SHANNON REED PORTRAIT

Hiking Shoes | Take Two

Shannon Reed

I returned the Salomon's last week and picked up a pair of men's (!) La Sportiva Ultra Raptor GTX (haha - dude shoe names) trail runners at a slightly heftier price ($160). Haven't had a chance to try them out yet, but will this week. Also, I'm not one to plug a company unless I *really* like it, so a huge shout out to REI and their return policy. Also, to the guys at the flagship store in Denver (particularly Chris), thanks for for taking the time to get me into a proper shoe based on my needs/foot shape/arch/etc.; they were really patient and helpful! I'll take them for a spin this week and see how it goes...