Did you know there are winter running shoes? I didn’t. Although, as I dabbled in four-season outdoor running for the first time last year, I did wonder why everything in stores had mesh toes.
Mesh toes. Yeah. My poor, frost-bite-prone toesies had a hard time of it some runs, forcing me to turn back, unearth myself from all the layers, and run on the treadmill. Two pairs of socks helped, but anything below -15 was out, especially if there was wind.
So when I saw an add in a magazine last spring (yes, in spring…I’m behind in some of my reading) I decided to hunt and gather. Look what I found in Portland at the race expo for half price:
Saucony Razor. The outer layer is water-proof, with the laces for adjusting underneath on a more normal shoe upper.
Warm. Grippy. Mean-looking. (In an “I’ll eat up the miles” way. Not in an “I’ll eat up your face” way.)