Trail-running shoe for rugged terrain
The Montrail Rockridge costs less than most trail running shoes but earns just as many accolades as pricier models. Reviewers from multiple publications are impressed with the shoe's excellent traction. Grippy rubber lugs on the outsole ensure stable footing over gravel, slippery rocks and mud, they say. The Montrail Rockridge also protects against sharp rocks and trail debris, thanks to a rock plate in the forefoot. While offering a stable and sturdy ride, the Rockridge is also responsive enough so users still feel the trail under their feet. Some testers think the heel is too hard, which is most noticeable on flat trails. We also saw a few reports that narrow-footed testers have trouble getting a comfortable fit due to the roomy upper and wide toebox.