Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fredippides Superb trail running shoe, great traction & secure footing
I bought my Ascend Gloves online from Dick's and they arrived last weekend. Fresh out of the box I took them for a 27 mile mountain trail run...they were superb. The traction was excellent even on sections with sand and gravel on bedrock. The thicker sole is just what I have been looking for for my longer runs (most of my miles are put in on the Merrell Trail Glove). While I could feel the trail, the soles of my feet felt well-protected even running through sharp scree. They feel just like running in Trailgloves but with more positive traction. I had a sense that my footplants were more secure and I could push the pace. Fit- the Ascend Glove is a bit longer in the big toe area than the Trailglove for the same size but it was fine especially on this trail which has long steep downhill grades -- my toes were fine at the end perhaps as a result. I am big fan of this model.
May 30, 2013