Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Speaking of free shoes

I hadn't mentioned yet, because I wanted to try them out first, but I also won a pair of trail shoes last week from Wilderness Running Company. It was a simple Twitter contest - "follow us to enter" - and I was more than happy to put them on my list.

WRC seems like a company that's doing it right - the posts on their blog are well-thought out and give good insight into the industry. They have some great product reviews (and great reviewers) and do some fun stuff like their Dutch Auction, where one item drops in price every day until it sells. Though I haven't needed much gear lately, they'll be my pick the next time I need some trail stuff...

So the drawing was for a Garmin 405 (which I've had for almost two years now anyway) so I was ecstatic to hear that they were giving some other stuff away - and I'd won a pair of La Sportiva Fireblades. I let them know my size, and they were here within a couple days.

They have a pretty snug, low-profile (Euro?) fit, and I've worn them to work a couple times now to get my feet used to them. I hope to get them out on the trails for a bit this weekend, but the weather forecast isn't looking great. So, they may get a bit muddy this weekend. I'll let you know how they do...

2 comments:

Gretchen said...

Sweet! I saw your name on that winners list. Super stoked that someone I know won something! Hope they work out well for you.
Two pairs of free shoes now? You've got no excuse for not logging the miles boy!

SnowLeopard said...

They sure are smart lookin'! :) Tried 'em yet?