When I opened the box that TrekSta had sent me, my jaw pretty much dropped to the floor. These are some flashy, good-looking trail running shoes! They have just the right amount of quirky design features along with that amazing red hue to make these, visually at least, one of my favorite running shoes to date.
Since I’ve had my TrekSta Evolutions
for some time now, I knew that the shoes would be quality-made, super-protective, and comfortable. Beyond that, I had no idea what to expect. Here’s what TrekSta promises:
The all new TrekSta Edict features sticky HyperGrip sole and exclusive nestFIT comfort technology. This lightweight trail runner combines the natural fit of a barefoot shoe with the protection and support the trail demands. A highly breathable upper mesh keeps your feet cool and dries quickly. A full-length nestFIT shaped nylon shank between insole and midsole povides plenty of protection from varying trail conditions, while a Thin TPU plate protects from rocks. The flat sole profile allows for more ground contact and better ground feel.
Out of the box, these shoes felt plenty stiff, which bodes well for trail running shoes, and I knew from previous experience with the TrekSta Evolutions that they would soften up and mold to my feet. I had expected the shoes to be somewhat heavy, as trail running shoes often are, due to the added protection, but amazingly, these are a nice lightweight shoe (10.9 ounces per shoe for the Men’s size 9).
These are really a unique-feeling shoe. The cradling sensation, paired with the lightness of the shoe, made it seem like I was running in slippers. The shoes seem like they are a natural extension of my foot, though the cushioning and support are definitely there when you need them. Excepting the treadmill, I tried these shoes on every surface I could think of: cement, asphalt, grass, gravel, rock, singletrack, doubletrack. The Edicts handled them all with no problem, truly a great all-around shoe! The one slight issue I had with the shoes was some heel slippage, but using heel-lock lacing solved that problem. If you are looking for a more minimalist shoe that offers all-around performance, good looks, and feel awesome on your feet, take a look at the Edicts.
(Disclaimer: I was sent this product for free to review on my blog – courtesy of TrekSta USA. I did not pay for the item, receive payment for this review, or agree to give a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)
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