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Xero Shoes TerraFlex

Xero Shoes TerraFlex

Product Review (submitted on 30 April 2018):
I have had DIY Xero sandals since about 2012, so I was very keen when they produced a trail specific shoe; however, I should have looked more carefully at the sole unit. It didn't occur to me until I was lying on my back in the mud/wet. Now, I know magazines like Trail Runner said these were excellent in the mud and snow, but I struggle to believe this, especially on the downhills as there is little/no grip at all on the heel and the slightest bit of mud, or even wet grass on a steep-ish downhill can send you sliding. I run on local trails and venture off-trail regularly and (this being the NW of Scotland in the UK) it is more often wet and muddy and there is little flat ground. I can't imagine why there is a large pad of rubber with so little grip on the heel?