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Trail Running Shoes - Stability Trail Shoes
Merchant Description:
- Lightweight and breathable upper made of lightweight microfiber and other textile materials. - Air mesh on the bottom layer keeps the shoe airy and breathable, while the mono filament on the top layer of mesh keeps dirt and sand out. - Gusseted tongue keeps the sand out for a comfortable run. - Antibacterial, removable molded Ortholite™ sockliner for a comfortable in-shoe feel. - Dual density compression molded Avi-Lite EVA midsole helps control pronation and reduce the premature breakdown of the midsole. - CANTILEVER® system softens impact, stabilizes the heel and offers increased energy return. - DURA-RYD™ materials in the forefoot and heel offers superior cushioning upon impact. - High-abrasion DURA-STRYK™ carbon rubber compound in the heel strike area for enhanced durability. - Exposed ESS Forefoot Protection shield for a "Rocksteady" feel, allowing you to run over the roughest of terrains. - Aggressive trail racing traction design.

Average Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars; Editor's Review

Avi Avi-Stoltz trail shoes blend the performance characteristics of a light weight trainer with the stability and protection of a sturdy trail shoe. Racers will love these shoes, since they are light (for trail shoes) and flexible and perfectly suited to fast dashes on forest trails. Trail bashers will love them because they provide a proactive and stable platform from which the most rugged trails can be conquered.

The tread on the Avi-Stoltz is pretty aggressive. I ran in these shoes on a variety of surfaces: pavement, hard-packed trail, sharp rocks, slippery roots, and slimy mud. In all situations, the traction was good. The shoes channeled and shed the mud, and traction was pretty good on all other surfaces. I did feel the sharp rocks, but given these rocks, that is what I would expect. I also found the stability to be solid, which is important on a trail where the surface can be loose or hidden. The shoes provided plenty of room (perhaps too much) for my wide, flat forefeet.

To appeal to the triathlete market, these shoes come with a large heel tab to make the shoes easy to put on. This is a nice feature. They also come with a lace-lock so that they laces can be synched up instead of tied. I found that useless. I could never get the laces tight enough with the lace lock without a lot of effort. It is quicker to tie a knot, even for a triathlete.

All-in-all, I don't think you can go wrong with these shoes.