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Johnny Gish
(jtgish) - F

Locale: Coppell, Texas
Montrail Nitrus on 03/31/2007 03:32:23 MDT Print View

So, I have worn the Montrail Masai's for the past 5 years and now cannot find them anywhere. I emailed Montrail and they told me the odyssey was the closet to the Masai's until now. Anyone know about these. From Montrail:
# The son of Hardrock
# Hammerheads
# High-mileage trail runners
# Sensitive feet
# Flexible conforming upper expands to accommodate wider feet
# Four-density midsole plus TerraHex cushioning and shear control system
# Airmesh windows enhance airflow
* Trail-stable
* Medial posting plus TerraHex cushion platform
* TerraFlex™ protection and control
* Stretch gusset keeps out nasties
Sounds perfect. Availabe 4/1.nitrus

Douglas Frick
(Otter) - MLife

Locale: Wyoming
Re: Montrail Nitrus on 03/31/2007 11:26:24 MDT Print View

># The son of Hardrock


I hope this doesn't mean the end of the Hardrock!

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
Hardrock demise? nah. on 03/31/2007 11:32:56 MDT Print View

I don't think the Hardrock is in danger, Montrail just added a mid-top version of it called the Namche (which I recently snagged) which might just be the cat's meow for fast and light backpacking. It may be my new go-to shoe for extended trips.

I am curious about the Nitrus, as well. My local Montrail sources are not planning to carry it.

Edited by kdesign on 03/31/2007 20:07:41 MDT.

Mark Larson
(mlarson) - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: Re: Montrail Nitrus on 04/01/2007 08:07:19 MDT Print View

Those look great, but I haven't seen them in the wild (stores) yet. I'm also really intrigued by the Phoenix model, but the website says they are for the EU only!
-Mark

Edited by mlarson on 04/01/2007 08:08:59 MDT.

Brian Markey
(bmlaw) - MLife

Locale: Northeast
Re: Re: Re: Montrail Nitrus on 04/01/2007 14:34:56 MDT Print View

I have the Montrail Namche. Sinnce I like a mid-height shoe, they are great.....light weight with good support and good grip. They were comfortable right out of the box

Johnny Gish
(jtgish) - F

Locale: Coppell, Texas
Nitrus-update on 05/25/2007 20:21:51 MDT Print View

I took these out on a 3 day trip to Big Bend NP and the little yellow gryptonite nugs on the sole all came off. I emailed Montrail and they are aware of the issue and are looking into it. They advised me to return my shoes until a solution is found.
Just a heads up for anyone who may be looking into them.
JT

Johnny Gish
(jtgish) - F

Locale: Coppell, Texas
Nitrus pics on 05/31/2007 23:08:28 MDT Print View

Here is what happened to the sole.
sole
sole

Jason Brinkman
(jbrinkmanboi) - MLife

Locale: Idaho
Re: Nitrus pics on 05/31/2007 23:39:59 MDT Print View

Whoa - bad deal. But I can't help but laugh at the Hansel and Gretel analogy. Little yellow dots to follow all the way back to the trailhead!

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
Nitrus sole failure on 06/01/2007 08:08:10 MDT Print View

You wear 2 Left shoes ? Could this have been a factor? :-)

Edited by kdesign on 06/01/2007 08:09:59 MDT.

Ed Tyanich
(runsmtns) - F - M
Montrail Nitrus on 06/01/2007 19:29:30 MDT Print View

The same sole delamination happened on two pair in a shoe review I was doing.

I also will second the Namche as being a very good shoe.

Ed T