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Montrail Trans Alps

Montrail Trans Alps

Price – $130
Weight – 12.5 oz
Heel to Toe Drop – 8mm

The Montrail Trans Alps is a tank of a trail shoe. The Trans Alps is more suited for very technical trails, fast packing, or hiking. It is a very heavy running shoe for heavy duty goals. The Trans Alps has a full foot rockplate. The burly tread has 6mm lugs work very well on snow, ice, mud, and loose rocks. On a hiked in Jackass Canyon in Arizona on hard sandstone and in loose sand, shoe performed well with some scrambling involved. The Trans Alps gripped sufficiently. The shoe has a roomy fit, and fits true to size. The Trans Alps has comfortable cushioning, but is very rigid.  Even after a break in period, the shoe did not soften up. After more then a 100 miles, the testers have not seen significant signs of wear.

TAUR Tester Rating based on a 5 Cairn scale
Upper – 2.25
Outsole – 4
Performance – 2.25
Midsole – 2.5
Durability – 4.25
Fit – 3
Appearance – 3
Overall Score – 3

TAUR Tester Qoutes

“This would be a good shoe for someone who likes a durable workhorse, that is firm and tough.”

“Very stiff, heavier ride for a trail shoe, might be better suited for a hiker”

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