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Amanda L

Amanda L

Amanda L

Amanda Lwrote a review of on September 15, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I ordered these on a whim when my size was on clearance and I'm so glad I did. I am typically a size 6 in most running shoes (Adidas Tempo & Adios, Mizuno Wave Ascend, Altra Lone Peak), occasionally a size 6.5 (Altra Intuition, Saucony A5), and the 6 in these fit me well. I've got about 75 miles on them so far, and I'm loving them for packed dirt/sand/rocky trails in SoCal foothills/high desert. They've been great on gravel, too. Luggy enough that you don't slip, but enough cushion if you need to run on a little bit of pavement to get to the trail. No breaking in necessary: my first run in them was 12.5 miles on hilly trails with no discomfort or hot spots. I liked them so much I ordered the road version. Currently in my trail rotation is the Adidas XT4, Mizuno Wave Ascend, Altra Lone Peak and now this shoe. Since buying these, I find myself choosing the Lone Peak & N1 the most often.

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Amanda L

Amanda Lwrote a review of on February 10, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I don't typically wear wide shoes and have never considered myself to have wide feet, but in my usual size 6, these feel snug across the widest part of my foot, and the toe box tapers a bit more than expected. Maybe I've been wearing my wider-toe box Altras too much lately. If I were to try these again, I'd go up to a 6.5, but the size is no longer available. For reference, I'm usually a 6 in New Balance and most other brands of running shoes. Disappointed I won't get to try the 1400 to see what all the hype has been about, I will just have to try it when the next version becomes available.

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Amanda L

Amanda Lwrote a review of on January 22, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Pre-run report- I sized up half a size. Comparing to other Sauconys I've worn: I was a 6 in the original Mirage and the ProGrid Omni 9, a 6.5 in the Grid Type A5, and a 6.5 was a good fit in this style as well. Sizing up to a 6.5 leaves me with that recommended 1 thumb's worth of space between my big toe and the end of the shoe.

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Amanda L

Amanda Lwrote a review of on December 30, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Like others have said, the chocolate (and peanut butter) gets a little melty on hot days. I've tried Mountain Mix, Peanut Butter Pretzel and Chocolate Almond Coconut. I like these for day hikes and to hold me over between trips to the lodge while downhill skiing. Maybe a little less filling than the original Clifbar, but I prefer the taste of these. I would gladly eat one of these as a mid-day snack during the work week if I forgot to pack my lunch.

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