B2R's New Shoe Heralded as "Perfect Trail Shoe"

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The reviews are in, and it looks like B2R has a hit. Multiple experienced racers are raving about the Trail Performance Shoe.

Trail Shoe

A well worn pair of Trail Performance Shoes!

Going from the B2R trails to most other trail shoes feel like I’m putting my foot in a cast.

Just last month B2R released three new models. The expanded product line of the Gavilan Moccasin, Raja Trainer and Trail Performance all boasted the zero-drop, split-toe platform that put B2R on the map. Of the new shoes, the Trail Performance model was met with the most anticipation. The company teased the release of the shoe for over a year, testing and tweaking the construction for ultimate fit and function. High demand of the shoe was met with high expectations… and it looks like B2R delivered.

Christian Messerschmidt, an avid long distance trail racer, recently submitted a review through RunBlogger. Being one of the first to lace up the Trail Performance Shoe, he says, “I was very excited to receive the shoes”. “The workmanship is clean and solid, and there are no gimmicks or fashion frills found here. Even the laces feel substantial and never came untied over a 4.5 hour run. The upper is composed of a layer of tightly woven mesh with bands of rubbery plastic overlays to add support. The toe-cap has a rubber bumper and is reinforced by a flexible overlay which extends backward through the flex points up to the midfoot and provides sidewall protection. The split toe is executed well and did not cause any chafing- the material in between the cleft seems to be different from the mesh upper, somewhat reminiscent of flexible neoprene. My size 12 weighs in at just under 9oz, and I measure a 17 mm stack height (w/o insole) along with an approximate zero drop.” Christian goes on to emphasize “a natural feel with proper protection, flexibility to allow my foot to act naturally, good traction, snug and secure fit” among other features. His overall summary of his experience in the Trail Performance is, “I get an unprecedented level of connection with the ground… that has made trail running safer and more enjoyable for me.”
Following suit, Lori Enlow also reviewed the trail shoe. Lori recently won a 100 mile race in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and has put about 400 miles on the Trail Performance. In comparing the new shoe to her Road Performance B2R’s she says, “The trails have a little more cushion and thicker grippier outer sole without sacrificing the ability to 'feel' the terrain or the flexibility. One of the things I love most about the trail shoes is that they still have the flexibility and give me the ability to really work the terrain with ease. Most trail shoes are rigid with a firm outer sole that feel as though they sacrifice my ability to really use my feet and activate my foot muscles. Going from the B2R trails to most other trail shoes feel like I’m putting my foot in a cast.”

All signs are pointing to success for B2R’s new product lines. It really looks like they have a winner on their hands with the Trail Performance Shoe. To see Christian’s full review and more comments by Lori visit RunBlogger. To see the Trail Performance in detail visit Born2Run.com (https://www.born2run.com/footwear).

About B2R
The B2R movement began when Eric Swartz, an Ironman triathlete, runner, and entrepreneur from Atlanta Georgia read Chris McDougall’s book Born to Run. After suffering multiple running injuries, Swartz reached out to the Born to Run coach Eric Orton. Together the two developed a training system that implemented shoes, strength training, run programs, and nutrition. This B2R system is dedicated to the proposition that with the proper run training and footwear, everyone can boost their performance and experience the joy of running. B2R was founded in 2009, and is based in Alpharetta, Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.born2run.com.

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