A proper footwear is one of the most important investment any mountaineer should start with.
I have been using Sandugo's previous trekking shoe - SH1201 and it never failed me on my adventures. I survived my longest hike of 2 days using it so I knew I can trust the quality and durability of Sandugo footwears.
MUDTRAX looks and feels different from it's successor. It looks more like a regular atlethic shoe but with a stronger build.. The soles are equipped with thick and deep tread grooves to promote ultimate grip. the body is a combination breathable cloth and mesh and leather. Although I kind of missed the easy lacing of SH1201 since this one uses regular shoe laces I don't mind because I can change laces whenever I want.
Me trying it out for the first time at the Farmer's Plaza Branch
Due to it's build, it it almost twice as bulky compared to SH1201 but you'll be surprised on how light it is. Since it is made for trekking and trail running, it's lightweight structure provides a comfortable hiking experience. Speaking of comfort, MUDTRAX also feels more padded and snug.
I have been using it when I jog too. Check out the luminous panels on the photo. A smart addition especially for people like me who jogs at night and for those night campers. Mudtrax comes in a variety of colors - Red, Blue, Gray, Orange and Green. I'm guessing people on Facebook already know I love green haha
I took my new pair on a series of adventures to test out it's performance on actual hiking trips. I survived trekking through musky forests, steep slopes varying from sand, loose soil and mud. Rock climbing smooth, jagged boulders gave me no problems, Although sometimes stepping on wet moss on rocks still gave me quite a slip, it doesn't take away the reality that it supported me on a much dangerous scenario. Sandugo has been promoting MUDTRAX for it's powerful grip and I should say they have the right to do so.
I definitely recommend MUDTRAX for both beginners and experienced mountaineers. It is retailed for only 1,895 PHP, surprisingly affordable for ithe quality. Keep updated on their Facebook for new releases.
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