"I have always done my trail running in my regular running shoes. Traditional "trail running shoes" always felt heavy and stiff with a tread pattern similar to hiking boots. As it turns out, I am the target market for the XTERRA Footwear designers."
I was an avid runner for years, but over the past couple years I have been injured or too busy to run. When you gave me the XTERRA XR1.0 shoes I was in a real slump in regards to my running. I had tried a number of shoes from other running shoe brands and was not finding the right fit. The XTERRA pair sat on a shelf for a month or so before I put them to use one day when I had forgotten my usual running shoes. Well, I have never looked back. The XR1.0 running shoe was a perfect fit with just the right amount of support and cushion. The lightweight top part breaths very well and enhances the entire running experience. I give this shoe my highest recommendation. Thanks again for the opportunity and do not try and get them back from me.
Dr. Gian Corrado
The XTERRA XR 1.0 women's shoe is a surprisingly light trail shoe. I often like to run on both trail and road. The XR1.0 provides the stability needed for the trails and the lightness for the roads. I find this to be a diversified shoe to fit all my running needs. I wear orthotics, and the foot bed is deep enough for my feet to sit appropriately in the shoe. I do not have my heel sticking out, which I find with many other brands. I have a narrow foot, but the toe box seems to give the perfect amount of space. I have raced 5ks to half marathons in the XR1.0 and have been very pleased. I even switched from a brand of running shoes that I have worn for the past nine years. I would recommend this shoe to anyone looking for stability that is found in a lightweight shoe.
Accomplished age group runner
I love the XTERRA XR1.0 - they provide great stability for me and keep my ankles from rolling over! I can run faster on the trails without the worry of twisting ankles!
XTERRA Athlete & Ambassador
2009 USA age group Champion
7 time-age group regional champion
XR1.0- These are my babies!!! Right from opening the box I liked the look of these. Half an hour later they were on my feet, without socks. I went for a 4 mile run, they felt like a well worn in pair of my race sneakers. I don't know how you did it but the inside of the shoe is so smooth. The stability is awesome. I have been using road sneakers in the woods all of these years because I couldn't find a good pair of trail runners that didn't feel like I was wearing work-boots.
I like the aggressive tread pattern that bites into leaves and other slippery surfaces. The wide stable sole does well on the beach too, especially in soft sand. There is plenty of cushioning for running on the road, but they are stiff when you are running over and on rocks. Thank you for filling the long time void in the off-road racing shoes! The XTERRA XR1.0 is "the ultimate running animal."
I used the XR1 in most of my races 2009 season. I raced six 5Ks, in the past I had always used flats. The XR1 has helped me perform well and stay injury free all season. However where they really shine is on the trails with the stability. Two of my races this season went through deep water. The XR1 drains well with no sloshing.
XTERRA Athlete & Ambassador
6 time-age group regional champion
Problem solved. Working with athletes for over twenty six years has taught me they want their doctors to "know the deal" on what is new and what works. Be at the forefront in shoe prescription by recommending XTERRA footwear. Light, responsive and shock absorbing, they fill the bill for you and your active patients.