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Re: [vt100] shoe question

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  • eric ivey
    I wore Leona Divide s for part of LHT and plan on wearing them for a lot of VT (will also wear NB 761 road shoes). Good shoe with a big toebox and plenty of
    Message 1 of 9 , Jun 21, 2000
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      I wore Leona Divide's for part of LHT and plan on wearing them for a lot
      of VT (will also wear NB 761 road shoes). Good shoe with a big toebox
      and plenty of cushion and support.
      Eric

      Martha wrote:
      >
      > Has anybody tried the new Montrail Leona Divide? According to comments
      > I received from some Ultra List members recently, the Leona Divide is a
      > better shoe for Vermont's roads as opposed to rocky trails (although I
      > saw that Courtney was wearing them at Laurel Highlands).
      >
      > Maybe a heavy duty running shoe like the Gel Kayano would be good,
      > although I usually find that the 2050 is enough shoe for me. I also
      > like the Asics Nandi's -- they're light and comfy, yet stable --
      > unfortunately, they're a little wide for my foot for really long runs.
      >
      > Martha
      >
      > --- "Pero, Stephen M" <peros@...> wrote:
      > > Hi Karen...
      > >
      > > I think for the most part, that Montrails are too much shoe for
      > > Vermont 100,
      > > but that's just my opinion. Vermont is mostly a road course and one
      > > would
      > > need a good amount of cushioning to protect Your legs and knees, etc.
      > > from
      > > the pounding on the downhills.
      > >
      > > In '98 though, I did wear Asics trail shoes and was fine. This year
      > > my plan
      > > is to wear my Asics 2050's until CTB#1, switch to my Asics Nandi's
      > > (for a
      > > change of feeling) and then change back into my 2050's at CTB#2. This
      > > is
      > > what I also did in '98. It seemed to give the midsoles in the shoes a
      > > rest
      > > while I was out on the tough CTB loop. The EVA got a lot of their
      > > springiness back and felt like a new pair of shoes.
      > >
      > > If the Montrails are comfortable for You, then by all means wear
      > > them...I
      > > would just suggest that You also have Your 2050's at CTB in case You
      > > decide
      > > You want something a bit softer to run on.
      > >
      > > seeya soon,
      > > Steve P.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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