So I like shoes - who doesn't - and I am always on the lookout for that next pair - some MAY call it an obsession. I made the switch to LaSportiva trail shoes this summer, from my beloved Mizuno's and have been thrilled with them. Prepping for R&I, one of the factors I was not looking forward to was having to purchase a neoprene booties to go over my shoes when snowshoeing. The technology gods were listening. Walking into Bushtukah on Friday looking for some new socks I came across the new Saucony ProGrid Razor, the perfect combination of trail shoe and neoprene bootie, accented with a Vibram Sole.
The best description of them I could find was on Gear Junkie.
Marketed as a trail running shoe that works for snow or dirt, the Saucony ProGrid Razor has a waterproof eVent treatment and light neoprene gaiters. It is based on the company’s popular Xodus chassis, including a similar Vibram outsole and a cushy midsole. But the Razor adds an eVent waterproof/breathable membrane to keep you dry running through streams or puddles. It’s made for snowshoeing as well.
I ended up with a full size lager than normal (10.5). I wanted to make sure I had room for two pairs of socks if needed and a little toe wiggle for a hot pad if necessary. They are a neutral shoe, and I generally lean towards a mild stability, but on snowshoes with orthotics, I think they will be just fine. Tried them with the Dion's last night and it truly is a match made in heaven.
An added bonus, they were on sale from $135 to $108, plus we had a coupon for $25 off purchases of $100 or more. How could you not say no? Let it snow!