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Sole Spikes and screw shoes

Sole Spikes and screw shoes

Nov 21 2015 0 Comments Tags: Featured, News

Goat Head Sole Spikes are not "screw shoes" as you may know them. While inserting screws directly into the soles of your shoes has some big and obvious advantages over awkward strap-on devices for runners, let's look at the differences between Sole Spikes and the small screws that you might get at the home center. First, material. Sole Spikes are made from cold-forged then heat-hardened 410 stainless steel. This process makes them tough, durable and corrosion resistant. Hardware store screws are typically an alloy with aluminum or very soft steel. They round over almost immediately and offer little bite. Second,...

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Trail running with Sole Spikes

Trail running with Sole Spikes

Nov 21 2015 0 Comments Tags: Featured, Hiking, News, Review

[caption id="attachment_553" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="Sole Spikes for trail running in all conditions"][/caption] Here along northern Utah's Wasatch range we are missing the usual white blanket of snow that covers the trails until April. The conditions are making for some bad skiing, but it's great for trail running. It's easy to find sun exposed trails that are dry as a bone and then turn into a shady canyon and find yourself running on the crusty, hard-pack snow remains of earlier season storms. Yesterday we set out with the dogs for some steep climbs up the ridge towards Francis Peak. Blue skies...

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