Kit: UK Gear PT 1000

Posted in Rated or Slated by Matt Ward on Fri 05 Nov '10

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As highlighted in this story yesterday Andrew Murray is tempting to run from Scotland to Morocco in the coming months, and his shoe of choice for the mighty feat will be a new trail shoe from UK shoe co. UK Gear.

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The PT-1000 has been put through rigorous paces by the British Army and it is deemed by the brand to be “The world’s first running shoe built to withstand 1000 miles”. Take from that statement what you will, but having held the product in my hands I can tell you that the construction is as solid as an Army PT instructor!

The PT-1000 was launched earlier this year and the company claim that it’s the world’s first running shoe built to last 1,000 miles will raise a few eyebrows with those shoe guru’s who advise that running shoes should be replaced after 500 miles.

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The fact that UK Gear state that the shoe is designed for both road and trail running will also come under scrutiny from MST, as we are of the opinion that you can develop a transition shoe (i.e get you from road to trail, and back again), which will perform best on a given surface – but a jack of all trades is a real tough task to pull off. We’ll see…

Of course the fact that the PT-1000 has the British Army’s crossed swords insignia must mean that these shoes are tough, and we will be putting them though their road, trail and mountain paces over the next few weeks, and giving our frank and honest opinion.

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  1. Paul Bateson Nov 6, 07:14 AM

    The shoes are incredibly hard wearing, I have been using them for a few months, and the sole shows no signs of wear and the uppers are unmarked. I wouldn’t use them for technical mountain running but as a general mixed terrain and road shoe they take some beating.

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