At exactly half the price of the most expensive shoes and £20 less than its nearest competitor, the Kanadias are firmly in the bargain basement. For weight, though, less being less is a good thing and they weigh in at a test-winning 342g.
On towpath and hardpack trails, they feel light, flexible, fast and in tune with good running form. Stretches of road are okay but there’s a little bit of squirm from the aggressive lugs. This usually points to a potentially strong performance on the tougher trails and, as the gradient and mud kick in, the Kanadias don’t disappoint.
Thriving on steep, rocky, muddy and loose climbs, they allow you to attack the hill without having to worry about slipping out. Heading down, they inspire confidence and really bite into the terrain. Their only weakness seems to be contouring where there’s noticeable roll but, shedding water well, they’re strong contenders.
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