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Great shoe..... if it lasted a while longer.
on September 7, 2013
I've had my ascend gloves for a while now and really like their wide forefoot fit. The sole is much grippier than Merrell's trail glove and affords much more protection from rocks and roots while still keeping a nice minimal feel. The one MAJOR drawback is the durability of the upper. I have minimal sole wear, but the uppers are already falling apart. They are made of a flimsy, cheap looking mesh that is at its weakest on either side of the forefoot. Whether you under or overpronate these uppers are likely to blow out.
I really don't know what Merrell's designers were thinking with these uppers. With a more durable design these would be the perfect trail shoe for me.