Sunday, October 20, 2013

Test-running Crivit 2D PRO off-road shoes

I've been looking for waterproof trail running shoes for my fall/winter training.

Crivit 2D PRO off-road shoes.
Crivit 2D PRO waterproof off-road shoes with Carbolite midfoot stabilizer and GripMotion outsole was my first choice for testing. Maybe the 19.99€ price tag had something to do with it.

GripMotion outsole.
I upgraded insoles to a pair from my old Hokas and installed new Lock-Laces as well - not really necessary I guess, but I just happen to love them.

Carbolite midfoot stabilizer is hard plastic of course, not real carbon.
These Crivit shoes seem like pretty good value for only 20€ (a recent bargain by Lidl in Europe). They also sailed through Will's TacoTest™ with flying colors. The outsole may not be the grippiest out there, but it performed well enough on icy rocks.

These shoes really are waterproof - unless you run in too deep waters!
The weight is about the same as my Hokas, 330 grams/shoe (size 44 EUR or 10.5 US) - except my new Rapa Nui's are 15 grams lighter.

Last but not least, check out this cool testing video. Happy trails!


Will said...

I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to use to replace my Hoka Stensons original version...I've got two pair and I only use them for racing.

Trail Plodder said...

That's a good Q. Hoka Conquest and Vasque Shapeshifter Ultra seem like interesting new 2014 shoes.