Each of the past two days I got a chance to hit the trails in the Montrail Streaks. They continue to get my seal of approval.
Yesterday was a five mile run, three miles on trail and two miles off. The shoes felt smooth on the trail and I’d feel comfortable wearing them for stretch on all but the most gnarly trail. As would be expected of a lighter-weight trail shoe, they aren’t as protective against rocks as I experienced on a pointy rock section of trail. The streaks transitioned well from the trail to the road on the latter section of my run. I could easily wear them in an ultra with both trails and roads like the Leadville 100.
This morning I ran in them in the Rick’s Basin section of the Grand Teton 100 course. I’m pretty sure, these are the fast, tasty trails for which the Streak were designed. I wanted to run up the hills and had plenty of confidence rolling down the winding trail through the aspens. Fun. Not like the Highlander, want to sprint until I drop fun, but want to run quickly all day sort of fun.
Update: Check out iRunFar’s full Montrail Streak review.