I had been looking for a solid, 10-11 ounce trail runner all summer for some upcoming 50-100 mile races. While in Boise, at Shu's Idaho Running store, I spied these canary yellow "go-fasters" that looked like they were going to fly off the shelf and run. The 2011 Scott eRide Grip!
|Spankin new hotrods! 2011 eRide.|
Scott- you mean like the ski goggle company? Turns out they are making running shoes and they are based right here in Idaho. Intrigued, I passed on the purchase, opting to go home and do some research. I called the Scott company and had a great conversation with Scott McCoubrey, the head of their running department. He answered all of my tech questions and I hung up ready to buy. I phoned in my order with Shu's right away.
I wore the yellow shoes in my 54 mile win and course record at Wild Idaho in August. However, because of some very fast downhilling, the strong toe guard on the eRides dinged up my toe nails. I called up Scott and told him of my success. He told me they were releasing the new 2012 model which has a softer toe guard. For full disclosure, I must tell you that the 2012 model was given to me by Scott.
|A beauty- the 2012 with "ion-mask". 250 miles and still mint.|