Montrail Fairhaven Review

Kevin Fonger

If there's an activity or sport, I'll generally try it at least once. My main activities include running, hiking, skiing, cycling, camping, backpacking, and pretty much anything else you can think of. I love writing product reviews as I like helping people find the right gear so they will enjoy their activity that much more.

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  1. Shannon says:

    I also tested out the Fairhaven’s and had some similar findings as my fellow reviewer.
    Here are some positives:
    The Fairhaven’s offer plenty of room in the toe box, which may be perfect for wider feet that have a difficult time finding trail shoes. I have a quote “normal” foot width and don’t find them to be too roomy in either the midfoot or heel regions either.
    The shoe is flexible and relatively light weight (9.4 oz/pair), which allows for good transition from heel to toe push off.
    The negatives: I also found that the traction was less than I desired when on slick rocks and dry fine rock trails. When I run on roads, I have been moving towards less cushioning in my trainers, therefore, I didn’t mind the middle of the road cushioning system. After a 14 mile trail run, the undersides of my feet did begin to feel some of the larger obstacles and reminded me that this is a transition or combo shoe. With that said, I agree with the above; the Fairhaven’s fit the bill for crushed limestone, fire roads, or smoother trails.

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