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Aug 14, 2018 at 11:36 am #3551319
Dropping again to $170 shipped.Jun 4, 2018 at 12:11 am #3540045
J, full medium (belt and torso), drawstring. Sorry, only torso size was an option when I purchased it.May 29, 2018 at 9:46 pm #3539128
Price drop to $180 shjpped.May 29, 2017 at 5:31 pm #3470380
Rush is sold.May 29, 2017 at 5:16 pm #3470377May 29, 2017 at 3:36 pm #3470364May 29, 2017 at 3:03 pm #3470362Nov 5, 2015 at 6:27 pm #2236305
I'm an 11 in the Lone Peak or Superior (preferred) but a 10.5 in the Altra road shoes. I'm also a 10.5 (or 43) in Vivo Barefoot shoes which have a similarly wide toe box. I'd say the Altra trails shoes run 1/2 size small but I can't wear most normally sized toebox shoes without sizing up at least 1 full size for whatever that is worth. If you've been wearing typically narrow shoes all your life, you'll probably be fine with your normal size. If you've been barefooting most of your life and have a correspondingly shaped foot, you may need to size up a bit with the trail shoes.Jul 21, 2015 at 5:12 am #2216071
Piper – are you sure you meant the Superior? They're absolutely a trail running shoe. Maybe you confused the name? FWIW though, I do have to size up on the Superior as compared to the Instinct road shoe. I had to size up even further for the Lone Peak and still didn't like them.Jul 20, 2015 at 4:49 am #2215828
I've tried most everything as far as brands go. If you really need a wide toe-box without going up in shoe width (ie. New Balance), Altra is your only option. The Vivo Barefoot line is next best, then the New Balance Minimus and/or Merrell Bare lines. Which of those fit best may also vary based on your foot shape. Most of the population is Egyptian in which case any of the above may work well. I have a Roman (square) foot so only Altras truly fit.Aug 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm #2130910
All Sold.Aug 25, 2014 at 3:09 pm #2130244
BumpAug 23, 2014 at 2:20 pm #2129745
Grey Traverse pants and Thorofare shirt are sold.
Still available : khaki and brown Traverse pants and khaki Thorofare pants.Aug 1, 2014 at 3:51 am #2123886
AFAIK, Ryan is the only one with access to support tickets and he's mostly been out on trips lately going off his personal site/blog. Stephanie or Eric may have access, but I doubt it and I'm pretty sure Roger doesn't either. I know I didn't when I was helping maintain the site.
You're largely limited to the support of other like-minded members and whatever they can or are willing to provide.Apr 16, 2014 at 9:33 am #2093616
I was always hoping that trail running and therefore keeping my metabolism up was good for my hiking but I see SO many chubby/overweight middle aged men hiking that I thought I might be doing something wrong ;)
There's a difference between being fit and looking fit. One is 100% exercise, the other (more or less) 100% diet. You can be one, both, or none.Apr 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm #2093309
Having been 211 and 30+% fat at one point and currently running 135ish and 6ish% (I'm 5'8) I'll throw my 2 cents in. Fat is far warmer than a higher metabolism, to a point. I'd say 12-15% body fat is about optimal for men. When I was around 170 lbs, I could sit outside in the low teens with a fleece beenie and 60g synthetic jacket. Now I need a mid-layer and a Rab Infinity for similar temps, and I'm often still cold.Apr 9, 2014 at 8:28 am #2091174
Chris, how have the Altra models changed?
My original Instinct (2 pairs) had a flat midsole (no arch). All of the models I tried post sellout (2011) had added an arch (could be felt pretty easily by running your fingers across the interior of the shoe) which became even more pronounced with the insole in. It caused issues for me, but may be of no consequence to others. I don't like a lot of unnecessary support.Apr 7, 2014 at 4:40 am #2090561
I find it amazing what some people consider to be a "wide toe box". Outside of Altra (whose models post sell-out have unnecessary arch support) and maybe the Nike, nothing mentioned thus far would qualify IMO. You might like the Inov-8 TrailRoc. I have the 235 (zero drop) but you might try the 245 or 255. They don't have a wide toe box IMO, but it's stretchy with no stiff overlays which allows it to work ok.
This is a wide (proper?) toe box:Mar 23, 2014 at 1:52 pm #2085444
ALL SOLDMar 22, 2014 at 1:17 pm #2085241
Weekend bump.Mar 21, 2014 at 3:51 am #2084855
I'd prefer the BDs or cash to buy them. Thanks for the offer though.
-chrisMar 20, 2014 at 5:05 am #2084499
TS4 is SOLD.
GoPro still available. I'd be open to trading for some Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles.Nov 4, 2013 at 7:54 am #2041101
Titanium is a poor conductor of heat, has major hot spots, etc. and can't really be used for anything other than boiling water. My guess – they've realized some people actually want to cook in their pots. I'd be impressed if they've figured out a way to make a stainless pot that's close in weight though. Typically non-stick aluminum has been the best choice for lightweight cooking.Oct 30, 2013 at 8:45 am #2039396
He got bored/tired of it and moved on to making knives. :-)Oct 29, 2013 at 5:40 pm #2039222
I've said pretty much the same thing re: "water-resistant down" in multiple past threads on here.