New Balance 110 review, part 2: FAIL

Longtime readers will recall that I bought these shoes primarily for the rock plate in the forefoot which is supposed to guard against, well, rocks.

Today’s first run on the treacherous single-track (eight-track?) of the Incarnate cinders proved otherwise.

Only a mile or so into my run, a small rock got inside the shoe. Luckily it slid up to the front of the shoe. Problem solved, right?

Wrong. The rock plate offered absolutely NO protection. The next three miles were spent with a small rock rubbing a hole in the bottom of my foot. And not in a good way.

I don’t mind it when shoe companies make stuff up, but don’t be bad-talking Abe Vigoda, that’s all I’m saying. And if you’re looking for rock protection, maybe try the Primus cheerleader shoes.

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4 Responses to New Balance 110 review, part 2: FAIL

  1. tosuperstar says:

    True, I have never heard of a cheerleader or bass player suffering from a stone bruise.

  2. Jenster! says:

    Would your shoes be offended if I called them loose? Maybe add some gaiters…

  3. sassafras says:

    if you ran barefoot you wouldn’t have this problem

  4. Jill says:

    What? No gory toe pictures?

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