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

  • La Sportiva Raptor – A stable, neutral trail shoe  (iRF La Sportiva Raptor review)
  • Merrell CP ParagonMerrell CP Paragon – One of the coolest looking trail shoes we’ve ever worn. Green camo upper with orange midsole. (right) Light and airy, too.
  • Oboz Ignition II – An improved version of the Ignition that features booty construction.
  • Salomon SpeedCross 2 – A highly-lugged trail shoe that performs well in a variety of conditions. (iRF Salomon SpeedCross 2 review)
  • The North Face Arnuva Boa – A hybrid trail shoe featuring the Boa Lacing System.
  • The North Face Single-Track – An award winning hybrid shoe new for this year. (iRF TNF Single-Track review)
  • Ultra Lightweight Flipflops – Basically lightweight foam cut in the shape of a flipflop. For in-camp use in desert stage races only. These have never been worn.

Men’s Size 9.5

  • GoLite Comp – A trail shoe designed with outsole “pods” to absorb impact. It’s a shoe for the adventurous.
  • Montrail Sabino Trail – The most stable and protective trail shoe in Montrail’s current lineup. Note that these are actually a size 9, but they fit like a 9.5. (iRF Montrail Sabino Trail review)

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. Thomas Burleson

    Salomon Cap (large/extra large) – Classy black cap with large gray Salomon logo and gray trim.

    Mammut Cap (large/extra large) – Black cap with the Mammut logo.

    Udo’s Oil Cap – Black Coolmax hat bearing “Udo’s Oil” and “oil the machine.”

    Salomon Minim 30 – A lightweight (675 g) 30-liter pack that is hydration compatible and trekking pole friendly. The pack is black and red.

    Camelbak Blowfish – Generally a bike pack that was used for trail running. A used, couple-year-old version that’s still in good shape. About a 12 liter capacity that holds a 100-ounce bladder (not included). Goldenrod and gray.

    La Sportiva Bottle – A white, BPA-free, biodegradable water bottle.

    The North Face towel – A thin small-to-medium size towel that would be great to wipe off with after a workout.

    Assorted flash drives – We’ve got a couple outdoor company-branded USB flash drives with from 1/2 – 1 GB capacity.

    Salomon Shoe Bag – A simple black Salomon shoe bag.

  2. Tom Sauerbrei

    Hi, thanks for the contest.

    Solomon Minim 30 pack

    Solomon Cap, Mammut Cap

    Any of the socks

    Pur guide water filter

    Thank you

  3. Mike Funk

    Mike Funk

    Orlando, FL

    Products I'd love to win:


    Jupiter Peak Steeplechase ’10

    Rothrock Challenge ’10 – Another blue shirt from Green Layer with small, simple front logo and sponsor-filled back.

    HAT Run 50k – White shirt with black neck and small black back panel. Back features a definition of ultrarunning.

    Freemotion – Black shirt with yellow accents.

    Salomon Cap (large/extra large) – Classy black cap with large gray Salomon logo and gray trim.

    Injinji Performance Mini-Crew (large – 11-13) – The classic Injinji tetrasock in “sand” color.

    Brooks Run Happy Water Bottle – A dark blue 20 ounce H2GO bottle with the Brooks Run Happy logo.

    PUR Guide Water Filter and Replacement Cartridge – This is a fastpacking/hiking item rather than a true running item, but it may be useful for iRunFar readers. The filter system, which is well-used and well-cared for, comes with a replacement filter.

  4. Cody Thompson


    Looking forward to hopefully winning some gear. Thank you in advance!! :)

    Salomon Minim 30

    Merrell Quick Socks

    The North Face Men’s Fire Road No Show

    Nathan Flip Straw Pure Bottle

  5. Al DiMicco

    I love your site and have subscribed for a long time and linked it on my blog.

    I am interested in entering for the giveaway for the folowing items:

    Shirts: Jupiter Peak, Rothrock, HAT Run, Freemotion

    Nathan FlipStraw Pure Bottle

    North Face Towel

  6. Al DiMicco

    I love your site and have subscribed for a long time and linked it on my blog.

    I am interested in entering for the giveaway for the folowing items:

    Shirts: Jupiter Peak, Rothrock, HAT Run, Freemotion

    Nathan FlipStraw Pure Bottle

    North Face Towel

    Any Flash Drive

    Al DiMicco

    Hoover, Alabama

  7. Teresa S.

    I wear either a men's size 9 or 9.5, it depends on the shoe. I've never worn any of the aforementioned shoes, but would love to win a pair and give them a try (except the flip-flops, which I don't need).


    Teresa in Rochester, NY.

  8. Joe Helmbrecht

    # Merrell CP Paragon

    # Oboz Ignition II

    # Salomon SpeedCross 2

    # The North Face Arnuva Boa

    # The North Face Single-Track

    624 w dakota ave apt 2

    pierre sd 57501

  9. mike marshall

    Size 9 right here!

    Probably the Saloman would be the right one for me, but any would be great.

    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia


  10. Heather Waterman

    My husband is supporting me by training with me for the Disney Marathon in January, which means lots of cold runs. I would love to give him that North Face jacket to keep him warm while he keeps me motivated!


    Boston, MA

  11. David Fields

    9 1/2 2E here. Just started running this past July so free shoes sounds great. I have only had one pair of running shoes so far and nothing to compare them to. And hey, let's be honest, who doesn't like free stuff. =)

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