If you follow me over on Facebook, you’ve already seen what I’ll be doing Nov. 18-21. But if not, let me share it with you. I’ll be joining speakers like Nancy Clark and Kathrine Switzer at the “Run Faster, Further and Injury-Free for Years to Come,” telesummit, sponsored by the International Association of Women Runners. I’m really excited to be a part of this and will be speaking on the impact of blogging on women’s running. I’d LOVE to have you guys sign up to listen in–it’s FREE and you listen in from home. Even if you can’t make the slotted speaker times, the entire conference will be available for download when it’s all over. Here’s the link to get signed up, which I really hope you’ll do, or you can click on the badge up there in my left-hand sidebar.
Now on to the review: I was recently given the chance to try the Salomon Sensa Ultra trail shoe. Let me preface this by saying that my very favorite trail shoe, hands down, is the New Balance Minimus Trail, which means I have a bias. But as much as I love the NB, they tend to be a tad too minimal on really rocky trails–rocks can hurt. So I was open to trying the Salomons when I got the chance.
Unfortunately, these were not the right shoe for me. They have a 4mm heel-to-toe drop, which I don’t mind, but they were just too much shoe for my liking. I found them stiff and clunky, and they didn’t give me a good ground feel, which is something I look for in a trail shoe especially. I felt separated from the ground in these and even propelled a bit forward. Still, for someone who prefers a more traditional trail shoe, I think this could be the right fit. It is lightweight and not as bulky as many other models, so it might be the perfect transition shoe for someone looking to move down a bit in shoe. Many thanks to Salomon for giving me the opportunity to try them.
Finally, the giveaway. I’ve reviewed the SKORA Form shoes here before and had nothing but positives to say about them. They’re still in great shape, even all these months later. The company recently released some new models and is offering up a free pair to one of my readers. Check out the video showing the new Phase X model (tell me these aren’t the best!) and then enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends next Friday, Nov. 15.
Whew! Did I just cover a lot of ground in this post? I feel like I did! Have a great weekend of running…