Due to snow, slush and mud high in the Rockies, I should wear gaiters for runs at least six months out of the year—but I rarely do because that requires futzing with gear. When I saw the Saucony ProGrid Razors, my inner skeptic was crying “gimmick, gimmick!” but last week, I became a convert. I was digging slippers out of my closest so I could sit on the sofa, eat bonbons and watch it snow, but I came across the Saucony’s first and opted for a run instead.
It was ridiculously simple to slide my feet in, adjust the pull-tab inner lacing system and zip up the gaiter—and my feet stayed dry! The eVent fabric upper breathed away sweat and repelled slush and snow. Plus, the Vibram tread provided great traction in ankle-deep muck.
Other testers I’ve spoken to praise the ProGrid Razors for summer trail running as well since the gaiters keep out debris just as well as moisture. But if you sport these with shorts, I want a picture!
These are good running shoes for medium-width feet in sloppy climates, and they work well with snowshoes, too.
[Disclosure: Saucony provided a free sample pair of the ProGrid Razor. Also, the link to Amazon in this post is part of an affiliate program that helps support iRunFar.com]