Shoe Review from LPTRunner, Todd Egnarski...
After running as a heel striker for over 10 years, I was finally able to transition to a midsole runner two years ago. So when I received a pair of Tevasphere Trail shoes that had been engineered to prevent supination and pronation (“change your shoe, not your stride”), my first thought was “it’s too late for me, but maybe not for others.”
Nonetheless, I gave them a good test, running and hiking in the Smokey Mountains during my vacation there.
TheTevas are heavier than minimalist shoes, but lighter than a trail shoe. The comfort they provide may actually be worth the additional weight. After a week-long workout, I didn’t experience any hot spots.
They have what Teva calls support pods. The pods look a bit strange – protuberances built out from the middle of shoe – but the ride is more stable and they do seem to straighten out your foot and you roll through your stride.
Traction was good and the waterproof upper appears well-built and durable, with decent ventilation – a must for avid trail runners.
I would highly recommend these shoes. They are stable and comfortable – and the rubber tread keeps you on the trail. My only criticism after running almost exclusively in minimalist trainers is that they are a bit on the heavy side.