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If you are going OCR, get them!
on May 2, 2016
Bout this for my Spartan Beast on 5/1/2016. 16.1 miles and 8 hours of grueling mountain climbing, running, walking through mud/water. All I can say is, this pair of shoes WORTH EVERY PENNY.
First of all, they are super comfortable. I put them on two days before the race, walked around, took kids to the park. BEST FEEL of all my sneakers/running shoes. I run 60-80 miles a month on average, so running shoes are not strangers to me. I've never tried any shoes that came close to the comfort level of speedcross 3. This was to test it out if I can trust them on a full-day running event. Cannot afford blisters when I get into Beast.
Our day of event was pitiful at best. 45F and raining. It means we were gonna deal a lot with water, mud, and slippery hills through the entire course. Sure enough, our shoes got wet 2 miles in, and went through water/mud several times. Sure they will get heavy, but they never felt loose or uncomfortable because of deformation. They do not drain as fast because of thick cushion design, but that does not really bother us. I've seen some reviews elsewhere saying its insoles came loose and curled up. That worried me a little when I was researching shoes. You can imagine how painful that would be if you are running in the course when it happened. Did not happen. There are three members in my team wearing Speedcross 3, not a single one had issue. And we are the only three member never fell because shoes slipped.
Shoes all dirty and muddy. Came home, rinse it off. Like new. Pictures are all after the race. And the insoles were perfectly as they were before the race.
If you are going to do any OCR like spartan or tough mudder, this is your shoe. If you are going to hike in the woods/mountains, this is your shoe. And they look awesome!