Montrail Sizing Chart
3 out of 3
Good shoe but....
February 13, 2013
I waited to get some miles on the shoes before writing a review. I have about 80 miles in the Badrocks now so here is my opinion. The pros: the shoes fit well and feel great right out of the box. I have a wide forefoot but standard mid foot and heel. I've had no issues with toe box being too tight. These are listed as stability shoes but the correction is not noticeable. Very stable and secure on the trails. The weather has been wet here so I've subjected the shoes to wet muddy trails nearly every run. My feet stay dry unless I fully submerge in a puddle. Traction is reasonably good for a hybrid shoe. The shoes have enough cushion for limited road use but are better off road. These are not racing shoes but work well for recreation and fitness runners. The cons: the tongue is neither extended or gusseted which leads to debris getting in the shoes pretty much every run. The laces are not elastic or beaded and will not stay tied. There is no lace pocket on the tongue. These issues lead to multiple stops each run which is why I only gave them 3 stars. I'm seeing some early wear around the inside ankle area so durability may be an issue. Overall: I really like the fit and feel of the shoe. My home trail is steep and rocky which the Badrocks have handled well. But for a shoe in this price range I would expect standard lace locks, gusseted tongue with lace pocket, and more reinforcement around the foot opening.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 7, size 7.5, size 8, size 8.5, size 9, size 9.5, size 10, size 10.5, size 11, size 11.5, size 12, size 13, size 14 and size 15: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15.