Cloud (Size) 9 Shoe Giveaway

Lots of shoes[Note: This contest is now closed. Winners were announced here.]

As you might expect, we receive a great many shoes here at iRunFar. Some arrive as sample for possible reviews (we usually only publish our favorites), while we pick up others at various events. We keep some reference pairs, but at some point we need to unload most of them whether we like the shoes or not. That’s why if you are a men’s size 9 (or 9.5) today might be your lucky day. As part of a week long series of contests, we’re giving away 8 pairs of trail shoes!

Details on how to enter follow the list of available shoes. Note that while each pair of shoes has been worn, they’re all in excellent, darn-close-to-new condition.

BTW, here’s an index to all of our contests this week.

Men’s Size 9

Men’s Size 9.5

The Rules
Really, there are no rules to speak of. To enter, just leave a comment (please do this directly on the website, not via email) with your name and location. While not necessary, please include your email in the confidential box above the main comment box to help expedite our getting your brand new gear out to you (if you win). In the name of responsible shipping (and our non-existent budget) we’re limiting this contest to American and Canadian shipping locations only.

We ask that you please note in the comment only the gear pieces in which you are most interested. Your specific requests add to our work, but mean the gear goes to the folks for whom it would be most useful. There’s no limit to the number of items you can enter (see paragraph below) to win, we just ask that you are thoughtful in entering the contest.

The drawing for each item will be random … for the most part. One caveat of this giveaway is that you’ll only walk away with one item. (A good reason to only enter for the items you want most.) With that in mind, there may be instances where we will deliberately divvy up prizes so that more people walk away happy.

To be eligible, you need to enter by 5 p.m. PDT on Friday, October 15. We’ll post results from all of our One Miiillllionth Pageview contests on October 18th.

A Favor
We don’t make you “do” anything to enter this giveaway. No need to fill out a form, sign up for this, or subscribe to that. However, if you appreciate iRunFar and what it does, we just ask that you spread the word. You could share news of this giveaway with others, link to iRunFar on your blog or website, or tell your buddies about the website on your next run.

While you’re at it, consider further embracing the iRunFar community through one of the following options. Not only will they keep you better informed (we share different news on the website, the Facebook page, and Twitter), but you’ll help us out, too!

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There are 266 comments

  1. Chris

    Hi! I wear size 9 so this is a great contest! I would be most interested in the North Face Arnuva, Single Track or the the La Sportiva. The hybrid Arnuva would be nice to try! Thanks

  2. Jeff

    I've never been so happy to be a size 9 (despite being 6'1").

    I'd love a chance at either the NF Arnuva Boa or the NF Single-Track.


    Jeff Lorow

    Mechancisburg, PA

  3. Zachary Wieluns

    NF Singletrack, Speedcross, Golite comp and Sabino trail, fantastic! 9 or 9.5 is my exact size, very cool. I'm going to pass this to all my friends, great contest!


    Portland, ME

  4. Mark Ryan

    Speedcross or Single Track please Mr. Powell. (I'm usually an 8.5 but my mtn masochists are a 9 so I can get some nice cushy Drymax Socks into them).

    Mark Ryan

    Edmonton, AB

  5. John Goodie

    I wear 9 and/or 9.5. Interested in trying either the La Sportiva Raptors, North Face Single Track, Go Lite Comp or Montrail Sabino Trail shoes.

    Thanks for all you do Bryon!

    John, Zebulon, NC

  6. Joe Reis

    I wear a size 9 but lately with all the running 9.5 is more my speed… swollen feet I guess. The heavier the better of course I'm not picky… size or weight!

    On a side note I did a used sneaker drive here at my job this year and collected over 70 pairs for charity! Most likely where any sneakers you throw my way will end up… after I've logged a few hundred miles on them of course! ;-)

    Thanks Bryon!

    Joe Reis

    Yonkers, NY

  7. Brandon Dey


    Awesomeness all week!

    Would love the speedcross. Thanks so much for all the work and swag.

    Brandon Dey

    Reno, Nv

  8. Heidi Dietrich

    I'd love some shoes! I wear a women's 10 or 10.5, so any of them should work. I'd be most interested in Merrell CP Paragon, Oboz Ignition II, either North Face shoe, or the flip flops.


    Heidi Dietrich

    Seattle WA

  9. Stefan Albinsson

    Great oppertunity. I could need some news shoes for my Appalachian Trail runs here in NJ, mostly in Stoke State Forrest….The trails are pretty rock and eats up my shoes quick….Size 9 would be prefeared…

    Thanks and see you on the trails!

  10. David Kennedy

    Bryon, you're blowing me away with all these giveaways!!

    I'm size 9 and would be most interested in:

    1. La Sportiva Raptors

    2. Merrell CP Paragon

    3. The North Face Single-Track

    David Kennedy

    Honesdale, PA

  11. Tristan Scott

    After pounding the pavement at the Twin Cities Marathon last weekend (in a pair of Brooks Cascadia 5s!) I'm eager to get back on some dirt. A new pair of size 9 or 9.5 trail shoes would fit the bill, so to speak. Sign me up!

  12. Jason

    I'd be happy with any of the size 9's. As yet, I don't have any real trail shoes. I've been using the Asics 2140 Trail hybrid.


    Tulsa mailing address (currently in Brazil)

  13. Ryan T.

    Pick me! Pick me! (Compelling, I know.)

    I'm a 9, and I love shoes. I'll take whichever pair fits narrow feet the best!

    Ryan T.

    Topsham, ME

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