|Awesome traction from this heavily lugged outsole|
|I can't fold my Speedcross2 like this!|
*** I have put in just over 100 miles in the Fellcross now and I am still very happy with my purchase. Longest run so far has been 27 miles and I never felt irritated. I have even taken them climbing on the treadmill! Much more comfy ride on the treadmill compared to the speedcross 2. Only new complaint is that they quicklace system must be tucked tightly behind the tongue as the tongue is much more compact than the speedcross***
Compared to the Speedcross 2 the Fellcross is much much more flexible, and importantly for my gait, allows a much cleaner forefoot/midfoot landing to promote a quick cadence. This is the shoe that the Speedcross 2 should have been. Even with the low heel to toe drop these shoes still bomb downhills like the Speedcross 2, but due to the firmer rubber lugs, dont have quite the amount of cushion. I think they might run a little large, but I am comfy with a small amount of room to spare in my normal size 10.5.
|Crease forms that can rub the arch the wrong way.|
***** My Fellcrosses lasted all summer and all fall. In total I think I put around 1200 miles on them. The upper and outsole are still in great shape. I did notice that the midsole became a little bit softer over the miles and the lack of a rockplate began to be noticed. Sadly, after a supremely muddy woodstock 50 mile in them, one of the "eyelets" where the quicklace system pulls through began to tear which was followed by fraying in the quicklace kevler. Suffice to say, these shoes are about done. I have since duct taped them to me feet on days that I really want a mud specific shoe, which certainly works. *****
|Well over 1000 miles on this pair|