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!

Also, anyone looking for a free iRunFar bumper sticker, please use our contact page to request one. We’ll need your full address for that! Folks, we ship these free anywhere in the world. Really!

There are 266 comments

  1. Tracy R. Ellis

    I'm a guy that wears a 9.5 and I'd love any shoe that would get me back to running the trails in the the Smoky Mountains that are in my back yard.

  2. dogpaddle

    Unfortunately I am a size 8, however, I teach at a high school and help out with the cross country team. Any pair of size 9 or 9.5 would be fantastic to pass on to some athletes that do not own trail shoes.

    Love the website!


    B.C. Canada

  3. Brian Thomas

    Both the Raptor and the Speedcross sound like solid shoes. I have some metatarsal bone bruising and have been looking for a solid trail shoe for rocky environments.

    Brian in Saginaw, MI

  4. Richard Sudz

    I currently wear Brooks Adrenaline ASR and haven't ever tried any of these shoes. But considering that I have been laid off for the last year, new shoes haven't been in the budget. I wear a size 9 and would be ecstatic to try any of them.

    Livonia, MI.

  5. Diane

    Sporty trail gal who prefers the Montrail men's fit would love to rock the Sabino Trails. You're my perfect fit!


    Manhattan Beach & Lake Tahoe, CA

  6. Rodger

    Too big for the shoes and shirts, but the insect repellent buff would be great during deer fly and mosquito season. You guys are great. Thanks!

    Rodger Smith

    Scarborough< ME

  7. Mike Bailey

    Greetings Bryan,

    If I'm the lucky person, then I suppose my preference would be the Speedcross, or the Single Track size 9's. I'll pass along the word about iRunFar.

    Harrisonburg, VA

  8. Jason

    THANKS irunfar!

    Montrail Sabino Trail

    GoLite Comp

    Merrell CP Paragon

    Oboz Ignition II

    La Sportiva Raptor

    The North Face Single-Track

    Jason Smith


  9. Mike Bland

    Just replying for the gear that you're trying to give away.

    I found all of the items interesting. Put me in for each one. I'm not picky.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

  10. Chris N.

    Hey Bryon,

    Size 9.5!! Montrail Sabino Trail.

    This would be perfect timing since I'll be ramping up my training in December for my first 50K.



    Schertz, TX

  11. meeyeehere

    Size 8 and a half size 9 is what we would love to have and if you find any 10 and a half that would be terrific cause a friend of mine was just complaining about the terrible blisters he has from his shoes.This is awesome,Hope I get a pair!! Thanks so much,you rock!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    [email protected] from Miss.

  12. Brent Boyle

    Thanks Bryon! I'm interested in the Raptor or SpeedCross 2.

    Keep up the good work – a lot of us depend on your gear reviews.


    Brent Boyle

    Atlanta, GA

  13. Justin

    Anything in a 9.5, I have been looking for the perfect trail shoe for a while, but it gets a bit expensive, might get lucky here!!!!

  14. Jim Kramer

    love!!! I live and train in the backyard of the Pocatello 50 trail run. beautiful area. Regards free giveaway, I am interested in one of three items – first and foremost any of the Men's Medium Long Sleeve shirts – 2.) Saucony Mittens (large/extra large)and 3.) Sugoi Braveheart Beanie. If those items are gone, an IRunfar running hat (cap) is sweet. I love your website, check it daily. Video interviews are the my favorite. Jim Kramer

    mailing address, Jim Kramer, 479 Arabian, Pocatello, ID 83201

  15. Doug Schneider

    Great contest. I'm a size 9. La Sportiva Raptor would be my first choice, but would be happy with any of them. Thanks.

    Doug Schneider

    Newark, DE

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