6 miles into a 10 mile hike something under my right shoe felt amiss. I figured I had either stepped in something or my Montrail Hard Rocks had finally given out on me. It was the latter. Bummer. As you know these are my favorite trail shoes.
I am not giving up on these yet. I am going to peel the tape off, clean them up real good and smear on a healthy slab of Shoe Goo. We’ll see how much farther I can go with them but I am glad I still have one new-in-the-box pair of these left.
Why do I like these particular trail shoes so much? Two reasons set these discontinued Montrail Hard Rock shoes apart from anything else currently on the market. The interior of the shoe is made of a thick high density foam with a sturdy outer fabric. It holds up very well and provides excellent support/padding. Second, is the rock shield that runs the length of the midsole. That’s what makes hiking many long miles on extremely rocky trails, like the one pictured above, possible without coming up lame the next day. Light weight is wonderful but structure is very important too.
Hike on my friends and always have a plan B.