ZEMgear Heroes at home in the snow February 11 2015, 0 Comments

Last weekend I went away with a running group for a Winterfest.  One of us lays a trail using blobs of coloured flour - you can see from the picture that on Saturday it was blue.  When the trail is laid, the rest of us follow it, navigating such deliberate obstacles as places where the trail disappears so that we have to fan out and find it, and others where it doubles back on itself.

You can also see that we ran on a lot of snow and ice, which makes for hard work when it is either broken up or deep.  I was wearing Apexes on Friday evening and Sunday morning, and Heroes on Saturday.  My feet were toasty warm through all three runs, and, even in deep snow, I never had the discomfort of snow getting into the ZEMs.

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The reason for this harks back to the orignial ZEMgear designs which were for playing beach volleyball.   They are fully elasticated, fitting snugly to the feet and ankles (I can testify that on beaches no sand gets in).  Likewise, the winter versions don't let in the snow and the Thermoprene material ensures that feet stay warm while running.

They were all good runs, Saturday's longer than expected as we got lost, eventually clocking over 20km and instilling even more confidence in me that snow and ice are no obstacles for a good pair of barefoot shoes!