high quality footwear
Here at the shop, none of us need 'yet another shoe.' On countless occasions, we've been disappointed with fit and feel on final production from pretty much every manufacturer. This happens when you've been in the industry for many years. Our standards are high and we are pleased to feature a few examples of new fall product which meets those demands. Please stop in soon to see for yourself!
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Brooks Ghost 11 GTX
It would be a daunting chore to find anyone who has criticism for the Brooks Ghost. It has become our #1 selling Brooks shoe and that is not our doing…that's because of you, our customer, who has spoken and chosen the Ghost over some very formidable options. So, take that #1 ranked shoe and build it for upstate NY winter with a waterproof, windproof and breathable Gore-Tex upper and you're set. Let's face it, we can have 5 months of snow, slop, road grit and general winter yuck. Head out anyway, right? Rinse your Gore-Tex Ghost of the salty grime, then head out the door tomorrow in your favorite trainer; Winter version.
New Balance 880 V8 GTX
You want it all: Windproof, waterproof, breathable, and wide widths. Here it is from New Balance, the 880 Gore-Tex. If a slightly bulkier sock works best for you when those temperatures drop, grab the 880 in the wide for a little more space. The ride of the 880 is forgiving but still somewhat stable for long sessions
Altra Lone Peak RSM
If you seek an option for both road and trail, stop reading now. If you're after a trailer capable of protection, grip and maneuverability, here's your machine. Altra is a brand with 'zero drop' which means this shoe is level...which means you can maneuver. RSM means Rain-Snow-Mud...which means you're protected against the elements. Altra has an anatomically correct shape to the upper...which means they fit awesome.
Saucony Peregrine ISO
Lightweight and strong. The new ISO version is proof Saucony is committed to refining the formula and yes, this is the best yet. Peregrine ISO isn't overpriced and this is one of those options to make good on the road and on trail. We are particularly excited about trail shoes like this as a lot of our customers use these as their winter road shoes. With a runable merino sock, you'll pretty much make it through any winter conditions.
Nike Zoom Pegasus 35 Shield
Quite possibly the perfect CNY outdoor distance training shoe. Why? Sometimes that 'just right' blend of dry and slop friendly characteristics in our winter trainer is tough to hit. From the bottom up, the sole pattern on the Shield Pegasus 35 is aggressive enough for grip in the slush and snow yet subtle enough for a smooth feel on dry pavement. Josh B says, 'midsole character feels more forgiving than the standard Pegasus 35.' This means the nice soft ride of Pegasus shouldn't be altered by the cold. Upper material is not pure waterproof but that's okay. It's quite impervious to the wind and slush of our long winters. The quick pull lacing and styling are bonus points, as we would expect from the folks at Nike.
Saucony Exodus Iso
For those looking for a bruiser, here it is. Full length Everun midsole means this is a protective tough shoe capable of hitting rocks, roots and ruts without slowing down. Outstanding attention to detail and fit by using the Saucony ISO fit technology, Exodus will work great as a trail hike/climb/walk and run partner.