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Mens UK Gear XC-09 Trail Running Shoe

Men's UK Gear XC-09

Item #UKW108
MSRP:$89.99

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Developed for the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr), the XC-09 has an ultra-tough upper built from light, durable and highly abrasion resistant materials. It also features a SoLite EVA mid-sole and a deep tread pattern for great offroad traction. 13.3 ounces

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Features & Benefits:

  • Anti-Microbial Treatment : Designed to inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungus and other odour-causing microbes. Gives long-lasting hygienic freshness
  • NRG Impact Pads : (Inside) Super-absorption blown HEEL compound with a unique molecular structure that gives sustained cushioning, inlaid to minimise impact through the body
  • G55/65 : Refers to the grades of SoLite EVA that determine midsole density, shock absorption and stability. These grades are fine-tuned to optimise the performance of the shoes in a specific environment
  • RhinoFlex Heel Counter : (Inside) Flexible and responsive heel counter moulded around the last to ensure perfect anatomical alignment
  • 360° Reflectivity : Incorporating 3M Reflective. Enhances visibility in low light and aids road running safety
  • SoLite EVA Mid-Sole : A unique EVA compound that gives a lightweight midsole and enhances durability and cushioning.
  • SoLite EVA Sockliner : Enhanced removable moulded EVA sockliner for additional comfort and support
  • BioFlex Technology : Anatomically aligned grooves that echo the natural movements of the foot
  • NRG Reactor Pads : (Inside) Highly-responsive, technical FOREFOOT compound inlaid to compliment your foots Natural Energy Return during "toe-off"
  • 3M Reflective : Reflective for road running safety
Product UKW108 Review

Specifications:

  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Midsole Material: Compression Molded EVA
  • Country of Origin: Vietnam

I have to disagree with ...

5

I have to disagree with Goose, I have had these shoes for quite some time now and have found them to be one of the best running shoes I have come across. They offer comfort, stability, cushioning, and ruggedness all in one package. I have put my XC-09?s through some pretty rough training and they have performed very well. They are not only tough, lightweight, and comfortable, three characteristics I demand from running shoes, but stylish as well. If you are looking for an amazing running shoe get a pair of the XC-09?s, you wont be disappointed.

Justin

Undisclosed

On my third pair - still love 'em!

5

I've been running in these since June 2009, am now on my third pair, these are still the best trail shoes I have ever worn. Even better than Adidas Supernova, my previous favorite. Not only do I get the tough cushioning I need (I'm 46 now and have two knee surgeries behind me), but the traction is phenomenal. I run on rough trails, in all weather, to include snow, ice, mud, downed tree limbs...I have never slipped once (tripped over rocks in the dark, yes - slipped, no). The Bundeswehr got this one right.

Nate Hoepner

Heidelberg, Germany

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I run and walk on ...

5

I run and walk on concrete all day at work. I developed shin splints in both shins. I had orthotics made, wore shin sleeves, iced religiously, did every exercise I could find but nothing seemed to help. I purchased these in October, most of the shin pain was gone by December. They could breathe a little better, but then they probably wouldn't be as durable. Despite not breathing well they do not retain any odor. I have had these for 7 months now; most of the traction is still there, the lining along the heel is shredded, and one seam is beginning to come undone. It is time for a new pair of shoes and I will not even consider buying anything else but these.

jeff

Undisclosed

I've owned my first pair ...

5

I've owned my first pair of these shoes since last June. I've been an Adidas trail shoe (Supernova Trail, Response Trail, Rave) for years, but these are even better. After two knee surgeries I have to be careful about cushioning and distance. These shoes were great right out of the box, and even on runs that should be too long for my knees (ten miles and more) I have no pain. Great traction too, on road, technical trails, up and down hills in the dark, mud, and snow. Reflective surfaces are great too (I can see them in the light of my head-lamp). Only negative is that the laces take a bit of getting used to. I'm buying these again!

Nate Hoepner

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I am 6'4, 220+ lbs and ...

5

I am 6'4, 220+ lbs and abosolutely love running, but prior knee injuries have limited my distance running. These shoes have eliviated the pain in my knees and has afforded me the ability to increase my mileage. Good buy if your a Foxtrot Alpha like me!

damn_dudley

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I like the shoe for trail ...

4

I like the shoe for trail running. It felt real stable in the dirt. It also had traction. Didn't feel much slipping when going down hill. I would buy it again.

Frank

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Just ran 11k on them both ...

5

Just ran 11k on them both on dirt, rocks and pavement, in pavement they are incredibly cushioned (weight 175lbs),will keep using them.

Guadalupe

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One of the worst shoes I ...

1

One of the worst shoes I have ever had the displeasure to run in. I guess the reason it hurts my feet so bad is because it was designed for the army and is supposed to be some kind of punishment for no ironing your shirt properly. Instead of installing dicipline in the army by the old "drop and give me 20" routine. They now get sent out for a 30min run in these bricks.

Goose

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out of the box solid and ...

4

out of the box solid and comfortable

krum41

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1.    Nate Hoepner rated this product 5 stars
Thu, December 17,2009:
I've owned my first pair of these shoes since last June. I've been an Adidas trail shoe (Supernova Trail, Response Trail, Rave) for years, but these are even better. After two knee surgeries I have to be careful about cushioning and distance. These shoes were great right out of the box, and even on runs that should be too long for my knees (ten miles and more) I have no pain. Great traction too, on road, technical trails, up and down hills in the dark, mud, and snow. Reflective surfaces are great too (I can see them in the light of my head-lamp). Only negative is that the laces take a bit of getting used to. I'm buying these again!
2.    krum41 rated this product 4 stars
Sun, April 05,2009:
out of the box solid and comfortable
3.    Guadalupe rated this product 5 stars
Mon, December 08,2008:
Just ran 11k on them both on dirt, rocks and pavement, in pavement they are incredibly cushioned (weight 175lbs),will keep using them.
4.    jeff rated this product 5 stars
Tue, May 06,2008:
I run and walk on concrete all day at work. I developed shin splints in both shins. I had orthotics made, wore shin sleeves, iced religiously, did every exercise I could find but nothing seemed to help. I purchased these in October, most of the shin pain was gone by December. They could breathe a little better, but then they probably wouldn't be as durable. Despite not breathing well they do not retain any odor. I have had these for 7 months now; most of the traction is still there, the lining along the heel is shredded, and one seam is beginning to come undone. It is time for a new pair of shoes and I will not even consider buying anything else but these.
5.    damn_dudley rated this product 5 stars
Sun, January 20,2008:
I am 6'4, 220+ lbs and abosolutely love running, but prior knee injuries have limited my distance running. These shoes have eliviated the pain in my knees and has afforded me the ability to increase my mileage. Good buy if your a Foxtrot Alpha like me!
6.    Justin rated this product 5 stars
Thu, August 09,2007:
I have to disagree with Goose, I have had these shoes for quite some time now and have found them to be one of the best running shoes I have come across. They offer comfort, stability, cushioning, and ruggedness all in one package. I have put my XC-09s through some pretty rough training and they have performed very well. They are not only tough, lightweight, and comfortable, three characteristics I demand from running shoes, but stylish as well. If you are looking for an amazing running shoe get a pair of the XC-09s, you wont be disappointed.
7.    Frank rated this product 4 stars
Tue, August 07,2007:
I like the shoe for trail running. It felt real stable in the dirt. It also had traction. Didn't feel much slipping when going down hill. I would buy it again.
8.    Goose rated this product 1 star
Fri, July 20,2007:
One of the worst shoes I have ever had the displeasure to run in. I guess the reason it hurts my feet so bad is because it was designed for the army and is supposed to be some kind of punishment for no ironing your shirt properly. Instead of installing dicipline in the army by the old "drop and give me 20" routine. They now get sent out for a 30min run in these bricks.
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