What's all this wet stuff? I know we needed it, but I wish it had waited one more day so I could watch the lunar eclipse. Also did NOT feel like running today, especially after Dennis barked in the middle of the night because next door's cat was on the conservatory roof.
To the shoes. Wow, I am in love. This is their first trip across country, albeit a short one. It was a bit of a slow slog as well, due to running against the wind and over rough ground - though I've included my heart zone graph, which is more balanced than normal; usually there is only a tiny sliver of green.
The first thing to say about them, apart from how comfortable they are, is that they are very, very responsive. They seem to spring and propel you forward, nothing is lost in energy terms. They are super lightweight too. Although the run was short, they had plenty of different terrain to test them. They are a tiny bit slippy on wet pavement and tarmac, but no more than any other running shoes I've worn. I went along muddy footpaths that morphed into stretches that were paved in largish stones, none of which got caught in the soles, then rocky farm tracks, then very wet grass across rough fields where the going was extremely holey and uneven. pinkaardvark, you were right, they do get wet, so if wet socks give you blisters, these are not for you - they are packed with newspaper now.
A longer run is needed to really test these shoes, but so far I think these are probably the most peppy, snappy shoes of my four pairs of Ons and could be used for fast road work just as much as trails.
And they're orange!!!