice and comfortable giving you a secure feeling at your ankle and mid foot but still allowing your toes to move freely.

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OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Saucony Xodus ISO 3
4.3/5
So much grip!

I’ve in LOVE with this shoe over technical terrain and muddy conditions. You can really appreciate the 6mm lugs on the outsole. The full Everun midsole definitely makes this shoe ultra comfortable, and with the level of comfort afforded, it’s a great shoe for trail races all the way up to 100km. I wouldn’t take this thing on any road runs, the asphalt will destroy the outer lugs, but thats not a negative, it just isn’t what the shoe is built for. My only negatives are that its a little heavy, and why oh why did they make the laces so short??? Apart from that, a great trail shoe.

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OVERALL Score:
4
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
4
Review for Asics Kayano 25
4.3/5
Roomier than I though

With most shoes being so narrow, I was surprised that I had a bit more cabin room in my toe box for my toes to spread out a bit. Nice level of cushioning and support for a guy holding up the rear of most road races!

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Sandton, JHB
OVERALL Score:
4
COMFORT Score:
4
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0
4.3/5
Great durability

Got 500+km out of mine so far and the outsole is holding up incredibly well. I’m guessing that has something to do with the continental rubber outsole. Don’t think it has enough cushioning for me for marathon distances, but I’m loving it for anything up to 21km.

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OVERALL Score:
4
COMFORT Score:
4
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Ultra Flask 600ml
4/5
Works great with my Salomon S-Lab Sense 8

Very happy with these, work perfectly with my pack. Love the option of a longer straw for the lazy runner. Like me.

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OVERALL Score:
4
COMFORT Score:
4
STYLE Score:
4
Review for Ultra Flask 600ml
3.3/5
Doesn't fit my hydration vest perfectly

It’s a really great bottle but i would recommend making sure it fits your running vest before making the purchase. With mine the bottles are slightly too long if I have the bottles filled with water. It gets easier to fit them into the vest pocket once I drink a little water, but it’s a little big for my running vest 😞

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OVERALL Score:
3
COMFORT Score:
3
STYLE Score:
4
Review for Ultra Flask 500ml
4/5
Great value!

Coming with 2 separate head pieces is awesome! I enjoy using it as a handheld on my shorter runs by attaching the short straw, and then with my hydration vest I attach the long straw head for easy drinking.

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OVERALL Score:
4
COMFORT Score:
4
STYLE Score:
4
Review for Shape-Shift 2L Reservoir
4.3/5
Great reservoir

Had this reservoir for almost 2 years now, and it still looks brand new. Great quality, durable, and easy to wash!

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OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
4
STYLE Score:
4
Review for UltraFlask 500 Insulated
4/5
Stick it in the freezer for extra cool water!

I hated conventional water bottles as the water warms very quickly. This worked great, it kept my water cooler for longer. I would also recommend instead of using ice cubes, rather fill it with water and freeze the bottle the night before you run. That’s one sure way of keeping your water cooler for longer periods of time! You also don’t need to just use these with running vests, I found they worked really well in backpacks when going on long hikes on the mountain.

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OVERALL Score:
4
COMFORT Score:
4
STYLE Score:
4
Review for Salomon Sense Pro 3
2.3/5
It's a nice shoe if you enjoy crying on your run

Sadly, as good as this shoe looks it’s way to narrow for my feet. I think it’s a great shoe for runners who have narrow feet. I can definitely feel some great grip under foot, but I can’t go further than 5km until my feet feel like they want to explode from the narrow toe box.

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OVERALL Score:
2
COMFORT Score:
1
STYLE Score:
4
Review for TrailTalon 235
4/5
Finally, they back!

I feel like I’ve been lost in the wilderness since Inov-8 were no longer available in SA. I’m super excited to be getting my feet back into them. Thank you RUN for saving the day! I really enjoy the low to the ground/minimal feel of the Trailtalon 235, and it offers some outstanding grip! I feel secure with the fit, and with the shoe weighing as little as it does, it makes me feel faster than I really am 😀. Those wanting to run longer than 42km may want a little extra cushioning, but certainly for rocky SA trails under marathon distance, this shoe is awesome!

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OVERALL Score:
4
COMFORT Score:
4
STYLE Score:
4
Review for Salomon Sonic RA MAX
4/5
Enjoying this shoe, but a little more flexibility would be nice!

This was my first foray into the world of Salomon road shoes and I’m really enjoying the shoe straight out the box. I do find it a little stiff for my liking and would probably enjoy a little more flexibility in the forefoot area. I think anyone who enjoys Salomon trail shoes, will likely enjoy the fit and feel of this shoe.

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OVERALL Score:
4
COMFORT Score:
4
STYLE Score:
4
Review for Saucony Triumph ISO 5
4.3/5
Heavy... ON COMFORT!

I’m really enjoying this shoe. I had the previous version 4 and I didn’t like that at all. This is a terrific upgrade. The upper is fantastic at holding my foot into place, and it’s got a really soft yet responsive feel to it. I’m on 249km in these and my feet are giving me the 👍👍

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OVERALL Score:
4
COMFORT Score:
4
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Ultra Vesta 4.0
4.7/5
Love this vest!

I have been using this vest for about 3 months now and I absolutely love it! It’s got plenty of pockets for all my essentials and the many various options and configurations give me versatility for whether I’m doing a long race or just a weekend hike with friends. Only suggestion is that I would have liked the body bottles to come with the longer straws. I see those are sold separately though.

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OVERALL Score:
4
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
5
Review for Escalante Racer - Boston Edition
4.7/5
Happy shoe happy life!

Really enjoyed this shoe as a change from my traditional Escalante. I enjoyed the slightly firmer midsole and the lower to the ground feel. It’s the fastest shoe I have ever run in and despite the lower cushioning I am confident that it can carry me all the way to marathon level! Way to go Altra, and way to go Run!

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OVERALL Score:
5
COMFORT Score:
5
STYLE Score:
4
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