Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Peari Izumi shoe giveaway!

UPDATE: Jason Donaldson is the winner selected at random! Jason, please see my comment below with the info required to get some PIs shipped out to you. Thanks to everyone who commented :) .



To celebrate the inclusion of the Pearl Izumi Road N3 in Outside Magazine's 2015 Buyer's Guide, I get to send out a free pair to a reader of my blog!

Photo: Matthew Widzer
While the N3 Road is a "road" shoe, I wore it for the duration of the Glacier Peak 100+ (across all sorts of trails and snow) and two weeks ago on the Wonderland Trail. It has more than enough cushion for 100 non-stop miles, a simple chafe-free upper and more outsole tread than most road shoes. It feels very similar to the Trail N2, just with more cushioning. They also work well as a recovery shoe or a general trainer if you're looking for something cushy.

A trail version of the N3 is coming out in March 2016!

To enter, please leave a comment on this post with your favorite trail, route, mountain, etc, that you have run/hiked/summited this year. The trail can be anywhere, but the shoes can only be sent to US addresses (and not a PO box).

The winner will be chosen at random after midnight Saturday, October 17, so please comment by then to have a chance. I will update this post on Sunday or Monday with the winner, so please check back as I'll need your shipping info, size and color preference (dependent on availability).

Photo by Korey Konga. on the Wonderland Trail
Photo by Ben Mayberry, descending Spider Gap



    

16 comments:

  1. Where's the love for those of us that need some support? We're not all blessed with a neutral-friendly gait. :)

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  2. I love running country back roads here where I live in Kansas.

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  3. Top trail this year is Herman Creek Trail to the summit of Chinidere Mountain in the Gorge. Not the absolute best trail for sightseeing in the Gorge, but there aren't a lot of people on it and the summit is worth it.

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    1. Hi Jason, you're the winner! Please send me an email on gmail @ bataa32 with your size, color preference (see Pearl Izumi link above), mailing address, phone and email contact info. Thanks, Luke

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    2. Sweet! So awesome - sending email now. Thanks - you're the man!!!

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  4. Top trail this year was definitely getting back up in the Enchantments just a couple weeks ago and running the last section out from Snow Lakes with a full backpacking pack on and all the strange looks I got :)

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  5. My favorite this year was Granite Mountain, WA — not the most exclusive or remote, but great weather and the ranger station at the top was open. Good views of Rainier!

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  6. Hands down it has to be 3 Fingers Mtn. The rocks roots and un maintained trail are worth the panoramic from the summit. They old fire look out makes you want to stay up there forever.

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  7. Caribou Trail at Dry Falls-Sun Lakes State Park. Welcome to the dryland!

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  8. Bigfoot 100k. Most punishing, most memorable.

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  9. My favorite trip this year, 3 days scouting Plain 100 course. And friends made it fun and special.

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  10. This year, would have to be up and over Flattop Mountain during the Fat Dog 120 - it was the worst weather I've ever run in, and I was on my way to an eventual drop at Bonnevier, but it's been my favorite memory from this past year!

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  11. Took a fabulous 15 minute catnap in the fall sun in Klapatche Park on the Wonderland trail 2 weeks ago- big views, w/ a good friend, nobody else around...: ) .

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  12. After a 7 year hiatus from ultra running and adventure racing in the Pacific NW, on a whim, I registered for the Volcanic 50k around Mt St Helens on Sept 5th. Having previously explored only the Plains of Abraham section of the Loowit Trial, I had no idea of the geologic and ecologic diversity of the mountain. What an amazing journey, that trail! I would highly recommend it.

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